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  • Rogue ATF Agents Hock Cigarettes, Add Millions to Unauthorized Bank Account

    04/15/2017 11:35:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 11 Apr, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Things are shaking up at the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)…. and not in a good way. The New York Times recently uncovered a secret bank account set up by rogue ATF agents out of Bristol, Virginia. The agents were illegally peddling cigarettes and stashing the money in this off-the-books bank account. The agents were directing their informants to buy untaxed cigarettes, mark them up and sell them for a profit, generating millions in profit. From the New York Times: The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues To Expose Anti-Trump Deep State

    04/15/2017 10:28:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 14, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App We Warn 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists or Face a Lawsuit JW Sue the ATF for Records on AR-15 Ammo ‘Armor-Piercing’ Ban Gorsuch Confirmation a Victory for Constitutional Government Deep State Watch – JW Sues EPA for Records from Encrypted App The administrative deep state – the legions of unelected, entrenched bureaucrats in Washington – thinks it doesn’t have to answer to an elected president, the rule of law, or the American people. We are now seeking to uncover the truth about the particularly notorious...
  • Fast and Furious scandal: Suspected triggerman in border agent's murder arrested

    04/12/2017 5:10:55 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2017 | William Lajeunesse, Laura Prabucki
    EXCLUSIVE – The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News. The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force that included the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC). A $250,000 reward had been sought for information leading to the arrest of Osorio-Arellanes, who was captured at a ranch on the border of the Mexican states of Sinaloa and...
  • Watchdog Group Sues ATF to Find out why They attempted to Classify AR-15 Ammo as "Armor Piercing"

    04/12/2017 4:11:08 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 11 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-12-2017 | Tim Brown
    In February 2015, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) attempted to ban a popular AR-15 ammunition, 5.56/.223 (SS109/M855) green tips.  Though they had no constitutional authority to ban any ammo, much less be an actual agency, they backed down due to the outrage of American patriots.  Now, government watchdog Judicial Watch is suing the ATF for records related to the bureau reportedly reconsidering reclassification of ammunition as "armor piercing." Judicial Watch announced on Monday that it had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the ATF in which it seeks "records of communications related to a proposed...
  • Secret A.T.F. Account Paid for $21,000 Nascar Suite and Las Vegas Trip

    04/11/2017 12:02:58 PM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11 April 2017 | Matt Apuzzo
    Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives used a secret, off-the-books bank account to rent a $21,000 suite at a Nascar race, take a trip to Las Vegas and donate money to the school of one of the agents’ children, according to records and interviews. Agents also used the account to finance undercover operations around the country, despite laws prohibiting government officials from using private money to supplement their budgets, according to current and former government officials and others familiar with the account. The revelations highlight the lax oversight at the A.T.F. that allowed agents and informants...
  • YT - Chaffetz and Mr. Turk, Acting Director of ATF.

    04/09/2017 8:00:25 AM PDT · by johnk · 5 replies
    YT - CSPAN ^ | 4/4/17 | yt
    Published on Apr 4, 2017 · 4 days ago ATF Agent Accuses Jason Chaffetz Of Wanting Youtube Fame, Instantly Regrets It trey gowdy was in the other room and jason chaffetz literally goes so hard on this guy they get into it more than i have ever seen in congress, this is a great example of congress getting very pissed at the fact that agents like atf wont give information or show up to congress to testify, chaffetz new clip 4/4/2017
  • Homeland Security Rationing Ammo to Agents in the Field

    03/13/2017 1:53:31 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 36 replies
    WND ^ | March 12 2017 | STEVE PEACOCK
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it possesses a “limited amount” of 9mm bullets for agents in the field as well as for training purposes, and it is rationing its ammunition based on internal requests until it can award a new contract. [ ] The apparent role poor planning, or another agenda, played in the issue came to light when ICE said it would have run out of 9mm ammo by June 2017 in the absence of a modified contract with its supplier, Vista Outdoor Inc. So, the agency last month approved a $363,307 ceiling increase to contract No. HSCEMS-11-D-00002....
  • Rep. Chaffetz Subpoenas ATF Agents Involved in Obama’s Fast and Furious Op

    03/11/2017 6:38:00 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-10-2017 | Bob Price
    Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz subpoenaed two agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to appear before his committee in connection with the Obama Administration’s gun-running program, Fast and Furious. Firearms from the former president’s scheme were allegedly involved in the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico. Chaffetz, who serves as chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued the subpoenas after the two ATF agents failed to appear voluntarily before the committee. “I’m tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are...
  • Chaffetz subpoenas ATF agents who skipped hearing on death of ICE officer

    03/09/2017 8:25:16 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03/09/2017 | By Jennifer G. Hickey
    House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz issued subpoenas Thursday to two ATF agents after they failed to show at a hearing examining the 2011 murder of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata. “I'm tired of hearing from just [Justice Department] management, I want to hear from the people that actually are on the front lines doing this,” Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.  Chaffetz complained ATF “continues to insist” the committee should not speak with Turk and Temple.  The one other witness, DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, did not escape unscathed when he contended he was not prepared for the hearing....
  • Obama DOJ Failed to Stop Mexican Cartel Murder of ICE Agent with Smuggled Guns

    03/08/2017 10:32:32 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 7, 2017
    The Obama administration had numerous opportunities to arrest Mexican drug and weapons traffickers before the murder of a federal U.S. agent and the seriously wounding of his partner but opted for the hands-off approach, a new federal audit reveals. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which operates under the Department of Justice (DOJ), should have stopped the traffickers—members of the Los Zetas organization—long before the Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents were ambushed in Mexico with firearms smuggled south of the border thanks to a once-secret Obama administration gun-running operation. Instead, on February 15, 2011, ICE agents Victor...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...
  • ATF Agents Smuggled Millions of Dollars from Cigarette Sales into a Secret Bank Account

    02/24/2017 5:30:20 PM PST · by eyeamok · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Feb 2017 | by Katherine Rodriguez
    The secret account is at the center of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought on by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were cheated out of $24 million.
  • Second Highest ATF Official Suggests Gun Law and Regulation Reforms (HPA included)

    02/06/2017 4:49:09 PM PST · by marktwain · 47 replies
    ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)-A “white paper“, written by the second highest ranking official of the ATF, has been obtained by the Washington Post. The date, official, and reforms mentioned, are all significant.  The paper was dated January 20th, 2017,  inauguration day.Ronald B. Turk is the author. The paper expresses “the ideas and opinions” of Mr. Turk. From the washingtonpost.com: The second-highest-ranking official at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has written a proposal to reduce gun regulations, including examining a possible end to the ban on importing assault weapons into the United States. The “white paper” by Ronald B....
  • With Obama Gone, Firearms Industry Hopes for New Freedom for Gun Owners

    01/26/2017 8:49:51 AM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 26, 2017 | Ted Bromund
    In past years, the SHOT Show—the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show, organized annually by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, held this year in Las Vegas—has been marked by delight at the booming firearms market, clouded by concerns about impending executive actions by now-former President Barack Obama. This year, SHOT was the exact opposite: hopes for regulatory relief from President Donald Trump, tempered with regret at the end of—or at least a pause in—the remarkable sales run of the past eight years. For say what you will about Obama—and SHOT Show attendees often do—he drove firearms sales better than anyone...
  • ATF Elimination Act Re-introduced in the House

    01/22/2017 6:17:20 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 January 2017 | Bob Adelmann
    In re-introducing the ATF Elimination Act on Thursday, January 12, Representative Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) explained one of the primary reasons why: “The ATF is a scandal-ridden, largely duplicative agency that has been branded by failure and lacks a clear mission. It is plagued by backlogs, funding gaps, hiring challenges, and a lack of leadership.”Not once did he explain the real reason the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF for short) should be eliminated: There is no provision anywhere in the Constitution that grants the federal government the powers the ATF exercises.Sensenbrenner’s original bill was introduced on March 4,...
  • Bill calls for abolishment of ATF

    01/13/2017 11:50:26 AM PST · by PROCON · 106 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 13, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    A bill has been proposed in U.S. House of Representatives that would eliminate the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The ATF Elimination Act, which was reintroduced by Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner on Thursday, calls for an ATF hiring freeze and would transfer the ATF’s current responsibilities to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. According to the bill, the FBI and DEA would need to submit a plan for scaling down ATF affairs within 180 days of the bill’s enactment into law. Within one year, the FBI would have to issue a report to...
  • Has the BATF/DOJ Destroyed the Fast & Furious Files?

    01/10/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 23 replies
    Self | January 10, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    In just 10 days a new administration takes over the executive branch of government. Among the agencies to be taken over will be the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF). Will the infamous Operation & Furious documents be available to the newcomers or has the current BATF already destroyed those files? Ditto for the Department of Justice.
  • Eleventh Hour Changes to Federal Firearm Form

    11/19/2016 5:44:24 AM PST · by jimbug · 56 replies
    National Rifle Association-Institute for Legislative Action ^ | November 18,2016 | National Rifle Association
    In what will hopefully be one of the final acts of the Obama Administration on firearms, the ATF on Monday announced that its proposed changes to the Form 4473 would go into effect on January 16, 2017, just four days before the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump. Form 4473 is the federally mandated form that must be filled out by any person who acquires a firearm from a licensed dealer.... Another notable change to the form is the inclusion of a bolded warning to potential transferees from ATF. The warning provides that “the use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful...
  • EXCLUSIVE: REPUBLICANS ACCUSE ATF OF COVERING UP POLITICAL MOTIVES BEHIND GOP OFFICE FIREBOMBING

    10/26/2016 1:04:01 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 25 OCTOBER 2016 | BY PATRICK HOWLEY
    North Carolina Republicans affected by the firebombing of their campaign office are speaking out, accusing the Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) of covering up the political motivations behind the attack. On October 15, a firebomb was thrown through a window of the Republican Party office in Orange County, North Carolina, destroying property but killing no one as the office was empty overnight.
  • Wikileaks’ Hacked Stratfor Emails Shed Light on Feds Using License Plate Readers (ATF & gun sho

    Gun shows. The officials in the meeting suspect that a lot of guns that reach Mexico come from American gun shows. The Ambassador from Mexico is cited as believing that shows were the main source of firearms coming into his country. The ATF then says that investigating gun shows is “touchy.” Cross-referencing. Despite the sensitivity, the ATF hoped to be able to identify vehicles that visited gun shows and then crossed the border. The notes read, “[Mr. 192] noted that they would do the check once they came into Mexico. Mr. 009 stated part of the new ways that are...