Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ATF Weapons Smuggled Into Mexico, Possibly Used In Border Agents Killing

Project Gunwalker

"The following is a summary and time line of articles appearing on the Sipsey Street Irregulars blog and Gun Rights Examiner, reflecting original reporting on the developing “Project Gunwalker” story by Mike Vanderboegh and myself. That’s the purposely ironic name I assigned it, a parody of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive’s “Project Gunrunner,” and it refers to allegations by whistleblowing ATF insiders that:
  • ATF management was allowing potentially hundreds of semiautomatic firearms to be walked across the Mexican border in order to pad statistics used to further budget and power objectives.
  • Mexican authorities were kept in the dark, and protests that they should be informed were overridden, first by the Phoenix ATF office, and ultimately by higher-ups in Washington, DC.
  • A gun used in this operation was involved in a December 2010 incident in which a Border Patrol agent was killed."

The Curious Case of the Walking M-16s

"There is a shooting war going on right now, along the border between the United States and Mexico, involving rival organizations, referred to as cartels (a term once applied to oil conglomerates), struggling for control over the illegal traffic in drugs. Various factions of the Mexican government have their part in it, and, peripherally, so does the American federal government, as well as those of various border states. Just in the past couple of years, thousands of individuals, innocent and otherwise, have been murdered in this war, including American citizens standing on their own property.

None of this would be happening if there were no drug laws and the substances in question were allowed to drop to their natural market prices. Nor does it have anything to do with the issue of immigration, legal or illegal, with which it is being deliberately, if erroneously, conflated.

Just as immigration opponents are cynically trying to use this war to push their propaganda, so the advocates of victim disarmament have been trying to use it to impose more and harsher laws against free exercise of the unalienable individual, civil, Constitutional, and human right of every man, woman, and responsible child to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon—rifle, shotgun, handgun, machinegun, anything—any time, any place, without asking anyone's permission. The Obama Administration and its vile Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—criminal architects of the Waco Massacre—have been particularly guilty in this connection. Broadcast far and wide by the whorish mass media, their claim—as ridiculous as it is on its face—is that American gun dealers are supplying the Mexican drug cartels with the weapons they are using to fight the war on the border.

It's a win-win scenario—for fascism.

Their idea, of course, is to generate something resembling a justification for further restricting the freedom to and buy and sell weapons. The trouble, as usual, is that the facts don't support their lies"

I wouldn't be surprised at all by this. Gun dealers and gun shows have been under attack for years now and there have been thousands of headlines like "Brady Campaign Says Weak U.S. Gun Laws Fueling Mexican Violence" and "N.Y. mayor decries 'terror gap' in U.S. gun laws"

The truth of the matter is the Mexican government has tried to deflect responsibility for the drug cartel wars away from itself and onto the United States. One of the things they claim repeatedly is that the criminals are getting a large percentage of their weaponry from across the border. Could be true, but from the US government not private individuals or gun shows. The latter don't carry grenades and there are strict laws about automatic military grade rifles. Guns that are confiscated have their serial numbers cherry picked to exclude US armories. Our overlords willingly go along with this deceit because it suits their agenda to keep eviscerating the constitution.

FBI Memo Seeks to Confiscate Firearms from People Though Bureaucratic Red Tape and Fees


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