the "investigators" gave this joint permission to ignore the 7 day hold in order to entrap people attempting to evade such parameters.
The 7 day hold could have been lifted when they realized it was a F&F gun & a hold may scare off the purchaser who was to later traffic the gun to a cartel. The story says "Federal authorities were allowing Lone Wolf to sell illegal firearms with the hope of tracing the weapons to drug cartels & smuggling networks." BATFE was lifting holds for criminals to see where these guns went. How were these gun sold illegally if NICS checks were done but BATFE returned false information?
Something else is funny with this story; The gun shop was following the rules and submitting paperwork with Nadir Soofi's name on it. If Soofi knew he would be flagged for his prior misdemeanor drug & assault charges & omitted that info., when the gun shop got the negative return they would have thought the sale was legal. This doesn't look like an illegal gun sale if Soofi went through the proper process & the NICS check flagged him, only to lift the hold letting him have the gun.
Were they just hoping it would make its way to a drug cartel? Once Soofi had the gun how did they think they could monitor the movement of that gun? They can't.
If this gun shop sells guns illegally, why would they be calling the sale into NICS and starting a paper trail of who they actually sold the gun to? If the gun shop sold it illegally NO record of the sale would exist. Was F&F actually setting up gun dealers? Maybe they were setting up scenarios to have a pathway to search gun shops in the future.
Seems they knew about this guy and wanted too see where the gun purchased would lead them and somewhere in-between someone dropped the ball ! Eric Holder needs to be put back onto the hot seat or maybe President needs to be questioned or sworn in and answer some questions about that Executive Privilege he ordered back then in protecting his buddy Holder .
 August 1, 2015 at 1:39am
Figures that a CA Federal judge would do this.. Instead of investigating Planned Parenthood and the Biotech company.
Why would we want to get rid of symbols belonging to our history, unless, as Michelle Obama touted, we are trying to rewrite history. To be honest, I think the plot is more sinister. It is geared toward leading us to repeat the mistakes of our past by hiding the very history that would save us from that fate. Look how divided this country is today, because no one really knows their history (a Progressive dream) and we are being divided by the very politicians that claim they want to unite us and breed equality. They don’t want equality.. they want power… and keeping us divided ensures that.
Montel is a Marine and does much to help them now. He takes this attack very personally, I'm sure. He's reacting to the comments about gun free zones just like we gun supporters react when the President and others use shootings to further their agenda. Dana is correct, but that doesn't mean she should make the point so soon after the event. We'll debate the use of firearms in these killings soon enough. I'm just wondering if he stole this weapon from a Fed, or if the FBI has a policy of approving purchases for all Muslims regardless of the NICS results?
Montel has conflicting values.
Montel is a publicity whore. Unstable. Pot head. We have hundreds of recruiting stations which are vulnerable right now. Our troops need to be armed today. Obama has done nothing to make them safe and will continue to keep them open targets. Montel has no solutions.
 July 15, 2015 at 8:35pm
Yeah.. the expert was the local meth addict and her supplier. What a loser.
 July 15, 2015 at 4:45pm
A Christian Lesbian that follows Saul Alinsky tactics. Demonize those you want to destroy. Never mind that what you are saying is 100% wrong. How many people of other colors, races, creeds, religions, etc. speak out about their beliefs on gay marriage, political correctness, etc.? The answer is, all of them. Hey, Chely, what about non-white, muslim men? I am sure they are eager to embrace and protect your lifestyle and the ones that exercise it. Freedom of speech (even that which is offensive), not political correctness is what protects us from our society falling into Communism or Fascism; where real destruction occurs and folks like yourself tend to be the first ones to be victims (but we all lose in those situations). If you studied history, you would know this.
 July 13, 2015 at 1:20pm
Their plan is to do away with the middle class and run a fascist system of government where government controls all the major businesses and chains and ensures the workers have jobs. Then we all get to be the same (except, of course, for those in charge and those in cahoots with the politicians – they get to live in little private, gated communities and decide what the rest of us get to eat, see, wear, etc.). Many of you may scoff and call me a conspiracy theorist; but I have already seen this exact thing play out. I saw this as a child in East Germany, and while it was under communist occupation, there is very little difference – remember, the fascists got us there.
 July 10, 2015 at 5:25pm
“We wouldn’t need sanctuary cities if we had comprehensive immigration reform”??? Really? So, we wouldn’t need sanctuary cities if we just let everyone who is here illegally remain illegally? That’s like saying we wouldn’t need prisons if we would just let felons off the hook. His logic is baffling.
We don’t need gun control. We need people that want gun control to move to other countries that already have what they want. Leave us alone.
 June 30, 2015 at 1:20am
Yes. Arm the Syrians, the Iranians, etc… disarm Americans.. Let’s see where that leads.
 June 25, 2015 at 12:20pm
I thought the House was representing the people, not voting based on what their congressional leadership told them to do?
 June 25, 2015 at 12:17pm
More disturbing, and I am sure Judge Napolitano would have come to this given more time, is that the Supreme Court has now attacked States rights, once again. By defining the State to mean Federal or State, they are now blurring the lines – affording progressives even more leeway to trample on the Constitution and removing even more barriers for the Federal government (Barriers that were originally put in place by the Constitution and Bill of Rights to protect the States and the citizenry).
I tried to rapidly hit the thumbs up a few times on your comment, it deserves many more than I am allowed to give.
That's the *potentially* larger issue...the legal precedent this sets for future rules. By the SCOTUS conflating a literal US state with a figurative state (meaning any government, including federal), the lawyers & judges looking to centralize more power to the federal government could potentially use this ruling to re-interpret other laws that make reference to the same.
Which, as you point out, is one of the sole purposes of the Constitution & Bill of Rights....to protect the republic from turning into a dictatorship or other form of tyrannical government (which usually happens when you concentrate enough power to a small group of people, or person)
Yup. States rights just keep getting eroded. They've been on a down-hill trajectory for a long time now. And you can't even fight against it without the Progressives calling you a racist because of the civil war. As if there's something inherently racist about the idea that more power should be invested in those closer to the people as opposed to in Washington.
 June 24, 2015 at 8:12pm
you know.. All those poor people that were murdered have already been forgotten. Since there weren’t any riots, the liberal media and it’s progressive counterparts needed to create a distraction and further their PC agenda. So, they focused all their attention on the Confederate flag – as if the flag did the killing. Those poor families just lost their loved ones to a domestic terrorist, and all the media can do is focus on an inatimate object. So sad.
 June 24, 2015 at 8:08pm
Little Hitler missing his gestapo. All he is missing is the short black mustache. Fascist.
A little late. . But I am sure Halperin knew all along. The trend, today, is to stonewall until you can’t stonewall anymore… and then, just give in and say “I made a mistake”. Because, as progressives know, once the damage is done, you can’t undo it easily. So a simple apology, at the end, is a small price to pay for Progress. Oh, and they’ll wipe that apology clean so no one else needs to know about it.
They have special teleprompters which CANNOT display "I made a mistake", "I was wrong", "Obama lied", or any other real truth. This keeps them from misleading the "flock" of socialists out there in the Protective Custody Day Care Facility run by Progressive lunatics this country is becoming – always listening in for their instructions on how to live their pitiful lives in concert with the "hive".
 June 20, 2015 at 1:38am
These are not ignorant people.. They are fascists, like Hitler, that want to disarm the populace so they can take more control. Plain and simple. By disarming the populace, you create defenseless sheep, waiting for slaughter. Someone intent on killing is going to find a way, gun control or no gun control. Criminals don’t obey the law, they don’t observe “no gun zones”, etc. You think this kid would be worried about being incarcerated for gun possession? He is facing 9 counts of murder right now. Think about it.