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Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)
CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl Attkisson

Posted on 06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT by txnuke

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

PICTURES: ATF "Gunwalking" scandal timeline

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

.....More at link....

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


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Thank you Sharryl Attkisson and CBS news!

I searched but did not see this posted yet.

1 posted on 06/20/2012 9:30:45 PM PDT by txnuke
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...

Well, it’s now officially tomorrow but the headlines roll on regardless.

Gonna be a long, hot summer.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 9:34:31 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: txnuke

She BETTER give credit to these guys, d@mmit!!!!!!!

http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

THEY were the ones. NOT the MSM!


3 posted on 06/20/2012 9:34:40 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: txnuke
Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

....and they continue to state this....There were TWO (2) federal employees killed.

4 posted on 06/20/2012 9:34:46 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Big AMEN there!


5 posted on 06/20/2012 9:36:15 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: spokeshave
see the next post down for the details....

the family of ICE Special Agent Jaime Zapata has filed a claim for wrongful death against the Justice Dept. and other federal agencies.

Zapata was gunned down by suspected drug cartel members in Mexico in Feb. 2011 with weapons later linked to an ATF case in the Texas area.

6 posted on 06/20/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: txnuke

Great article. But it’s from December 7, 2011.

However, the information within bears repeating.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 9:37:17 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: txnuke

Bookmark


8 posted on 06/20/2012 9:39:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: txnuke

One missing item from all the news stories is the gun running to other Latin American countries. If any Freeper could help out with links it would be greatly appreciated. I believe Hillary was also involved with this. This part of Fast and Furious seems to be off of the radar. Thanks.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 9:43:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: PA Engineer

Operation Castaway, involving the State Department and Honduras. Yep, She’s headfirst up to her cankles in this mess, too.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 9:45:47 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: txnuke

On July 12, 2011, Sen. Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Justice Department oversees ATF.

They asked Holder whether officials in his agency discussed how “Fast and Furious could be used to justify additional regulatory authorities.” So far, they have not received a response. CBS News asked the Justice Department for comment and context on ATF emails about Fast and Furious and Demand Letter 3, but officials declined to speak with us.

“In light of the evidence, the Justice Department’s refusal to answer questions about the role Operation Fast and Furious was supposed to play in advancing new firearms regulations is simply unacceptable,” Rep. Issa told CBS News.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 9:46:12 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PA Engineer

If I remember, correctly, there were ALSO guns running into Honduras.....from a particular ‘base’.

Would be interested if those arms were intended for Zelaya.


12 posted on 06/20/2012 9:47:04 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
RushIsMyTeddyBear said:

"She BETTER give credit to these guys, d@mmit!!!!!!! http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/ THEY were the ones. NOT the MSM!"

Yeah I hope she gives credit to those citizen reporters. Because of recent statements by a confidential source at canada free news dot com, I am convinced that a "clamp down" on what information is disseminated will occur sometime this year (I mean even more than already). And the fate of our nation may rest in the hands of citizen reporters and in the ability of the internet to continue to operate in spite of obstacles placed there intentionally by the powers-that-be.

That being said, those who are not against us are for us.

13 posted on 06/20/2012 9:48:27 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: Smokin' Joe; RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thanks.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 9:49:45 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Dan Nunn; Admin Moderator
".... from December 7, 2011."

Ooops. I worked hard to get all the stuff right, except the date! It was a link on the CBS news website "Popular Now" list, so I just figured it was breaking news.

15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:08 PM PDT by txnuke (Drip Drip Drip goes the eligibility questions. Vet the candidates.)
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To: txnuke
Suspicions confirmed.

This scam and cover up are getting ready to blow sky high, fast and furiously!

Holder is a lying criminal and Mac-Daddy-Obama is in it up to the top of his Jug Ears.

They are going to start throwing other people under the bus and that is just going to prompt more whistleblowers to come forward.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:16 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: PA Engineer

You’re Welcome!


17 posted on 06/20/2012 9:51:24 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: txnuke

I’ve been fooled by the Popular list before too :)


18 posted on 06/20/2012 9:56:03 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Exactly!!!!! Why is THAT NOT widely reported????


19 posted on 06/20/2012 9:57:17 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: txnuke

May I add this?

THEY KNEW!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=L54gOgJxIRQ


20 posted on 06/20/2012 10:03:53 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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