Skip to comments.Report Criticizes ATF Storefront Illegal Gun Sale Stings
Posted on 09/08/2016 3:28:36 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
Federal agents lacked proper guidance and experience while conducting undercover sting operations in Milwaukee and several other cities that were aimed at disrupting illegal gun sales, according to a U.S. Justice Department report released Thursday.
Pensacola agents didn't place a team outside the store to help with potential emergencies and had no plans for dealing with people who couldn't legally possess guns but who left the store armed. The store also was burglarized once; the report said agents didn't install an alarm.
In St. Louis, agents set up their storefront 600 feet from a Boys and Girls Club. Most of the agents involved weren't aware of the club and a tactical advisor said it's never a good idea to run operations around children.
Boston agents ran their store out of a van that moved around, leading the lead agent to remark that the chance of randomly encountering someone on the street who wants to sell a gun was virtually nonexistent.
The report found that the storefront sting operations' problems were caused primarily by poor management and insufficient training and guidance for field agents. A lax culture that failed to emphasize managing risks also played a role.
It also found that agents lacked adequate policies and supervision. The ATF assigned inexperienced agents to run and supervise the operations and shifted them around without adequate support from the bureau's headquarters, which didn't pay enough attention to how the operations were being run.
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Mr Trump, Read this Article and get GITMO ready for a whole bunch of new residents.
Well, all the boys and girls that attended that boys and girls club will certainly go to Federal prison, ...and maybe the postman.
The gubmint is quietly arming the bad guys to foment violence and bloodshed, aimed at turning the U.S. into Venezuela. Think ‘Fast & Furious’ of sorts.
Make-work from “F Troop”...along with surreptitiously making rare toys like StG44s turn up at gun turn-ins in hope of snagging an overambitious collector with money.
The Keystone cops were geniuses compared to the buffoons at the ATF.
The ATF should go back to running guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Their success rate was much higher than these dopey operations.
ATF Bastards..... children of a whore...
I’ve met quite a few ATF agents here in DC and for the most part they’re good, smart people. They are the first to tell you their agency is FUBAR.
One thing they are very clear on is “It’s not just people and drugs pouring over the border, it’s guns.”
If you want to silence a yappy anti-gun liberal, tell em that fact and enjoy the deer in the headlights stare!
Its not just people and drugs pouring over the border, its guns.
Which way, in or out of the US? The Mexicans blame us for their crime rate.
It’s hard to do a good job busting bad guys when the boss wants you to have high profile busts of FFLs to spin a narrative that makes his bosses look good.
The AtF needs an ideological purge of everyone not cut from good clothe in their management.
this fake gun store, in a van.
was trying to get criminals to do business with them?
buy used guns at a high price?
sell guns at a low price?
or something else.
Setting up fake stores?
Fast and Furious - Domestic Edition.
Step One: Dump guns in American cities.
Step Two: Use large numbers of illegal guns in American cities to justify confiscation schemes.
But they make it up on volume...
I agree. But it won't happen.
At this point I'm thinkin we are living a fantasy if we think someone will step up to the plate. It will never happen. Too corrupt.
Reality is we are the lobsters in the pot and it's getting a bit warm.
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