Archive for the ‘Firearms’ category

DOJ Charges California Felon With Dealing Heroin, Illegally Building and Selling Machine Guns

May 14, 2017

DOJ Charges California Felon With Dealing Heroin, Illegally Building and Selling Machine Guns, Washington Free Beacon, May 14, 2017

(Please see also, Bad Hombre Crackdown: Sessions Ramps War on Drug Traffickers. — DM)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 12: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during an event at the Justice Department May 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions was presented with an award “honoring his support of law enforcement” by the Sergeants Benevolent Association of New York City. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The Department of Justice charged a California man on Thursday with dealing heroin, illegally manufacturing machine guns, and illegally selling those same guns.

“Illegally manufacturing and brokering the sale of guns and drugs on the streets of San Diego poses a tremendous danger to our community,” acting U.S. attorney Alana W. Robinson said in a statement. “Prosecuting firearms offenses is a top priority for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and we will continue our efforts to disrupt the availability of illegal guns in our city.”

The Department of Justice alleges in a complaint filed in federal court that 39-year-old La Jolla, Calif., resident Paul Joseph Holdy sold a variety of firearms to undercover agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The agencies say they covertly purchased 19 firearms from Holdy over the course of several months in 2016—included were a number of fully automatic firearms that Holdy had manufactured himself.

Since Holdy was previously convicted of dealing drugs, he was prohibited from possessing any firearms. Additionally, since he did not have a license to manufacture or sell firearms, he was prohibited from building or selling them.

“Firearms traffickers are responsible for the crimes committed with the guns they provide to felons and gang members,” ATF Los Angeles Field Division Special Agent in Charge Eric Harden said in a statement. “Felons cannot skirt the system by manufacturing and selling untraceable firearms from unfinished lower receivers. ATF will use its resources to strategically target and identify these criminals and interrupt the illegal flow of firearms to those who are prohibited from possessing firearms under the law.”

“Illegal firearms and narcotics trafficking cannot be tolerated on our streets,” FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric S. Birnbaum said in a statement. “The FBI will continue to identify, disrupt and dismantle these traffickers in order to keep our communities safe.”

On top of the firearms charges, Holdy was also charged with distribution of heroin. The operation is the result of a partnership between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies as a part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. That task force focuses on disrupting and dismantling drug and weapons trafficking rings across the country.

Holdy now faces as many as 30 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines.

German left planning to disarm “right-wing extremists,” “Brexiteers,” Trump supporters

November 29, 2016

German left planning to disarm “right-wing extremists,” “Brexiteers,” Trump supporters, Jihad Watch

Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media.

To Germany’s federal Justice Minister, Heiko Maas, “right-wing extremists,” “imperial citizens,” and “people who support U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump” are all one and the same, and he wants to disarm them all, in the face of shocking reports that “Muslim migrants committed 142,500 crimes in first six months of 2016–780 every day.”

Heiko Maas has also defended Angela Merkel’s immigration policies, referring to criticism of it as “verbal radicalization,” so he promotes the need for a “verbal disarmament.” In other words, Maas wants to disarm the German public, leaving them as sitting ducks to be victimized, and he wants everyone to shut up about it.

Dr. Johannes Thumfart — “the former philosophy lecturer at the Free University of Berlin” who “argues for a new European exceptionalism” —  is in full agreement with disarming “right-wing extremists.” But Thumfart takes it just a tad further, making it inconceivable to think that he could actually believe in his own blast of hot air: “America’s right to bear arms is ‘racist’ because white people tend to use their guns to commit suicide rather than murder ‘each other en masse’, which he says black people do.”

So while these far-left socialists aim to disarm Germany for all kinds of irrational reasons, the country is riddled with crime and is imploding from its Muslim migrant crisis. It is curious also that Thumfart claims to be concerned about promoting “sexual self determination” as a moral duty, while the belief system of Muslim migrants teaches that homosexuals should be killed, but Thumfart doesn’t raise that red flag.

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“German Left Planning Weapons Crackdown on ‘Extremists’”, by Virginia Hale, Breitbart, November 29, 2016:

Weapons legislation should be strengthened to fight against right-wing “extremists”, Germany’s Federal Justice Minister has told local media.

Heiko Maas told state broadcaster ARD that the potential for violence among so-called “imperial citizens” has “risen markedly” and said Germans should have to sign a paper confirming commitment to the constitution in order to receive a weapons permit.

It is claimed “Imperial citizens” are Germans from the “conspiracy theory scene” who believe the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany has not been “legitimised by the people” and have been described as similar in political beliefs to “Brexiteers” and people who support U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump.

Ralf Jäger told interior ministers in Saarbruecken that “everything must be done so that extremists cannot get possession of weapons”. The Social Democratic Party (SPD) Interior Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia also indicated that it should be possible to withdraw weapons permits if people refuse to sign their approval of the constitution.

Maas told ARD he advocates the measure but, fearing “extremists” already have weapons, the Social Democrat minister said it comes too late. The debate on firearms intensified in Germany after a policeman was shot by an “imperial citizen” in October.

There is resistance among politicians in the ruling Union parties, however. The European Union’s (EU) internal political spokesman Stephan Mayer, of the Christian Social Union (CSU) told Focus he’s concerned that the measure would condemn “hundreds of thousands of shooters and hunters”.

An inquiry by the radical Left party in 2012 into crimes committed by so-called imperial citizens found what Zeit calls a “long list”, which features “driving without a license, theft, fraud, forgery, violations of the weapons law, [and] extortion”.

Dr. Johannes Thumfart describes “imperial citizens” as being from the same “nest” as “Brexiteers” and supporters of Trump. Despite the country already having some of the world’s strictest weapon laws, he believes Germans should be further disarmed.

Writing in Spiegel on “imperial citizens”, he says right wingers in Europe share “an ominous alliance with Putin, who is armed to the teeth” and that the EU is “particularly suited to inspiring loyalty and heroism”.

In it, the former philosophy lecturer at the Free University of Berlin argues for a “new European exceptionalism”, saying the EU must define itself as “the moral leadership of the free world” because “it becomes increasingly clear that the large projects of the West like social justice, individual freedom, sexual self-determination and ecological sustainability are not found anywhere else”.

Thumfart believes America’s right to bear arms is “racist” because white people tend to use their guns to commit suicide rather than murder “each other en masse”, which he says black people do.