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Feb 01 2013

Fast & Furious II

Even Karl Marx got one thing right: “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.” Fast & Furious was tragedy, resulting in the death of Brian Terry and countless Mexicans. Because the idiots responsible have not been replaced, this was followed by farce:

[Rep. Jim] Sensenbrenner along with Sen. Charles Grassley, and Reps. Darrell Issa and Robert Goodlatte, have sent a letter to Acting ATF Director Todd Jones asking the agency to look into allegations reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

The newspaper claims that the agency conducted a deeply flawed sting operation that resulted in a still-missing machine gun being taken from an agent’s car, thousands of taxpayer dollars being lost in merchandise and angry residents saying that ATF officials reintroduced crime into their neighborhood. …

“The mismanaged operation included numerous careless and costly mistakes,” Sensenbrenner told FoxNews.com in a written statement. “Along with my colleagues, I am asking the ATF what happened in Milwaukee and who will be held accountable. I want to know how these glaring blunders could happen. How did ATF — for the second time that we know of — put guns in the hands of dangerous criminals?”

According to the newspaper, the ATF created a phony storefront, named it Fearless Distributing, staffed it with undercover agents and created a Facebook page that lured people to the location all under the guise of selling clothes and shoes. … Once the store was up and running, agents spread the word that Fearless Distributing was willing to buy guns and drugs.

Part of the problem, the newspaper alleges, is that agents spent taxpayer money to buy guns from people at twice the street value.

Why should the agents care how much they pay for guns to resell to criminals? It isn’t their money; it’s ours.

Some say the most serious problem involves missing guns. On Sept. 13, 2012, three weapons — including an M-4 automatic rifle — were stolen from an agent’s parked car. The very next day one of the weapons — as well as another unrelated one — were sold back to agents for $1,400.

An M-4 is a fully automatic assault rifle, unlike the semiautomatic AR-15 deer rifles this same government wants to confiscate from law-abiding citizens.

“The Journal Sentinel story reads more like an accounting of the Keystone Cops instead of a federal law enforcement agency,” Grassley, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

If we keep electing the same guy to run the Executive Branch, we would be crazy to expect different results.

On tips from Dr. 9, Berbikr, Bob Roberts, and A. Levy.

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  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    No wonder the Milwaukee County Sheriff is reminding you of your duty to defend yourself.
    http://www.npr.org/2013/01/31/170727538/milwaukee-sheriff-advises-residents-to-arm-themselves
    The zombies in his county are being armed by your own federal government.

  • Skyfall

    “What difference does it make?”

    None.

    The facts are out there for all to see, and the Low Information Voter just doesn’t care.

    I’m starting (regretfully) to think that direct action is our only alternative to full-on tyranny.

  • GomeznSA

    It should be more like F&F V (as in five – not victory) since there have been (more or less) the same type of ops in Houston (guns south of the border), Miami (guns to Honduras) and Indiana (gasp – guns to shykago!) – plus the original out of Phoenix. And no telling how many more in other places……………..

  • Jester

    Yet thanks to the valiant efforts to successfully embargo this story, I don’t know more than 1 out of a hundred of my peers who has even once heard the phrase “Fast & Furious”.

    Thanks, dominant media.

  • Flu-Bird

    Fast & furious a dirty underhanded plot by KING OBAMA the FINK and his assstant snake ERIC HOLDER to revoke our 2nd AMENDMENT rights

  • Maudie N Mandeville

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for a blue city?

  • http://Weaselzippers.us WilECoyote

    Sorry but the M4 is not an automatic weapon. Its like the AR15 based on Eugene Stoner design. It does have burst mode where you can fire 3 round burst.
    In my town, the news reported machine guns used in robbery, really folks??

  • Mr Evilwrench

    M4 has burst, M4A1 has full auto.

  • KHarn

    “WilECoyote says:February 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm”

    “Burst fire” is “automatic fire”, that makes it a MACHINEGUN.

  • numnut

    Don’t be silly Kharn,in the hands of govt agents such rifles are ‘personal defense weapons’ or PDF’s.
    Only civilians possess ‘assault rifles.’
    When the military has them,they are referred to as ‘military arms.’

    Glad to clear that up for you.

    You don’t need heat seeking bullets for duck hunting!
    /s

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