Thursday, January 21, 2016



Note; They keep telling us it was about "tracking" the weapons. However given the history of even just one of the main conspirators, we strongly believe it was a scam for the return of a federal semi auto rifle ban. Along with a general attack on the 2nd Amendment.

El Chapo had weapon linked to failed 'Fast and Furious' gunrunning operation
Posted: Jan 20, 2016 10:11 PM MST
Updated: Jan 20, 2016 10:49 PM MST
By Jonathan Lowe

The world's most wanted drug lord had an arsenal when he was captured in Mexico, and we've learned that five of the guns found with El Chapo came from right here in Arizona. At least one of the weapons was among the guns that disappeared during the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation.

You may remember just how disastrous that operation was for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Obama administration, as well as the U.S. Department of Justice. The ATF thought it could track weapons into Mexico by allowing gun shops in Phoenix to sell weapons to criminals.

"The truth is they never were tracing even one of these weapons," Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said. "They ended up into the hands of not just regular criminals in Arizona, but the most violent criminals in the western hemisphere, which is the Mexican drug cartels."

The outcome? The ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 weapons that were part of the program.

El Chapo had in his possession one of the 34 .50-caliber rifles that went missing. That is a massive firearm. The bullets are capable of piercing armor, vehicles, and the rifle even brought down a Mexican police helicopter.

The whole idea of the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation was to identify and eliminate entire arms trafficking networks, rather than low-level buyers. Babeu said that based on this latest El Chapo revelation, that plan obviously backfired.

"This is evidence now that they're just not in the hands of the cartels," Babeu said. "They're actually being used and being brought back into the United States to protect the cartels and potentially to be pointed at not just American citizens, but our law enforcement."

Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress after refusing to turn over documents and records about the program. Just this week, a federal judge ruled that President Barack Obama cannot use executive privilege to keep the Fast and Furious records from Congress.


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