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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Arrogant Denial: DOJ Guilt Transferred to the Innocent in Fast and Furious Scandal

This would be like Nixon blaming Democrat Headquarters for allowing the Watergate hotel to be bugged. Operation Fast and Furious involved ATF (agency of Holder's Justice Department) agents instructing gun dealers to sell guns to bad guys despite those gun dealers expressing grave concerns about doing so. In one case, there was an email from a gun dealer who informed an ATF supervisor that he didn't want to sell the weapons because he knew some Border Patrol agents and didn't want any of them getting hurt. ATF told that dealer to sell. Months later, Border Agent Brian Terry was shot dead with guns sold under the Fast and Furious operation.

How does the Justice Department react? They've announced they're putting stricter reporting regulations on gun dealers. Doesn't make sense, does it?

Via Dave Workman:
Late Monday, the Department of Justice announced that it will begin requiring gun dealers in four Southwest Border states to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines.

This is a long-anticipated move by the Justice Department in the wake of the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. It was quickly branded as a political maneuver by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, who has been leading the investigation of the botched gun trafficking sting mounted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It also brought a quick reaction from Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) who initially began digging into Fast and Furious in late January.
The liberal mainstream media, to include the New York Times and Washington Post, has been putting fort this narrative for several weeks and now the DOJ is actually doing it.

Second Amendment Foundation president, Alan Gottlieb, put it perfectly:
"Don't give them (ATF) more power. Give them and the higher ups at the Justice Department who have approved Fast & Furious jail time."—Alan Gottlieb, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
This tactic has Obama's hero Saul Alinsky written all over it. In particular, Rule #8 seems to apply:
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”
Being a martyr for a guy who dedicated his work to Lucifer is never a good idea but that's exactly what this administration seems to be doing.

h/t Sipsey Street

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