Archive for July, 2011

ATF’s Gunrunning Operation “Designed to Promote Gun Control.”~Townhall blogger Katie Pavlich

Posted in gun rights on July 14, 2011 by blog648

Townhall Magazine reporter Katie Pavlich writes skeptically of the motives behind the recent ATF cockup known as “Operation Fast and Furious.”

“Operation Fast and Furious is looking more and more like a set up from the beginning to push Obama and Holder’s radical anti-Second Amendment agenda as they used law abiding gun shop owners to enable government officals to break the law, then turned around and blamed the very same gun shops for illegal gun trafficking, despite those shops being forced by ATF to help ATF agents carry out Operation Fast and Furious, and now, those shops are being punished through new Justice Department gun control measures. Obama and Holder both have long records of being outspoken opponents of gunrights and both support the reinstatement of the “assault” rifle ban, better described as a ban on semi-automatic rifles.

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“…Rep. Darrell Issa and Senator Charles Grassley continue their investigation of Operation Fast and Furious and have requested detailed communications records, including emails, memos, briefing papers and handwritten notes from and between senior DOJ officials in two letters sent to Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday. Records referring to large firearms trafficking within the Phoenix ATF office have also been requested.”

Issa and Grassley have turned the lights on and the cockroaches are scrambling for cover.

Read more here and here.

Update: Now evidence is surfacing that the Department of Justice may have been tampering with witnesses.

“[T]he DOJ was either trying to make sure witness stories are consistent with DOJ talking points, or they were going through the back door to make sure everyone who was testifying was on the same page. Either would likely get the average citizen slapped with an obstruction or witness tampering charge in a state or federal court.”

Apparently the people at the DOJ consider themselves above the law.