"Exclusive Report: Documents indicate ATF, FBI allowed Indiana ‘crime gun’ sales."
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.
From the confidential source providing the documents:
The dealer…was sent a "demand letter," based on the number of traces to him, which was retracted after his attorney pointed out they resulted from his cooperation with ATF. (Strangely, he got two voicemails from two different ATF people, both saying they were the head of the tracing operation).
Some of the straw men turned out to have felony convictions, the agents called the FBI background check system and fixed it so the transactions would be approved, something which may also have happened in Phoenix. (The attorney wasn't clear as to whether the guns were actually delivered to the gangs).
Fact is, if the the ATF was worried about "crime gun traces," they WERE in fact actually delivered to the gangs.
Fact is, the principal market for straw-purchased weapons in Indiana is Chicago.
Andrew Traver: What does he know about "Project Gangwalker" and when did he know it?
Fact is, Andrew Traver, Obama buddy and still declared heir-apparent to the ATF mini-throne would have known about any such gunwalking operation involving his area of operations. He would have had to have been briefed.
Fact is, David just broke an incredibly important story.
Fact is, once again, the new media beats the old media.
But this also highlights an email I received this morning from a retired military officer in the Northern Virginia reacting to my "Meetings, Part 5."
Mike -- another good "roadmap" for the congressional guys...
Let's hope they're already on the trails you're pointed out...
BTW -- The info my friend (REDACTED) sent on how convicted felons being allowed to buy guns (thx to FBI giving an "okay" on the data base search) is itself a felony -- this is a point, IMHO, worth hammering away at in damn near every piece. As (Redacted) pointed out, only two ways for a convicted felon to buy a gun: (1) Presidential pardon (Mark Rich can buy); and (2) get conviction overturned.
Everyone involved in approving sale to convicted felons has in fact committed a felony... we need an Independent Prosecutor...
Your call for expanding congressional actions to include Judiciary and Foreign Affairs is POINT ON!!!
Amazing work, my friend... "keep up the fire."
We intend to. But we need your help. As David concludes:
It’s also fair to ask if it seems credible that such similar operations would develop independently in the Southwest (“Project Gunwalker”) and the Midwest (“Project Gangwalker’?), without authorization from and oversight coordination by Main Justice.
Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars has advocated opening “a second front” to complement House Oversight Committee investigations, and this column has been a consistent advocate for appointment of a truly independent special investigator, as well as for individual state attorneys general determining if multiple felony violations of their state laws, committed jointly by two or more persons, have been perpetrated. What seems clear is none of this will happen unless gun owners create such an uproar that their demands cannot be ignored—by timid political wind riders who don’t wish to get involved, by an arrogant, stonewalling administration, and by their protectors/abettors in the mainstream press.
So, my friends, you must create that uproar.
People who sit back and cluck their tongues about "isn't it terrible that the ATF let those guns kill poor Mexicans" will come out of their chairs when they find out that they -- they personally -- have skin in this game: that the ATF and FBI are facilitating the purchase by felons of weapons to arm the street gangs in their town.
So get that message out, folks. Send a link to David's article and the emails which accompany it far and wide -- To your Congresscritters, to the press in your town, to friends and relatives, and plaster it all over the Internet.
We don't have the government we deserve, but rather the government we tolerate. And if enough folks decide this is intolerable, we'll get to the whole truth of the Gunwalker Plot.