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Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,”
assembles the devastating evidence that
implicates the Obama administration for its botched gun-walking
operation and ensuing coverup to mislead Congress and the American
Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast and Furious as Pavlich. As the
news editor of Townhall, she has asked questions the mainstream media ignored. Now her
book pieces the story together for a complete picture of how a government-run operation turned
She’ll speak on Tuesday at noon ET at The Bloggers Briefing. Breitbart TV, in partnership with
The Heritage Foundation, will air it live.
Operation Fast and Furious began in 2009 as an effort to eliminate high-level arms trafficking
networks. Guns were allowed to “walk,” and rather than arresting straw purchasers and cartel
buyers, hundreds were used to commit crimes in the United States and Mexico. Border Patrol
Agent Brian Terry was killed with one in 2010, and an estimated 1,400 guns remain missing.
As previously documented by Breitbart News Network, Pavlich’s book contains new
information questioning Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s testimony to Congress
as well as the media’s efforts to shield the Obama administration from criticism.
The book details President Obama’s lifelong mission to subvert the Second Amendment, long
before he was seeking federal office. Pavlich also documents how Fast and Furious plays into his
administration’s anti-gun agenda. She cites a Washington Post story from Dec. 15, 2010, before
details of Fast and Furious had emerged, in which federal authorities attempt to blame the rise in
gun violence on U.S. gun shops.
The Post story referred to Project Gunrunner as an operation to inspect, interdict, and
seize guns from straw purchasers. It did not mention an ATF operation to allow straw
purchasers to buy guns for the Mexican drug cartels. Some of the very same ATF and
Justice Department officials who blamed American gun shops for the spike in Mexican
gun crime had in fact been helping the drug cartels to help themselves for over a year.
The book provides information from sources and whistleblowers who offer a behind-the-scenes
perspective about the botched operation. One of them, ATF agent John Dodson, was punished
for his decision to question why arrests weren’t made before the guns fell into the hands of
ruthless criminals in Mexico.
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