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  • Gun Rights Groups Lose a Powerful Voice and Unyielding Patriot

    08/13/2016 4:10:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 13, 2016 | M Catherine Evans
    Patriotic and resolute until the very end, Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh died on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at the age of 64. He wrote this back in January: I beat the odds of my first cancer diagnosis for five years through the grace of God, who evidently wasn't done with me yet. In those five years, we broke the Fast and Furious scandal story ... and generally became a thorn in the side of the empire[.] In December 2010, the Obama-controlled media complex desperately wanted to ignore an illegal government-sponsored gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious. And it...
  • Obama: Honesty Is ‘Absolutely Necessary’ Trait for a President

    07/24/2016 11:27:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 78 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | David Rutz
    President Obama said in an interview with CBS airing Sunday that honesty was “absolutely necessary” for a president in order to build trust with the American people. Obama has endorsed his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to succeed him in the White House. In the wake of her private email scandal and the FBI’s revelation that she was “extremely careless” with classified material, Clinton’s honesty numbers with the public are dismal. The FBI also refuted Clinton’s constant claim that she never sent or received classified material on her server, which she has dismissed as a mere “mistake.” “FDR and...
  • DHS Secretary: ‘Sensible Gun Control…Is a Matter of Homeland Security’

    06/30/2016 1:27:49 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Melanie Hunter
    (CNSNews.com) – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday that a gun is “an instrument of terrorism” and that “sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment” is “a matter of homeland security.” “I believe that sensible gun control consistent with the 2nd Amendment and consistent with a responsible gun owner’s right to own a gun is a matter of homeland security,” Johnson told the Senate Judiciary Committee in response to a question from Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on whether it was “a significant security vulnerability” that terrorists can get “powerful firearms” and whether this is being exploited by those...
  • ISIS Terrorists Used Obama’s ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun During Paris Attack!

    06/30/2016 12:43:43 PM PDT · by progunner · 28 replies
    Tea Party ^ | June 29, 2016 8:07 pm | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession...
  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 4:36:18 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • Law Enforcement Sources: Gun Used in Paris Terrorist Attacks Came from Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:54:18 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6-29-16 | Judicial Watch
    One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.” A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in...
  • CANADA TO LIFT VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR MEXICO

    Ottawa, Ontario 28 June 2016 The Government of Canada has made it a top priority to re-establish and strengthen our relationship with one of our most important partners, Mexico. To this end, Prime Minister Trudeau today announced Canada’s intention to lift the visa requirement for Mexican visitors to Canada beginning December 1, 2016. Lifting the visa requirement will deepen ties between Canada and Mexico and will increase the flow of travellers, ideas, and businesses between both countries. Closer collaboration between Canada and Mexico on mobility issues will also help encourage travel between the two countries while preventing any increase in...
  • Obama Urges Us to Stop Resisting Globalization

    06/26/2016 4:04:49 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 42 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6/24/2016 | Michael Ware
    For many years, there has been a push toward a global community. This has had its benefits and its drawbacks. In the mind of the Intelligentsia, this would eventually work out world peace. As countries traded with one another and companies worked internationally, there would be greater interest for both politicians and businessmen to see the end of conflicts. At the same time, we have seen those traditionally the leaders in manufacturing, America and Britain, are suffering the loss of jobs. One of the main reason is the government: U.S. EPA and EU have made these traditional titans hamstrung in...
  • EPA spends millions on military-style weapons, watchdog group reports

    10/10/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The Environmental Protection Agency has spent millions of dollars over the last decade on military-style weapons to arm its 200 “special agents” to fight environmental crime. Among the weapons purchased are guns, body armor, camouflage equipment, unmanned aircraft, amphibious assault ships, radar and night-vision gear and other military-style weaponry and surveillance activities, according to a new report by the watchdog group Open the Books. “Protecting the environment just got real. With millions of dollars spent on military style weaponry, the EPA is now literally ensconced with all institutional force,” said Adam Andrzejewski, founder of Open the Books and the author...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/26/2016 8:12:31 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 65 replies
    Open the Books ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tom Coburn, Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services "Special Office of Inspector General Agents" being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/19/2016 7:57:56 AM PDT · by chuckee · 30 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2016
    After grabbing legal power, bureaucrats are amassing firepower. It’s time to scale back the federal arsenal. Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these...
  • Why Does The IRS Need So Many Guns?

    06/17/2016 7:51:41 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does the IRS Need Guns?, by Tom Coburn (former U.S. Senator) & Adam Andrzejewski (Founder, OpenTheBooks.com): Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20...
  • Why Does the IRS Need Guns?

    06/17/2016 5:52:00 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 6/16/2016 | Tom Coburn and Adam Andrzejewski
    Special agents at the IRS equipped with AR-15 military-style rifles? Health and Human Services “Special Office of Inspector General Agents” being trained by the Army’s Special Forces contractors? The Department of Veterans Affairs arming 3,700 employees? The number of non-Defense Department federal officers authorized to make arrests and carry firearms (200,000) now exceeds the number of U.S. Marines (182,000). In its escalating arms and ammo stockpiling, this federal arms race is unlike anything in history. Over the last 20 years, the number of these federal officers with arrest-and-firearm authority has nearly tripled to over 200,000 today, from 74,500 in 1996....
  • So Much For Gun Safety: Another Law Enforcement Gun Stolen in S.F.

    06/01/2016 8:55:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Max DeNike on Tue, May 31, 2016 | Max DeNike on Tue, May 31, 2016
    It seems high time for people authorized to carry firearms to stop leaving them unattended in vehicles, especially in the Bay Area, or they should at least find funding to upgrade every FBI, Secret Service, city cop, and ICE vehicle to a Bat Mobile. San Francisco police reported Monday that an FBI agent lost his .40-caliber Glock handgun after his vehicle was broken into in Alamo Square. The theft took place during a ten-minute period (was the fed taking selfies in front of the Painted Ladies and was thus terribly distracted?). The g-man’s ID badge and FBI credentials were also...
  • FBI Agent's Gun, Badge Stolen During Vehicle Break-In at San Francisco's Alamo Square: Police

    05/31/2016 12:28:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | May 30, 2016 | Michelle Roberts
    Police say the FBI agent's 40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. An FBI agent's gun and badge were stolen during a vehicle break-in at San Francisco's Alamo Square over the weekend, police said. San Francisco police Officer Carlos Manfredi said the FBI agent reported his vehicle was broken into on Hayes and Pierce streets between 12:30 and 12:40 p.m. Sunday. Manfredi said the FBI agent's .40 caliber Glock 27, identification badge and credentials were taken. Police did not have any details about possible suspects, and no other information was immediately available. Neighbors who live near the...
  • Justice Department Documents:Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/31/2016 1:44:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    judicialwatch ^ | MAY 25, 2016
    Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total...
  • Report suggests Fast and Furious tied to 69 killings

    05/29/2016 7:33:16 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 10 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Daniel Terrill
    Guns sold through Operation Fast and Furious were possibly connected to 69 killings, according to findings by a conservative government watchdog group. Judicial Watch devised the report from internal documents recovered from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — the agency behind the operation — through a Freedom of Information Act request. The FOIA documents contain a spreadsheet that reveals details about firearms recovered through the operation from December 2012 to February 2016. Details include date sold, date recovered, location of incident (in Mexico), and type and caliber. Redacted from the spreadsheet are name of buyer, serial number,...
  • AmmoLand Exclusive: Donald Trump Promised Terry Brother Answers on Fast and Furious

    05/28/2016 2:42:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 18 May, 2016 | David Codrea
    The brother of a slain Border Patrol agent says Donald Trump has promised answers about the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” program leading to Brian Terry’s death. Kent Terry met with Trump, and says the presumptive Republican nominee will use his authority to act if he’s elected president, Terry said in a Twitter post Tuesday.“Mr. Trump said ‘It’s a shame Fast and Furious started and shame on them for what they are doing about it,” Terry explained to this column, referring to an event at a community college in Michigan (see photo).  “When I become president I will open the books...
  • Testimony Begins On Clinton Email (Weekly Update)

    05/28/2016 10:07:51 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released State Department Office of Inspector General Slams Clinton Email Practices Justice Department Documents Reveal the Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at Least 69 Killings Memorial Day: Why We Fight First Deposition Testimony from Clinton Email Discovery Released The court-ordered discovery to uncover details about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email system has produced the first testimony from her top aides. This week we released the deposition transcript of Ambassador Lewis Lukens, former deputy assistant secretary of state and executive director...
  • The scandal in Washington no one is talking about

    05/27/2016 5:58:39 PM PDT · by russbart · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Paul Sperry
    The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered emails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history.
  • DOJ Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels

    05/25/2016 12:38:38 PM PDT · by russbart · 9 replies
    Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a total of 94 Fast and Furious firearms have been recovered in Mexico City and 12 Mexican states, with the majority being seized in Sonora, Chihuahua and Sinaloa. Of the weapons recovered, 82 were rifles and 12 were pistols identified as having been part of the Fast and Furious program. Reports suggest...
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons...

    05/25/2016 11:25:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2016
    Full title: Judicial Watch: Justice Department Documents Reveal Widespread Use of Fast and Furious Weapons by Major Mexican Drug Cartels – Linked to at least 69 Killings From December 2012 to March 2016, 94 Fast and Furious weapons were seized; Fast and Furious weapon found in “Chapo” Guzman hideout(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today released Justice Department documents showing that weapons sent from the U.S. into Mexico as part of the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning program have been widely used by major Mexican drug cartels. According to the new records, over the past three years, a...
  • The scandal in Washington no one is talking about

    05/22/2016 7:27:57 AM PDT · by John W · 27 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | Paul Sperry
    The deadly-but-forgotten government gun-running scandal known as “Fast and Furious” has lain dormant for years, thanks to White House stonewalling and media compliance. But newly uncovered e-mails have reopened the case, exposing the anatomy of a coverup by an administration that promised to be the most transparent in history. A federal judge has forced the release of more than 20,000 pages of emails and memos previously locked up under President Obama’s phony executive-privilege claim. A preliminary review shows top Obama officials deliberately obstructing congressional probes into the border gun-running operation. Fast and Furious was a Justice Department program that allowed...
  • New Fast and Furious emails show Obama administration obstructing Congress

    05/23/2016 12:17:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 23, 2016 | Rick Moran
    The lid may finally blow off the Fast and Furious cover-up by the Obama administration, as a federal judge ordered the release of thousands of emails showing how then-attorney general Eric Holder obstructed, stonewalled, and misdirected congressional investigators looking into the program. People in the Nixon administration went to jail for less. ... The documents reveal how senior Justice Department officials — including Attorney General Holder — intensely followed and managed an effort to carefully limit and obstruct the information produced to Congress,” he asserted. They also indict Holder deputy Lanny Breuer, an old Clinton hand, who had to step...
  • DOCUMENTS CONFIRM ERIC HOLDER’S ROLE IN FAST AND FURIOUS COVER-UP

    04/15/2016 4:37:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | 15 Apr, 2016 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    “Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month. For anyone who has forgotten about Fast and Furious, here’s the short version. In 2010, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Agent was killed while on patrol near the Mexican border. The only two firearms found at the scene were semi-automatic rifles the Obama-Holder Justice Department allowed to “walk”. That...
  • New Fast & Furious documents show Obama administration efforts to mislead Congress

    04/15/2016 5:29:43 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Sharylattkisson.com ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Sharyl Attkisson
    It’s hard to believe, but five years after Fast and Furious, Congress is still in a pitched battle with the Obama administration over subpoenaed documents. What does the latest production of material under a federal judge’s order reveal? Justice Department emails formerly withheld under the President’s assertion of executive privilege containing quotes like these: •“We would suggest that you pull the sentence that notes how many weapons we’ve recovered. It squares poorly with how many we haven’t.” •“I think people will accuse us of playing with semantics when we say that you did not authorize Fast and Furious, but they...
  • Justice Dept. fails to turn over all Fast and Furious docs

    04/08/2016 4:15:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/8/16 | Anna Giaritelli
    The Obama administration failed to adhere to a court-ordered Friday deadline to turn over all subpoenaed documents to Congress about the government's role in the 2009-2011 Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal, prompting immediate complaints from Congress. "Today, under court order, DOJ turned over some of the subpoenaed documents," House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz said in a statement late Friday. "The committee, however, is entitled to the full range of documents for which it brought this lawsuit. Accordingly, we have appealed the District Court's ruling in order to secure those additional documents." A U.S. District Court judge had ruled in January...
  • Don’t Be Fooled: The White House Is Still Stonewalling Fast & Furious

    04/08/2016 4:42:45 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 8 Apr, 2016 | Bob Owens
    The White House has been stonewalling investigators for four years over the Obama Administration’s Operation Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious was gun-smuggling plot that armed the Sinaloa drug cartel with thousands of weapons in an apparent attempt to scapegoat American gun dealers in border states for drug cartel violence in Mexico...... In January, a federal district court judge rejected Obama’s executive privilege claim over records detailing the Justice Department and White House’s response to Operation Fast and Furious, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation that may have allowed as many as 2,000 firearms to pass into...
  • Obama relents on Fast & Furious executive privilege, turns records over to Congress

    04/08/2016 3:38:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/8/16 | Stephen Dinan
    The Obama administration caved to a judge’s order Friday and sent documents from the botched Fast & Furious gun-running operation to Congress, complying with a subpoena the House Oversight Committee issued years ago. President Obama had claimed executive privilege in trying to shield the documents from Congress, but a federal judge rejected that, insisting lawmakers had a right to see the information in order to complete their investigation into an operation that saw thousands of guns trafficked into Mexico, with the administration’s knowledge. With just hours to go before the judge’s 60-day deadline, the administration complied Friday. “As we’ve long...
  • BREAKING: President Obama Turns Over Thousands of Fast and Furious Documents

    04/08/2016 3:05:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    Just moments before Attorney General Eric Holder was voted in contempt of Congress by Republicans and Democrats in June 2012 , President Obama asserted executive privilege over thousands of documents related to Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held in contempt for stonewalling and failing to turn over the documents to the House Oversight Committee. Obama granted the executive privilege request despite claiming to have no knowledge about Operation Fast and Furious when it was active from 2009-2010. Now after years of court battles and a federal judge striking down the executive privilege assertion, Obama has finally agreed turned them...
  • Cornyn: No Border Wall Needed Between Texas and Mexico (Wants a virtual wall built instead)

    03/31/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by doldrumsforgop · 65 replies
    breitbart ^ | 3/31/16 | l shadwick
    Texas’ senior U.S. Senator says that building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border is not the solution to border security. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said during a tour of the border on Tuesday, “It’s more than just a physical obstacle.” In a press conference following the river tour, Cornyn told reporters, “What we need is a virtual border.” As reported by the local Fox News affiliate in the Valley, Cornyn was touring the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge near the Texas-Mexico border. Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) was also with him. When he was on the border near Anzalduas Park near Mission, Texas,...
  • Here are three major differences between Obama’s "Fast and Furious" and Bush's "Wide Receiver"

    03/28/2016 3:54:14 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 27, 2016 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are three major differences between Obama’s “Operation Fast and Furious” and Bush’s “Operation Wide Receiver” Bush and Obama each had a program where the U.S. government put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals. Bush’s program was called “Operation Wide Receiver,” and Obama’s program was called “Operation Fast and Furious.” However, there were three major differences between the two programs:First, Bush’s program was carried out with the knowledge, permission, and cooperation of the Mexican government, whereas Obama’s program was not. Mexican attorney general Marisela Morales told the Los Angeles Times that she first learned about Obama’s program from the news,...
  • Presidential primary brings sheriff back into spotlight [Arpaio]

    03/27/2016 6:58:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 27, 2016 6:55 PM EDT | Jacques Billeaud
    First came the endorsement. Arizona’s contentious Sheriff Joe Arpaio showered his support on Donald Trump, then campaigned for him ahead of the state presidential primary. He appeared on TV and at a huge rally with the Republican presidential front-runner in the lawman’s hometown. Then came the criticism. Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders denounced the sheriff known for his hardline stance on illegal immigration, calling him out at their own campaign events. The national exposure leading to the March 22 primary marked a return to the political spotlight for Arpaio, an influential figure in Republican circles who has spent the...
  • Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious

    03/16/2016 5:09:32 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/16 | AP
    Rifle found at El Chapo hideout tied to Fast and Furious WASHINGTON — One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the Justice Department. The department said in a letter to members of Congress that a .50-caliber rifle that Mexican officials sent for tracing after Guzman’s arrest in January has been connected to Fast and Furious. Officials say the weapon was one of 19 firearms that Mexican authorities said were recovered...
  • Fast and Furious Weapon Traced to Murder of Three Mexican Police Officers

    03/16/2016 3:32:45 PM PDT · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 16, 2016 | staff
    One of the weapons used in a deadly Mexican shootout last year was traced to the U.S. government's disastrous Fast and Furious operation. Three Mexican police officers were killed in the shootout. A Justice Department summary provided to two Republican congressional committee chairmen Tuesday found that a WASR-10 rifle, purchased six years before in the U.S., was one of three rifles fired in the July 27 assault in the town of Valle de Zaragoza. It was not immediately known which weapon caused the officers’ fatal wounds. Nevertheless, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives officials traced the WASR rifle to...
  • U.S. confirms .50 caliber rifle found inside El Chapo's hideout (trunc - Fast & Furious)

    03/16/2016 11:41:16 AM PDT · by Sergio · 26 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 16 March 2016 | Chris Pleasance
    The Justice Department has confirmed that a .50 caliber sniper rifled found at El Chapo's Mexican hideout and used to shoot down helicopters was sold through the Fast and Furious program. The rifle was found inside the Los Mochis property where the Sinaloa Cartel kingpin was discovered hiding on January 8 this year before a raid by the Mexican Marines that led to his capture. Excerpt, more at link. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3495177/US-Rifle-El-Chapo-hideout-tied-gun-smuggle-operation.html
  • A tragic Fast and Furious program exposes other federal agencies’ flaws

    03/09/2016 9:12:12 AM PST · by Elderberry · 9 replies
    Newspaper Post ^ | 3/9/2016 | Admin
    It ’s no secret Fast and Furious was a bad idea. One or more likelу two federal agents were murdered bу guns the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) let walk from Arizona gun dealers. Despite the outrage from agents in the ill-fated Fast and Furious Phoenix home office, overzealous leaders in ATF and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) clamored at the idea of netting drug cartel leaders. This objective draws the Department of Homeland Securitу (DHS) into the gun-walking fraу. The political posturing between DHS and the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides a glimpse of what unsupervised-bureaucratic...
  • Loretta Lynch Bails On Oregon Gun Forum, Chaos Erupts When Fast & Furious Mentioned (VIDEO)

    03/02/2016 5:23:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/2/16 | Michael Strickland
    US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was scheduled to appear at a Portland Police gang task force meeting, but no-showed after learning that folks from Don’t Shoot Portland planned on attending and possibly protesting. In lieu of Ms. Lynch, the moderator at the regularly held meeting used a big easel to jot down concerns and comments from the community to take to Lynch. But the moderator only wanted to hear from certain organizations and agencies, and refused to call on anyone else. Finally, after Penny Okamoto, of Ceasefire Oregon, gave a monologue about wanting stricter oversight of federally licensed gun dealers,
  • Appeals Panel Overturns Ruling Allowing DOJ to Withhold Fast & Furious Docs

    02/16/2016 6:07:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2016 | 12:08 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A three-judge federal appeals panel in Washington has overturned a lower court ruling that allowed the Department of Justice (DOJ) to withhold documents from the public regarding its Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Senior Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg, who wrote the February 12 ruling, cited a prior case which found that "the test for determining whether an agency has improperly withheld records placed under seal by a court is 'whether the seal, like an injunction, prohibits the agency from disclosing the records'." But "the government has not carried its burden in this case," Ginsburg concluded. However, Friday's appellate ruling does...
  • WARNING GRAPHIC: 9 Reasons to Fear Mexican Cartels More than ISIS

    01/27/2016 3:55:40 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Mexican drug cartels continue to fascinate the minds of Americans who tend to idolize outlaw gunmen with fast cash, fancy cars, guns and women. However, few realize that Mexican drug cartels are as ruthless and sadistic as Middle Eastern terror groups like ISIS with whom they actually have many tactics in common. For most in America, the closest they have come to a drug cartel is the small-time drug peddler in the street corner, the glamorous TV shows, or the Mexican narco-ballads. However, taking a step back and looking at their entire structure, and how those drugs got from Central...
  • Guns Don't Kill People. The Obama Administration Kills People.

    01/24/2016 6:30:22 AM PST · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | January 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "I'm really good at killing people," Barack Obama once allegedly said. The origin of the quote is the 2013 book "Double Down" by veteran political journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, who cite unnamed Obama aides as their source. The two reporters have journalistic credits even a liberal would respect--The New Yorker, The Economist, and MSNBC, to name a few. Some people choose not to give the quote credence because its source is anonymous and it wasn't caught on tape. Skepticism surrounding anonymous quotes is of course understandable though I surmise that most doubters have political motives. People who are...
  • GAO: 70% of Firearms Seized in Mexico Came From USA(right)

    01/22/2016 6:09:56 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 1/21/2016 | Michael W. Chapman
    A new federal report reveals that 70% of the firearms seized by Mexican authorities between 2009 and 2014 originated in the United States. In addition, the report shows that the majority of those U.S.-originated guns were bought in California, Arizona, and Texas, southwest states that border Mexico.
  • Fast & Furious Guns Found in El Chapo Compound as Obama Scandal Cover-Up Loses in Federal Court

    01/21/2016 11:56:52 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    A federal judge handed the Obama Administration yet another loss yesterday in the congressional lawsuit to get the truth behind the Fast and Furious fiasco that permitted the illegal sales of guns in order to track the sellers and purchasers. Fast and Furious is yet another example of the Obama Administration’s many scandals stemming from unconstitutional and lawless Executive overreach. Yet this scandal cost lives, and the Obama Administration has been in cover-up mode for years to hide the truth about the reckless gunrunning Operation Fast and Furious. Now a federal court is forcing the Obama Administration to turn over...
  • AG Lynch Has Not Decided Whether to Turn Over Fast and Furious Documents

    01/21/2016 6:17:24 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2016 | 7:01 AM EST | Susan Jones
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Wednesday she has received a federal court ruling that says the Justice Department may not invoke executive privilege to withhold documents from a congressional committee investigating the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. But that doesn't mean the Justice Department will now give those subpoenaed documents to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Sen. Jim Lankford (R-Okla.), who previously served on the House Oversight Committee, noted that the court told Lynch's office to turn over those documents by February 2nd. ...
  • Obama's 'Fast and Furious' Scandal Comes Back To Life

    01/21/2016 5:10:31 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 24 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/20/2016 | Staff
    Accountability: The infamous and deadly "gun walking" scandal President Obama stonewalled and then dismissed as "phony" years ago may finally get the attention it deserves, thanks to two recent developments.
  • Fast and Furious Gun Found in El Chapo Hideout

    01/20/2016 7:41:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through [Obama's] gun-smuggling operation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. ... Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter," if you recall. "A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter." El Chapo was found to have one in his possession, and it was part of Obama's Fast and Furious operation. Now, for...
  • Terrific: Gun ATF Illegally Trafficked Through Operation Fast and Furious Found in El Chapo's Lair

    01/20/2016 10:22:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    It turns out at least one firearm trafficked into Mexico (and lost) through the Obama Justice Department's Operation Fast and Furious made its way into the upper echelons of the Sinaloa Cartel. According to a report by Fox News' William La Jeunesse a .50-caliber rifle connected to the program was found inside the lair of notorious drug kingpin El Chapo Guzman. Bolding is mine: After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle,...
  • 'Fast & Furious' rifle capable of taking down helicopter found in El Chapo cache

    01/20/2016 7:02:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/20/2016 | By William La Jeunesse
    A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News. A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter. After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said. When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • BREAKING: 'Massive' Gun Recovered From El Chapo's Hideout Was Bought In Fast and Furious Program!!

    01/20/2016 5:12:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Red State ^ | January 20, 2016 | Caleb Howe
    In yet another election year scandal sure to be downplayed by the mainstream media, news broke overnight that a "massive" .50 caliber rifle intended to be a defense against helicopter gunships that was found at the hideout of notorious drug lord El Chapo's hideout was sold under the disastrous 'Fast and Furious' program! Fox News' William La Jeunesse reports: [snip] As RedState readers know, this news comes just hours after a judge ruled Obama couldn't claim executive privilege to cover up the scandal anymore. The feds are still checking out all the weapons from El Chapo's drug den so it...
  • BREAKING: Federal Judge Obama Appointed Strikes Down His Fast and Furious Executive Privilege Claim

    01/19/2016 12:57:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    After significant deliberation U.S. District Judge Amy Berman has struck down Obama's assertion of executive privilege over documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious, the Department of Justice program that allowed the sale and trafficking of thousands of weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels. Berman was appointed to the Court by President Obama in 2011. POLITICO has the details: U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled Tuesday that the Justice Department's public disclosures about its response to the so-called "gun walking" controversy undercut Obama's executive privilege claim. The standoff over the records led to a House vote in 2012 holding...