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  • 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 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,...
  • Fed Raid Seized 1,200 Weapons (Deming, NM)

    09/17/2011 7:17:10 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | September 17, 2011 | Rene Romo
    Federal authorities seized more than 1,200 firearms and nearly 2 million rounds of ammunition when they raided New Deal Shooting Sports, a family-run gun shop south of Deming, last month as part of a multi-agency investigation into illegal gun sales and smuggling. The tally of weapons seized was laid out in search warrant documents filed this week in federal court after the warrants were executed on the gun shop owner’s home and shop between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2. The accounting of weapons and ammunition filled nearly 100 pages. Affidavits for the warrants also describe conversations in which confidential informants...
  • 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 –...
  • Fast and Furious just got more interesting (July 4th meeting)

    07/13/2011 9:05:18 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | July 7, 2011 | Bridget
    I know I’ve been doing a lot of posting on the Fast and Furious scandal and some of you might not be as enthralled as I am with it but I think this is heading downhill quickly for the DOJ (and thus Eric Holder) and I can’t wait to see where this will all end up. It’s like a great mystery movie where you watch and watch and wait to see “who done it”. We all know “who done it” here but will they get away with it and will it eventually end up in Obama’s lap? Breaking news out...
  • Operation Gunwalker: A Fitting Legacy for the Party of Slavery

    06/30/2011 5:49:16 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 4 replies
    The communists never had a problem with killing people when it came to pushing their political ideology. Apparently the same can be said of their ideological little brothers in the Obama administration. Using the “you can’t make an omelet without a little mass murder” rational, high level officials throughout the US government including the Justice Department, ATF, Border Patrol, DEA, and ICE encouraged the sale of over 1,700 weapons to Mexican cartel agents in the US for transportation across the border with the expressed hope that they would be used to commit violent crimes in Mexico. The rational behind Operation...
  • The Gun Walker Pushback - The scandal which can no longer be ignored.

    06/30/2011 4:16:47 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    Human Events ^ | 06/30/2011 | John Hayward
    One of the whistleblowers who brought the massive “Gun Walker” scandal to light, ATF Special Agent Vince Cefalu, was terminated after a thirty-year career last week… the day after House Oversight chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a warning letter to the Bureau, demanding a promise that there would be no retaliatory firings of whistleblowers. Ironically, one of the reasons given for Cefalu’s termination was “a lack of candor.” He was previously turned into a desk ornament for daring to become a “vocal critic” of an illegal wiretap. Since he spoke up about Gun Walker, he spent most of his time...
  • Rep. Cummings’ Gunwalker Report Neglects To Mention … Gunwalker

    06/30/2011 1:29:46 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 30, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Despicable: The report doesn't mention the estimated 150 dead in Mexico, plus two U.S. agents. Just gun control. And long-debunked statistics. “Outgunned: Law Enforcement Agents Warn Congress They Lack Adequate Tools to Counter Illegal Firearms Trafficking” relies upon a carefully balanced blend of newly minted buzzwords, long-debunked statistics, and purposeful disinformation.The 26-page report appears to exist for a political purpose: to gloss over the felonious actions of a multi-agency task force drawn from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security, and the Internal...
  • House Dems Set to Demonize Gun Owners with Gunwalker Forum

    06/30/2011 10:51:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 30, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Can demagoguery stymie the growing Republican investigation? The Committee on House Oversight and Government Reform will be having a forum today on the “Gunwalker” scandal almost guaranteed to fill any observer with disgust. It will be a markedly different than the previous hearings on the scandal chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa.The hearings two weeks ago saw Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents testify about their role in Operation Fast and Furious, the multi-agency scheme that allowed gun smugglers to arm Mexican drug cartels with 2,000 or more weapons as federal law enforcement officers watched. Issa’s hearings included...
  • Obama states ATF director should not step down, Holder did NOT order, does not say he did not order.

    06/29/2011 9:46:05 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 17 replies
    Obama press conference | 6/29/11 | Self
    Obama does not say he did not order.... Keep pushing this!
  • Obama states ATF director should not step down, Holder did NOT order, does not say he did not order.

    06/29/2011 9:46:10 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 7 replies
    Obama press conference | 6/29/11 | Self
    Obama does not say he did not order.... Keep pushing this!
  • Democrat Hearings on ATF Project Gunrunner

    06/29/2011 10:33:59 AM PDT · by publiusF27 · 18 replies
    Main Justice ^ | June 28, 2011 | Channing Turner
    The ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on the flow of illegal guns between the U.S. and Mexico on Thursday in response to recent controversy over a botched gun-trafficking program. ... Speakers at the minority hearing will include Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), a former ATF agent and several gun control advocates.
  • Issa Warns – Spare The Whistle Blower; ATF Fires Him

    06/26/2011 12:33:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-26-11 | Skookum
    One Of The Weapons The ATF Allowed To Be Purchased By Mexican Drug Cartels Republican Darrell Issa of CA, wrote a letter to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Deputy Director William J. Hoover, demanding that there be no reprisals against the ATF agents testifying in the illegal Operation Fast and Furious; the operation termed "Felony Stupid" by Issa. Twenty four hours later, Agent Vince Cefalu received notice that the agency wants to terminate him, after thirty years, for an apparent "lack of candor". Agent Cefalu problems with the ATF go back four years, when he caused ill...
  • Federal ATF chief said to resist pressure to step down

    06/23/2011 8:50:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 77 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 6/23/11 | Richard A. Serrano, Washington Bureau
    Kenneth Melson of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms faces controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns into Mexico. He is said to be eager to testify to Congress. The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency's surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.
  • Breaking: ATF heeds Issa's 'no retaliation' warning by...retaliating

    06/23/2011 3:19:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 34 replies
    Examiner. Com ^ | June 23, 2011 | David Codrea
    "ATF served Special Agent Vince Cefalu with termination paperwork today." That's the word from Jay Dobyns, himself a subject of Bureau retaliation, in a post on CleanUpATF. Gun Rights Examiner reported on Cefalu in May of last year--He was the agent assigned to do nothing because he came forward to complain about ATF mismanagement.From Dobyns post:
  • ‘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...
  • The Fast and the Furious - Mexico Grift (Jon Stewart slams the program)

    06/23/2011 11:55:42 AM PDT · by dead · 13 replies
    The Daily Show ^ | June 21, 2011
    You know your stupid liberal plan is really really stupid when even stupid liberal Jon Stewart slams it:The Fast and the Furious - Mexico Grift
  • Project Gunwalker Too Big For CNN To Ignore Any Longer

    06/22/2011 12:09:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Onlygunsandmoney ^ | 20 June, 2011 | John Richardson
    With the exceptions of CBS's Sharyl Attkission and Fox's William LaJeunesse, the mainstream media - especially television news - have done their best to ignore Project Gunwalker or Operation Fast and Furious or whatever you want to call it. So imagine my delight at seeing CNN's Jeanne Meserve looking properly dour calling the hearings last week before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee "fiery". She also said that Operation Fast and Furious "has become quite explosive here in Washington." It is about time that the major news organizations recognize Project Gunwalker and the damage it has done in an...
  • Rep. Ron Paul slams Obama over gun scandal, Second Amendment

    06/22/2011 12:13:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Texas Rep. Ron Paul slammed President Obama Monday, questioning why the Justice Department was allowed to go forward with a program providing Mexican drug cartel members access to weapons, one of which eventually killed a border patrol guard. “The ATF has a long history of abusing our Second Amendment rights, so I was glad to see Congressman Issa demanding answers on the Project ‘Gunwalker’ scandal,” Mr. Paul said. “My hope is that the recent hearing will further expose the ATF’s and Attorney General Eric Holder’s assaults on law-abiding gun owners, and more people will start questioning the need for unconstitutional...
  • 'Leaderless ATF' meme apparently preferred gun prohibitionist lobby gambit

    06/22/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 June, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    Do you like this article? On Fox and Friends this morning, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) discussed his expectation that Kenneth Melson will resign his position as Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) today, as part of the fallout from the "Project Gunwalker" scandal. Last Thursday, we looked at what is emerging as apparently the "best" excuse the "gun control" lobby can conjure up in order to absolve the BATFE of guilt for this murderous monstrosity: that because the Senate has refused to confirm a permanent BATFE director, the agency is "leaderless," and thus cannot...
  • What 'Project Gunwalker' says about extent of gun trafficking to Mexico

    06/22/2011 12:23:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 June, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    While the percentage of Mexican criminal firepower supposedly attributable to the U.S. civilian gun market continues to fall, U.S. gun shops (and gun shows) are still supposedly on the hook for 70% of recovered Mexican "crime guns" (at one time, the figure being tossed around was "95-100%"--a figure that steadily dropped as it became indefensible). That the "70%" figure refers not to the total number of seized guns, but to the percentage of those submitted to, and successfully traced by, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), is generally ignored. The fact that according to the Mexican newspaper...