Jim Shepherd of The Shooting Wire has some interesting thoughts on the DOJ amicus brief (written, as we now know with the help of the ATF's chief consul) in today's column (scroll down the page to find it).
This wasn’t a sellout by the Bush administration.
The Bush administration is already history.
This was the bureaucratic machine pronouncing the time of death of the “W” presidency while simultaneously covering its own posterior at the expense of the Second Amendment.
While I don't totally agree with him (I still think that Bush or another highly placed individual in his administration had to have approved this monstrosity), it's still interesting stuff from a man who's been around the block a couple of times. It'sworth your time to read and consider.