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  • Now This Is An Interesting Question (gunwalker)

    02/25/2012 6:05:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1+ views
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 24 February, 2012 | John Richardson
    Local reporters in Arizona are asking whether guns, ammo, and cash found in a raid on a "stash house" are tied to Operation Fast and Furious. The story is from CBS 5, KPHO, out of Phoenix. The items were found in a raid by the AZ DPS Gang Task Force. The house was reportedly by used by a "rip crew." If you'll remember, it was a rip crew that got into the shootout that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.
  • Giving quarter to anti-gun usurpers in government

    02/25/2012 5:39:01 PM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 February, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Long ago, I advanced a modest proposal--a proposal for mercy for government officials guilty of violating Americans' Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. I called it the "Second Amendment Violation Amnesty Act." The idea was for federal legislation that would offer gun rights violators a way out from suffering the worst of the consequences of prosecution under Title 18, U.S.C., Section 242,"Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law." This statute makes it a crime for any person acting under color of law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom to willfully deprive or cause to...
  • The Reese Family Railroad(NM ATF)

    02/26/2012 7:10:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 17 February, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    (17 February) The investigation into the ATF/DOJ Gunwalker scandal code-named Fast & Furious has passed the one-year mark. During that time Congressional investigators have put barely a chip in the stone wall established by Eric Holder and his Justice Department. So far, fewer than 20 percent of the documents requested by Congressional investigators have been produced by the DOJ. There have been a couple of resignations and a few reassignments, and one Justice Department official has refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds, but so far there hasn't been the slightest indication that anyone involved is going to spend a...
  • Store refused gun sale because of name, race, Charlotte couple says(NC)

    02/26/2012 5:56:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 100 replies
    wbtv.com ^ | 25 February, 2012 | Brad Hyatt
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Charlotte couple says Dick's Sporting Goods refused to sell them a gun because of their last name and race. Bernard and Francine Miller tell us they went to the store on W. T. Harris Boulevard looking for a rifle because they spotted a coyote in their yard. After forty minutes of shopping and working with the sales agent, they settled on the one that fit their price range. A 22-rifle that cost just over $200. Bernard was then asked to fill out paperwork. But the couple says after filling out the paperwork, a salesperson refused...
  • Feinstein challenger: Drop Fast & Furious gun-control agenda

    02/25/2012 9:34:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 02/21/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    California Republican Elizabeth Emken, who is challenging 20-year incumbent Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her seat in November, told The Daily Caller that her opponent is “protecting Washington insiders” with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. “Rather than Feinstein trumpeting her own gun control agenda here, she should be working to the get the truth out to the American public,” Emken said in a phone interview. “And, I think [House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell] Issa is very meticulous in ensuring that this is a fact-based investigation. Where will it end? I think you and I both have a pretty...
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    02/24/2012 2:33:47 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 465 replies · 9+ views
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  • DOJ SHOT Show cases ‘falling apart’-Breuer drops prosecution(ATF)

    02/24/2012 5:25:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 23 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    “[T]he Justice Department's cases have, well, fallen apart, primarily because justice department prosecutors were repeatedly unable to prove to juries that what the defendants had done was illegal,” The Outdoor Wire is reporting today. The cases they’re referring to resulted from the SHOT Show sting, a story Gun Rights Examiner reported in a January 2010 column. “There's been a bust at the 2010 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show and Conference (SHOT Show). The FBI has arrested 21 ‘executives and employees of military and law enforcement products companies’ for bribery of foreign officials,” the report explained. “SHOT Show bust leaves more...
  • Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation

    02/23/2012 11:48:23 AM PST · by neverdem · 25 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 22, 2012 | Sharyl Attkisson
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Special Agent Jaime Zapata was shot and killed in the line of duty Tuesday, Feb. 15 2011 after he was attacked by unknown assailants while driving between Monterrey, Mexico, and Mexico City. One year later, his family still lacks answers about his death.(Credit: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked...
  • CBS: "Second gun used in ICE agent murder linked to ATF undercover operation."

    02/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/22/12 | Dutchman6
    Look out, Eric, Sharyl Attkisson's on the prowl again. Prosecutors recently sentenced a Texas man, Manuel Barba, for trafficking a weapon connected to the murder of Immigration and Customs (ICE) Agent Jaime Zapata. Nobody was more astonished to learn of the case than Zapata's parents, who didn't know that Barba had been arrested or linked to their son's murder. "The family was obviously surprised to learn that there was a case involving a weapon linked to the Zapata incident," attorney Trey Martinez told CBS News. Martinez represents Zapata's parents and the surviving ICE agent in the assault, Victor Avila. "They...
  • Breitbart on why the media tends to ignore Fast and Furious(Video)

    02/20/2012 7:27:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 18 February, 2012 | Ginni Thomas
    The Operation Fast and Furious scandal is one that the establishment media refuses to cover fully, conservative media icon Andrew Breitbart said in a recent interview with The Daily Caller’s Ginni Thomas. Fast and Furious happened, Breitbart explained, “for the purposes of creating a narrative that they could use in America to try and thwart our Second Amendment constitutional rights. I don’t think the most sinister screenwriter could imagine a government that would abide by that, let alone the media to cover that up.” Watch the full interview with Breitbart here. Mrs. Thomas does not necessarily support or endorse the...
  • Rep. Issa afraid to enforce law against black AG Holder

    02/20/2012 8:43:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/20/2012 | Doug Book
    During the past week a number of Operation Fast and Furious watchers have been celebrating the notion that Congressman Darrell Issa’s February 14th letter to Eric Holder represents a last chance, comply or else, final offer to the gangster Attorney General. (1) Unfortunately, buying into such wishful thinking will result in nothing but disappointment as the Congressman has shown little in his dealings with the Attorney General over the past 6 months but a litany of empty threats and predictable retreats when they are ignored. During his December 8th testimony before Issa’s House Government Reform Committee, Holder stated emphatically that...
  • More Federal Shenanigans in the Clark Case. Mainstream press take note: the ATF is trying to keep

    02/20/2012 9:01:32 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 2/20/12 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "He-who-must-not-be-named." ATF's view of yours truly. When we last left the case of U.S. vs. Clark, James P. "Little Jimmy" Vann, the ATF Chief Counsel's Office visiting sewer maintenance worker had just raised his ugly little head at a hearing. Long-time readers will recall that it was Little Jimmy who fanatically pursued the ephemeral Ramsey A. Bear as part of the long economic Waco that the ATF has waged on Georgia firearm designer Len Savage. Last week, courtesy of the sharp-eyed Nolo Contendere at ARF.com, Little Jimmy's fingerprints were first observed on the Clark case. And what is Little Jimmy...
  • The Daily Rattle (February's Immigration News Roundup)

    02/19/2012 3:49:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | February 18, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    Today’s Daily Rattle cuts a wide swath across the political landscape, including stories about the ongoing carnage of the Mexican war against the narco cartels, some high profile endorsements of Mitt Romney by immigration enforcement advocates, and a potential reentry into the political realm by our good friend Russell Pearce. But first, we examine the continued success of Alabama’s landmark HB 56, which has transformed the economic fortunes of many Alabamians for the better while causing its enemies-including the Obama administration-to redouble their efforts at thwarting the will of the people. It turns out that Alabama’s immigration enforcement law has...
  • Efforts to Prevent Another Fast and Furious Stripped by Obama

    02/19/2012 10:51:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies · 2+ views
    Twon Hall ^ | 2/17/12 | Katie Pavlich
    Emily Miller of The Washington Times has been sifting through President Obama's latest budget boondogle and has found some pretty alarming items. First, Obama's budget strips language that would prevent another Operation Fast and Furious from occuring again. In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times. Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove that provision from the 2013...
  • Project Gunrunner Wasn't Fast and Furious by Any Means

    02/18/2012 9:19:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Russ Vaughn
    For those of you who have the unenviable task of debating liberals in your family or workplace, let me render some aid. Liberals are jumping all over the falsehood that Fast & Furious was conceived and put into play during the Bush Administration as Project Gunrunner or Operation Gunwalker. And while it is undeniably true that such a federal operation was put into play by the Bush Administration, there is a huge difference between the Bush initiative and Operation Fast & Furious: motive. To quote the ATF fact sheet at The U.S. Embassy in Mexico website, here was the goal...
  • A Disturbing Case in New Mexico Guilty or not, this is too much

    02/18/2012 7:18:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    The Firearms Coalition ^ | 9 December, 2012 | Jeff Knox
    A family of four – Rick Reese, his wife Terri, and their two sons, Ryin - 24 and Remington - 19 – was arrested in Las Cruces, New Mexico on August 30, 2011. They have been held in four separate county and federal detention facilities without bond ever since. Their alleged crime is that, over the course of several months, they sold between 15 and 30 guns to people they knew, or should have known were gun traffickers for Mexican drug gangs. The Reeses insist that they are innocent of any crime. Shortly after they were arrested in Las Cruces,...
  • 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.
  • It’s time to return Holder’s contempt

    02/16/2012 6:15:34 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    ‘Contempt of Congress” is a pretty strong term, and one with tangible legal consequences, but how else to describe Attorney General Eric Holder’s continuing obstructionism in the burgeoning Fast and Furious scandal? It’s been 14 months since news broke that a federal agent had been killed with weapons that Holder’s Justice Department intentionally allowed to cross the border into Mexico, with no plan on how to track them and without alerting Mexican officials. In all, the Obama administration sent thousands of guns south to the drug gangs under the misbegotten operation. But since last May, Eric Holder has been stonewalling...
  • MILLER: Obama’s fast and furious spin(gunwalker)

    02/16/2012 5:48:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Emily Miller
    President Obama is using his budget to advance an anti-gun agenda just before the election. One particularly sneaky provision buried deep within his submission to Congress Monday would, if enacted, allow the mistakes of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to be repeated. In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times. Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove...
  • David Hardy's Notes on State Jurisdiction to Prosecute a Federal actor.(gunwalker)

    02/16/2012 5:38:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    This document by attorney David Hardy, author of "This Is Not An Assault": Penetrating the Web of Official Lies Regarding the Waco Incident, is currently circulating in Arizona legal and political circles. Reprinted, with permission: Notes on State Jurisdiction to Prosecute a Federal actor By David Hardy Congress has recognized the possibility that a Federal agent or employee might be prosecuted by a State, and established a rule for such an occurrence. 28 U.S.C. §1442(a) provides that such a criminal prosecution, commenced in State court may be removed to Federal district court upon motion of the defendant, if the defendant...
  • Obama's ATF Director, Anti-Gun Zealot Andrew Traver Transferred Out of Chicago

    02/16/2012 7:04:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    President Obama's pick for ATF director, anti-gun Andrew Traver, has been transferred from his position as special agent in charge of the ATF Chicago Field Division, to head up the Denver division. According to sources, the move came after Traver felt frustrated his confirmation for ATF director had been stalled in the Senate for nearly a year. The estimated cost to transfer Traver is nearly a million taxpayer dollars, all because his feelings are hurt. Traver chose to specifically to work in Chicago, (where his buddies Obama and Rahm hang out) and instead of forcing taxpayers to foot the bill...
  • TIME-TO-CRIME STATISTICS CAST DOUBT ON DOJ GUN TRAFFICKING CLAIMS

    02/15/2012 3:45:34 PM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    nssfblog.com ^ | 15 February, 2012 | Larry Keane
    An article in the Washington Free Beacon discusses the 15 year time-to-crime (TTC) statistic that casts significant doubt on DOJ claims regarding firearms trafficking along the southwest border. Time-to-crime refers to the period of time between original purchase of a firearm and the recovery of that firearm by law enforcement. The document obtained by the Beacon comes from ATF and was produced as part of the court record in the 2011 case National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Jones – a lawsuit filed by the NSSF and two NRA-funded firearms retailers challenging ATF’s legal authority to impose a multiple sales reporting...
  • Obama's Anti-Constitutional Pattern

    02/15/2012 1:23:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    The firestorm of controversy over the January 20th HHS mandate requiring Catholic and other religious organizations to pay for contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs for their employees shows no sign of abating. This is notwithstanding the Obama administration's "accommodation," announced last Friday, that will permit insurance companies to pass the cost of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs along to Catholic and other religious employers - as long as they do so surreptitiously, of course. Catholics bishops and countless others have characterized this regulation as direct government interference with the free exercise of religion and thus unconstitutional. In this, they are...
  • Armored SUV could not protect U.S. agents in Mexico

    02/15/2012 7:57:49 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/15/12 | Nick Miroff and William Booth
    When U.S. special agent Jaime Zapata was shot dead one year ago on a notorious stretch of highway in central Mexico, he was driving a $160,000 armored Chevy Suburban, built to exacting government standards, designed to defeat high-velocity gunfire, fragmentation grenades and land mines. But the vehicle had a basic, fatal flaw. Forced off the road in a well-coordinated ambush, surrounded by drug cartel gunmen brandishing AK-47s, Zapata and his partner, Victor Avila, rolled to a stop. Zapata put the vehicle in park. The door locks popped up. That terrifying sound — a quiet click — set into motion events...
  • We're watching you, Speaker Boehner and all of your friends too

    02/15/2012 10:20:55 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/15/2012 | Doug Book
    On February 7th, Coach is Right posted a story reporting John Boehner was involved in an under-the-table negotiation with Attorney General Eric Holder to arrange a “mutually acceptable conclusion” to the Congressional investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. (1) Originally broken by Mike Vanderboegh on his Sipsey Street Irregulars website, it was reported that the Department of Justice would provide Boehner and Republicans the heads of DOJ higher-ups Lanny Breuer and Jason Weinstein along with assorted minor players and in return, the GOP would drop House and Senate committee investigations, giving Eric Holder and Barack Obama a pass on their...
  • Most of an alphabet of federal agencies knew about 'Gunwalker'--Holder didn't?

    02/15/2012 5:56:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    Last week, Michel Marizco, writing for Fronteras, revealed what those of us who demand that the government be held accountable for its crimes have been saying all along. Operation Fast and Furious was not, contrary to what the administration and its apologists would like us to believe, a "rogue operation," conducted by an out-of-control Phoenix Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) field office, along with the U.S. Attorneys Office in Phoenix, without knowledge of those higher in the Department of Justice. It was instead a large, multi-agency operation--and indeed involved multiple cabinet-level departments. From the article: Newly released...
  • Speech - Cornyn to CPAC: Eric Holder's "Litany of Shame"

    02/14/2012 1:30:48 PM PST · by neverdem · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | February 11, 2012 | Senator John Cornyn
    Go to the source for the speech.
  • Issa takes step toward holding Holder in contempt of Congress

    02/14/2012 3:02:45 PM PST · by Fast Moving Angel · 53 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    On Tuesday Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, took a major step toward holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for his failure to provide subpoenaed documents and other information about Operation Fast and Furious.
  • Fast And Furious Gun Control Plot Was Widely Known

    02/14/2012 12:38:47 PM PST · by raptor22 · 36 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 14, 2012 | IBD staff
    Scandal: A drug enforcement agent says other agencies knew in 2009 about the Justice Department's gunrunning operation and even tried to interdict the weapons flow. And, yes, it was a gun-control plot. The notion that Fast and Furious was a localized operation run out of the Phoenix office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of which few, particularly the arguably clueless Attorney General Eric Holder, were aware continues to be exposed as the lie it is. "In 2009, I became aware that ATF was walking guns," Tony Coulson, who was in charge of the Drug Enforcement Agency-Tucson...
  • Media Silent As Mexico Arrests Key Figure In Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    02/14/2012 11:39:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    bigjournalism.com ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    I think late January and February have been the busiest time for Operation Fast & Furious. The media still doesn’t give it proper coverage, especially this news: On February 4th, Mexico arrests a key figure in Fast & Furious. Not only is he a key person in Fast & Furious, but he was also a top lieutenant to El Chapo. I first found out about it on Borderland Beat, a great website keeping us up to date about the drug war in Mexico. The Los Angeles Times reported it on February 7th and my colleague AWR Hawkins published commenrary on...
  • A Journalist's Guide to 'Project Gunwalker'-Part Nine

    02/13/2012 5:58:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Examiner.com article character limits preclude adding more updates to the initial and subsequently-posted Journalist's Guides to Project Gunwalker. This is a continuation of updates from this column and Sipsey Street Irregulars beginning January 27, 2012. It also includes contributions from regional Gun Rights Examiners. Click here for the Part One chronology from Dec. 28, 2010 through March 8, 2011. Click here for Part Two, beginning on March 9, 2011 and ending on April 15, 2011. Click here for Part Three, beginning on April 17, 2011 and ending on June 19, 2011. Click here for Part Four, beginning on June 20,...
  • NBC News ignores Gunwalker, continues anti-gun propaganda agenda

    02/12/2012 6:35:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 10 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    “The gunwalking story has never been mentioned on either NBC Nightly News or the Today show,” Geoffrey Dickens reports in a Feb. 8 Media Research Center “Reality Check” piece. Perhaps that’s not quite fair. After all, MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” with Al Sharpton gave Rep. Elijah Cummings unchallenged time to make his case that the congressional Fast and Furious investigation is an “election-year witch hunt” against Eric Holder by Republicans, gunwalking was George Bush’s fault, and the real problem is we need more gun control. So leave it to “Today” to send “national investigative correspondent” Jeff Rossen to Phoenix of all...
  • Sheriff Paul Babeau: Fast and Furious scandal is far from over

    02/11/2012 7:41:49 PM PST · by Rabin · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | February 11, 2012 | Tina Korbe
    This is a larger scandal than anything like Watergate, Nobody died there. People lied and there was a cover-up. Here, there’s lies and cover-ups and we still don’t have the answers, but people have been killed. Fourteen hundred of these guns are still outstanding; other people will die from actions of Eric Holder and the Department of Justice.”
  • Fast and Furious: Rep. Darrell Issa Blinks, No Contempt Charges for Holder

    02/11/2012 11:38:13 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 102 replies
    Big Government ^ | Feb. 11, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    For nearly a year now, House Oversight Committee Chair Darrell Issa (R=CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder have locked horns over Operation Fast and Furious. Throughout this time we have seen heated exchanges between the two during Congressional hearings, watched the DOJ’s narrative change more than once, and wondered why Holder has thus far been allowed to dictate the speed at which the committee can investigate him. As of late, when Holder dug in and simply refused to the turn over the documents the House Oversight Committee subpoenaed, the contest between he and Issa turned into nothing less than a...
  • 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...
  • Former DEA chief says 3 other federal agencies knew about Operation Fast and Furious

    02/10/2012 12:43:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/10/12 | William La Jeunesse
    While criticism surrounding Operation Fast and Furious has so far focused on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, three other federal agencies knew about the operation and some of their agents tried to stop it, according to the former chief of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in Tucson. Tony Coulson, the DEA’s agent in charge of Southern Arizona during Fast and Furious, says many federal field agents knew the ATF was walking guns to Mexico, but supervisors told them to back off when they objected. “Clearly, we went too far,” Coulson said. “The question we had among rank and...
  • Holder granted extra time to turn over 'Fast and Furious' documents

    02/09/2012 6:59:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/9/12 | Terry Frieden
    Washington -- A key congressional Republican who had threatened to bring a contempt citation against Attorney General Eric Holder if he did not comply with a demand for "Operation Fast and Furious" documents by 5 p.m. Thursday, has backed off his stated deadline. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, who has the backing of the committee's Republican majority, has granted a Justice Department request for an extension. No new deadline was set. The Justice Department did not dispute the committee statement.
  • Holder Tells Congress Obama Wants To Ban Guns

    02/09/2012 7:45:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Chris W. Cox, NRA
    FAIRFAX, Va. --(Ammoland.com)- Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly “Fast and Furious”gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash...
  • Holder tells Congress the Obama administration wants to ban guns

    02/08/2012 7:21:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9:29 AM 02/08/2012 | By Chris Cox
    Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government. In a rash attempt to...
  • Traver ‘up or down’ vote must include Fast and Furious answers (gunwalker)

    02/08/2012 6:01:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 February, 2012 | David Codrea
    Attorney General Eric Holder “called to confirm a permanent ATF Director,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney* asserted during her recognized time in the February 2 House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Fast and Furious hearing. Dismissing the proceedings as “a politically-motivated fishing trip,” Maloney used the brunt of her time to demand more “gun control,” and to conflate Fast and Furious with previous investigations. She even referenced a video where American Al Qaeda Adam Gadahn told followers to buy “a fully automatic assault rifle without a background check” at gun shows. That this is untrue and demonstrates profound ignorance of existing...
  • HOLDER'S SERGEANT SCHULTZ DEFENSE: As Hearings Mount, Attorney General is Throwing more Sandbags

    02/07/2012 7:04:45 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 11 replies
    Webtoday.tv ^ | 02/07/2012 | webtoday.tv
    Despite overwhelming evidence that memos and letters were sent to Eric Holder regarding Fast and Furious as early as July of 2010, he still used ignorance as his defense in the most recent Congressional hearing. As frustration was apparent on the faces of Republican Committee members, there was a certain smugness on the faces of Holder and his assistants, who were seated behind him.

Executive Director of the Gun Owners of America, Larry Pratt has been following the Fast and Furious scandal, practically from the time it broke early last year. One of his concerns is that without the support of...
  • EDITORIAL: Tempting contempt of Congress

    02/07/2012 6:40:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Editorial
    White House risks charges in probes of Fast and Furious, SolyndraThe clock is ticking for the Justice Department. As officials continue to withhold documents relevant to the administration’s fatally flawed gunrunning scheme, House lawmakers grow more anxious to get to the bottom of what happened. Unless the material is produced before the deadline, Republicans shouldn’t waver in issuing contempt-of-Congress citations. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members investigating Fast and Furious have given Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. until Thursday to turn over subpoenaed material and avoid an unpleasant battle between the executive and legislative branches. During his sixth...
  • Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal

    02/07/2012 7:05:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 7, 2012 | Los Angeles Times
    Mexico arrests figure in Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexican authorities have arrested a reputed enforcer for the country's most powerful drug cartel -- a man also alleged to have amassed weapons from the U.S. government's failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation (link, in Spanish, includes video). Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, 33, is also wanted by U.S. officials on drug-trafficking charges in El Paso. Mexican and U.S. authorities say he served as a top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and the Sinaloa Cartel and was in charge of operations in the border state of...
  • Obama Fundraiser Tied To Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 4:07:46 PM PST · by ElIguana · 1 replies
    America's Conservative News ^ | 02/07/2012 | PunditPress.com
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials.
  • John Boehner To Halt Fast And Furious Investigation,Sell Out To Holder And White House

    02/07/2012 3:55:27 PM PST · by charlene4 · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | Feb. 7, 20012 | Doug Collins
    By Coach Collins, on February 7th, 2012 by Doug Book, staff writer Yesterday, Coach is Right published facts concerning an avenue which honest and courageous congressional Republicans might follow in their efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the criminal misadventure of Operation Fast and Furious and its subsequent cover-up. The following represents current news of a vastly different approach. Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast...
  • John Boehner to halt Fast and Furious investigation, sell out to Eric Holder and White House

    02/07/2012 11:07:09 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 165 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/07/2012 | Doug Book
    Congressman John Boehner, the House Speaker better known for displays of weeping than of courage, is reportedly cutting a deal with Eric Holder which would provide a “mutually satisfactory” outcome in Barack Obama’s criminal, gun running endeavor Operation Fast and Furious. Months ago, Boehner prevented Darrell Issa filing a charge of perjury against Holder even after documents proved the Attorney General’s May 4th House testimony concerning the date of his first “acquaintance” with Fast and Furious to be an outright lie. And now the weepy Speaker will OFFICIALLY let the most corrupt Department of Justice head in the nation’s history...
  • Breaking: Fugitive Obama Fundraiser Linked to Fast and Furious

    02/07/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 49 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/7/2012 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Some developing news in the case of Juan Jose Rojas Cardona, who is a fugitive on drug and fraud charges. In 2009 it was discovered that he was involved in a plot to assassinate a rival and bribe Mexican officials. This has gone public, as has his $200,000 in fundraising done for Barack Obama. Obama has now returned the money, but the scrutiny on Cardona continues. It now appears that Cardona's links to the organized crime world also ties him to the DEA, which ran Operation Fast and Furious. Cardona was allegedly involved with a top drug cartel across the...
  • Fast and Furious: Three Questions Not Asked

    02/07/2012 12:55:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Bob Owens
    Whether Operation Fast and Furious was a legitimate law enforcement operation, as the Department of Justice claims, or was part of a plot to impose gun control, it was radically different from all other border gun operations in one crucial way. Operation Fast and Furious was the only border gun operation that was undertaken with the full intention of the straw-purchased guns leaving the control of law enforcement officers and reaching the armories of drug cartel murderers. That fact alone should lead to the impeachment or administrative removal of everyone, from field agents to political appointees and elected officials that...
  • Darrell Issa to finally put Eric Holder behind bars?

    02/06/2012 10:38:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 40 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/06/2012 | Doug Book
    As a result of his refusal to honor House committee subpoenas demanding the release of some 70 thousand Fast and Furious-related documents currently withheld by the Department of Justice, Eric Holder faces the very real possibility of arrest and imprisonment by the House of Representatives. “Your actions lead us to conclude that the [Justice] Department is actively engaged in a cover-up,” wrote House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa to Attorney General Holder just two days before his February 2nd testimony before the Committee. (1) Stating what interested Americans have known for a year or more, Issa speaks of the...
  • Holder still hasn’t talked ‘Fast and Furious’ with Clinton, Napolitano, Obama

    02/06/2012 6:04:33 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/6/12 | Matthew Boyle
    During his testimony about Operation Fast and Furious before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform last week, Attorney General Eric Holder said that he still hasn’t discussed the deadly scandal with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano or President Barack Obama. Holder’s admission that he hasn’t taken the initiative to discuss how the government should handle this scandal came during an exchange he had with Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz. “I had an opportunity in the Judiciary Committee to ask you questions on Dec. 8, 2011,” Chaffetz said when questioning Holder on Thursday. “I...