ATF Fast & Furious gunwalker program timeline

Thanks to Michael Walsh, I found a very good timeline concerning the ATF Fast and Furious program in Arizona that started in 2009 – right about the time of the “90 percent of recovered guns in Mexico came from US gun shops” lie.

As Jim mentioned today on the big radio show, he mentioned the Fast and Furious program on March 4 when writing about the Mexican president’s desire for America to just ditch the 2nd Amendment. I wrote about the story and provided a bit of background yesterday.

The timeline is available over at ReasonedPolitics and has routinely been updated since mid-April. The site provides a simple-to-read timeline with links to the details and you should go read it.

More from Michelle Malkin, whose column today introduces us to the anti-gun zealot from Chicago who President Obama wants to tap as the next head of ATF, Andrew Traver.

For 30 years, Chicago banned handguns. The crime rate skyrocketed. Murders soared. Gangs blossomed. Desperate city officials even considered calling the National Guard to combat the out-of-control violence that all the “community organizing” in the world couldn’t curb. The Supreme Court struck down Chicago’s individual firearms ownership prohibition last year, but the same anti-gun zealots who put Windy City citizens’ lives at risk remain in power.

And now one of them may soon be in charge of the scandal-plagued Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.



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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. ricbee on June 21, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    ?90 percent of recovered guns in Mexico came from US gun shops? lie will continue to be told as soon as the truth fades from sight.

  2. Gary J on June 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Obama is causing more damage in his 4 year term than any 4 Presidents combined and anyone can name any 4 they choose.

  3. Law-AbidingCitizen on June 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I’ll bet that if the truth was to be known, the rouge BATFE was tapped by the White House to bolster the BIG LIE that “90% of the guns in Mexico came from the U.S.” By dreaming-up this “Fast and Furious/Gunrunner” debacle, the agency has shown that it is still willing to pander to the politicians in power to get their name in the media and help ensure their place at the funding trough.
    Consider that the career law-enforcement personnel resisted participation in this wild, hair-brained scheme. They were told to basically, shut-up and don’t make waves by their superiors. In the alphabet soup of agencies in Washington, the BATFE is always trying to get itself center stage recognition. It is easily overlooked compared to the countries spy agencies and intelligence gatherers. Every couple of years the BATFE gets involved in something stupid, to wit, the Gunrunner fiasco. The repercussions from this ill conceived idiocy will be evidenced for many years to come in the form of dead Americans, American? law enforcement people and countless dead Mexicans. We will never know the true Mexican body count.
    The time has come for the BATFE to be disbanded and their…


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