The Scandal That Never Seems to End: Police Chief Murdered With Rifle Lost in F&F
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    The Scandal That Never Seems to End: Police Chief Murdered With Rifle Lost in F&F

    Chalk up another one for Holder.



    Jul. 5, 2013 9:48pm Jason Howerton

    Yet another gun lost in the ATF’s disastrous federal gun-walking operation known as “Fast and Furious” has reportedly been used in a murder.

    A high-powered rifle from Fast and Furious was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records. The new revelation suggests “that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico,” the Los Angeles Times reports.

    Police Chief Murdered With Rifle Lost in Operation Fast and Furious
    This Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 picture shows part of a cache of seized weapons displayed at a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    More from the LA Times:


    Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.

    Local authorities said eight suspects in their 20s and 30s were arrested after police seized them nearby with a cache of weapons — rifles, grenades, handguns, helmets, bulletproof vests, uniforms and special communications equipment. The area is a hot zone for rival drug gangs, with members of three cartels fighting over turf in the region.

    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 ATF allowed hundreds of guns to walk across the border into Mexico with supposed intentions of tracking them to Mexican cartel leaders.

    The ATF declined to discuss the murder of the Mexican police chief. Officials told the LA Times that they are still creating an inventory of all the lost firearms for a complete account of the Fast and Furious operation. The operation was started in 2008.

    At least 211 people have been killed or wounded by Fast and Furious guns, according to Mexican authorities. This, of course, includes slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was gunned down by Mexican traffickers in 2010.

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    Did Holder and his buddies release the guns to the drug cartels in order to shut down the 2nd Amendment because "American guns were being used by the Drug cartels? Or are they just incredibly stupid? Or all of the above?
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    Quote Originally Posted by maybejim View Post
    Did Holder and his buddies release the guns to the drug cartels in order to shut down the 2nd Amendment because "American guns were being used by the Drug cartels? Or are they just incredibly stupid? Or all of the above?
    Our next president was in on the game too. Hillary was spewing the spin about border gun shops selling guns to the Cartel.
    All to get more legislation and AWB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    Chalk up another one for Holder.

    Police Chief Murdered With Rifle Lost in Operation Fast and Furious
    This Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011 picture shows part of a cache of seized weapons displayed at a news conference in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    The ATF allowed hundreds of guns to walk across the border into Mexico with supposed intentions of tracking them to Mexican cartel leaders.

    The ATF declined to discuss the murder of the Mexican police chief. Officials told the LA Times that they are still creating an inventory of all the lost firearms for a complete account of the Fast and Furious operation. The operation was started in 2008.
    Hmmm. How long do they give an FFL to do his inventory for any discrepancy in his log book?

    What a disgrace this administration is!!
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