“A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.” Oh those LA Times wags. Using words like “suggesting” and “now” and “failed gun-tracking operation.” In fact, arming drug cartels was the whole point of Operation Fast and Furious. Saying Uncle Sam-sponsored guns “may” have made it into Mexico is like saying Lesley Bazant is a bit of alright. Lest we forget, the ATF let 1,961 U.S. gun store guns walk. And hey, what about this F&F-related massacre . . .
The agency eventually lost track of the weapons, and they often ended up in the hands of Mexican hit men , including those who ordered and carried out the attack on Salvarcar and El Aliviane, a rehabilitation center in Ciudad Juarez where 18 young men were killed on September 2, 2009.
Sorry. I digress (courtesy of abcnews.com). Here’s the LA Times most recent F&F find:
A semi-automatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz. The notation on the Department of Justice trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE – WILLFUL – KILL –PUB OFF –GUN” –ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.” . . .
The WASR used in Jalisco was purchased on Feb. 22, 2010, about three months into the Fast and Furious operation, by 26-year-old Jacob A. Montelongo of Phoenix. He later pleaded guilty to conspiracy, making false statements and smuggling goods from the United States and was sentenced to 41 months in prison.
Court records show Montelongo personally obtained at least 109 firearms during Fast and Furious. How the WASR ended up in the state of Jalisco, which is deep in central Mexico and includes the country’s second-largest metropolis, Guadalajara, remained unclear . . .
The ATF declined to discuss the matter; officials said they are still compiling an inventory of all the lost firearms for a complete account of the Fast and Furious operation.
So what of the Congressional investigation into the anti-gun smuggling gun smuggling operation? Nada. At least until another U.S. citizen is murdered by a narco-terrorist inside the U.S. The family of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry deserve better. And that of the Jalisco Police Chief, too.
Yet even after all this, holder and Obama still aren’t held accountable. All the sheep still think this administration is golden.
I just give up already
Obama being held responsible?
It, uh, was Bush’s fault. You know. Something something the Bush Administration.
It has been that way for decades. Can’t sue Bush, can’t sue Obama. Simple as that.
But, but Booooshhhh!
Maybe we have found a new Obama theme song
“Here is the shocking video tape of Ted Kennedy singing in Spanish. This profound version of “Ay Jalisco No Te Rajes” was inflicted on the good people of Laredo Texas at a campaign rally for Barack Obama.”
“high-powered rifle” – relative to…. a .22lr? or a 30-06?
A low power rifle is called a bb gun
All center-fire rifles are “high-power”, though I’ve never heard them refer to a .22LR as a “low-power” rifle.
Seriously, this is ridiculous. New media campaign: Anything under the muzzle energy of a .308 is not “high powered”!!!
I’m personally appalled when I hear a media outlet mention all the scandals plaguing this administration – IRS, Benghazi, NSA, etc., but they forget to mention Fast and Furious. IMO that may be the most egregious of them all.
most appalling in order.
nsa, f&f, Benghazi, and irs.
Forget to mention? No forgetting needed. They never wanted to know.
And they didn’t need official orders from Obama to ignore Fast and Furious. These aren’t just Obama’s scandals, they are the liberal media news’s scandals. They all work for Obama….freelance….pro bono.
Look what happened to CBS reporter Cheryl Atkinson. She went after the Fast and Furious story, and was aggressively pursuing the true story of Benghazi, and shazzam! her computer gets seriously hacked by (ahem) parties unknown. Parties unknown? Have you ever seen such laissez-faire by the media in your life? How can you possibly shame the shameless?
Re: Sharyl Attkisson.
The concept of accountability is long gone.
It has a wooden stock, so it cannot be one of them evil semi-automatastic high capacity assault weapons, right?
So true, it’s not all black. Can’t be an assault rifle if it’s not all black. I’m sure the family of the late Mexican Police Chief will feel better about it.
It doesn’t even have that shoulder thingy that goes up! It must shoot fluffy bunny hugs.
this is obviously not true. Mexico outlawed guns so this is a fake story. no gun violence in Mex.
My very favorite part: “…LOST in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy…”
I used to go to Lone Wolf quite often many moons ago. It turned into a hangout for wannabe “operators” and blowhards so I quit going.
RF, Dan, Nick – you know more about the statistics behind all the numbers. In the 2008 “90% of Mexican crime guns come from the US” lie, of those 3480 guns, how many guns did the ATF hand off to the cartels that year? Do the F&F stats have year by year granularity to say that the ATF increased the known amount of cartel weapons by XX%?
The finest granularity you’re going to get is “some.”
RF you don’t get it. The ATF put together what in science is called a Longitudinal study. Like the Framingham heart study. Geeze that started in 1948 and is still going on ! In other words, the whole idea was to follow or track the guns when they DID SHOW UP at a crime scene. So what if it takes 20, 30 or 40 years? Think of the science man ! Imagine what we will learn !! Thank you ATF for the brilliant effort !!! LOL 🙂
The idea wasn’t to track the guns in the first place. If it was they could have easily embedded GPS tracking devices in those wooden stocks. What they hoped to do was stimulate violence along the border with those guns, and then use the bloodshed as their argument that we need more gun control. In short they armed criminals hoping they would kill Americans and Mexicans to the degree that Americans on border would finally beg for the government to protect them by taking away their constitutional rights. The have clearly shown that they are willing to shed the blood of civilians in order to generate the fear necessary to further their cause.
wow, i never thought of the GPS idea.
Imagine — guns with OnStar.
“Your gun has fired. What is the nature of your emergency?”
They did try it. Didn’t work. The batteries did not last long enough.
Specifically, the GPS idea was tried during Operation Linebacker, a predecessor to F&F.
The Mexican Government seems to be mostly keeping silent about Obama’s F&F guns that are circulating in their country harming and murdering innocent people. Obviously they have bigger agendas such as playing along with the USG awaiting for 30+ million illegals to get citizenship which will then help elect pro open-border and La Raza Americans politicians. Say hello to a more intrusive NAU and a further goodbye to America.
lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy
“lost” As Suzy “lost” her honor to Jose? I don’t think so. Not when that was the intention.
“controversy” interesting choice of words by the Obuma defenders.
agency eventually lost track of the weapons is at the front door of the store “eventually”?
Please give coverage as well tto Officer Lance McLean, a DFW police officer who was killed by a child molester and gun dealer this week:
Or, as you say on your blog, not.
Another Holder/Hussein murder victim due to the Fast & Furious PSYOPS program to get as many Mexicans killed as possible to use the high death rate numbers to influence/LIE brainwash the American people into giving up their 2nd Amendment rights.