Wednesday, December 19, 2012

AZMEX F&F EXTRA2 19-12-12


Note: Don't forget that the ammunition for the 5.7 that can defeat
some soft body armor is only available to govt. agencies. Never been
for sale in the U.S. If the drug gangs have it, it only comes from
govt. sources. The 5.7 is a .22 caliber pistol round,
significantly less powerful than many in use in U.S. and Mexico.
Both he and Newell have addressed ASR&PA meetings.

Ex-ATF official's gun ends up at Mexican cartel shootout that killed
beauty queen
By William La Jeunesse
Published December 19, 2012

How did a gun belonging to a former assistant special agent in charge
at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives end up at
a crime scene in Mexico where five died, including a Mexican beauty
That's the question being asked by congressional investigators and
ATF officials in Phoenix.
A FN Five-Seven semi-automatic pistol, a high powered handgun originally
restricted to military and law enforcement customers, was recovered
by Mexican police at the scene of a Nov. 23 shootout between the
Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican military.
Records show the gun was purchased in January 2010 by George Gillett,
the former No. 2 in the ATF office in Phoenix. Gillett now works at
ATF headquarters in Washington as a liaison to the federal Bureau of
Gillett purchased the weapon at Legendary Arms, a Phoenix gun store.
On the federal form 4473 used to buy the gun, Gillett used the ATF
office address, 201 East Washington, and said "Apt 940." On
subsequent purchase, Gillett used a commercial address, that of a
strip mall.
Both actions are illegal, since ATF regulations require buyers use
their residential address.
"Lying on form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five
years in prison in addition to fines," Sen. Charles Grassley said in
a letter Wednesday to Michael Horowitz in the Office of Inspector
General. "I request that you initiate an investigation into these
matters and that you specifically examine whether Mr. Gillett was the
purchaser as indicated by these documents, why the forms list
multiple, inaccurate residential addresses while purchasing the
weapons, and how the weapon purchased on January 7, 2010 ended up in
Gillett's gun was found in Sinaloa after a gun battle that killed
Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Gamez. Gamez was reportedly
fighting alongside the cartel. Police found a weapon similar to an
AK-47 and some 50 bullets next to her body. Another weapon found at
the crime scene was traced to a Uriel Patino, who illegally bought
more than 600 guns and is a main suspect in the controversial
Operation Fast and Furious run out of the Phoenix office of the ATF.
"Why would the assistant in charge of that office be buying guns in
the first place?" Grassley said in an interview with Fox News. That
would raise the question of the extent to which that person might be
involved in the gun trafficking that was going on and profiting from
it. ... These are legitimate questions."
Gillett didn't respond to a request to comment for this story, though
he has confirmed in other news interviews that he bought the gun,
saying he later sold it on the Internet.

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