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Len Savage is a great, big terrible bully

And so is David Codrea. And David Hardy.

They beat up on the poo widdle defenseless U.S. government:

“Plaintiff has represented himself in FOIA litigation previously, see Hardy v. DOJ, No. 98-27 (D. Az.), and is currently representing other plaintiffs in separate FOIA litigation against ATF pending before this Court, see Codrea v. ATF, No. 15-988-BAH (D.D.C.). Plaintiff would be barred from recovering fees had he represented himself in this case, see Nat’l Sec. Counselors v. CIA, 811 F.3d 22, 28 (D.C. Cir. 2016), so he retained attorneys Stephen Stamboulieh and Alan Beck. Mr. Stamboulieh submitted a declaration in support of the attorney’s fee request in the Codrea litigation, see Codrea, No. 15-988, Dkt. No. 28-1, and he is currently representing one of the Codrea plaintiffs in yet another FOIA suit against ATF, Savage v. ATF, No. 16-1212 (D.D.C.). In short, there is a tangled web of connections between a small cadre of firearms activists and their efforts to recover fees through largely unsuccessful FOIA litigation. Case 1:15-cv-01649-BAH Document 37 Filed 08/07/17 Page 1 of 19″

(Emphasis mine.)

Yes, because the poor, defenseless fedgov has routinely stonewalled FOIA requests from gun-rights activists, those terrible gun-rights bullies are now ganging up to … well, one cannot even contemplate the horrors being committed upon the brutally battered and helpless government. One may only weep.*

This week David Codrea and Kent Terry (brother of Fast and Furious gun-walking scam victim, Brian Terry) have filed suit after having their FOIA requests ignored for over a year.

Hardy, after also being stonewalled, actually managed to pummel information out of the Justice (sic) Department a couple of months ago about the absurdities of NFA databases.

And Len? Well, that villain has not only filed FOIA requests AND spent years bedeviling the ATF with his firearm designs and his challenges to their most idiotic rulings. It appears that his latest misdeed is (pdf) having invented a whole new type of legal firearm which has since been adapted by Mossberg for the masses.

May those dreadful bullies Codrea, Hardy, and Savage get what they deserve.**

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* Never mind that it’s weeping with glee.

** Our thanks of course, and justice for their causes, which are also our causes.

8 Comments

  1. Comrade X
    Comrade X August 10, 2017 8:11 am

    At least they didn’t say “cabal.”

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold August 10, 2017 10:20 am

    In short, there is a tangled web of connections between a small cadre of firearms activists
    Bloomberg, et al, OTOH are all transparency and aboveboardness in their valiant effort to pass commonsensical gun safety legislation.

    and their efforts to recover fees through largely unsuccessful FOIA litigation.
    AFAIK you can’t claim attorney fees in unsuccessful cases, so there’s no reason for the guvmnt to worry unless the lawsuits are successful.

    having invented a whole new type of legal firearm
    And the Texas Legislature added an amendment to HB 1819, so now they’re legal in Texas.

  3. Henry
    Henry August 10, 2017 4:03 pm

    Still no word about the dangers imposed by a “small cadre of anti-firearms activists and their efforts to bankrupt gun manufacturers through 100% unsucessful liability litigation.” When are they releasing that memo, please?

  4. Claire
    Claire August 15, 2017 6:27 pm

    And I can’t wait to see that reply, Mr. Stamboulieh!

    Thank you for all you do. I know I didn’t give you enough credit for your key role in this terrible gang of gun-rights bullies.

    It certainly occurred to me that when Gloria Allred or the ACLU represent groups of clients with similar cases and interests, nobody makes snide remarks about tangled cadres …

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