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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DOJ Indicts Gun Store Owner for Doing what ATF did

The Justice Department has admitted that its ATF instructed gun store owners to sell weapons to straw purchasers so those weapons could go, unchecked into Mexico. This is criminal behavior on the part of someone at ATF. The DOJ continues to stonewall when it comes to identifying who authorized the program.

Meanwhile, the DOJ has just indicted a gun store owner for doing exactly what the ATF instructed multiple gun store owners to do - sell guns to straw purchasers.

Via Washington Examiner:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a complaint requesting "forfeiture of property" belonging to a New Mexico gun dealer charged with knowingly selling weapons to straw purchasers operating on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. This crime occurred during the same time frame in which DOJ conducted its own gunwalking scheme, Operation Fast and Furious, encouraging other gun dealers to do exactly the same thing. 
Rick Reese of New Deal Shooting Sports, according to DOJ, "sold firearms and ammunition to individuals, knowing that these firearms and the ammunition were being illegally sent to Mexico." DOJ claims that "the Reeses sold firearms and ammunition to confidential sources who were working with law enforcement and to undercover law enforcement agents posing as straw purchasers, believing that the confidential sources and agents intended to illegally smuggle the firearms and ammunition to Mexico."
It's not yet known if this particular gun dealer participated in Fast and Furious.

In either case, this smacks of an arrogantly defiant nose-thumbing from Holder's Justice Department, directed at Darrell Issa's Oversight Committee, as well as the dozens of congressmen who have called for Holder's resignation.

h/t Weasel Zippers

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