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Before this story of "project gunrunner" or "fast and furious" broke, the extra wide paint brush was being used to place the blame on US owned and operated gun stores. They wanted us to believe that all of these expensive and well regulated class III weapons were coming from mom and pop gun shops. This notion was set to pave the way for strict restrictions if not bans on "black rifles". The media was all over the story and the local gun shops back then. Fortunately, this story broke.
It's simple. The current administration has been blaming Drug War violence on the availability of American guns in an attempt to justify restricting our citizens' gun ownership rights. What they conveniently fail to mention is that it was THEY who allowed the guns into Mexico, Their secret of whodunit got exposed when the Border Patrol Agent got killed.
Originally posted by Elostone
Originally posted by kyred
reply to post by vlady95
I wonder when it will hit the MSM and really allow the public to know what's happening? :
The clip is from CNN...does not get much more Main-Stream than that...
On his program last night, Jon Stewart mocked the ATF plan, in which the agency asked gun dealers to allow sales of weapons to individuals they suspected were straw purchasers so they could track where the weapons ended up.
"If this was the plan that they went with, what plan did we reject?" Stewart asked. "I'm going to assume this was some little-brain, lot of balls idea coming out of the ATF's local office. Couple of guys going renegade, not running things through the chain of command, like their acting director, Ken Melson, he didn't know," Stewart said, before airing clips discussing the video feed Melson had set up in his office so he could watch the straw buys take place at cooperating gun dealerships.
"You're baiting me. So the head of the ATF didn't just know about this plan, he's Tivoing it," Stewart said. After airing a clip of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) holding up copies of heavily redacted documents turned over by the Justice Department, Stewart cued up a "graphics filter" to show what the DOJ was hiding: a cartoon hand giving Issa the middle finger.
Originally posted by karen61057
reply to post by Q:1984A:1776
Since when are the mexican the "enemies" ? I didnt know we were at war with Mexico. When the hell did this happen.???