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Jun 23, 2011

Operation FAST AND FURIOUS


Video from "On the Record" Foxnews

       The ATF operation "FAST and FURIOUS" to trace guns to Mexican drug gangs, was a complete disaster.  Guns from this program has been linked to the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and now a relative of a Mexican official who was killed in an ambush.  Did the Justice Dept. and ATF create this operation to limit your gun rights or is it a case of improper planning and utter incompetence?

Excerpt from Investors.com:

       "Scandal: Rather than a botched attempt to catch criminals, was the ATF program actually an attempt   to advance gun-control efforts by an administration that has blamed Mexican violence on easy access to U.S. weapons?"

        "If "Operation Fast and Furious" was merely a botched attempt at law enforcement, why was a supervisor of the operation, David Voth, "jovial, if not, not giddy but just delighted about" marked guns showing up at crime scenes in Mexico, as career Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent John Dodson told Rep. Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee?"


       "Bill McMahon, ATF deputy assistant director, testified that of 100,000 weapons recovered by Mexican authorities, only 18,000 were made, sold or imported from the U.S. And of those 18,000, just 7,900 came from sales by licensed gun dealers. That's 8%, not 90%."

...Read the full editorial from Investors.com


Operation Fast and Furious is not a funny subject but only John Stewart can make sense through his show!

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