Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Just how big IS Gunwalker? "‘Bordergate’ – Seattle’s gunrunning case: Shades of ‘Project gunrunner?’"

From Dave Workman:

Tuesday morning’s Seattle PI.com carries the story of Richard Wayne Wilson, who is linked – but not with criminal charges – to the takedown of a string of “speakeasy” clubs, and who, it is reported, was responsible for smuggling a small number of guns to Mexico.

It is also reported that documents relating to the gun smuggling have been sealed, and “hearing transcripts have been redacted.” That is to say, a lot of pertinent information has been blocked out.

Secrecy surrounding Wilson’s gun smuggling operation seems suspiciously similar to the veil of secrecy that has been lowered over “Project Gunrunner” and “Operation Fast and Furious,” the “sting” operations mounted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that are now subject of at least two congressional probes, and multiple press investigations, not the least of which is being conducted by CBS News, Fox News and – independently – at least three Gun Rights Examiners.

While court documents detailing the drug deals remain readily accessible, specifics of Wilson's gun smuggling scheme are lacking. Much of the documentation has been sealed and hearing transcripts have been redacted.—Seattle PI.com

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