BATF Stands For: Never Learns Anything

October 3, 2013

SHOSHANA BRYEN: ATF: Lost Guns, Cigarettes, and Credibility.

“We learn ATF employed the same crime-facilitating strategy behind Fast and Furious with illegal smokes.”

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Inching Forward

October 1, 2013

Fresh DOJ loss in ‘Fast and Furious’ docs fight

You remember this, the DOJ gun running to Mexican drug cartels? To try and blame the second amendment?

 


Arrest of Border Patrol Agent Murder Suspect Raises Weapon Questions and More

September 16, 2013

David Codrea, who along with Mike Vanderbeogh of Sipsey Street Irregulars, broke the story of Operation Fast & Furious, the illegal ATF gun running operation. Codrea reports now that a third suspect has been arrested in the murder of Border Agent Brian Terry:

Mexican authorities have announced the arrest of a third suspect in the December, 2010 murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Reuters reported this morning. Ivan Soto Barraza was apprehended in Sinaloa by “Mexican Interpol agents working with federal and state police” and the FBI, and awaits extradition to the United States.


Gunwalker: THE SCANDAL THAT NEVER SEEMS TO END: POLICE CHIEF MURDERED WITH RIFLE LOST IN OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS

July 6, 2013

Lost another one Eric!!! You told the Arizona dealers to allow the transfer of weapons  … Mostly AK-47  style legal semi-automatic guns. And allowed the guns to be walked to Mexico, like a good neighbor!

From the LA Times:

Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons — rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

A semi-automatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz. The notation on the Department of Justice trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE – WILLFUL – KILL –PUB OFF –GUN” –ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.”

The ATF allowed hundreds of guns to walk across the border into Mexico with supposed intentions of tracking them to Mexican cartel leaders.

The ATF declined to discuss the murder of the Mexican police chief. Officials told the LA Times that they are still creating an inventory of all the lost firearms for a complete account of the Fast and Furious operation. The operation was started in 2008.

At least 211 people have been killed or wounded by Fast and Furious guns, according to Mexican authorities. This, of course, includes slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was gunned down by Mexican traffickers in 2010.

Like a good neighbor, Obama only wants to arm the Mexican terrorists, just ask the Egyptians whose side Obama is on…

…..was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz.

The store was coerced by ATF agents to sell the guns under highly questionable circumstances. Further, the guns were not even supposed to make it to the border, let alone get across the border.

This is Eric Holder’s doing at the behest of Barack Obama.


Sir, We Are Just Doing What You Taught Us To Do, Remember?

May 24, 2013

PUNCHING BACK TWICE AS HARD:

True The Vote Sues IRS Employees In Their Personal Capacity.

“True the Vote is not only suing the IRS, but also taking action against the IRS employees who participated in the harassment of the voter education and election monitoring organization. Those employees could personally be held liable to pay damages that would be established in litigation.”

 

 


DOJ Inspector General To Investigate ATF Sting Operation In Milwaukee

May 23, 2013

ATF Sting — They got stung …

An ATF sting operation called Operation Fearless will now be investigated by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General. This operation in Milwaukee featured a storefront sting effort that went horribly bad. They had merchandise stolen, left behind confidential documents, damaged the building that they were renting, and had an ATF-owned automatic weapon stolen which is still missing.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel investigated it and has a whole series on it.

Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote to two members of Congress that the Milwaukee sting appeared to raise “significant management issues relating to the oversight and management” of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The issues, the letter said, were especially troubling coming after the agency had promised reforms.

A bipartisan group of congressional members demanded answers after a Journal Sentinel investigation of the sting that revealed an agent’s guns, including a machine gun, were stolen, the ATF storefront was ripped off of $40,000 in merchandise and agents allowed an armed felon who threatened to shoot someone to leave the store. At least four of the wrong people were arrested and three of them charged, including a man who was in prison. The ATF machine gun is still missing.

The ATF promised better oversight in the wake of Fast and Furious, where agents in Arizona encouraged the sale of more than 2,000 firearms to gun traffickers but lost track of the weapons. Many ended up at crime scenes in Mexico and at the scene where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed. The inspector general’s report on Fast and Furious was sharply critical of the ATF and the U.S. attorney’s office, finding “a significant lack of oversight” by both agencies.

Horowitz’s letter on the Milwaukee operation, called “Operation Fearless,” said the ATF’s internal report on the incident addressed the management issues that concerned him. But Horowitz said his office would still examine the Milwaukee sting, along with other recent ATF operations.

He said he would determine if the Justice Department and the ATF have responded appropriately to the inspector general’s recommendations after Operation Fast and Furious. He gave no timetable for when the review would be done.

You have to wonder if ATF really has become the gang that can’t shoot straight.

 


Wetumpka Tea Party Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote on The Huckabee Program on FOX 5 18 2013

May 20, 2013

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  Wetumpka Tea Party

Catherine Engelbrecht of True The Vote on The Huckabee Program on FOX 5 18 2013

They are all connected together and joint agencies are targeting the tea party activists.

 


BATF Position On 3D Printing of Guns

May 9, 2013

You can do it like they do in Afghanistan. With hand tools, that’s how they make their AK-47s in Afghanistan.

Pretty straightforward. Anyone can make a non-NFA firearm for their own use, whether they use a milling machine and lathe, or a 3D printer.

 


GUNWALKER Returns.

May 4, 2013

About Obama’s GUNWALKER scandal. You know what I mean Obama and Holder shipping guns illegally to the Mexican drug cartels to heighten alarm in the USA from this? The scheme that badly backfired on the administration when the people finally figured it out. And our Border Agent was killed in the process, but one of these guns tracked back to the DOJs gun walker program.

Well it’s back As little Barry told his Mexican buds the gun shops in Phoenix were selling the guns to the drug gangs. Just an outright lie, and he knows it. 100s of Mexican Nationals died because of this Obama program.

A journalist’s guide to ‘Project Gunwalker’

This is a link to David Codrea’s articles about “GunWalker”.

We are told that background checks are needed for all people who seek to exercise their Second Amendment recognized, enumerated, rights. We are told that our rights must be restricted for safety. We are being abused. Our rights are being abused. Why isn’t the NRA snapping? All it does is this? Maybe that is because the NRA isn’t what many think it is. But I digress.

The NRA is the people.


Write it All Down — Make It Easy For US

April 7, 2013

ATF Seeks ‘Massive’ Database of Personal Info: Assets, Relatives, Associates and More…

Why not write it all down for us, it will make it much easier to confiscate all firearms. You know we will….

CNS dug this gem up for us:

A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a “massive” online database capable of pulling up individuals’ personal information, connections and associates.

On March 28, ATF posted the notice on FedBizOpps.gov, entitled “Investigative System.”  The solicitation was updated on April 5 with a few minor changes.

The document says that the system will be utilized by staff “to provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist with investigations, and background research on people, assets and businesses.”

The system is described as a “massive online data repository system that contains a wide variety of data sources both historically and current that can be utilized in support of investigations and backgrounds.”

The overview of the solicitation states:

Staff will utilize “a number of internal databases as well as external sources to provide timely and relevant information and intelligence products to law enforcement agencies at the federal, state and local levels.”

The system “provides a means to rapidly check records across the country” and is “necessary in assisting investigators, agents and analyst to find people, their assets, relatives, associates and more.”

The ATF says they will use this system to provide information to Intelligence Analysts, Special Agents, Inspectors, Financial Investigators and Law Enforcement.

The investigative system will allow ATF to “obtain exact matches from partial source data searches such as, incomplete social security numbers, address, VIN numbers, etc.”

The system will also have the ability to “link structured and unstructured data to find connection points between two or more individuals.”

Nothing to fear from our want of details for background checks, is there? It’s not your money anyway. Heck they aren’t even your children either.

The good news, The BATFE wants to build a massive database of your online connections. Maybe then they’ll be able to figure out once and for all who’s been smuggling all those guns to Mexico.

What could possibly go wrong?


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