If you’re not following the Gunwalker case you should be. Hell, you might even take some time to read about Gangwalker and Bombwalker…or Grenadewalker…or whatever they wind up settling on. I can’t really blame anyone for unimaginative naming conventions used to label an incident of the U.S. Government permitting the sale of weapons to known felons as it is sort of new territory. When was the last time you can think of that the Executive Department was accused of running an operation on our own soil that wound up causing the deaths of American citizens? What if we sprinkle on the awful possibility that this was a calculated political decision meant to drum up support for increased gun control on law abiding citizens. When the facts don’t support your case I guess you just go out there and make yourself some new facts.
Here’s David Codrea:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged an Indiana dealer’s cooperation in conducting straw purchases at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Exclusive documents obtained by Gun Rights Examiner show the dealer cooperated with ATF by selling guns to straw purchasers, and that bureau management later asserted these guns were being traced to crimes.
Well that would mean the ATF was enabling a chain of crimes (meanwhile committing numerous felonies themselves barring Presidential pardon of the felons in question) perhaps with intentional political ramifications.
Bob Owens at Pajamas Media (via Nice Deb):
There was never any mechanism within Fast and Furious to intercept the thousands of Gunwalker weapons once they left the gun shops, and the multi-agency team (DOJ, ATF, FBI, DEA, IRS, DHS) acted as nothing more or less than a shield to prevent straw purchasers and smugglers from being intercepted by local or state law enforcement.
The apparent purpose of the operation was to lend the thinnest veneer of truth to the 90-percent lie spread by Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton from the very beginning of the Obama administration. It makes sense only as a plot to manufacture evidence for the punitive gun control laws that Obama has championed his entire political career. Indeed, even after Gunwalker was exposed, the number of U.S. guns in Mexico, many of which were put there by the actions of the government itself, was still brazenly used as the excuse for ATF long gun reporting requirements currently being challenged in courts.
Likewise, what Codrea has dubbed as “Gangwalker” appears to be another attempt to provide guns to criminals in order to generate more gun crime and then more calls for gun control.
The biggest difference between the two operations at this early date only seems to be that Gangwalker is a purposeful attempt to create the deaths of American citizens in order to pursue the administration’s fanatical anti-gun agenda.
American deaths, for political gain.
Think about that claim for a minute, and what that would mean.
I can’t begin to summarize this situation as well as David Codrea, Nice Deb, Sipsey Street Irregulars, Bob Owens at PJM, and CNN…what? You mean a search for “gunwalker” at CNN has nothing on this? Maybe its a syntax thing…try “gun walker“…nothing? Well damn. It’s almost like they can’t be bothered to report on it with an appropriately scandalous term, though there are some token articles if you search for “fast and furious”…a term that is correct, but doesn’t really scream “someone has been breaking laws around here.” Unless those laws are street racing. Well maybe MSNBC is ready to stand atop the partisan bulwark and speak truth to power! Well if you include the web results that Bing pulls with the query they actually have great coverage…almost as good as Google and anyone with the interest to vet their damn government. Maybe gunwalker is too “insidery” a term? Fair enough try searching either of them for “fast and furious, Indiana” to see if they have any interest in a connection made that involves the U.S. Government breaking its own laws to put guns in the hands of criminals that wind up shooting Americans. CNN…MSNBC…Bueller? If you want to get a quick summary of all of the relevant information with good highlighting go to Nice Deb’s page and just read the whole blasted history of it. Bottom line: start calling people because apparently our betters need to be reminded of silly things like the law that they swore to enforce.
A reminder. This is the Oath of the President of the United States of America:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America. It is the framework for the organization of the United States government and for the relationship of the federal government with the states, citizens, and all people within the United States.
President Obama, you got some ‘splaining to do.