Skip to comments.Gunrunner: Cash for Cartels
Posted on 09/28/2011 7:34:56 AM PDT by raptor22
Scandal: New documents reveal the Department of Justice lied to Congress and show how U.S. officials bought guns with tax dollars and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels.
The funneling of thousands of American guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the operation known as Fast and Furious was not a botched sting operation or the result of bureaucratic incompetence. It was not designed to interdict gun trafficking, but to facilitate it.
We now know that it involved not just the use of straw buyers, but also agents of the federal government purchasing weapons with taxpayer money, ordering the licensed dealers to conduct the sales off the books, then calling off surveillance of the gun traffickers and refusing to interdict the transfer of the weapon or arrest the people involved.
According to documents obtained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), agent John Dodson was ordered to buy semiautomatic Draco pistols and was provided a letter by ATF group supervisor David Voth authorizing FFLs (federal firearms licensees) to sell Dodson the guns without filling out the required form.
A copy of the letter obtained by David Codrea of the Gun Rights Examiner tells dealers to "accept this letter in lieu of completing an ATF Form 4473 for the purchase of four (4) CAI, Model Draco, 7.62X39 mm pistols, by Special Agent John Dodson" to be used "in the furtherance of the performance of his official duties."
Scribbled on the letter is this note: "Picked up guns 6/10/10. Paid cash."
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Gun control ping
Fast and Furious had one goal:
Get as many American side guns into the cartels’ hands to falsely prove guns were going across the border so Obummer could get some guntrol laws by Executive Order.
Yep. Lets just hope its going to make my dream of seeing BHO and Holder entering Ft Leavenworth prison come true.
Mr holder, you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can be used against you in a court of law, if you cannot aford an atty one will be provided for you, do you understand your rights?
The arrogant idiots running the US government are fighting the War On Drugs the same way they are fighting the War On Terror.
They provide weapons and money to both sides.
I guess Congress is too busy going after baseball players on steroids for lying to congress to worry about their fellow government employees.
re: Cash for Cartels
That really is a much more accurate title for the program than Gunrunner.
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