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Weapon used in Mexico gunfight linked to Operation Fast and Furious
The Los Angeles Times ^ | December 19, 2012, 10:56 a.m. | By Richard A. Serrano

Posted on 12/19/2012 3:13:48 PM PST by Smogger

Edited on 12/19/2012 3:21:38 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Two of the weapons involved in a drug cartel gunfight last month in Sinaloa, Mexico, that killed five people, including two soldiers and a young beauty queen, have been traced back to the U.S. – one lost during the ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious, the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2deadfeds; 300deadmexicans; atf; banglist; brianterry; dea; dhs; doj; ericholder; fastandfurious; fbi; ffweapons; guncontrol; gunrunner; gunwalker; holder; jaimezapata; murdergate; obama; terry; zapata
The hypocrisy is unbelievable.

BTW: This is buried on the LA Times website. To bypass the pay-wall use Google Chrome and open it in an incognito window.

1 posted on 12/19/2012 3:13:54 PM PST by Smogger
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To: Smogger

he FALSIFIED his address on a FEDERAL DOCUMENT?

That is a FELONY.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 3:18:48 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Smogger

the other originally purchased by a supervisory ATF agent who helped oversee the botched gun-tracking operation.

Now just how did that turn up at a crime scene?
Did he “lose” it? Give it to some one, an informant?
Isn’t that a straw purchase or was it a “gift”?


3 posted on 12/19/2012 3:27:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; ...
And then there were two...


4 posted on 12/19/2012 3:31:12 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: gaijin
This isn't the ATF watching straw purchasers trafficking weapons and then letting them go, this is way worse. The ATF in this instance bought weapons with your tax dollars and then put them in play. The initial purchase was probably legal, but what happened after that probably wasn't.

Nobody anywhere in law enforcement procures contraband and then puts it in play without a plan to recover it. We don't have a gunshow loophole, we have an ATF loophole.

5 posted on 12/19/2012 3:34:01 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Smogger

Perhaps boner could wipe his eyes and see this glaring cluster and do his job. Between his absolute ignorance and nearly every elected official stupidity this country is just about toast.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 3:35:31 PM PST by soycd
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To: soycd
I really don't think this is Boehner's fault. It is squarely on Holder and his thugs.

Boehner has appointed the right man (Issa) to go after information and if Issa had not been pursuing this the topic would be long gone.

The Speaker should focus his concentration right now on the issue at hand which is the fiscal cliff issue. I understand the F&F is a very important issue (on which Issa has done a good job) but so is Benghazi, the recent shootings, tax issues, health issue, defense, welfare, etc. etc.

7 posted on 12/19/2012 3:48:32 PM PST by what's up
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To: MestaMachine

Richard A. Serrano is still covering F & F too.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 3:59:57 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

Serrano is a brave soul. He has been VERY good on this.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 4:11:45 PM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: Smogger

Romney and the GOP really goofed by not running endless ads on Hispanic stations attacking Obama on fast & furious and running ads in his own words how he made the Mexican maid cry.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 4:56:09 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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How many innocent children in Mexico were killed by the 2500 ASSAULT weapons this illegal program sent into Mexico ?

Answer me that Mr Time man of the year !

This was all about making dirty money from top to bottom.

11 posted on 12/19/2012 5:33:03 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: tet68

He claims he sold it on the internet !


12 posted on 12/19/2012 5:34:03 PM PST by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: what's up

Boner should tell 0bama he will get serious about the cliff and gun control when 0bama gets serious about testimony about f & f, and benghazi. make that a condition, and talk about the deaths and why we can’t get to the bottom of it. ask 0bama what all that hollow nosed ammunition, and those 2,500 assault vehicles are for. never give an inch. talk about it everyday.


13 posted on 12/19/2012 5:40:31 PM PST by stickywillie (God Bless Lord Monckton)
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To: Newbomb Turk

“How many innocent children in Mexico were killed by the 2500 ASSAULT weapons this illegal program sent into Mexico ?
Answer me that Mr Time man of the year !”

Lots of people and children killed in Mexico over Fast and Furious. The media is very silent about it unlike their coverage of happened in Connecticut.


14 posted on 12/19/2012 5:41:39 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Newbomb Turk; All
He claims he sold it on the internet !

That should be an easy claim to test. Nothing on the internet ever truely goes away.

15 posted on 12/19/2012 6:06:04 PM PST by marktwain
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To: Smogger

16 posted on 12/19/2012 6:13:36 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: gaijin

Felony Schmelony.. 0bama is the Teflon regime. Besides, Fast & Furious II is underway.. This time, domestically.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 6:31:07 PM PST by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Smogger
I agree with Obama that a ban is needed. We NEED a ban!

Ban Obama and Holder!!!

18 posted on 12/19/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: 444Flyer

Ted Kennedy killed more people with his car than you have with your gun.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 10:23:02 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Smogger
which earlier this year found major systemic problems with both ATF agents and supervisors for Fast and Furious, sources said.

Look, another "systemic problem" just like Benghazi!

Quick, fire some low-level employees and absolve Obama and Holder of any responsibility.

It's good to be King.

20 posted on 12/20/2012 5:04:37 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: stickywillie

“Boner should tell 0bama he will get serious about the cliff and gun control when 0bama gets serious about testimony about f & f, and benghazi. make that a condition, and talk about the deaths and why we can’t get to the bottom of it.”

Good idea. And he should tell him that via one of the many news conferences he’s had lately. For all to hear.


21 posted on 12/20/2012 8:31:32 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: gaijin

“...he FALSIFIED his address on a FEDERAL DOCUMENT?
That is a FELONY....”

Not for him, evidently.

For you and I, yeah, absolutely.


22 posted on 12/20/2012 8:50:49 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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