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  • Obama Blames U.S. For Gun Violence In Mexico, Pushes For Gun Control

    05/03/2013 10:30:23 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 75 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 3, 2013 | Ian Schwartz
    "Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States," President Obama said during a speech at Mexico's Anthropology Museum. "I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.""But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here...
  • The Purpose of Fast and Furious

    06/20/2012 3:10:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 20, 2010 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: April 16, 2009. This from CNN's website: "Reviving a ban on assault weapons and more strictly enforcing existing gun laws could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the US-Mexican border, President Obama said Thursday. Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, Obama said he has 'not backed off at all' on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban. It was instituted under President Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. 'I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution -- the...
  • ERIC HOLDER: "BRAINWASH" THEM: Shocking Video shows Holder Advocating brainwashing kids against guns

    03/22/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    WebToday ^ | March 22, 2012 | WebToday
    In one heck of an analogy, then U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. – Eric Holder – likened guns to cigarettes, saying that perceptions about guns needed to become more stigmatized. He said this during a speech in 1995 and suggested an aggressive advertising campaign to convince the public that this was true. At one point, he literally said that he wanted the advertising to be so pervasive that it would “brainwash” people. To Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), such advocacy on the part of Holder flies in the face of his Constitutional oath. “As...
  • Mexico Unveils ‘No More Weapons!’ Sign Made Of Firearms Along US Border

    02/17/2012 11:12:36 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 17, 2012
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — President Felipe Calderon on Thursday unveiled a “No More Weapons!” billboard made with crushed firearms and placed near the U.S. border. He urged the United States to stop the flow of weapons into Mexico. The billboard, which is in English and weighs 3 tons, was placed near an international bridge in Ciudad Juarez and can be seen from the United States.
  • Sen. John Cornyn: American Guns and Mexican Violence

    02/10/2012 3:43:20 PM PST · by neverdem · 12 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 8, 2012 | Sen. John Cornyn
    The debate over U.S. gun laws and Mexican drug violence brings to mind Mark Twain’s famous quip about lies, damned lies, and statistics. In a recent editorial, the Washington Post blamed American policies for exacerbating the bloodshed, pointing out that “70 to 80 percent of the traceable guns seized in Mexico can be tracked to the United States.” The key word there is “traceable.” While it’s true that most of the traceable guns originated north of the border, those weapons represent a very small portion of total Mexican gun seizures.According to a Government Accountability Office study based on data...
  • A Plot To Undermine The Right To Bear Arms

    12/08/2011 4:32:42 PM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 8, 2011 | IBD staff
    Scandal: Newly obtained documents show that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives discussed using its covert operation Fast and Furious to argue for new rules about gun sales. We told you so. As we observed in June, the way Fast and Furious — the government's gun-running operation that resulted in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry — was conducted made no sense unless its intent was to facilitate violence with U.S. weapons in the interests of pursuing the administration's gun-control agenda. Now documents obtained by CBS News confirm that our first suspicions were correct. As CBS'...
  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

    12/07/2011 1:11:53 PM PST · by Hunton Peck · 39 replies
    CBS ^ | December 7, 2011 1:44 PM | Sharyl Attkisson
    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...
  • See, I Told You So: E-Mails Show Fast and Furious was Vehicle for Gun Control

    12/08/2011 11:33:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 8, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Those of you at the Sullivan Group out in Sacramento, my opinion auditing firm, you better listen up. I gotta go up now, I gotta go up above 99.6. I mean Fast and Furious, right on the money, I called it. Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News, found evidence in the e-mails that the whole plan was about affecting gun laws in this country, exactly as I prognosticated all the way back on July 7th of this year. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I take you back to this program. This is me on July 7th of this year. RUSH ARCHIVE:...
  • Fast and Furious 'scandal' is a Republican red herring: What we really need are tougher gun laws

    11/20/2011 5:12:46 PM PST · by neverdem · 71 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | November 18 2011 | Carolyn Maloney
    Eric Holder is being blamed for a program that is not his creation Miller Elisa/Elisa Miller for NewsRepublicans are roasting AG Eric Holder over an ATF program that precedes him by several years. Operation Fast and Furious, the attempt to stop gun trafficking into Mexico gone horribly wrong, is now providing political fodder for a Washington game of “gotcha” that underscores everything wrong with our political system. In Fast and Furious, federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents allowed guns illegally purchased at American gun shops by Mexican gun-runners to be taken back to Mexico, with the hope that...
  • On the gun-control theory of ATF's Fast and Furious

    11/07/2011 8:35:43 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Tim Steller
    The theory, in brief, is that the Obama administration deliberately pumped guns into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious in an effort to create a justification to impose gun control measures. I boiled the theory down to this...: 1. Obama and Holder support gun control but needed a pretext to implement it. 2. The administration argued falsely in 2009 that U.S. guns made up 90 percent of those used in Mexican gun crimes. That was the same time when Operation Fast and Furious began. 3. By flooding Mexico with high-powered weapons they were able to justify restrictions on U.S. guns....
  • Proof offered for 2nd Amendment-busting intent of Fast and Furious

    11/06/2011 10:24:20 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 30 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/6/2011 | Doug Book
    When Jim and Sarah Brady met with Barack Obama on the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, they asked the President how he would help to advance their Handgun Control, Inc (now the Brady Campaign) gun control/gun confiscation agenda. Obama’s response: “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” In the seven months since that meeting, many have suggested Obama’s comment was a dark reference to the criminal Operation Fast and Furious. After all, without the courage of ATF whistle blowers,...
  • Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration

    11/03/2011 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    (CNSNews.com) – Making a case for national gun registration, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said “perhaps mistakes were made” in the botched gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, but she said trying to assign blame misses the larger problem. “This is a deep concern for me. I know others disagree, but we have very lax laws when it comes to guns,” Feinstein, an advocate of gun control, said during Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism. “My concern, Mr. Chairman, is that there’s been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made,”...
  • Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer Blames Second Amendment For ATF/DOJ Gun Walking Mistakes

    11/02/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Novemeber 2, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who is facing pressure surrounding his role in the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, asked for more gun control and blamed law abiding gun shop owners for violence in Mexico. Breuer declared that nearly 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from the United States, a figure that has been disproven by the National Rifle Association, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact and by Senator Charles Grassley’s office multiple times.  Also during testimony, Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein pushed for more gun control and Breuer expressed his...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • Hillary Clinton to Face Heat Over Fast & Furious Gun Scandal?

    10/18/2011 10:13:25 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 25 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | John Velleco
    The testimony before the Oversight committee by Holder and numerous officials from the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies was a clinic on obfuscation -- and it left Issa with little choice. “It’s time we know the whole truth,” Issa said of this latest development in the widening scandal. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago.” The California Republican is not a lawyer by profession, but Issa, along with his relatively small staff, has managed to go toe-to-toe with...
  • NRA's LaPierre: 'Fast and Furious' Was Plot Against Second Amendment

    10/17/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation Fast and Furious was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’ “That was a phony figure from the very start....
  • Gunwalker: Issa reveals DEA involvement.

    10/11/2011 12:38:31 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 86 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF." It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It...
  • The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

    10/07/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2009 | William La Jeunesse & Maxim Lott
    EXCLUSIVE: You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States. -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama. -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges,...
  • Fast And Furious: 22 Shocking Facts About The Scandal That Could Bring Down The Obama Administration

    10/05/2011 11:29:00 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 12 replies
    Could Fast and Furious be the scandal that brings down the Obama administration?  With the full knowledge of the Department of Justice, ATF agents facilitated the sale of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and dropped all surveillance of those weapons once they crossed the border.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been used to shoot U.S. border control agents.  Weapons sold during Operation Fast and Furious have been found at dozens of crime scenes in Mexico.  Nobody has been held accountable for this scandal yet.  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been stonewalling all efforts by...
  • Gunwalker: Under White House Control?

    10/02/2011 1:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 2, 2011 | Bob Owens
    For months, congressional investigators have battled a recalcitrant White House and Department of Justice over Operation Fast and Furious, a conspiracy that had the apparent goal of sending thousands of guns from American gun stores into Mexico. Recovery of the guns could be used as evidence to support the Obama administration’s 90-percent lie — and perhaps even serve a more nefarious goal. That deception seems to be collapsing, as the long suspected proof of other gunwalking operations was confirmed by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News: An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned...
  • Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later

    09/29/2011 11:23:24 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 26 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/29/11 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Flashback: Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States...more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.” Just to be sure, a few months later the Obama Administration started running their own guns to Mexico. Also today..Mexican Attorney General...
  • "Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate

    09/28/2011 8:34:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 28, 2011 | Frank Miniter
    Why a gunrunning scandal codenamed “Fast and Furious,” a program run secretly by the U.S. government that sent thousands of firearms over an international border and directly into the hands of criminals, hasn’t been pursued by an army of reporters all trying to be the next Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein is a story in itself. But the state of modern journalism aside, this scandal is so inflammatory few realize that official records show the current director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), B. Todd Jones — yes the individual the Obama administration brought in to...
  • Gunrunner: Cash For Cartels

    09/27/2011 4:35:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 27, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: New documents reveal the Department of Justice lied to Congress and show how U.S. officials bought guns with tax dollars and then made sure no one stopped their transfer to Mexican drug cartels. The funneling of thousands of American guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels in the operation known as Fast and Furious was not a botched sting operation or the result of bureaucratic incompetence. It was not designed to interdict gun trafficking, but to facilitate it. We now know that it involved not just the use of straw buyers, but also agents of the federal government...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Explodes: Brian Terry Cover-Up, White House Emails Revealed

    09/02/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With ArizonaThe disastrous Obama Administration operation "Fast and Furious", which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time."Fast and Furious" was an attempt to intercept gun-trafficking that sent 2,000 guns to cartel operatives via straw buyers. Critics believe that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saw the program as an opportunity to embarrass U.S.-based gun dealers, and help galvanize support for increased gun-control measures, while controlling where and how the guns...
  • Fighting Back: Lawsuits Challenge New Gun Sale Reporting Law

    08/11/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 11, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The requirement, which the administration intended to back using data from their own "Fast and Furious" gun smuggling, now faces multiple suits. Firearms retailers, a leading industry trade organization, and Americans’ most powerful gun lobby are making good on a threat to challenge the Obama administration’s attempt to assert gun control measures by executive fiat. The legal challenge is being supported by the Second Amendment Task Force, a bipartisan group of congressional legislators that asserts the ATF lacks the authority “to track the purchases of law-abiding Americans.”J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ, and Foothills Firearms in Yuma, AZ, intend to challenge...
  • ATF Death Watch 53: The Truth About Operation Fast and Furious

    08/08/2011 6:13:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8 August, 2011 | Robert Farago and Ralph Dixon
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is the agency charged with enforcing federal gun laws. In 2005, the Bureau launched Project Gunrunner. They established the program to stop gun smugglers from buying and exporting weapons from gun dealers to Mexican drug cartels. Project Gunrunner led to the arrest of hundreds of so-called straw purchasers: citizens with clean criminal records buying firearms illegally on the behalf of criminals. The ATF claimed they were stemming an “Iron River” of illegal guns headed south. Despite an Inspector General report condemning the ATF for failing to catch “the big fish,” Congress...
  • A Fast And Furious Assault On Private Gun Sales

    08/02/2011 2:32:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug. 2 2011 | LARRY BELL
    The Obama administration lost no time determining where to place primary blame for border violence. During a joint April 16, 2009, White House press conference with President Felipe Calderon of Mexico, President Obama stated that more than 90% of all guns recovered by Mexican authorities came from the United States. He had previously made the same claim in February of that year, further asserting that many of those firearms came from... --snip-- Representative Issa is certain that most top Justice Department officials knew about the Fast and Furious operation. He has also stated, regarding Holder, that either “He knew, and...
  • GOP lawmakers say 100 'Fast and Furious' weapons linked to crime scenes

    08/01/2011 9:12:00 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/11 | Jordy Yager
    More than 100 weapons linked to crime scenes were sold under a federal gun-tracking program, according to a new congressional report. The report from two Republican lawmakers says the program was allowed to continue despite pleas from U.S. agents stationed in Mexico to stop arming the country’s drug cartels. Issued by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Tuesday, the report found that Mexican law enforcement officials and U.S. attaché agents stationed in Mexico were kept largely in the dark about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) gun-tracking operation known as Fast and Furious....
  • Deliberate smear--Media Matters story on ATF gun smuggling

    07/30/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    As reported yesterday, the ultra-Leftwing, George Soros-funded 'Media Matters' confronted the reporter who first broke the ATF gun smuggling scandal as he sat outside the committee hearings on the subject in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Shoving a cell phone camera in his face, the Media Matters propagandist demanded to know why Mike Vanderboegh had 'lied' about the Tampa field office of the ATF smuggling guns into Honduras. Media Matters posted their story yesterday, in which they accused Fox News of reporting Vanderboegh's assertions without doing an adequate fact-check. It goes without saying that Media Matters, the pompous...
  • Yet Again, MSM Repeats the ’90 Percent Lie’

    07/27/2011 1:24:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 26, 2011 | Bob Owens
    This time, it's Hearst reporter Dan Freedman not doing his homework before repeating widely debunked statistics.PJM readers are among the best-informed when it comes to various stories involving firearms and crime because the editors employ writers that know firearms and firearms law. Perhaps more importantly, PJM editors and writers put in the effort to find and print the objective facts of a story. This is a not a trait of the increasingly dumbed-down mainstream media, which in this case churned out little more than a quickly re-worded press release. Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a story by Hearst reporter...
  • Pearce: Justice Department’s Cartel Gun Plan ‘Beyond A Harebrained Scheme’ (Rep Steve Pearce, R-NM3)

    07/27/2011 9:39:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2010 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – A botched Justice Department plot to send guns into Mexico and trace them to drug cartels has some members of Congress, including Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico, suggesting Attorney General Eric Holder should resign. “For our government to allow all these weapons to cross the border – to encourage it or maybe even set it up – that, to me, goes beyond a harebrained scheme,” Pearce told the Journal. “It’s dangerous.” The controversial gun operation – dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious” and carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives starting in 2009 –...
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • (122 firearms) Guns from U.S. sting operation found at Mexican crime scenes

    07/26/2011 9:02:04 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 29 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/26/2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    Reuters) - At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in Mexico or intercepted en route to drug cartels there, Mexican authorities found AK-47 assault rifles, powerful .50 caliber rifles and other weapons in late 2009 that were later linked to the U.S. sting operation to trace weapons going across the border to Mexico, Guns from the program, dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," also were found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the border state Arizona last December. It is not clear if they were...
  • 'Gunwalking' to forcible citizen disarmament tyranny--compelling new evidence

    07/15/2011 4:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 July, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Some in the gun rights advocacy community don't buy the official story, that "Project Gunwalker" was intended, through some "underpants gnome"-like magical mechanism, to "bring down a drug cartel." We believe instead that the real motive was to pad statistics which would then be used to bolster the foundering "U.S. commercial gun market is arming Mexican drug cartels" myth. In taking that position, we have opened ourselves up to the ridicule of such journalistic luminaries as Media Matters and Jon Stewart, who apparently really do believe both that senior government officials are stupidly incompetent enough to take such a harebrained...
  • MAINSTREAM MEDIA CONTINUES TO LIE ON “GUNWALKER” SCANDAL

    07/15/2011 5:23:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    ruthfullyyours.com ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ruth King
    “Smoking gun” emails and other recent revelations about “Operation Fast and Furious” — and other gunrunning operations by agencies of President Obama’s executive branch — have backed the mainstream media into a corner: they have been responding with silence or with outright deception. One need look no further than CNN, where syndicated columnist (and PJMedia contributor) Ruben Navarrette Jr. delivered a whopper of a lie Thursday [1], claiming that the administration’s attempt to create rifle reporting requirements actually affects machine guns. He claimed: "The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has decided to try to clean up Dodge City...
  • Obama’s Watergate (Gunwalker)

    07/12/2011 5:25:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 11 July, 2011 | Doug Hagmann
    Nearly forty years later, another “scandal,” exponentially larger than Watergate, has the potential to bring down the occupant of the oval office along with other high ranking officials. While no one was murdered as a result of Watergate, two law enforcement officers are dead because of the current “scandal” that is leading closer and closer to the highest levels of the Obama administration, including the Department of Justice and the U.S. State Department. Obama’s “war on guns” After taking office, Barack Hussein Obama began a coordinated effort with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to...
  • ATF to Require Information on Frequent Gunbuyers in Border States

    07/11/2011 2:40:53 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 119 replies
    AP ^ | July 11, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles. The new policy comes amid criticism of a failed federal probe aimed at dismantling large-scale arms trafficking networks along the Arizona border with Mexico. In the probe, called Operation Fast and Furious, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say they were inexplicably ordered by superiors to stop tracking some small-time "straw" buyers who...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Fast and Furious Government Operation is Attack On The 2nd Amendment.

    07/07/2011 11:42:32 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 70 replies
    Rush finally on this... Rush: Fast and Furious this was an attack on the second amendment, to get the American people so angry, they would call/support more gun control.
  • 43 Weapons in Phoenix Traffic Stop Linked to ATF's 'Fast and Furious' (video)

    07/07/2011 8:57:39 AM PDT · by montag813 · 129 replies
    ABC15/SWA (YouTube) ^ | 07-07-2011 | Stand With Arizona
    The scope of Eric Holder's disastrous 'Fast and Furious" ATF operation just keeps expanding. Now a single traffic stop in Phoenix has revealed 43 weapons with serial numbers traceable to the the ATF scandal - taken from 4 illegal aliens arrested in the stop. How many guns has this Administration put in the hands of gangs throughout the U.S. How many children will die in drive-bys using weapons Holder GAVE to criminals? And with the ATF Director now saying the DoJ obstructing the investigation, the House GOP must not stop until all responsible are rotting in jail. And what did...
  • Breaking News: Source claims ATF's Tampa SAC walked guns to Honduras

    07/07/2011 4:52:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 192 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    Part of 'Operation Castaway'? Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Tampa Field Division, ran a gun-running investigation that was walking guns to Honduras using the techniques and tactics identical to Fast and Furious, it was reported to these correspondents this evening via private correspondence from a proven credible source. On 21 September, 2010, A. Brian Albritton, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued a press release on Operation Castaway: Part of 'Operation Castaway'? Exclusive Special Report by Mike Vanderboegh...
  • Scandal Grows: FBI, DEA Involved With Operation Fast and Furious

    07/06/2011 9:53:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday, Acting ATF Director Kenneth Melson answered questions from Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley surrounding Operation Fast and Furious. Melson voluntarily participated in the interview and appeared with personal counsel, meaning although the Justice Department has prohibited Melson to testify before Congress on behalf of the DOJ about the scandal, he can in fact come forward with information as an individual informant outside of the DOJ and separate from DOJ interests. In a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa and Grassley expressed disappointment in the DOJ limiting and controlling Melson's communication and interaction with Congress surrounding...
  • Operation Fast and Furious — How the Obama Administration Conned the Washington Post

    06/24/2011 9:08:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 24, 2011 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Selling arms to Mexican drug cartels? Misleading the Washington Post? It's all in a day's work for Obama's heavily politicized ATF. Thanks to Operation Fast and Furious, the incompetence and ineptitude that has infected the Holder Justice Department is becoming more obvious all the time. For department prosecutors (and senior ATF personnel) to approve the sale of firearms to Mexican drug cartels through straw buyers was a deadly misstep.It led directly to the tragic death of Border Agent Brian Terry. Mexican officials estimate that “150 of their people have been shot by Fast and Furious guns,” Fox News reports. The...
  • New York Times Finally Addresses Gun Walker and Fast and Furious: and Blames American Gun Owners!

    06/24/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/24/2011 | Doug Book
    Like most of the American media, Pinch Sulzberger’s New York Times has ignored the ATF’s Fast and Furious and Gunrunner scandals for months. The fact that one or more Obama Regime members at the Justice Department encouraged other Obama Regime members at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to sell thousands of weapons to illegal straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels and then assist in transporting the guns across the border…well these just aren’t the sort of stories that grace the Times’ front page. After all, Pinch’s pride and joy isn’t known for reporting that its favorite political party...
  • ‘Gunwalker’ Goes Pravda: White House Unleashes MSM

    06/23/2011 11:04:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 23, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The Post prints an attack on Issa that no other paper saw fit to run: an anonymous hit job concocted by the Obama administration. And The Times finally talks Gunwalker ... by attacking the GOP. With a debunked lie. To date, Rep. Darrell Issa and Sen. Charles Grassley have led the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious: a multi-agency scheme that allowed known straw purchasers to buy an estimated 2,000 firearms and to smuggle them into Mexico, into the hands of the narco-terrorists of Mexican cartels. An estimated 150 Mexican police officers and soldiers have been killed by the weapons.Issa...
  • Editorial: Was Fast And Furious A Gun-Control Plot?

    06/22/2011 6:09:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 22, 2011 | Staff
    Scandal: Rather than a botched attempt to catch criminals, was the ATF program actually an attempt to advance gun-control efforts by an administration that has blamed Mexican violence on easy access to U.S. weapons? If "Operation Fast and Furious" was merely a botched attempt at law enforcement, why was a supervisor of the operation, David Voth, "jovial, if not, not giddy but just delighted about" marked guns showing up at crime scenes in Mexico, as career Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson told Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee? Perhaps because all was going as planned...