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ATF Death Watch 29: Mexican Lawmaker Wants ATF Gunrunners Tried In Mexico. Or Not.


Fox News went in search of a Mexican politician who was properly outraged at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) for running guns from the U.S. into their territory.  The news org worked their way down the list from president Felipe Calderon to Sen. Rene Arce Islas. Methinks Sen Islas has issues. “I obviously feel violated. I feel my country’s sovereignty was violated,” the pol protested. The U.S. government officials involved should be “tried in the United States and the Mexican government should also demand that they also be tried in Mexico since the incidents took place here. There should be trials in both places.” As if . . .

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Click Below for Leaked ATF Document: “Project Gunrunner Weapons of Choice”

Click here for the LulzSec leaked document ATF Project Gunrunner Southwest Border Strategy Weapons of Choice. It’s a colorful catalogue of firearms the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (and Really Big Fires) deemed smuggle-worthy for the Mexican-bound straw purchasers green-lighted by President Obama. Or someone acting under his authority. We may someday know which. Click here for ATF Project Gunrunner Mexican Cartel Strategy. No surprises there, so click here for TTAG’s review of the pistol favored by upmarket narco-terrorists, Jihad-crazed Army Majors and wealthy, recoil-aversive American gun owners.

“Every gun or gunrunner that we take off the streets is one less threat to the families and communities of the Americas”

So sayeth President Obama during a photo op on his tour of South America. If irony be the food of love, Obama’s unintentionally hilarious remarks would make him a google-eyed gourmand. In other words, considering the ongoing ATF Gunwalker scandal, President Obama’s pledge to take guns away form South American cartels has got to have journalists sniggering into their iPads. Actually, no. Here’s how the AP followed-up on that knee-slapper . . .

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ATF Project Gunrunner May Have “Lost” 3000 Firearms

The “Gunwalker” scandal started at Well it actually started at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires), where someone had the bright idea to allow rifles to travel from the U.S. to Mexico. Or maybe even “walk” them into Mexico themselves. All so the ATF could justify federal funding and garner kudos by busting said smugglers. Eventually. But not before a Mexican drug gang used two ATF-enabled weapons to murder Brian Terry, an agent for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Hang on; two weapons? What are the odds? Either the ATF was extremely unlucky in this firearms fiasco or . . . they must be responsible for a large number of deadly weapons falling into the hands of criminals. Now that I’ve had a little time to poke around the site, I’ve discovered the possibility that there may be 3000 smoking guns . . .

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Obama Reverses ATF Cuts. Gunrunner Spared? The Washington Post is Pleased

Color me confused. Two days ago, the Obama Administration signaled its intent to trim the budget of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (and Really Big Fires) by $160 million. The first to go: the last to arrive. Project Gunrunner. For those of you who haven’t been following our coverage, that’s the ATF’s gun-running interdiction program mired in scandal, a travesty of justice that may have led to the murder of a U.S. Border and Customs agent. Good riddance to bad rubbish and not before time. Cut off the diseased limb. That kind of thing. Right? Only now the Washington Post reports that the Obama administration has suddenly reversed their decision. And the paper that broke the Watergate scandal is cheering the decision. Not to coin a phrase, but WTF is that all about? Check it out . . .

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Is Project Gunrunner DOA?

The Washington Post reports that the White House is looking to trim “nearly” $160 million from the ATF’s 2011 $1.25 billion tab. “That’s a 12.8 percent reduction . . . 3.6 percent below the current budget,” the WaPo reports. [Click here for the Department of Justice budget request.] That’s also roughly twice the amount of funding that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) expropriated from a Calderon-crazed Congress to fund Project Gunrunner. So, will the anti-gun smuggling op and its four new ATF field offices go the way of the ATF’s much vilified emergency -> temporary -> trial -> where-the-hell-did-we-put-that-thing long-gun registry? Well . . .

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Giffords Shooting Protects Project Gunrunner from Cuts

This summer, Mexican President Calderon blamed the Yeso New Mexico Hotel and Gun Shop [above] for arming Mexico’s drug cartels with eternally misnamed assault weapons. [Note: exaggerating for effect.] Despite a distinct lack of credible evidence that this was anything near the truth, Uncle Sugar authorized an extra $81.3 million for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) to create Project Gunrunner . . .

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