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Title: War on Drugs? No! A Border War on the 2nd Amendment
Post by: JTCoyoté on March 04, 2011, 02:46:44 pm
War on Drugs? No! A Border War on the 2nd Amendment.

Commentary by: JT Coyoté

In early September of 2010 I published an article on these pages titled  "Obama gains foreign support against 2nd Amendment." ( The article was spawned as a result of an April 2009 meeting between Mexican President Felipe Calderon and newly inaugurated U.S. President Barack H. Obama. This summit centered on Mexican fears that illegal firearms may be entering Mexico across our common border. 

Revelations the last few weeks by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms whistle-blower John Dodson, show proof that not only did illegal firearms begin entering Mexico, but for the last 15 months with the assistance of the BATFE, at least 2000 rifles and pistols from 5.56mm to 50 caliber have found their way into the hands of Mexican drug and street gangs -- all with the sanctioning of the U.S. Justice Department. This is detailed in a February 23, 2011 article titled   "Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF" (;contentBody) and is blown wide open in the March 3, 2011 follow-up,  "Agent: I was ordered to let U.S. guns into Mexico" (, both written by CBS Journalist, Sharyl Attkisson.  A search on these titles will get you the facts.

Knowing a little of the background on this little Justice Department black operation code named "Fast and Furious" -- in operation, now 15 months, apparently without the knowledge or consent of the Mexican government -- oooh, that's gonna leave a mark, eh Hillary? 

Let's do a little "dot connecting," let's see if we can flesh out this operation that over the last 15 months or so has been anything but fast and furious.  Initially we learn that the program was to target individuals and groups who purchase firearms, so-called straw buyers, and then smuggle these weapons across the Mexican border.

If that be the case, why weren't the guns and perps stopped, arrested, and weapons confiscated when they reached the border?  After all the BATFE was videotaping these straw purchases, and the half dozen or so gun shops that supplied the guns were in on the sting.  Well, perhaps stopping straw purchases wasn't the real reason after all. There has to be another reason why the BATFE and the Justice Department allowed these guns to make their way deep into Mexico. 

What other logical reason might the the Feds have for allowing "Fast and Furious" to become "Slow and Deadly" -- could it be since these weapons were used  to murder literally thousands of people in the bloodiest 15 months in modern Mexican history?... Nah.

Does this sanctioned smuggling make it easier for the Drug Enforcement Agency and the Border Patrol to interdict Mexican gang and drug cartel members as they cross the border?  No, it does not.  In December 2010 while attempting to stop cartel members crossing our border, a shoot-out erupted in which Border Agent Brian Terry was killed.  Two of the weapons found on the invaders were from the straw purchases. This is when BATFE agent John Dodson decided to blow the whistle.

At almost exactly the same time as Dodson's revelations were becoming public the news exploded with, 'Gunman Kills and Wounds dozens in Arizona Safeway Shootings.' With that, Dodson's BATFE expose was obfuscated.

The question is, were the shootings a cover-up? If so it succeeded.  We are finding now the likely purpose for allowing thousands of American firearms, smuggled in and used in the killing of thousands of Mexicans, is to get the Mexicans People on board with Obama, and other anti-Seconders, fighting to destroy the Second Amendment -- even if they have to create a REAL War across the Mexican border to do it.

Thank you for your courage, John Dodson, you sir, are an American Hero!


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Title: Re: War on Drugs? No! A Border War on the 2nd Amendment
Post by: JTCoyoté on March 05, 2011, 03:53:31 pm
Here is The March 3, 2011 “in depth” story from The Center for Public Integrity website. There is a lot to read here. The number of guns smuggled at latest count was 1998... there will be more, you can bet.

ATF Let Hundreds of U.S. Weapons Fall into Hands of Suspected Mexican Gunrunners Whistleblower Says Agents Strongly Objected to Risky Strategy

By John Solomon and David Heath and Gordon Witkin | March 03, 2011

Hoping to score a major prosecution of Mexican drug lords, federal prosecutors and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives permitted hundreds of guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw buyers with the expectation they might cross the border and even be used in crimes while the case was being built, according to documents and interviews.

Breaking News:
ATF Announces
Immediate Review of
Gun-Running Operation
Related Documents (

Click here to read documents and interviews
related to the investigation. Redactions were
made by the Senate Judiciary Committee to
protect the identities of confidential informants,
undercover agents and cooperating gun stores. (

The decision — part of a Phoenix-based operation code named “Fast and Furious” — was met by strong objections from some front-line agents who feared they were allowing weapons like AK-47s to “walk” into the hands of drug lords and gun runners, internal agency memos show. Indeed, scores of the weapons came back quickly traced to criminal activity.

One of those front-line agents who objected, John Dodson, 39, told the Center for Public Integrity that these guns “are going to be turning up in crimes on both sides of the border for decades.” Dodson said in an interview that “with the number of guns we let walk, we’ll never know how many people were killed, raped, robbed … there is nothing we can do to round up those guns. They are gone.”

Dodson has taken his misgivings to the Senate Judiciary Committee as a whistleblower after his concerns were dismissed by his supervisors and initially ignored by the Justice Department’s inspector general.

Sen. Charles Grassley, the panel’s top Republican — who is spearheading a probe of ATF’s actions – said “it’s time to step back” and examine the policy. Two of the guns involved in the sting operation turned up at the scene of a fatal shooting of a U.S. agent.

The Justice Department said today that Attorney General Eric Holder has asked the department’s acting inspector general to evaluate the concerns about ATF’s investigative tactics.

Click here to read the rest of this in depth investigative report from The Center for Public Integrity (


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