Monday, February 21, 2011

The ATF continutes out of control!

Hundreds of guns were allowed to be purchased along the US-Mexico border by alleged straw buyers, while ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms) looked the other way and did nothing. ATF's own agents say that sometime in late 2009 or early 2010, the Phoenix office of ATF began to implement a policy of "walking" semi-automatic rifles south of the border.

One agent says, "The agency was not only looking the other way but actually facilitating trafficking, threatening and punishing agents who voiced objections, covering up trace information, the truth about the gun that killed Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, what ICE (US Immigration and Customs Enforcement) knew, it goes on and on."

The accusations against ATF, DHS (Department of Homeland Security) and DOJ (Department of Justice) officials include:
• They intentionally allowed as many as 3,000 firearms to be "walked" across the US border into Mexico.
• They directed US gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners.
• They intentionally withheld information about US-sanctioned gun smuggling from the Mexican government.
• One of the guns ATF allowed or helped to be smuggled into Mexico was involved in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

While all this was going on, government officials, including the President, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General had the reckless gall to blame law-abiding gun owners and dealers for criminal activity in the US and Mexico in order to advance their anti-Constitution, gun-control agenda using false statistics!

Why would the ATF participate in smuggling guns from the US into Mexico? My guess is to boost the already false statistics they need to justify shutting down gun ownership in the US as if we responsible gun owners and dealers are the cause of violence in Mexico!

There has been one pro-liberty side-effect of this scandal: The ATF scheme to register multiple sales of guns has reportedly been placed on the back burner due to apparent embarrassment over this outrageous scandal.

I urge every member of Congress and every news reporter to immediately join Senator Charles Grassley's courageous investigation into the ATF's "Project Gunrunner."

ATF, DHS, and DOJ leadership all the way up to Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder and Secretary Janet "The System Worked" Napolitano (perhaps even the acting president) must be held accountable to include removal from office and prison. Better yet, extradite to Mexico everyone who authorized or knew about "walking" guns to Mexico and let the Mexican Federales deal with those miscreants in their own special way.

Congress must cut all funding to the ATF. The ATF has long been a rogue out-of-control anti-Constitution agency and must be dismantled immediately. Most, if not all, of the laws it enforces are unconstitutional anyway.

1 comment:

  1. We pay for government agencies to facilitate and transport guns to Mexico, dont even get me started about the so called "drug war"....Tomorrow we the people ask the Obama administration to hand over 140,000 pages worth of documents pertaining to this illegal government activity. Tomorrow we should burn Voth at the stake. Tomorrow we take down the executive power. Unite America! Wake up!