Tag Archive: Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

Obama Moves On Guns

Obama is announcing his new gun policies right now. I’ll post as I get updates. There are apparently 23 executive orders. I’ve looked over them quickly and I don’t really see anything terribly objectionable. Most of it is strengthening exiting law and the background check system. Here they are, with my commentary. None would have prevented Sandy Hook. But if you’re looking to reduce gun violence overall, they do address that.

1. “Issue a presidential

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More Fast, But Not Furious Enough

The Fast and Furious investigation is over, right? All a big paranoid delusion by the Right Wing, right? Hahaha! Those crazy Right Wingers and their theories.

Wrong:

A new report by our partners at Univision has found additional links between violent crimes in Mexico and guns involved in the Obama administration’s flawed “Fast and Furious” operation.

Fifty-seven previously unidentified weapons tied to the operation — allowed to “walk” across the U.S. border into Mexico

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Excusing the Inexcusable

Yesterday, Fortune ran a long article claiming that there is no “there” there in Fast and Furious. The article does clear a few things up, such as the ATF not actually “walking” guns into Mexico. However, some things bothered me about it. For one, it never addresses why the Administration first claimed no gun walking occurred, then retracted that claim. It never asks why they are witholding documents that are not related to criminal investigations … Read more

Gunrunner update: Letter showing ATF circumvented the law to expidate operation.

The Examiner has a post up that is frankly baffling and validates the concern expressed by many of us that when you look at the evidence, dismiss the implausible, and are left with the facts, logic dictates that this operation had nothing to do with stopping the flow of guns and everything to do with actually getting guns in the hands of drug cartels to kill people. It seems like the people at the Examiner … Read more

Fast and Furious Fallout

Accountability, people!

The ATF has promoted three key supervisors of a controversial sting operation that allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico.

All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol

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Gunrunner update: AP covers the story

While the AP tries real hard to remain neutral – funny how that always happens when the story hurts the left, huh – the fact remain that they have been the only ones covering the”Gunrunner” scandal and the involvement of the DOJ & the WH in the whole sordid affair. The rest of the MSM has simply been ignoring this to cover for team Obama. Breibart news has another in the latest & greatest AP Read more

Gunrunner update

For those still grasping at straws and pretending operation “Fast & Furious” was legit, in which case the intent would have been to track the weapons at a minimum, and as with all such operations, to do everything possible to prevent these weapons from ending up in the wrong hands where they are used to commit crimes, we have some reality bitch slaps courtesy of this beltway confidential piece in the Washington Examiner.

In the

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WH gets WaPo to write hit piece..

Well, now I am certain that the WH knew about the ATF gun running program that is now turning into a major liability for not just the Obamanites at the ATF & the DOJ, but seems to be pointing all the way to the WH. How you ask? Well, this WaPO hit piece, which I should mention was shopped to every MSM donkey mouth piece by the WH without anyone other than the WaPo … Read more

More on the ATF scandal

Seems we have had some congressional hearings going on now on the ATF’s botched gun running scandal, and people are talking. And some of the things they are pointing out make one wonder what really was behind this supposed operation. Things like Agent Dodson’s comment that:

“We were mandated to let these guns go,” Dodson said. The program began in 2009 and abruptly ended shortly after Terry’s death Dec. 15. The weapon used to

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That ATF sting operation: who was it really targeted at?

What am I talking about? Well, this story about a border patrol agent shot and killed by Mexican drug cartel members:

On the night of December 14, 2010, Agent Terry was on duty in the Rio Rico area of Southern Arizona about 15 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border. He and three fellow BORTAC agents were summoned to Peck Canyon, one of the many rural pathways alongside Interstate 19 that are notorious as transport routes

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