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Mexican chief killed with rifle lost in ATF's 'Fast and Furious' program
UnionLeader ^ | July 5, 2013 | Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 07/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PDT by Daffynition

WASHINGTON — A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.

Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons _ rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

A semi-automatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico
KEYWORDS: atf; congressabdication; doj4criminals; doj4murderers; doj4terrorists; holder; holder4criminals; holder4murderers; holder4terrorists; holdersfault; holderspeople; noaccountability; nojustice
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1 posted on 07/06/2013 3:57:49 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition
.....was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz.

The store was coerced by ATF agents to sell the guns under highly questionable circumstances. Further, the guns were not even supposed to make it to the border, let alone get across the border.

This is Eric Holder's doing at the behest of Barack Obama - no one else.

2 posted on 07/06/2013 4:07:37 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Daffynition
"What difference does it make?"


3 posted on 07/06/2013 4:13:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Gaffer

You are correct on all counts.I’m sure Holder will issue info and an explanation sooner to the Mexican family, than to the family of Brian Terry.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 4:14:09 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Diogenesis
Perfect image!


5 posted on 07/06/2013 4:16:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

What’s the Eric Holder Body Count up to now?


6 posted on 07/06/2013 4:18:27 AM PDT by FLAMING DEATH (I'm not racist - I hate Biden too!)
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To: Daffynition

Not one gun was lost during Fast and Furious. All were purposely distributed.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 4:19:56 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

You are precisely on target! :)


8 posted on 07/06/2013 4:23:08 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Daffynition

Did they do background checks before distributing them to the Mejican drug cartels ?


9 posted on 07/06/2013 4:23:45 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Daffynition

Just a riffle in the ATF’s “iron river of guns.”


10 posted on 07/06/2013 4:27:50 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLC - Purveyor of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords. (202) 456-1414)
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To: Gaffer

Further, the guns were not even supposed to make it to the border, let alone get across the border.

That’s speculation on your part. We have no idea what the ATF thugs were up to.


11 posted on 07/06/2013 4:36:20 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2

IIRC, ATF and the DOJ have said the guns were not supposed to cross the border. Pretty sure about that.


12 posted on 07/06/2013 4:39:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Diogenesis

YES—you have correctly connected the dots—now you can color the page as you desire.There seems a direct line between the Mexican Cartels supplied by this administration— and the Al Qaeda/Islamic Savages supplied by this Administration.The people of Egypt had no stomach for the Muslim Brotherhood— but my fellow Americans are not Egyptian.And the butch dyke repeated the defense of the her Administration and Progressives everywhere—What difference does it make ?


13 posted on 07/06/2013 4:47:58 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: Daffynition
And, the hits keep on comin'! Pun intended...
14 posted on 07/06/2013 4:56:29 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Gaffer

A lot of government agencies say a lot of things.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 4:58:11 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Daffynition

“Hundreds of firearms were lost in the Fast and Furious operation.”

These weapons were not “lost.” They were never tracked in the first place. They didn’t “find” their way (all by themselves, apparently) into the hands of catels. They were allowed to be bought by known cartel agents. This article purports to report the news but has done so in terminology that practically exonerates the Justice Department of blame.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 5:19:32 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gaffer
Further, the guns were not even supposed to make it to the border, let alone get across the border.

In open testimony before congress the stated purpose of "fast and furious" was to ship arms over the border to somehow track them to the cartels. To say that they were "not even supposed to make it to the border, let alone get across the border" isn't correct.

17 posted on 07/06/2013 5:28:27 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Daffynition

18 posted on 07/06/2013 5:44:35 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Durus

Was this the IG Report and questioning thereafter or the ATF and/or DOJ?


19 posted on 07/06/2013 5:50:03 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Daffynition

Same “Jalisco” that Dead Ted was singing about?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ywnl3gYvBCc


20 posted on 07/06/2013 6:58:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Daffynition

"Sorry about that, chief."

21 posted on 07/06/2013 8:49:12 AM PDT by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Moltke
Smart!

*Hello, Mr. President...how many denies do I get?*

22 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:34 AM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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