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3 More ‘Fast & Furious’ Guns Show Up In Crimes

From the irrepressible Sharyl Attkisson at CBS News:

More Fast and Furious guns surface at crimes in Mexico

By Sharyl Attkisson | August 14, 2013

Three more weapons from Fast and Furious have turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, CBS News has learned, as the toll from the controversial federal operation grows.

And Ms. Attkisson wonders why her computers are always getting hacked.

According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 762-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010. Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced yesterday to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz.

During Fast and Furious and similar operations, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) encouraged the Lone Wolf and other gun stores to sell massive amounts of weapons to questionable purchasers who allegedly trafficked them Mexican drug cartels.

"Federal agents" "encouraged" these sales. And they made no effort whatsoever to track where the guns went. In fact, they prevented anyone from tracking them.

Patino is said to have purchased 700 guns while under ATF’s watch. Ever since, a steady stream of the guns have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico and the U.S. But the Justice Department has refused repeated requests from Congress and CBS News to provide a full accounting…

Gee, why would that be?

An estimated 1,400 guns are still on the street or unaccounted for…

The Justice Department’s refusal to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents led to a bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives in June 2012 to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Then, the Obama administration used executive privilege for the first time, to withhold requested documents from Congress. The Republican-led House Oversight Committee is suing for release of the material.

And you can see what harm there is from being held in contempt of Congress.

Meanwhile, we have this development from the New York Daily News:

Request for gun permits in Newtown set to double last year’s numbers: police

By Edgar Sandoval and Corky Siemaszko |August 14, 2013

There has been a run on guns in the Connecticut town where a madman armed with a Bushmaster assault rifle turned a grade school into a slaughterhouse.

Requests for gun permits are on track to double this year over last year in heartbroken Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six staffers were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Dec. 14, police said…

Just like with ‘Fast & Furious,’ this is not the way it was supposed to work.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, August 15th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “3 More ‘Fast & Furious’ Guns Show Up In Crimes”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    What would be the consequences if you or I sold illegal weapons to drug war lords in Mexico?

  2. Noyzmakr says:

    Sharyl Attkisson is one brave lady. I hope she doesn’t decide to take a late night high speed drive into a palm tree.

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