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Steve Kornacki Claims 'No Evidence' ATF Walked Guns to Advance Gun Control Agenda
NewsBusters ^ | June 27, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 06/27/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

One of the biggest pet peeves of your humble correspondent is so-called journalists who continue to absurdly claim that there is no evidence that one of the purposes for gunwalking in Operation Fast and Furious was to advance a gun control agenda. Last week the culprit was Jillian Rayfield of Rolling Stone and now Steve Kornacki of Salon and MSNBC is the latest liberal to display his reality challenged assertion on this subject:

The question is why the NRA has decided to emphasize the Holder vote. The group’s official explanation, believe it or not, involves conspiracy theory – the idea that the Fast and Furious gun-walking program that led to the death of a border patrol agent in 2010 was actually “a political attack on the 2nd Amendment and that the Justice Department facilitated a crime to further their gun control political agenda.”

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KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; ice; liberalloons; moonbats; murdergate; obama
"Please, please! Don't hit me with facts that contradict my fantasies!"
1 posted on 06/27/2012 4:16:09 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

Two obvious points: (1) the article shows that there is evidence of a political agenda behind the Fast and Furious decisions, and (2) the purpose of the subpoena for documents is to obtain addition evidence. I’m not amused at the objection to collecting evidence based on the limited amount of evidence currently in hand.


2 posted on 06/27/2012 4:20:50 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: PJ-Comix
since it wasn't to TRACK the guns(other than by finding them at murder sites) what was it then???
3 posted on 06/27/2012 4:20:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MestaMachine

FYI


4 posted on 06/27/2012 4:25:31 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (You're screwy! You're spaced! You lost the recall race!)
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To: PJ-Comix; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...

I didn’t used to believe in zombies. Now, I ain’t so sure.


5 posted on 06/27/2012 4:30:14 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: PJ-Comix

If true, then why did the ATF order that multiple sales had to be reported from those select states? Since each illegal straw sale WAS AUTHORIZED by the ATF to be “walked” across the border, was the multiple sale reporting requirements in response to ..... themselves?

No, the multiple gun sales reporting requirement was but one item that was to be implemented to further their cause of gun control.


6 posted on 06/27/2012 4:32:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: PJ-Comix
What do we expect? To be a leftist at its core is to disregard facts.

Once liberated from the truth lying & deceiving becomes a piece of cake.

7 posted on 06/27/2012 4:45:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2nd amendment mama

ping!


8 posted on 06/27/2012 5:03:34 PM PDT by basil
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To: PJ-Comix
OFFICIAL: "I refuse to submit the evidence."
LIBERAL 'JOURNALIST': "SEEE???? THERE'S NO EVIDENCE!!!"
9 posted on 06/27/2012 5:19:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: All

10 posted on 06/27/2012 5:20:12 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: PJ-Comix
The MSM Koolaid Kommissars are out in force tonight whitewashing mass murder.


11 posted on 06/27/2012 5:27:14 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: PJ-Comix

Just watched Solodad on CNN make a mockery of journalism and the truth. This bi*ch is an anchor for CNN . They spent 15 minutes make the most inane assertions with nothing but obama juju as evidence. This is journalism? It was a cluster____/. You could not follow the discussion with the crap that was being hurled.


12 posted on 06/27/2012 5:30:31 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: PJ-Comix

We can’t see the relevant documents, and I am sure all that stuff has been deleted and burned by now. Not hard to prove circumstantially, beyond reasonable doubt. Not given pbamster’s’commemts and how this operation was run. Plus all the lies holder’s been caught in testimony and had to recant, plus the whole no we won’t use EP to hide anything/oh we’re using EP to hide these docs from you. Even though the WH didn’t write them.


13 posted on 06/27/2012 5:39:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Pollster1
At worst (for America) this was an attempt to put lots of U.S. retail guns in play so people would die to support Obama's anti-gun program.

At best this was an attempt to put guns in play and try to detect any patterns after a bunch of people got killed. (Really, that is as good as it can possibly get)

No matter which is true, U.S. and Mexican laws associated with the export/import of weapons were intentionally violated. A federal agency broke numerous laws and violated the functional areas that are the responsibility of the U.S. Dept of State. They violated the sovereignty of a neighboring country we are supposed to be friends with. People on both sides of the border were killed.

All this and the Administration wants us to believe this was orchestrated independently by an AUSA and a GS-14 ATF supervisor. Americans aren't that stupid.

14 posted on 06/27/2012 5:47:23 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: PJ-Comix

There is a lot of evidence, and Holder is sitting on it!


15 posted on 06/27/2012 6:07:41 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe Steve would be kind enough to explain what it was all about. I’m sure the Terry family would like to know. Steve is full of it and he knows it.


16 posted on 06/27/2012 6:14:40 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: PJ-Comix

I happened to see Chris Matthews tonight for a few minutes and the two clowns he had on where spinning the same talking points ...

It’s really to understand how badly these guys has Cognitive dissonance....
They were claiming that we really don’t know if the ATF walked guns into Mexico ....


17 posted on 06/27/2012 6:23:09 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: PJ-Comix

“”MSNBC is the latest liberal to display his reality challenged assertion on this subject: “”

Wouldn’t it be kind of difficult to start explaining what DIDN’T happen when they never told their viewers what had been happening for the past 1 1/2 years?

When was the law passed against logic and common sense?


18 posted on 06/27/2012 6:38:32 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: basil

I can’t post what I want to about these slimy reporters or JimRob will ban me forever!


19 posted on 06/27/2012 7:33:36 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Chode
Just because they didn’t know where they were didn’t mean they weren’t tracking them…

[Or words to that effect, seen on another site]

Don’t ask me to directly figure out what the lefttwit meant by that – interpreting mindless illogic was never my strong suit..

20 posted on 06/27/2012 7:48:14 PM PDT by BerserkPatriot (Why is the Democratic National Committee waging a War on liberty?)
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To: BerserkPatriot
i heard that...
21 posted on 06/27/2012 8:00:06 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Travis McGee
great additions...
22 posted on 06/27/2012 8:01:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Same here—I just hope there is a special place in hell reserved for these slime balls.


23 posted on 06/27/2012 8:28:22 PM PDT by basil
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To: MestaMachine

Tagline...


24 posted on 06/27/2012 8:33:41 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: Kickass Conservative

LOL! Love it!


25 posted on 06/27/2012 8:38:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Chode

There was no effort or plan to track weapons or people into Mexico.

It is infuriating to continually hear FOX describe it as a “gun tracking” program or a “botched” gun tracking program. FOX buying WH story rather than following the facts.


26 posted on 06/28/2012 6:43:57 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: School of Rational Thought
absolutely right...
27 posted on 06/28/2012 2:49:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PJ-Comix

The NRA needs to ask the leftist aka progressive gun haters where in America. Do people need a federally mandated background check. To buy a sandwich.


28 posted on 06/30/2012 10:50:55 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: PJ-Comix

The leftist aka progressive gun haters have state. Buying a gun in AZ, is as easy as buying a sandwich. I now of no sandwich shop in AZ. Where a federally mandated background check is required. Prior to buying a sandwich.


29 posted on 07/01/2012 11:20:39 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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To: PJ-Comix

“Advance Gun Control Agenda”
Then why are the leftist aka progressive gun haters chanting. Buying a gun in AZ is as easy as buying a sandwich? I know od no place in AZ or America. Where one must first pass a federally mandated background check. To buy a sandwich.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 6:50:30 AM PDT by DMG2FUN
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