Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bureaucracy Watch

David Codrea wonders about the absence of media scrutiny of a series of scandals at the ATF.

(H/T: Of Arms and the Law and Instapundit)


JeffS said...

Nice to know that a major Federal law enforcement agency is so transparent.


Anonymous said...

As transparent as a day in Beijing.

Deborah Leigh

Steve Skubinna said...

Despite being a nonsmoker, I fully agree with the tee shirt that states:

"Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a federal agency."

In the little semi-town of Gorst, between Bremerton and Port Orchard (okay, so you'll just have to take my word for it it exists) there is a gun shop (where I bought by Swiss K31, in fact) right next a tobacco shop. I think of that short every time I drive past (yes, the tobacco shop does sell beer).

JeffS said...

I've driven that stretch of road, Steve, and know of where you speak.

But I never stopped there, not knowing was is there. Now I'll have to!

Steve Skubinna said...

Boerner Firearms, just after you turn down 3 towards Belfair. When I got my K31 they also had a Galil in 5.56 that strongly tempted me.

In fact, sometimes I think of it and regret not picking it up. I think having an Israeli combat rifle would be about as cool as having a Swiss one.

About twelve years back I got my Webley there, too. I like having a handgun that links me, however tenuously, with the likes of Robert Graves and Sigfried Sassoon and T.E. Lawrence and George McDonald Fraser. If I ever get a broomhandle Mauser I'm claiming kinship with Winston Churchill and Han Solo.