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Attempt To Weaken 2nd Ammendment Backfiring On Obama

Attempt To Weaken 2nd Ammendment Backfiring On Obama

No, I do not believe that "Fast and Furious" and "Gun Runner" were implemented to trace weapons to drug dealers. No, the intent was to create a "crisis" tied to US guns so that Obama could come in and save the day by further restricting the 2nd Ammendment right of Americans. Will Congress follow through with a thorogh investigation? Many sources indicate that this goes to the very top of the current administration. Is Congress afraid that the investigation could lead to Obama directly and they would then face the predictable cries of racism from the MSM and the left? How many people need to die before serious action is taken?

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Guns at Mexican Crime Scenes Linked to U.S. Sting
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
Published: July 26, 2011

WASHINGTON — Congressional investigators examining a gun-trafficking sting investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious have identified 122 weapons linked to the operation that have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico, according to a report they are expected to release Tuesday.

The report, which offers new details about the operation, lists 48 occasions between November 2009 and February 2011 in which Mexican authorities found one or more such weapons, based on internal e-mails of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, whose Phoenix office set up the operation. It was compiled by the staffs of Representative Darrell Issa of California and Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the two Republicans leading the investigation.

“The faulty design of Operation Fast and Furious led to tragic consequences,” the report concludes. “Countless United States and Mexican citizens suffered as a result.”

The report also gives details of the murder of the brother of a Mexican law enforcement official and several shootouts involving Mexican police helicopters, alleging a tie to Fast and Furious guns because some were found among larger weapons caches connected to cartels. However, it offers no direct evidence that guns linked to the operation were used in those cases.

The report comes as the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, of which Mr. Issa is chairman, is preparing to hold a hearing on the operation on Tuesday that will focus on allegations by A.T.F. agents based in Mexico that they were kept in the dark about the operation, that they believed it was allowing guns to reach Mexican cartels, and that they were brushed off when they raised concerns.

Operation Fast and Furious was an investigation by the A.T.F.’s Phoenix office into a suspected network of “straw” gun buyers who were buying weapons, including a variant of the AK-47 assault rifle, from weapons dealers in the United States, where they may be legally purchased, for use by drug cartels based in Mexico, where it is illegal to sell such guns. It ran from around late 2009 to early 2011, and 20 people, to date, have been charged in connection with it.

The operation was internally controversial because some A.T.F. agents believed they should be moving to arrest the lower-level buyers and to intercept the guns more swiftly. The critics went to Congress after two guns linked to the operation were found at the scene of the murder of a Border Patrol agent in December.

read the rest here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/us/26guns.html?smid=tw-nytimes&seid=auto


Added: Jul-26-2011 Occurred On: Jul-26-2011
By: menderman
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Tags: Fast and Furious, Gun Runner, Obama, Holder, Napalitano, ATF, DOJ, Menderman
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