Skip to comments.Operation Gunrunner was funded by the 2009 Stimulus Package
Posted on 07/07/2011 10:06:47 AM PDT by Domandred
Something about Project Gunrunner (gunwalker, fast and furious) has been bugging me but I just couldn't put my finger on it.
This morning when I woke up I remember seeing Project Gunrunner in a bill that was discussed here. The original thread about it was a rumor thread that HR45 had been rolled into the stimulus package.
In that thread I scanned the text of H.R.1 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for gun, firearm, etc and came up with a hit.
I posted in the thread: "Only time gun or firearm appears is in the part that give $10,000,000 to the ATF for Project Gunrunner. That was H.R. 495, asking for 15,000,000 for Gunrunner".
H.R. 495 that I mentioned never made it out of committee, but it looks as it was to specifically fund Gunrunner.
Instead portions of it were rolled into the stimulus package a month later. That text found in H.R.1 is:
For an additional amount for State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
Notice that's $40,000,000 for Southern border enforcement, $10,000,000 of which specifically for Project Gunrunner. What does $10 million pay for here? It didn't hire any new agents that I am aware of.
What this tells me is that several congressmen also had knowledge of what Gunrunner was going to entail. This isn't just the ATF and DOJ. This is all levels and areas of government. Even members of the House and Senate knew what Project Gunrunner was.
Good stuff. Read later and get up to speed.
More bricks in the wall / straws on the camel’s back.
I have never seen this.
I thought they paid for it with some slush fund/undercover of the night funds.
It is right there in broad daylight.
So, anyone who voted for the stimulus should be extradited to Mexico?
And while you’re at it, read H.R.495 that I linked above. It never made it out of committee but it’s a very interesting read looking back given what we know now.
...or that Shovel Ready Projects were the graves of the victims that were killed by these ATF guns.
That’s why congressional hearings are nothing but money wasting shows put on for the people.
We need a means of having this sort of investigation conducted by people outside of Washington and that doesn’t mean people chosen by politicians.
Great reporting. I haven’t seen this anywhere else.
Well, it gets more and more interesting ...
“Even members of the House and Senate knew what Project Gunrunner was.”
No they didn’t, no one had time to read the bill.
And then another question might be ... what else is in that bill we don’t know about?
Yup, Pelosi and Reed should have lots of friends in the Mexican prison system.
shovel ready, for the shootees that is.
Even if they had read it ..probably many glazed over it.
But someone knew...and put it in.
Who penned the damn thing then? Obama?
Project ‘Gunrunner’ was different than ‘Fast and Furious’. Gunrunner had the aim of arresting traffikers before the guns left the continental US....Obama amended it to ‘Fast and Furious’ and then refused to allow agents to follow the guns out of the store,etc. In other words..it became ‘Gunwalker’ i.e. ‘Fast and Furious’ and the guns were allowed to ‘walk’...something never before done...EVER!
Good research...however it will be shown to have been changed by Obama/Holder from the original intent of the program in short order. Testimony has already shown this gross lawlessness.
If this is written into law the New York Times is a Government entity for doing nothing about this at all.
I really hope Mexico indicts some US Officials and I bet they will talk there.
Yeah, great catch....do we know if there were any actual hearings on this bill?? If so, someone from the Administration, not some buffone in Phoenix, would have had to appear to address the issue for which they were asking for money.
I think back to the scene in Clear and Present Danger where Jack Ryan is testifying that no funds would be used to fund any military operations. Of course, outside his knowledge, the White House was planning on doing exactly that.
Another win for islam!
Who needs Hamas when we have Omoslem?
When Obama said “shovel ready” he really meant “gun running”.
Well, I guess it’s close.
bump for later
Great catch - time to start alerting Breibart, Drudge and others
No, the Congress nor the POTUS penned the bill. It was done by one of Soros’ organizations. Glenn Beck talked about it in the past but I cannot remember the name of the organization.
Ping; this is pretty interesting.
Ping; a very interesting point by one of our own here at FR.
I forgot about that, but you are right. It was the Apollo Alliance that wrote that, mentioned here:
If it was mentioned before I and most of us missed it PLUS this information is more important than ever
Great Job. Freepers like you do a great service.
I am sending it to my rep and I bet most of us will.
This crap obama and dems are doing to kill America will be stopped
Good stuff here, I just skimmed through but will pursuit it later.
A salute for a nice piece of research!
Beautiful...a campaign theme the MSM can’t totally ignore, “The Obama administration’s greatest job creation success is among Mexican gun runners!!”
Regardless of if they read the bill before voting on it or not they had the opportunity to do so and should have! Voting for a bill specifically because you know it has funding for your pet project or pet cause is no way to perform your job duty as an elected representative. This is just like a CEO claiming plausible deniability for fraud or other illegal dealings of his company that occurred under his watch (he should have known about it because he is in charge - it is his bailiwick).
This is exactly what is wrong in washington!
Beautiful...a campaign theme the MSM cant totally ignore, The Obama administrations greatest job creation success is among Mexican gun runners!!
I should have added that it is clearly the genius of Obama to have addressed niche job creation and population control all at the same time (sarcasm intended).
“We need a means of having this sort of investigation conducted by people outside of Washington and that doesnt mean people chosen by politicians.”
Of course you are correct, and we have such investigation NOT chosen by politicians, and IS performed by people outside Washington.
It’s called FreeRepublic.com. This thread is a prime example. Good catch Domandred.
If it had not had been for a blogger FFGate would have never been exposed. I think you found that our government stimulated a crime with money to ban guns for the democratic anti-gun cause.
That has all the hallmarks of an Earmark.
Which Congresscritter Earmarked Gunrunner?
Another campaign commercial...Are you worried about whether guns will only be in the hands of criminals. Worry no more. Obama has a plan for that: Project Gunrunner.
“I wonder if Sen. Grassley and Rep. Issa staff’s know this information.”
Darrel Issa is my congressman. I just emailed him this information with a link to the story. Excellent work!
Good find...confirms to me this entire scam was intended to blame gun running on Americans and thus a “nice little crisis not wasted” to destroy the 2nd amendment.
Operation Gunrunner is not the same as Operation Fast and Furious. Operation gunrunner actually arrested straw purchasers. Operation fast and furious let them go. “gunwalker” is a nick name given to operation fast and furious.
Project Gunrunner was already in effect. It was started under bush. This waa to continue THAT program, but the chief executive and the doj changed the rules and ordered th ATF to back off arresting the perps. THAT is when things began to spiral out of control nd the guns that “walked” got away. This op goes straight to the oval office and obama is a murderer responsible for the deaths of at least two American law enforcement officers and who knows how many other innocent people. A murderer without conscience, flat out, pure simple.