Documents: ATF used “Fast and Furious” to restrict Second Amendment

Should I say it?  O.K.  Seems that CBS has found the, “Smoking Gun” on the Obama Administration trying to tighten gun laws by letting guns walk.

Obama Admin let guns walk to restrict the 2nd Amendment - Media Credit CBS

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

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In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3”. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

via Documents: ATF used “Fast and Furious” to make the case for gun regulations – CBS News Investigates – CBS News.

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