posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 01:56 PM
reply to post by HauntWok
What part of this does someone not understand ?
Gunwalking", or "letting guns walk", was a tactic of the Arizona Field Office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives (ATF), which ran a series of sting operations between 2006 and 2011 in the Tucson and Phoenix area where the ATF
"purposely allowed licensed firearms dealers to sell weapons to illegal straw buyers, hoping to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders and
Another, smaller probe occurred in 2007 under the same ATF Phoenix field division. The Fidel Hernandez case began when the ATF identified
Mexican suspects who bought weapons from a Phoenix gun shop over a span of several months. The probe ultimately involved over 200 guns, a dozen of
which were lost in Mexico. On September 27, 2007, ATF agents saw the original suspects buying weapons at the same store and followed them toward the
Mexican border. The ATF informed the Mexican government when the suspects successfully crossed the border, but Mexican law enforcement were unable to
Shortly after that 'epiphany':
Less than two weeks later, on October 6, William Newell, then ATF's Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Phoenix field division, shut down the
operation at the behest of William Hoover, ATF's assistant director for the office of field operations. No charges were filed. Newell, who was
Phoenix ATF SAC from June 2006 to May 2011, would later play a major role in Operation Fast and Furious.
The previous program was shut down after being found to be a COMPLETE FAILURE.
Only to be restarted under the current morons in power.
On October 26, 2009, a teleconference was held at the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. to discuss U.S. strategy for combating
Mexican drug cartels. Participating in the meeting were Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer, acting ATF
Director Kenneth E. Melson, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michele Leonhart, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Robert Mueller and the top federal prosecutors in the Southwestern border states.
Some people who clearly IGNORE everything the current administration does, and his lackeys were 'completely unaware' !
The current administration, and HOLDER own FAST and Furious.
And it has exactly jack snip to do with 'shall not infringe' as someone is trying to distort the conversation with a red herring.
10-4-2014 by neo96 because: (no reason given)