William "Billy" Hoover, Acting Deputy Director ATF (on right), thought too stupid in a poll of street agents to be the first one to roll on the Project Gunwalker cover-up. is bulling ahead with the long gun registry -- "Damn the dead Border Patrol Agents, full speed ahead!"
"US Attorney to Deport Three Suspects in Brian Terry Murder - Getting the Witnesses Out of Town??"
Bob Price writes:
There are more and more questions coming out about the murder of Brian Terry and the government's role. Certainly their lack of being forthcoming with information and now this rush to get three potential witnesses out of the country add fuel to the fires of these rumors.
Someone needs to stop the deportation of these potential witnesses until Sen. Grassley's investigation is complete. And, more importantly, someone needs to come clean with the truth in this case and Operation Gunrunner.
And Robert Farago reports that "White House, ATF Press Ahead with Plans for Federal Long Gun Registry."
This was a clear indication that the ATF and the administration was going ahead with the registry—despite the Gunwalker scandal’s “lost” firearms and the obvious implication that the ATF has no fucking clue what it’s doing. According to inside sources, the public comments ran against the registry at a rate of roughly 1000 to one.
And? Even before the comments could be logged under the ATF’s enemies list (again, I’m not making that up), the ATF is officially announcing that it’s damn the damnation, full speed ahead. Acting Head Melson’s number one, William Hoover [above, right], made it official.
“I truly believe that everyone in the administration supports this and I’m pretty confident that we’ll get it done,” said William Hoover, acting deputy director of ATF, in an interview.
So, once again, the Obama administration’s opinion trumps public sentiment. But it’s worse than that . . .
There’s one little detail—well, one really important one—that’s been left out of all the nominal discussions about this long-gun registry. What happens to the information? There has been no official declaration, or document, mandating the destruction of the data within a given time period. Until yesterday.
“This is just a shallow excuse to engage in a sweeping firearms registration scheme,” NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said last year on the group’s website.
Hoover denied that the ATF is seeking to create a national registry, and said records would be kept for 24 months and then destroyed if not acted on by investigators.
Again, please note that we only have Mr. Hoover’s word for that. Show us the regulation. Meanwhile, what are the protocols for sharing the data? Will the Mexican police have access? Will the sales data be entered into the ATF’s e-Trace system so that several dozen foreign governments will have access?
Bottom line: the federal long gun registry “pilot program” isn’t dead. It doesn’t even appear to be wounded. Not to coin a phrase, that’s some scary ass shit right there.
So William J. "Billy" Hoover, Acting Deputy Director ATF, thought too stupid in a poll of street agents to be the first one to roll on the Project Gunwalker cover-up. is bulling ahead with the long gun registry, declaring "Damn the dead Border Patrol Agents, full speed ahead!"
You have to wonder what alternate universe these people are living in. Don't they read their mail? That last letter from Senator Grassley was so specific in its demands that they have to know the whistleblowers have already provided him the documents he is asking for and he is just seeing if they are stupid enough to try and lie -- again.
Well, judging by their actions, maybe they are that stupid.