ATF director does end-around DOJ – privately testifies on Fast & Furious gunwalker program

This is interesting, especially since the Department of Justice was planning to allow Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), to testify next week. Melson – with his personal attorney – quietly met with congressional investigators on July 4.

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Obama administration on ATF director’s status – Should he step down?

Jay Carney- the White House press secretary – was asked today if President Obama felt the acting ATF Director Ken Melson should step down in light of the Fast & Furious gunwalking program that seems to have been approved by high-ranking officials in the ATF, and/or the Department of Justice, and/or Homeland Security.

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ATF whistleblower – not associated with Fast & Furious – gets termination notice

I’m seeing a lot of direct connections being made between the termination of ATF Agent Vince Cefalu and the Fast & Furious gunwalker program. Cefalu was not directly involved with Fast & Furious, and he did not testify at the hearings last week.

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ATF director not planning to take fall for Fast & Furious gunrunner program

Kenneth E. Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) a.k.a. ATF, is resisting suggestions he step down and take the fall for the Fast & Furious gun-walking program centered in Arizona. Bigger names must be involved.

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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.

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ATF “Fast & Furious” program approved straw purchases of guns in Arizona

The DOJ’s Fast & Furious program used an investigative technique that approved illegal straw gun purchases while simply noting the serial numbers of the firearms in the hope investigators could identify complex gun trafficking networks once the guns were found at devastating crime scenes.

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Mexican reporter asks, why don’t you just veto the second amendment?

Hey, this question wouldn’t surprise me if it were asked by an American reporter. Still it was great just to see the President have to defend the second amendment. You have to wonder though if he was thinking the same thing? Read more