By KenInMontana


More blunders, questionable actions and the hits just keep coming from the hearings into Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious chaired by Congressman Issa. Here are just a few of the “highlights” via NRA-ILA;

BATFE knowingly allowed as many as 2,500 firearms to be sold illegally to known or suspected straw purchasers. One of those purchasers accounted for over 700 illegal guns.

BATFE ordered its agents working the program not to arrest illegal gun buyers or to interdict thousands of guns that were allowed to “walk” into criminal hands.

Senior BATFE officials in Washington were regularly briefed on the operation and approved of the tactics employed.

BATFE agents who opposed the operation and who raised objections were told to “get with the program” and threatened with job retaliation if they continued their opposition.

Here is a quote from the testimony of Special Agent John Dodson of the BATFE.

“Simply put, during this operation known as Fast and Furious, we, ATF, failed to fulfill one of our most fundamental obligations, to caretake the public trust; in part, to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”

Get more of the story here. NRA-ILA

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  • Anonymous

    OBAMA’S REGIME: The Gang that Coudn’t Shoot Straight!…..cant’t talk straight and is straight away stone walling and defying a legitamate inquery. ORGANIZED CRIME in The White House except these gangsters are rash and ultimately INCOMPETENT.

    • Anonymous

      Are they incompetent, or achieving what they want to achieve?

      • Anonymous

        They are laying the groundwork for what they want to achieve, total compliance with U.N. gun control laws and international taking precedence over our Constitution.

        • Anonymous

          ULTIMATELY incompetent….in other words, their evil intent does NOT equal competence.

          • Anonymous

            I think that we agree on the main issue, I just think that they are competent in achieving their goals. The would be incompetent if they were working in the favor of US citizens.

  • Anonymous

    I have read where liberals are saying that this program “started under Bush”.
    And I find this hard to believe.

    Does anyone know when this program to sell & track the 2500 firearms began?
    Knowing how some govt programs work…this part of it may have been slipped into an existing program, under the current administration.

    • Anonymous

      Under Bush the weapons were apprehended before crossing the border. Since 2009, on Obama’s watch the guns began to cross into Mexico. The distortion of the operation followed OBAMA’S intrusion into the White Hoiuse and elsewhere.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Steveart.
        I thought it must be something like that.

        Remember when Hillary and the Obamadministration started talking about how there was a ‘crisis’ because of weapons being sold across the border into Mexico?
        Even Calderon mentioned it.
        This whole thing stinks bigtime.

        • http://twitter.com/Thumbgumby Thumbgumby

          Actually it started in 2005. There are many articles related to this program and rumors about it started not long after it was initiated.

          • Anonymous

            Under Bush the weapons were apprehended before crossing the border. Since 2009, on Obama’s watch the guns began to cross into Mexico. The distortion of the operation followed OBAMA’S intrusion into the White Hoiuse and elsewhere.

        • Anonymous

          If we supply the Taliban and Al qaeda, why wouldn’t we supply the drug cartels over the border? I hope people wake up to the fact that we have an illegitimate and criminal government, and quit buying into their lies.

        • Anonymous

          Actually I remember these coments coming up under clinton. I remember hitlery and janet reno complaining about guns from America crossing into Mexico. Just a side note, I never capitalize the name of a liberal.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks Steveart.
        I thought it must be something like that.

        Remember when Hillary and the Obamadministration started talking about how there was a ‘crisis’ because of weapons being sold across the border into Mexico?
        Even Calderon mentioned it.
        This whole thing stinks bigtime.

    • Anonymous

      The senior agents who testified, said the policy of letting the guns go to Mexico started in 2009. They are going to have to take responsibility for this. Not everything is under Bush. These people are criminals.

  • Anonymous

    I have read where liberals are saying that this program “started under Bush”.
    And I find this hard to believe.

    Does anyone know when this program to sell & track the 2500 firearms began?
    Knowing how some govt programs work…this part of it may have been slipped into an existing program, under the current administration.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53YAPDXSTIGEDINDXF46CAB7ZY voted against carter

    American Government Complicit in Smuggling W e a p o n s Used to K i l l Border Patrol Agent Confirmed:

    OPERATION “GUNRUNNER”

    Our treasonous rulers have DELIBERATELY allowed American guns to be smuggled into Mexico,

    so that Obama can use their presence there to UNDERMINE the Second Amendment.

    It has now been confirmed that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry,
    who came under fire by some illegal aliens while providing free police services to others, was killed with weapons put in enemy hands by our own rogue government
    as part of the ATF’s Eric Holder-approved “Fast and Furious” program.

    • KenInMontana

      Holder is not in control of the ATF, Holder is head of the Justice Dept. The ATF (BATFE) is part of the Treasury Dept under Geitner.

      • Anonymous

        In 2003 under the Homeland Security Act the AFT was split into two different bureaus. One is Alcohol Tax and Trade Bureau that reports to Dept of Treasury. The other is Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives who reports to the Dept of Justice.

        • KenInMontana

          Ah my bad, but it seems it was 2002 and the entire Bureau was transferred to the Justice Dept.

      • Anonymous

        It’s under the DOJ.

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t matter marxists, communists, liberals, progressives and the dept’s. they run with the Chicago mafia in the White House are all the same, they just have different tittles.

  • http://twitter.com/Thumbgumby Thumbgumby

    This program started in 2005. Reports of guns crossing the border and rumors of government involvement started in 2006.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Gunrunner

    • Anonymous

      This policy started in 2009. This is according to senior ATF Agents.

  • Anonymous

    Well, as Representative Issa said: “FELONY STUPID”.

    Unfortunately, we can’t unring this bell. The only thing we can do is start handing out mass subpoenas and arrest warrants, including the AG, the Deputy AG and all US Attorneys that had any knowledge of this idiotic operation, then go down to department heads (such as the head of the BAFTE), and all complicit subordinates. This would be a great opportunity for the USMS (United States Marshals Service) to practice their craft of serving warrants to public officials. (Wouldn’t you love to be the United States Marshal, walking into Holder’s office, handing him his arrest warrant from the US Supreme Court, pronouncing him “…under arrest…” and reading him his rights, as a the Assistant United States Marshal pulled him out from behind his desk, turned him around and cuffed him?)

    The only way to even the odds is for border state and near border state governors to mobilize their national guard forces under full arms, as though repelling an invasion, because that’s exactly what they are doing. MP (Military Police) Corps forces should have free reign to apprehend any and all suspicious individuals on this side of the border during this state of emergency precipitated by illegal actions by rogue members of the Justice Department, and they should be weapons-free to engage and kill anyone that fires upon them, at any range, even if it means firing long guns into Mexico and killing targets on Mexican soil. Seeing heavily armed and armored USA (US Army) JLTVs (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) with “MP” on the sides and a .50 cal, up top, as well as knowing the areas are patrolled by elements of the 75th Rangers and the 20th SFG (Special Forces Group) might make even the dumbest punk think twice about crossing the border to cause trouble on US soil. ESPECIALLY if they’re thinking about killing American GS civilians and military personnel.

    • Anonymous

      MASS SUBPOENAS are a great place to start. I just have my DOUBTS about any cooperation from those that are subpoenaed.

      • Anonymous

        If they don’t cooperate, that’s fine. They still face prison time, and jail while they wait (considering each and every one of them are flight risks). However, I’m sure that once they either realize they’re going to get perp-walked down the steps, into the streets and to a waiting black Chevy Tahoe or Suburban, or once they actually ARE paraded in front of the cameras like that, somebody’s going to want to talk about something, and point fingers at somebody.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely love your idea my approach which, I have been stating on Blogs and such for 4 years now is to re-deploy 2 Tank Brigades and 3 Infantry Brigades (active duty) to the S.W. border I’m pretty sure with that much fire power at weapons free we could sew this whole problem up in about 30 days. Thats when the warning runs out. 30 days after deployment it’s shoot on site baby, no questions asked. Of course we’d probably have to warn them a little “Turn back or we will open fire, you have 30 seconds.”

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely love your idea my approach which, I have been stating on Blogs and such for 4 years now is to re-deploy 2 Tank Brigades and 3 Infantry Brigades (active duty) to the S.W. border I’m pretty sure with that much fire power at weapons free we could sew this whole problem up in about 30 days. Thats when the warning runs out. 30 days after deployment it’s shoot on site baby, no questions asked. Of course we’d probably have to warn them a little “Turn back or we will open fire, you have 30 seconds.”

  • Anonymous

    Well, as Representative Issa said: “FELONY STUPID”.

    Unfortunately, we can’t unring this bell. The only thing we can do is start handing out mass subpoenas and arrest warrants, including the AG, the Deputy AG and all US Attorneys that had any knowledge of this idiotic operation, then go down to department heads (such as the head of the BAFTE), and all complicit subordinates. This would be a great opportunity for the USMS (United States Marshals Service) to practice their craft of serving warrants to public officials. (Wouldn’t you love to be the United States Marshal, walking into Holder’s office, handing him his arrest warrant from the US Supreme Court, pronouncing him “…under arrest…” and reading him his rights, as a the Assistant United States Marshal pulled him out from behind his desk, turned him around and cuffed him?)

    The only way to even the odds is for border state and near border state governors to mobilize their national guard forces under full arms, as though repelling an invasion, because that’s exactly what they are doing. MP (Military Police) Corps forces should have free reign to apprehend any and all suspicious individuals on this side of the border during this state of emergency precipitated by illegal actions by rogue members of the Justice Department, and they should be weapons-free to engage and kill anyone that fires upon them, at any range, even if it means firing long guns into Mexico and killing targets on Mexican soil. Seeing heavily armed and armored USA (US Army) JLTVs (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) with “MP” on the sides and a .50 cal, up top, as well as knowing the areas are patrolled by elements of the 75th Rangers and the 20th SFG (Special Forces Group) might make even the dumbest punk think twice about crossing the border to cause trouble on US soil. ESPECIALLY if they’re thinking about killing American GS civilians and military personnel.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DS3G37AYWO5ZLWLN3HFKGVK37Q IMaTelaU

    These American hating leftist purposely allowed those guns to “walk”. My theory is that they would cause a cascade of casualties then the “narrative”.. would be for the “Government” to do something!!!!! Problem is though the mexican cartels have a standing caviate to not harm Americans…. so as not to bring attention to the violence. The cartels can behead and rape and murder mexicans all day long and the MSM will do nothing… soooooo all those guns killed rival gang members… until the drug runners made the mistake of KILLING a federal law officer!!!! Make no mistake those higher ups at the ATF KNEW EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE DOING!!!!!! Now, how much did Nobama know and when did he know it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Anonymous

    “Missteps?” Is this what you call it when you are accessories to murder. These people believe they can supply weapons to drug cartels knowing they are going to be used in crimes, call it “Missteps,” instead of accessories to murder, and everything is fine? This is the Weather Underground in this White House. When are they going to figure it out? How many more Americans will die under this criminal in the White House. I want to see that guy fry.

    • KenInMontana

      Get a grip, it’s a figure of speech. Why do you think it’s in parenthesis?

  • Anonymous

    Barack Hussein Obama is a front man for the Weather Underground.

    • Anonymous

      I think it’s more like barry is their puppet, and the Underground is his master.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shivang-Patel/1799965742 Shivang Patel

    Why do we have the ATF again? Seems like their pretty much useless like the current Administration.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Issa takes all precautions to prevent document destruction. They got rid of the head of the ATF but we still need a real justice guy heading up the DOJ.
    (and no more recess appointments!)

  • Anonymous

    I’ve sent all the information on this to Sarah Brady’s organization. Obama told her he would have to work on gun control under the radar. This is what he meant. Obama is an accessory to murder.