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BOMBSHELL: Comey Held Secret Obama White House Meeting Before The Inauguration

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H/T The Daily Caller.

Comey has been caught in one lie and he has lied about many more things it is time to investigate his perjury then bring charges as need be.

FBI Director James Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama two weeks before Trump’s inauguration and may have deliberately misled Congress about it, according to an email sent by National Security Advisor Susan Rice that GOP Sens. Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham partially unclassified.

The meeting — which Comey never previously disclosed to Congress — occurred in the White House on Jan. 5, 2017. It included Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Rice deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, and Comey. The topic of the meeting was potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

By failing to inform the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the meeting in his June 8, 2017, testimony, Comey may have deliberately and intentionally misled Congress about his interactions with the former president, especially a meeting so close to Trump entering the White House.

“President Obama had a brief follow-on conversation with FBI Director Comey and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates in the Oval Office,” Rice wrote in an email written the day before the inauguration.

The National Archives gave Grassley and Graham “classified and unclassified emails” about the meeting.

Previously, Comey contended he only met with the Obama twice, once in 2015 and another “to say goodbye in late 2016,” according the former FBI director’s June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

“I spoke alone with President Obama twice in person (and never on the phone) – once in 2015 to discuss law enforcement policy issues and a second time, briefly, for him to say goodbye in late 2016,” Comey’s opening statement read.

Grassley and Graham stated on their websites they “were struck by the context and timing of this email, and sent a follow up letter to Ambassador Rice.”

“It strikes us as odd that, among your activities in the final moments on the final day of the Obama administration, you would feel the need to send yourself such an unusual email purporting to document a conversation involving President Obama and his interactions with the FBI regarding the Trump/Russia investigation,” the two senators told Rice.

“In addition, despite your claim that President Obama repeatedly told Mr. Comey to proceed ‘by the book,’ substantial questions have arisen about whether officials at the FBI, as well as at the Justice Department and the State Department, actually did proceed ‘by the book,’” they continued.

Rice is scheduled to testify before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary on Feb. 22.

Grassley co-authored the letter to Rice as chairman of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and Graham as chairman of the Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

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Hat Tip To Old NFO@Nobody Asked Me.

 

Just… Wow…

A federal report released Thursday details a shocking turf battle that broke out when immigration officials blocked law enforcement agents from interviewing a person of interest in the San Bernardino terror attack last December.

Just one day after a radical Muslim couple opened fire on office workers at a Christmas party, the FBI asked Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain the man later determined to have supplied guns used in the attack.

When Homeland Security Investigations agents went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office where Enrique Marquez and his wife were being interviewed, they were turned away, according to the report.

Full report HERE from Fox News.

I truly have no words…

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4802632411001/san-bernardino-and-the-lack-of-cooperation

FBI: Dearborn Hgts. man plotted ISIS attacks on church

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This is from The Detriot Free Press.

Jihad has come to America thanks to the Muslim refugees.

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, of Dearborn Heights has not been charged with terrorism crime. FBI says it’s been tracking him since May, that he threatened attacks against police and church in support of ISIS.

A 21-year-old Dearborn Heights man threatened terror attacks in support of ISIS with targets including police and a Detroit church with up to 6,000 members, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.

Khalil Abu-Rayyan, 21, has not been charged with any terrorism crime. In an affidavit filed in a criminal complaint on a weapons and marijuana charge, he’s described as being an ISIS supporter who talked about committing violent acts of terrorism, including shootings and beheadings.

In his affidavit, FBI Special Agent Alan Southard said that Abu-Rayyan had been investigated by the FBI since May.

“Since May of 2015, the FBI has been conducting an investigation of Khalil Abu-Rayyan regarding increasingly violent threats he has made to others about committing acts of terror and martydom — including brutal acts against police officers, churchgoers and others — on behalf of the foreign terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraqi and Levant.”

The FBI had been tracking Abu-Rayyan through social media, phone conversations, and surveillance. He had two Twitter accounts on which he expressed support for ISIS, the FBI said in the complaint.

According to the affidavit in the complaint, an undercover FBI employee was communicating with Abu-Rayyan. In December, the undercover FBI employee and Abu-Rayyan had “daily conversations” that took place “over the course of several weeks,” said the affidavit.

“During these conversations, Abu-Rayyan consistently expressed support for ISIL and repeatedly expressed his desire to commit a martyrdom operation.”

According to the affidavit, Abu-Rayyan also told the undercover FBI employee: “I tried to shoot up a church one day. I don’t know the name of it, but it’s close to my job. It’s one of the biggest ones in Detroit. Ya, I had it planned out. I bought a bunch of bullets. I practice a lot with it. I practice reloading and unloading. But my dad searched my car one day and he found everything. He found the gun and the bullets and a mask.”

“Abu-Rayyan said he targeted a church because, ‘it’s easy and a lot of people go there. Plus people are not allowed to carry guns in church. Plus, it would make the news. Everyone would’ve heard. Honestly, I regret not doing it. If I can’t do jihad in the Middle East, I would do my jihad over here.'”

The FBI said a church that has up to 6,000 members and fits the description given by Abu-Ryyan is about half a mile from where he works.

Abu-Ryyan said he didn’t carry out the shooting because a gun he bought in October “only held six shots and he would have to keep on reloading.”

Abu-Ryyan also took photos of himself at gun ranges firing an AK-47-type and AR-15-type rifles.  He “captioned one of the photos, ‘Sawhat hunting,’ ” said the affidavit.

“Sawhat is a term for Iraqis who oppose ISIL,” said the affidavit.

On Oct. 7, Detroit Police had pulled over Abu-Ryyan for speeding, finding marijuana on him and a pistol. He told police he didn’t have a concealed pistol license.

On Nov. 17, Wayne County prosecutors issued a warrant charging him with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a controlled substance, marijuana.

On Jan. 15, he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. He faces a trial on Feb. 16 on the charge of carrying a concealed weapon.

On Jan. 21, he told the undercover FBI employee that “he wanted to kill the officer who arrested him in October.”

He told the undercover FBI employee that his trial had been delayed because the officer who arrested him was in the hospital after suffering a heart attack.

“Abu-Rayyan explained he wanted to do a martyrdom operation in the hospital, killing the police officer in the process,” said the affidavit.

On Jan. 22, he talked about having a large sword or knife in case he gets into a fight.

“Abu-Rayyan also said hearing about shootings and death makes him excited. He continued, ‘I would gladly behead people if I needed to…It is my dream to behead someone.”

Dearborn attorney Majed Moughni, who often deals with Arab-American issues, said that what Abu-Rayyan was planning to do was “terrifying …Clearly terrorism is not a joking matter. … Muslim Americans are working with law enforcement to stamp out threats to our community.”

As in other cases tied to ISIS, Abu-Rayyan used social media to communicate support for the group.

The FBI said in the affidavit that Abu-Rayyan had been using a Twitter account since at least November 2014 to retweet, like and comment “on ISIL propaganda.” The propaganda included videos of a Jordanian pilot burned alive, Christians being beheaded, and men being thrown from buildings in executions.

In his Twitter profile, Abu-Rayyan described himself as Palestinian and Muslim, according to Tweet Tunnel, which captures images of old tweets and Twitter accounts.

In November 2015, Abu-Rayyan got another Twitter account, using the same Twitter profile photo in his previous account: a photo of him standing in the driveway of his residence, his right hand raised with his index finger pointing upward.

“Raising a single index finger is a gesture commonly found in images of ISIL supporters,” the FBI said in the affidavit.

Both Twitter accounts that the FBI said Abu-Rayyan used have been suspended.

The use of Twitter by ISIS supporters has been a concern for law enforcement officials. On Friday, Twitter announced it had “suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS.”

Authorities Warn of Potential Fourth of July Terror Attacks

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This is from NewsMax.

It seems those Damned pesky Amish are going to start acting up again.

It has to be the Amish because we all know the Religion Of Piss Peace would never commit acts of terrorism.

 

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says his department is encouraging law enforcement “to be vigilant and prepared” ahead of the July 4th holiday in the U.S. following attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.

Johnson says people should attend Independence Day events as planned but “remain vigilant” and report any suspicious activity.

He says U.S. authorities will adjust security measures, including those unseen by the public, as necessary.

On  Sunday, House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul said Americans should heed the government’s warning.

“It is concerning,” McCaul told “Fox News Sunday.” There is a great deal of chatter, a high volume,” he said of terrorist network communications.

He noted that a spokesman for the Islamic State (ISIS) has called for jihad during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan — currently under way — the one-year anniversary of the establishment of the ISIS caliphate and the American Independence Day holiday.

In addition to that confluence is the “Bloody Friday” attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, all within hours of each other, in which ISIS claimed credit.

The warning to Americans was issued jointly by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center.

“I think given these confluence of events we’re being on the cautious side here to warn the public to remain vigilant,” McCaul said, “to enjoy the Fourth of July parades, but remain vigilant during these celebrations.”

Foiled terror plots have increased “exponentially” in the past year, McCaul said, because of Internet recruiting.

“I’m extremely concerned about the way the Syrian ISIS recruiters can use the Internet at lightning speed to recruit followers in the United States, with thousands of followers in the United States,” he said, “And then activate them to do whatever they want to do, whether it’s military installations, law enforcement or, possibly, a Fourth of July event parade.”

A gunman killed at least 37 people and wounded 36 in an attack on a beach resort in Tunisia Friday. In Kuwait, a suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, while a man with suspected ties to French Islamic radicals rammed a car into a gas factory in southeastern France, triggering an explosion that injured two people. The severed head of a local businessman was left hanging at the factory’s entrance.

While there was no specific or credible threat of attack, one law enforcement official told USA Today that a new intelligence bulletin is alerting local colleagues to the ongoing threats posed by the group that calls itself the Islamic State [also known as ISIS or ISIL] and other homegrown extremists. The official was not authorized to comment publicly.

The bulletins are frequently issued in advance of major U.S. holidays out of an abundance of caution and concern that operatives may exploit the timing to generate greater attention.

The FBI and other agencies have worked to disrupt a number of Islamic State-inspired plots, including a planned assault earlier this month on police officers in Boston. In that case, authorities fatally shot Usaamah Rahim as he allegedly planned to attack police with military-style knives.

Earlier this month, a New York suspect in an Islamic State-related terror investigation was arrested after attacking an FBI agent with a kitchen knife during a search of his home. Fareed Mumuni, 21, was charged with attempted murder, after he emerged as a suspect in alleged plots to use pressure-cooker explosives and knives to attack police.

“Particularly with the upcoming July Fourth holiday, here in the United States the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI continue to communicate with state and local law enforcement about what we know and see,” Johnson said Friday. “We are encouraging all law enforcement to be vigilant and prepared.”

Johnson said that “all Americans” should continue to “attend public events and celebrate.”

Friday’s attacks that spanned three continents are leading U.S. intelligence agencies to reconsider an earlier opinion that the Islamic State is mostly a “regional threat.”

The National Counterterrorism Center and the CIA are working together to determine if the murders were coordinated by ISIS leaders or carried out by “lone wolves” in the name of the militant group, reports Politico.

But either way, the attacks will likely change how the United States and the Obama administration deals with the ISIS attacks in three countries on Friday, which officials suspect may have been directed — or at least heavily influenced — by the militant group.
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Earlier this year, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress that ISIS was a regional threat that would probably only conduct operations in the Middle East, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called ISIS “an internal conflict, internal to Islam.”

But ISIS is becoming a global threat because of its ability to “evangelize followers, retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor, who helped create the U.S. military campaign against al-Qaida.

“This will only continue unless something is done to destroy ISIL and reduce its appeal to the extremist fringe in the Islamic community,” he commented.

The timing of the attacks was not coincidental, said California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The day of attacks were launched after ISIS pushed followers to “rush and go to make Ramadan a month of disasters for the infidels,” leading to fears of attacks during the Muslim holy month that started on June 17. The “bloody Friday” also came just days before ISIS will celebrate its first anniversary of when its leaders declared intentions to establish a caliphate in its controlled territories.

“These attacks show that the [ISIL] threat is spreading well beyond Iraq and Syria,” Royce told Politico. “A continued safe-haven there means more attacks across the region, Europe and even here at home.”

Royce called for more targeted airstrikes, as well as finding a way to destroy ISIS’ ability to target young people online and sending a counter message that “ISIS offers no peace, no community, and no future.”

Counterterrorism experts says ISIS may not need to exercise much coordination pull off such attacks, as the terror group’s leaders can simply use social media to make a general call for worldwide attacks.

“We do know that ISIL encourages lone wolf attacks,” Air Force Col. Pat Ryder, spokesman for the U.S. Central Command, responsible for the Middle East, told reporters at the Pentagon this week.”They urged their regional affiliates to conduct attacks against Western and coalition interests and Shia population centers, but it’s really too early to tell whether they were involved in these attacks.”

ISIS may also be moving away from al Qaida’s method of waging large attacks, such as the Sept. 11 events, Western officials fear, meaning that the attacks could come more frequently, but with less warning.

The attacks came a day after House Intelligence Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, citing ISIS, proposed legislation to create a special office on the Department of Homeland Security to counter the spread of violent extremism.

“We have arrested more people in the United States this year who have been inspired by [ISIS] than there are officials working to keep [the group] from radicalizing Americans,” McCaul said.

The Texas Republican has proposed legislation to create a special Department of Homeland Security office to counter violent extremism.

“Terrorists at home and overseas are bringing the battle into our homes through the internet,” he said. “We cannot afford to complacently watch the threats mushroom. It is time for action, and to treat this issue like the priority that it is.”

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1 dead as pair of men dressed as women try to ram NSA gates: reports

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This is from MSN.com.

Why can’t there be a terrorist connection after all ISIS dressed as women to run away from combat.

 

WASHINGTON – Two people tried to run their vehicle through National Security Agency’s entrance gates near Washington on Monday before guards shot one of them dead, and the vehicle’s second occupant and a police officer were injured, officials said.

The two, who were dressed in women’s clothes and may be transgender, tried to drive their sport utility vehicle through an entrance gate at the spy agency’s Fort Meade, Maryland, headquarters, a senior U.S. official said.

Their motive was not immediately known but officials said there was no evidence the incident was linked to terrorism. One official said investigators were looking into whether drugs were involved.

The two people in a vehicle “attempted an unauthorised entry at a National Security Agency gate,” the NSA said in a statement. The pair failed to follow a police officer’s directions to leave the gate area and barriers were put up.

The vehicle accelerated toward an NSA Police car blocking the road at the base gate about 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Washington. Officers fired at it when the driver refused to stop.

The vehicle crashed into the police car. One of the vehicle’s occupants died at the scene, and the cause is undetermined, the statement said.

An NSA Police officer and the vehicle’s second occupant were hurt and taken to a hospital. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe into the incident, it said.

In a statement, the FBI said: “The shooting scene is contained and we do not believe it is related to terrorism.”

NBC News, quoting unnamed sources, said the two were driving in a stolen car. A gun and drugs were found in the vehicle, a Ford Escape, the network said.

Television helicopter footage showed two damaged vehicles outside the gates to NSA headquarters, located just off a major highway linking Baltimore and Washington. Video showed at least one person in uniform being wheeled to an ambulance.

One of the vehicles shown was marked “Police” and had its hood up. The other, a dark vehicle, had front-end damage.

The FBI added it was working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland to determine whether federal charges were warranted.

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FBI Releases Preliminary Semiannual Crime Statistics for 2014

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This is from AmmoLand.

I can not wait to hear the anti gun crowd try to spin these numbers.

 

Gun Ownership Up Crime Rate Down
Gun Ownership Up Crime Rate Down
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation


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CrimeUSA-(Ammoland.com)- Statistics released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal overall declines in both the number of violent crimes and the number of property crimes reported for the first six months of 2014 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2013.

The report is based on information from 11,009 law enforcement agencies that submitted three to six months of comparable data to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program for the first six months of 2013 and 2014.

  • All the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape (revised definition), aggravated assault, and robbery—showed decreases when data from the first six months of 2014 were compared with data from the first six months of 2013. The number of murders declined 6.0 percent, the number of rapes (revised definition) declined 10.1 percent, aggravated assaults decreased 1.6 percent, and robbery offenses decreased 10.3 percent.
  • Violent crime decreased in all city groupings. The largest decrease, 6.7 percent, was noted in cities with fewer than 10,000 in population.
  • Violent crime decreased 7.6 percent in non-metropolitan counties and 4.4 percent in metropolitan counties.
  • Violent crime declined in each of the nation’s four regions. The largest decrease, 7.6 percent, was noted in the Midwest, followed by 6.6 percent in the Northeast, 3.0 percent in the South, and 2.7 percent in the West.

Property Crime

  • All three offenses in the property crime category—burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft—showed decreases in the number of offenses for January to June 2014 when compared with data for the same months of 2013. Burglary offenses dropped 14.0 percent. There was a 5.7 percent decrease in the number of motor vehicle thefts, and a 5.6 percent decrease in larceny-theft offenses.
  • Each of the city population groups had decreases in the overall number of property crimes. Law enforcement agencies in cities with populations under 10,000 inhabitants reported the largest decrease, 8.9 percent.
  • Property crime decreased 11.8 percent in non-metropolitan counties and 9.0 percent in metropolitan counties.
  • All four of the nation’s regions showed declines in the number of property crime: 12.5 percent in the Midwest, 7.6 percent in the Northeast, 5.9 percent in the South, and 5.8 percent in the West.

Arson

In the UCR Program, arson offenses are collected separately from other property crimes. The number of arson offenses decreased 6.5 percent in the first six months of 2014 when compared with figures for the first six months of 2013. All four regions reported decreases in the number of arsons—11.3 percent in the Midwest, 9.4 percent in the Northeast, 8.4 percent in the South, and 0.4 percent in the West.

Arson offenses decreased 13.0 percent in cities with populations of 500,000 to 999,999, the largest decrease within the city groupings. Arson offenses declined 9.9 percent in metropolitan counties but increased 0.4 percent in non-metropolitan counties.

Revised Definition of Rape

In 2013, the FBI’s UCR Program initiated the collection of rape data under a revised definition within the Summary Based Reporting System. The term “forcible” was removed from the offense name, and the definition was changed to “penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.”

The number of rape incidents reported using the the revised definition, as well as the number of rapes submitted using the legacy definition, are both included in this report in separate columns in each table. The rape figures for those agencies that changed from reporting rape under the legacy definition in 2013 to the revised definition in 2014 are not included to calculate the trends reported in Tables 1-3, but they are reported in Table 4. Please note: Because rape data reported by all agencies for 2013 and 2014 cannot be aggregated, the percent changes from one year to the next are calculated with smaller numbers than in recent years. Offenses with fewer counts are often sensitive to minor differences when calculating trends. More information about this subject is presented in footnotes and data declarations for each table.

Caution against ranking: When the FBI publishes crime data via its UCR Program, some entities use the information to compile rankings of cities and counties. Such rankings, however, do not provide insight into the numerous variables that shape crime in a given town, city, county, state, tribal area, or region. These rankings lead to simplistic and/or incomplete analyses that can create misleading perceptions that adversely affect communities and their residents. Only through careful study and analyses into the range of unique conditions affecting each local law enforcement jurisdiction can data users create valid assessments of crime. The data user is, therefore, cautioned against comparing statistical data of individual reporting units from cities, metropolitan areas, states, or colleges or universities solely on the basis of their population or student enrollment.

– Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, January-June 2014

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Report: Two New Black Panther Members Arrested with Explosives Near Ferguson

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This is from Breitbart.com.

Will Holder order, the charges to be dropped against these thugs?

After all Holder said he would not prosecute his people.

 
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The FBI arrested two alleged New Black Panther members on Thursday on outstanding warrants, they’re “accused of purchasing explosives they apparently planned to use during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, a law enforcement source told CBS News.”

It’s believed they planned to use the explosives in pipe bombs. The men are said to be from the St. Louis area and were arrested as part of an FBI undercover operation.

The suspects, whose names were not released, were arraigned in federal court on Friday.

The FBI said Friday it has deployed about 100 agents to the St. Louis area ahead of the decision, in case demonstrators take to the streets as they did after Brown’s death.

FBI Confirms; Firearms Numbers at Record Levels & Violent Crime Decreases

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This is from Guns -N- Freedom.

Who could have guessed more guns equal less crime.Snark

 

A few days ago we reported of the influence of pistol purchasing/ownership with a decrease in crime rate. The FBI has now released a report confirming what every gun owner already knows… gun ownership increasing will deter thugs.

The FBI just released its data for Crime in the United States, 2013 and gun control lobbyists are probably not going to like what it says.

According to the report, while background checks for firearm purchasers hit record levels in 2013 — 21,093,273 to be exact — “violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent.”

It’s important to note that background checks for firearm purchasers are fewer than the number of guns sold. Breitbart explains:

the number of guns sold could be many times higher. That is because background checks are done on gun purchasers, not on the number of guns being purchased.

The truth is that gun purchasers could have picked up multiple firearms during sales, and the numbers wouldn’t include private sales, anyway.

While the FBI report does mention that “not all law enforcement agencies have been able to convert their records management systems to reflect” all rape crime data across the country, the fact remains that 2013 is not an outlier here.

FBI data over the last 5 years show that there’s been a drop in violent crimes and property crimes over that span. Here’s a chart the agency provided:

violent crime 2013

Image Credit: FBI

While we’ve seen hints of this before, we finally have the data in front of us to understand the correlation between purchasing guns and crimes committed with guns: there is no correlation.

This news doesn’t have to be a political thing: if there are fewer Americans dying from violent crimes, this is good news for all of us.

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If the ATF Is Eliminated, Will It Be Good or Bad for Gun Owners?

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This is from The Right To Bear Arms.

I am not sure if the F.B.I. and the D.E.A. could screw up things as bad as the  A.T.F. has screwed things up.

 

If there’s one thing that the government is highly skilled at, it’s creating excessive amounts of bureaucracy and extra layers of red tape for people to jump through.

And Republican Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner is sick of it.

He has recently brought new legislation before Congress that would eliminate the ATF in its entirety, including all 5,000 agents who work for the agency.

The extra duties would be taken up by the FBI as well as the DEA. As Sensenbrenner says:

Washington should be responsible stewards of the American taxpayers’ money. While all too often that is not the case, this is a good government bill to streamline agency activity at DOJ—increasing effectiveness while decreasing cost.

The ATF is a largely duplicative, scandal ridden agency that lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges and a lack of leadership. For decades it has been branded by high profile failures.

There is also significant overlap with other agencies. At a time when we are approaching $18 trillion in debt, waste and redundancy within our federal agencies must be addressed. Without a doubt, we can fulfill the role of the ATF more efficiently.

Sensenbrenner said the main reasons he’s introducing the legislation is because there is a need “to eliminate and reduce duplicative functions and waste to the maximum extent possible, and to report to Congress with a detailed plan on how the transition will take place.”

The ATF has been embroiled in scandal over the past few years. These include their involvement with the Fast and Furious scandal to less publicized events such as the role of ATF agents taking advantage of mentally disabled teenagers in the state of Wisconsin.

The incidents in question took place in Sensenbrenner’s home state and included agents forcing the teens to get neck tattoos as well as teaching them how to commit crimes.

Rarely will the elimination of an extraneous government office be a bad thing.

As Sensenbrenner said, “At a time when we are approaching $18 trillion in debt, waste and redundancy within our federal agencies must be addressed… Without a doubt, we can fulfill the role of the ATF more efficiently.”

Yet one must still wonder how the FBI and DEA will handle the “firearms” part of the ATF’s responsibilities. And will it be good or bad for gun owners?

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Dem Rep: 40 American ISIL Fighters Have Already Returned to the United States

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This is from The Washington Free Beacon.

Instead of just watching these 40 terrorists I say round them up and put them in Gitmo with their terrorist comrades.

 

 

These individuals under surveillance, ‘being tracked’ by the FBI.

 

Rep. Tim Bishop (D., N.Y.) warned during a recent speech that up to 40 radicalized U.S. citizens who have fought alongside the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL or ISIS) have already returned to the United States, where they could pose a terrorist threat.

Bishop claims that of the 100 or so Americans who have traveled to the Middle East to join ISIL’s ranks, some 40 have returned and are currently being surveilled by the FBI, according to his remarks, which were filmed and uploaded to YouTube last week.

“One of the concerns is the number of U.S. citizens who have left our country to go join up with ISIS,” Bishop said during the speech. “It is believed there have been some number up to 100 that have done that.”

“It is also believed that some 40 of those who left this country to join up with ISIS have now returned to our country,” Bishop said, eliciting shocked responses from some in the crowd.

These 40 individuals, Bishop said, “are under FBI attention and surveillance. So they are known and being tracked by the FBI.”

Lawmakers have warned that radicalized ISIL fighters could clandestinely enter the United States through the porous southern border.

U.S. officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other security agencies have said that while the southern border poses a risk, they are more concerned about lone wolf attacks in which an isolated radicalized individual with sympathy to ISIL carries out a solo terror attack.

Bishop said that while ISIL poses and extreme threat, it is not yet capable of attacking the United States, though that could change as the group grows in strength and resources.

“It is a very, very complex and very, very dangerous threat and I think the plan that the president outlined the other night [in his national speech] is a good plan,” Bishop maintained.

President Obama “is correct to recognize the threat, and it clearly is a threat to the stability of the Middle East, a region that is already remarkably unstable,” Bishop said.

“It is not yet a threat to the homeland, but there is a concern that it could metastasize in such a way that it could become a threat to the homeland,” Bishop said, echoing concerns expressed by lawmakers on both sides of the isle.

“But at the present time, the intelligence is ISIS does not present a threat to the homeland, although that is not something that will remain static going out into the future,” Bishop said, describing the regional upheaval as “more of a political conflict in the Arab world then a sectarian conflict” between Muslims.

DHS has said that while there is no evidence of a direct threat by ISIL to the United States, it is aware that the group’s affiliates have been discussing the possibility of crossing the southern border.

“There have been Twitter, social media exchanges among ISIL adherents across the globe speaking about that as a possibility,” Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at DHS, told senators during a recent hearing.

Other U.S. officials also have discussed the possibility of an ISIL adherent carrying out an attack on the United States.

“We remain mindful of the possibility that an ISIL-sympathizer—perhaps motivated by online propaganda—could conduct a limited, self-directed attack here at home with no warning,” Matthew Olsen, director of the U.S. National Counterterrorism Center, said in a speech earlier this month.

“We have seen ISIL use a range of media to tout its military capabilities, executions of captured soldiers, and consecutive battlefield victories,” Olsen said. “More recently, the group’s supporters have sustained this momentum on social media by encouraging attacks in the U.S. and against U.S. interests in retaliation for our airstrikes. ISIL has used this propaganda campaign to draw foreign fighters to the group, including many from Western countries.”

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