Wednesday, October 26, 2011

B. Todd explains that it is not necessary to get to the bottom of government gunrunning in order to put the competition out of business.

Definition of AWRY
1: in a turned or twisted position or direction : askew
2: off the correct or expected course : amiss

ATF boss: Despite ‘awry’ gun case, crackdown will continue.

The new acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pledged Tuesday to continue a crackdown on firearms trafficking from the United States to Mexico — despite embarrassing revelations about an ATF gun probe on the Southwest border.

B. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney in Minneapolis, was appointed about seven weeks ago as acting ATF director. He was in Chicago for a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Jones, who will remain U.S. attorney in Minneapolis as he runs ATF, said he’s been busy dealing with the fallout over Operation Fast and Furious, a subject of inquiries by Congress and the Justice Department.

Beginning in 2009, ATF agents allowed licensed gun dealers to sell weapons to illegal “straw purchasers” in an effort to track the guns to Mexican drug cartel leaders. Yet the agents reportedly lost track of more than 2,000 firearms, two of which were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

Earlier this month, Jones announced several high-level ATF management changes linked to the scandal. But in an interview with the Chicago Sun-Times, he said the inquiries into Fast and Furious won’t hinder gun cases the government is prosecuting in border states.

“There was firearms trafficking going on from the United States to Mexico before this case went awry,” Jones said. “And there will be going forward. Our job as a law enforcement agency is to do the best job we can to disrupt and dismantle organizations and individuals who are engaged in that business. And that’s not going to stop.”


rdf67 said...

If The Honorable Mr. Jones thinks the GunWalker case went awry, he needs a dose of reality. The plan was to increase guns in the hands of the Sinaloa cartel, and that worked. The plan was to find the guns at the scenes of crimes committed by the cartel, and that also worked. Stimulus funds were used to increase the number of people who could trace guns in Mexico. That also helped unemployment. The plan was to let the grenade supplier supply grenades, and that worked. Perhaps the only thing that went awry was a conscience on the part of the ATF Field agents who were ordered by DOJ and their supervisors to carry out the criminal DOJ-hatched plan. They needed more political appointees as field agents, and they needed that BP agent to stay out of the way of bullets fired at him. They also needed to disappear the two AK 47s - they disappeared the third gun because it would expose an FBI informant. Does anybody think that in their weird twisted minds, they thought the killing of Brian Terry might help their effort with gun control? Didn't their new reporting requirements emerge right after his death?

Anonymous said...

"Jones is the latest in a string of acting directors to run ATF since 2006 when Senate confirmation for the director’s job was required for the first time. The National Rifle Association and Republicans have opposed the nominees of both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, accusing their choices of being too cozy with anti-gun groups.

"In November 2010, Obama nominated Andrew Traver, the head of Chicago’s ATF office, to become ATF’s national director, but he’s still waiting for a Senate hearing. Both Illinois senators back Traver’s nomination."

The Chicago Sun-Tmes reports that ReeTodd (sic) Jones is in Chicago to attend a convention of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, which is one of many gun control advocacy groups who filed amicus curiae briefs in the DC v Heller case, which included the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association,

CST wants readers to believe ReeTodd (sic) is not in Chicago to "cozy up" to his antigun audience and that NRA/Republican criticism of ATF directors who associate with and promote such groups is a matter of indifference to all but a few (3%?) crazies.

No mention is ever made that Andrew Traver, Obama's nominee to direct the ATF, has an extensive history of anti-Second Amendment activism in concert with the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Joyce Foundation.

ReeTodd (sic) is a tool and the Chicago Sun-Times is a tool handler. ;^)


Anonymous said...

Let the treason and murder continue!

Longbow said...

He's saying there was firearms trafficking to Mexico before this case was exposed, and there will be after?

By golly! Is he saying ATF will continue smuggling guns to criminals in Mexico, and blaming the American public, as soon as they can get away with it?

Why am I not surprised?

Chumgrinder said...

This is the usual liberal bullshit. When a Republican makes a mistake, we get ten years of "It's all Bush's fault!" When a liberal makes a mistake, it's "move on, move on!"