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ATF agent's personal weapon found at Mexican beauty queen cartel crime scene
CBS ^ | 19 Dec 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson

Posted on 12/19/2012 1:42:22 PM PST by Theoria

Mexican beauty queen Susana Flores Maria Gamez and four others died in a brutal gun battle between Sinaloa cartel members and the Mexican military in November. CBS News has learned that one weapon recovered from the area of the crime scene was originally purchased by federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was faulted by the Inspector General in Operation Fast and Furious.

Gillett was the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of ATF Phoenix when Fast and Furious started. The recovered weapon is a so-called FN Herstal pistol nicknamed a "cop-killer" because of its designation as a "weapon of choice" for Mexican drug cartels.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; jaimezapata; mexico; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata
Lol. Wow

'Gillett has acknowledged to CBS News that it was likely his weapon, but says he sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet.'

1 posted on 12/19/2012 1:42:28 PM PST by Theoria
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To: Theoria

So now Eric Holder is killing Mexican beauty queens....


2 posted on 12/19/2012 1:45:12 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Theoria
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3 posted on 12/19/2012 1:46:05 PM PST by Joe Brower (The "American People" are no longer capable of self-governance.)
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To: Theoria
So, he was involved in Fast and Furious - which basically supplied cartels with weapons.

But, he is arguing that the sidearm used in this cartel slaughter was not a Fast and Furious weapon, but was his own personal weapon which, by some cosmic coincidence, just happened to find its way into the hands of a cartel murderer through entirely separate channels in a private sale.

Right.

4 posted on 12/19/2012 1:47:36 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Theoria

...sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet...
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Maybe he faxed it to them?


5 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:09 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Theoria

oh sure he sold it.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:57 PM PST by dalebert
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To: Theoria
Recalling that the ATF would be enforcing any anti-gun legislation Obamugabe might be able to get through the House, .....................

Probably not going to happen with guys like this standing in line to enforce that and other laws.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 1:48:59 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Theoria

8 posted on 12/19/2012 2:08:44 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: Theoria; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...
Oh, GEEZ!!! You GOTTA read THIS!


9 posted on 12/19/2012 2:10:00 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine

Gunwalker ping


10 posted on 12/19/2012 2:11:16 PM PST by marktwain
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To: MestaMachine

Yea. Just read it. Doesn’t come out until after the election. The MSM is so corrupt that is difficult to comprehend. Most people have no idea how bad things are going to get, but the MSM have an answer: It is all the fault of Conservatives and Republicans, especially gun owning white males.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 2:14:13 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Theoria

It would be interesting to know what Gillett’s alibi is for when the shoot-out occured.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 2:15:06 PM PST by 21twelve (So I [God] gave them over to their stubborn hearts to follow their own devices. Psalm 81:12)
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To: marktwain

I am flabbergasted. Speechless even. Heavens to Murgatroid!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 2:19:40 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: MestaMachine; Theoria

Sharyl Attkisson is still on the job.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 2:21:18 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Theoria

WOW is right. The elites are brazen

A federal agent George Gillett, an Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) manager who was involved in F&F sold his personal handgun to “someone over the internet”?


15 posted on 12/19/2012 2:50:06 PM PST by winodog (Thank you Jesus for the calm in my life)
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So, the ATF Agent in Charge of Phoenix, with virtually limitless access to confiscated weapons, fills out a bogus 4473 and submits it and pockets the proceeds of the sale. That doesn't sound like corruption to me at all.

I would seriously like to see this weapon tracked all the way back to the date of manufacture.

TS

16 posted on 12/19/2012 2:57:48 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Theoria

Issa should demand this guy produce FFL records for the transfer. If he can’t, he should be charged with illegal firearms trafficking.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 3:10:45 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

Corrupt bast**d!


19 posted on 12/19/2012 3:14:42 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Repeal The 17th
...sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet...

I trust the general public will be able to use that excuse when ATF comes to collect their guns. "Sorry, Mr. ATF agent, sir. I don't have any guns. I sold 'em on the inerwebz to somebody, sometime, somewhere."

20 posted on 12/19/2012 3:19:10 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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so only faggoty ATF POS cops can own and sell cop KILLER weapons... is that it???
21 posted on 12/19/2012 3:28:46 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Repeal The 17th; All
...sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet... -

So then there are digital records. Let's see them. I would not ask such a thing, but he is a government official in the middle of an investigation about the government running guns to the Mexican cartels.

I do not think it inappropriate to ask for confirmation of his cover story.

22 posted on 12/19/2012 3:29:43 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Paine in the Neck

“I trust the general public will be able to use that excuse when ATF comes to collect their guns.”

The ATF won’t be collecting any guns, no where, no how, no way.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 3:39:17 PM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
That's a FiveSeven(5.7mm x 28mm). The caliber is .224. Typically a 40 gr bullet. Sporting versions have a V-Max plastic tip for better flight characteristics. An armor piercing version is available to military/law enforcement/drug dealers. It's quite capable of punching a ballistic vest. NATO uses the armor piercing version in the FN P90 submachine gun. Shoots flat to 200 meters. The handgun mags hold 20 rds.

The centerfire brass is reloadable, but it takes a fairly expensive resizing die and the case should is easily crumpled if you attempt to put a 40 gr .224 back in. Find a 40 gr .223 and you'll be more successful in reusing your brass.

24 posted on 12/19/2012 4:42:02 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Theoria

Holy cow. What kind of an outfit are they running, anyway?


25 posted on 12/19/2012 7:55:44 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (I will not comply.)
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To: Theoria

Bfl


26 posted on 12/19/2012 8:01:20 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Theoria

Jail time?


27 posted on 12/20/2012 4:34:32 AM PST by XHogPilot
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To: Theoria

“’Gillett has acknowledged to CBS News that it was likely his weapon, but says he sold it sometime in 2011 to someone through the Internet.’ “

And I’m sure the news babe reader just sat there and shook her little head.....

Our government has become a gang. The House Pubbies could do a lotta right just by defunding this dysfunctional agency toot sweet!!!


28 posted on 12/20/2012 4:38:26 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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