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Washington DC and The Holy Land>CBS: Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations
Just Passin' By 01:52 PM 01-13-2020
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Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the "big fish." But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called "gunwalking," and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn't intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called "Demand Letter 3". That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns." Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information...

... Several gun dealers who cooperated with ATF told CBS News and Congressional investigators they only went through with suspicious sales because ATF asked them to.

Sometimes it was against the gun dealer's own best judgment. ...
Pennywise 02:02 PM 01-13-2020
Not a smidgen.
DJJasonp 02:27 PM 01-13-2020
Create a "problem", so as to create a solution.
Discuss Thrower 02:37 PM 01-13-2020
Scandal-free presidency.
BigBeauford 02:40 PM 01-13-2020
Fuck the ATF and DEA. Two agencies that need that need slashed dramatically. I will never forget Obama going "hey DEA, you guys make the call on removing pot from the schedule 1 list".
Just Passin' By 02:50 PM 01-13-2020
Originally Posted by DJJasonp:
Create a "problem", so as to create a solution.
The government violating its laws in order to get the citizenry to accept even more laws infringing on a constitutional right should have every citizen in the country up in arms. In more enlightened times, the people who went for this would be facing the death penalty.
Merde Furieux 09:46 AM 01-14-2020
Feb. 12, 2019, 10:56 PM EST
By Associated Press
TUCSON, Ariz — A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday.

Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes was found guilty by a U.S. District Court jury after brief deliberations, Tucson TV station KVOA reported. A sentencing date wasn't immediately available.

Osorio-Arellanes was among seven people charged in the slaying of 40-year-old Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry north of Nogales, Arizona. He was arrested by Mexican authorities in April 2017 and extradited to the U.S. last August to stand trial.

Terry's killing publicly revealed the "Fast and Furious" operation, in which U.S. federal agents allowed criminals to buy firearms with the intention of tracking them to criminal organizations. But the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives lost track of most of the guns, including two found at scene of Terry's death.

The operation set off a political backlash against the Obama administration and prompted the agent's family to sue.