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  • Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations (Dec 2011)

    06/20/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT · by txnuke · 91 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 7, 2011 | Sharryl 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...
  • Gunwalker: Fast Leaks, Furious Congressmen

    10/07/2011 11:31:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 7, 2011 | Bob Owens
    CBS News says they have lots more evidence, plus the Gunwalker architect may have been identified. July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26, and August 9, 2010. These are the dates of weekly memos provided by National Drug Intelligence Center Director Michael Walther to Attorney General Eric Holder. Each was a short document that included information on Operation Fast and Furious, including descriptions of the operation as a multi-agency task force targeting a gun trafficking ring headed by Manuel Celis-Acosta that had purchased “1,500 firearms that were then supplied to Mexican drug trafficking cartels.” The release of these documents...