ATF allowing guns to go into Mexico
Video here. There have been local rumors that ATF allowed considerable quantities of guns to go south of the border, saying it was necessary to their investigations, and without informing Mexican authorities of the arrangements. That'd make it rather unlikely to have aided investigations, though it might help to inflate the numbers traced to US sales...
Go figure. Government agency that makes rules is implicitly involved in creating a need for expanding power-base circularly creating more rules. Agency growth at all costs, irrespective of morals, money, and loss of life.
Just a different kind of criminal.
Thanks for this one!
Posted by: Cory Brickner at January 13, 2011 01:43 PM
Additional story - http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/news/local/101213-gun-dealer-atf-approved-sales-to-mexican-gun-runners
Posted by: Jim K at January 13, 2011 05:28 PM
It's worse than you think. Rumor on the "clean up ATF" board - which is mostly ATF agents - has it that a BP agent was murdered with one of the guns the Phoenix ATF office "walked" into mexico.
Further, http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-national/more-information-on-atf-walking-guns-across-mexican-border -- contains some more detailed info, considerably above "rumor" or "speculation."
Then - to make things REALLY interesting, there's an agent who apparently resigned over all of this and is volunteering to testify before CONgress.
"...(REDACTED) former attache to Mexico is an honest and honorable guy. He was forcefully removed from Mexico w o warning in Nov in large part because he wouldn't sit silent on these matters. He will tell the truth if asked by competent authority. He retired Dec 31 because of all this... "
Posted by: Dedicated_Dad at January 14, 2011 10:15 PM
The news report to which you link acknowledges that no one alleging this conspiracy has produced any documentation to support it. Strange, huh? Almost as though a bunch of liars and morally challenged crooks who sell murder weapons to murderers were just making stuff up, huh?
Posted by: Corny Codreanu at January 15, 2011 10:46 AM
This has been a discussion topic on http://cleanupatf.org/ as well where agents accuse managers of allowing these transfers to happen.
I am not the one making these stories just passing along other links where the subject is discussed.
Posted by: Jim K at January 15, 2011 12:36 PM
Corny said "The news report to which you link acknowledges that no one alleging this conspiracy has produced any documentation to support it. Strange, huh? Almost as though a bunch of liars and morally challenged crooks who sell murder weapons to murderers were just making stuff up, huh?"
On the other hand, the news story presents no evidence that any illegal gun sales occurred either. It references a WaPo series which insinuates illegal sales apparently based on
batF Troop trace data, which is neither statistical or legal proof of anything other than the tracing preferences of Mexican authorities. Regarding the journalistic integrity of The Washington Post, I remind folks that WaPo recommended the nomination of reporter Janet Cooke for a Pulitzer Prize for a series of articles about an 8 year old heroin addict. She won the prize but had it taken away after outside sources repeatedly presented the WaPo editorial staff with evidence that the stories were completely fabricated which she admitted was the case. If the left wing hacks at WaPo have any credibility left the should spend it repairing their damaged reputation before the finally go bankrupt like the rest of the dishonest dinosaur media.
As for the scurilous slanders about the gun store and its employees, gee I remember the liberal gun haters lecturing the rest of us that people are innocent until proven guilty. I guess that double standard only applies to the left wing crooks.
Posted by: Jim B at January 15, 2011 05:04 PM
"Laws are for other people."
Posted by: Jim D. at January 15, 2011 05:06 PM