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Not So Fast, ATF! We’re Still Furious

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Remember when the Obama administration (with Biden as VP) gave Mexican drug cartels a bunch of guns?

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today condemned a reported plan by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to destroy firearms associated with Operation Fast & Furious, the deadly Obama-Biden administration’s “gun walking’ scheme that turned into a national scandal.

Published reports say the ATF “is set to destroy” Fast & Furious guns, but Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH) blasts the idea, asserting “Although the ATF apparently intends to forget its dangerous misconduct in Operation Fast and Furious, the scandal is still a matter of public concern. Given the potential for ongoing criminal and possible civil actions, it is not in the interest of justice for the ATF to destroy potential evidence associated with Operation Fast and Furious.”

CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb concurs with Jordan’s assessment, and took it another step.

“Operation Fast & Furious was only one of several scandals that erupted during the Obama-Biden administration,” Gottlieb observed, “but it’s the one that cost the life of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, and untold numbers of lives in Mexico, along with crimes committed in the United States. It’s hardly surprising the ATF wants to erase the public memory of this debacle, especially now that Joe Biden is in the White House.”

By some estimates, Fast & Furious allowed some 2,000 to 2,500 guns to be “walked” across the border after being sold in large quantities during suspected straw purchases, and ultimately straight into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. According to one report, a Justice Department audit found that “thousands of firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition had been stolen” from an ATF storage site in West Virginia, and that weapons related to Fast & Furious had been improperly stored on top of a gun vault. Former Obama-Biden administration Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress for failing to turn over subpoenaed documents related to the operation.

“Fast & Furious was once described to Congress as ‘the perfect storm of idiocy’,” Gottlieb recalled. “We can’t allow this deadly scandal to be covered up by the dust of history, and preserving the firearms for ongoing investigations is one way to keep that from happening.”

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Alan

    December 19, 2022 at 4:03 pm

    Regarding BATFE leadership, the individuals responsible for the criminal foul up that was Operation Fast and Furious, have any of them ever been punished as they so obviously deserved? None have? WHY?

  2. Mark

    December 9, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    C/P-“…and that weapons related to Fast & Furious had been improperly stored on top of a gun vault.”

    Well it’s nice to see that they’re protecting that chain of custody for that evidence. And these are the guys who are enforcing the law?!?! Unbelievable…

  3. Bemused Berserker

    December 9, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    Should erase the ATF instead. It’s been a Political position for Far Too Long, and it should only answer to Congress, not the Executive Branch.

  4. Big Al 45

    December 9, 2022 at 12:46 pm

    The ATF and the FBI are no longer trustworthy.

    • Alan

      December 9, 2022 at 7:23 pm

      We’re they ever?

  5. CB

    December 9, 2022 at 11:46 am

    Would this be termed “destruction of evidence” if (as they should) Obama and Holder get charged with being accessories to murder of a LEO?

    • Bob Percopo

      December 9, 2022 at 12:03 pm

      Biden just released a notorious Russian arms dealer. Who has brought death snd destruction worldwide. He is only against law abiding citizens having firearms

    • LeVerne A Doran

      December 10, 2022 at 9:13 am

      AGREED 100%! Holder was subpoenaed, he never responded. Holder and the DemoKKKrats have set a judicial precedent. Thus, all of the subpoenas issued by the DemoKKKrat communists can be IGNORED and do not need to be responded to.

  6. Steve B

    December 9, 2022 at 10:58 am

    It is amazing to me that many ATF and DOJ heads didn’t roll due to the F&F Operation, but yet the ATF wants to make felons out of law abiding citizens over the pistol brace issue! Ridiculous I’d say!!!
    FJB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • GomeznSA

      December 9, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      Steve B – the bats and their minders are actually just the willing pawns being used by multiple parties who are pushing the new world order. They know that they must disarm the bulk of law abiding gun owners in order to force their rule on us.

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