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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sources--FBI more deeply involved than ATF in gun smuggling scandal

Congressional sources who are investigating the scandal at the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives say that they now have evidence showing that the FBI may be more deeply involved than the ATF in the gun smuggling scandal. The scandal, known as 'Operation Fast and Furious,' or 'Project Gunwalker,' centers on illegal activity perpetrated by federal government agents in smuggling guns to Mexico and Honduras in order to pad statistics that would supposedly 'prove' that U.S. guns are arming the drug cartels.
Many believe that the only reason the government would undertake such a sordid scheme would be to justify the call for massive new gun control in the United States. Such a charge appears to be 100% correct as the Obama Administration and Democrats in Congress prepare to unfold a comprehensive new plan for gun bans and tightening the rules for firearms registration and background checks, along with strict reporting requirements for gun stores.
However, as the story has developed it has become clear that the scandal implicates multiple agencies within the federal government in addition to the ATF and its oversight agency, the DOJ. The Los Angeles Times published a story this morning that quotes Congressional sources as saying that at least 6 drug cartel members may have served as FBI paid informants in the Mexican gun smuggling scheme...

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