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Old 01-11-2011, 05:22 PM   #1
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Arrow ATF padding stats of American guns seized in Mexico?

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-i...pad-statistics

http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-i...mexican-border


1. ATF walks 500 ar-15's across the border and announces a startling seizure in a joint operation with the Mexican authorities.

2. Pictures taken of large cache of hundreds of "assault rifles" that all came from the US.

3. Next day the White House approves ATF's request for multiple long gun sales reporting powers which Congress refused to grant.

4. CleanupATF site reportedly hacked after whistleblower in the bureau leaked the story.


If true, there needs to be criminal charges in this case.
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Old 04-30-2011, 06:40 PM   #2
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http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/20...tempt-congress

Congress threatens the ATF with contempt of Congress proceedings for ignoring demands for documents in the 'Operation Gun Runner' probe by the House Oversight Committee.
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http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar...exico-20110304

An article a couple months ago from the L.A. Times on 'Operation Gun Runner'.
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This might be a good thing if CONgress decides there is no need for the ATF.
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This might be a good thing if CONgress decides there is no need for the ATF.
We can only hope.

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Old 06-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #5
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Hearings Scheduled, Subpoenas To Be Issued In "Project Gunrunner" Investigation



National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action -- Grassroots Alert
Friday, June 10, 2011


The ongoing and escalating investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Project Gunrunner" program has ratcheted up another notch this week as it was reported that subpoenas will soon be issued to federal officials associated with this controversial program.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will issue the subpoenas in yet another attempt to find out if "Project Gunrunner" contributed to the killing of a Border Patrol agent. Rep. Issa's committee has also announced that two hearings on this disastrous operation will be held next week (Monday from 1:00 -- 3:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 9:30 -- 11:30 a.m.).

"Fast and Furious" was a part of the five-year-old "Project Gunrunner" program that encouraged border-state dealers to sell thousands of guns to suspicious buyers, even after suspecting these buyers were working for Mexican drug cartels.

A June 6 article in The Hill reports that two of the guns from the operation were found at the scene of an Arizona gun battle in December between U.S. law enforcement and members of a drug gang. That exchange resulted in the tragic death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, but officials have not revealed whether the bullet that struck him came from the guns the BATFE was supposed to be tracking. The article also reports that guns from the "Fast and Furious" operation might have been used in an attack on a Mexican government helicopter that was grounded after being fired upon by suspected members of a drug cartel.

Issa has been critical of the Department of Justice, which oversees BATFE, for refusing to provide all of the documents he's requested and for not making available all of the officials he's attempted to interview.

According to the article, Rep. Issa said in a recent interview with Fox News, "We have a slew of subpoenas we expect to be issuing for people here in Washington. What we haven't gotten one bit of is -- here in Washington, far away from the actual investigation and prosecutions that they seem to be using as a façade to protect them -- here in Washington, they're not making one agent available, one hierarchy available, and we will be issuing subpoenas because we have to," Issa said.

Stay tuned to future Grassroots Alerts for new developments.
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House Democrats Urge President to End Stonewalling on "Gunrunner"


National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action -- Grassroots Alert
Friday, June 03, 2011


Today, 31 U.S. House members -- all Democrats -- wrote to President Barack Obama, urging him to end Administration stonewalling on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Project Gunrunner," and the "Fast and Furious" program under which border state dealers were encouraged to sell thousands of guns to suspicious buyers.

In the letter, spearheaded by Rep. Jason Altmire, D-Pa., the lawmakers called the investigative tactics "extremely troubling" and found the Justice Department's failure to provide information to congressional investigators "equally troubling." Saying that Americans deserve "prompt and complete answers," the letter concluded with a call for the administration to help "get to the bottom of this serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct."

To read the letter, click here [link to http://www.nraila.org/media/PDFs/Pro...3June2011.pdf] —and if your representative signed it, please be sure to thank him for taking this stand for strong congressional oversight of this disastrous program.
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http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/1...on-gun-program

Grassley vows to block nominees until he gets answers on gun sales

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http://oversight.house.gov/index.php...1272&Itemid=29

What Attorney General Holder Won’t Tell on Controversial Gun Operation, Documents Do

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_16...-10391695.html

DEA accidentally finds guns from ATF "gunwalker"
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Old 06-18-2011, 02:59 PM   #6
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...#ixzz1PaJc2LcP

Two AK-47s Used to Murder Mexican Lawyer Were 'Fast and Furious' Guns From U.S., Sources Say
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http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...#ixzz1PuIbFnen

BATF Director Kenneth Melson may be asked to resign over the 'Gun Runner' debaucle.
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A cynic would say that this is yet another example of a government agency that is willing to put many folks in harm's way to justify its budget and existence. I agree with the cynics on this one. More guns going south means BATF can justify an increased surveillance and interdiction budget. This had nothing to do with any sting operation.
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011...#ixzz1QZ9f0mNm

'Project Gunrunner' Whistleblower Says ATF Sent Him Termination Notice
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http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/local_...-valley-crimes

'Operation Gun Runner' weapons are turning up at Phoenix-area crime scenes.
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