NRA "watch dog" and his squeak toy reward.
The Washington Post whines "The NRA is working to gut the latest federal gun bill." Of course the prospect of the NRA "defending" our firearm rights is pretty suspect given their past history of compromise. The original bill language, introduced by a GOP senator, can be found here.
Of course, if the Democrats who control the committee are going to get serious about this, it is hardly likely to reduce the ATF's power or ability to engage in Olofson or Red's Trading Post style railroad jobs. They are likely to throw a small rubber bone squeak toy to the NRA to try and get this done before the mid-term elections, with the Cracker Jack surprise of what they really want to be discovered afterward. This is, of course, how they always work.
I spoke with Senator Sessions' office (I am, after all, a constituent of his) as well as with his folks on the Judiciary Committee and the Dems have not yet submitted to them a witness list.
I was also informed that no passes are necessary for this hearing, although I was warned to arrive early.
I think I just might drop in on the "world's greatest deliberative body." If for no other reason than to watch the NRA sellout dogs play with their squeak toys.