Skip to comments.Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)
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....
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I searched but did not see this posted yet.
Well, it’s now officially tomorrow but the headlines roll on regardless.
Gonna be a long, hot summer.
She BETTER give credit to these guys, d@mmit!!!!!!!
THEY were the ones. NOT the MSM!
....and they continue to state this....There were TWO (2) federal employees killed.
Big AMEN there!
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.
Great article. But it’s from December 7, 2011.
However, the information within bears repeating.
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.
Operation Castaway, involving the State Department and Honduras. Yep, She’s headfirst up to her cankles in this mess, too.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
I’ve been fooled by the Popular list before too :)
Exactly!!!!! Why is THAT NOT widely reported????
May I add this?
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