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The Fast and Furious Gun Control Plot

A couple of months back, I heard Rush Limbaugh say that the Fast and Furious operation was part of a cynical effort by people in the Obama administration to make the case for more gun control laws.

I thought, well, that’s a little far-fetched. I mean, nobody would ever infect a patient with disease in order to make the argument for more medicine, right?

Boy, was I wrong.

Fast and Furious, as you are probably aware, was the botched Justice Department effort to send guns into Mexico so that ATF agents could track them and monitor drug dealers. The guns were used in killings, including the murder of a U.S. Border Control agent.

Sharyl Atkisson of CBS, one of the few mainstream media reporters making a consistent effort to investigate Fast and Furious – let alone any aspect of the Obama administration – has come up with evidence of an actual, real live plan to use sales of guns under Fast and Furious to make the case for, yes, greater gun control.

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 . . .

“It’s like ATF created or added to the problem so they could be the solution to it and pat themselves on the back,” says one law enforcement source familiar with the facts. “It’s a circular way of thinking.” . . .

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is investigating Fast and Furious, as well as the alleged use of the case to advance gun regulations. “There’s plenty of evidence showing that this administration planned to use the tragedies of Fast and Furious as rationale to further their goals of a long gun reporting requirement.

This is the realization of the worst fears conservatives have about government regulation and intrusion in the private lives of citizens.

It’s one thing to put a company out of business by adding regulatory costs to its bottom line. But it’s whole new level of Big Brother tyranny if there were actually bureaucrats planning to foment violence – i.e., put guns on the street – in order to achieve a policy end.

Such thinking does not occur in isolation. A government that continually accumulates control over the lives of its citizens eventually makes its way toward the use of arbitrary power to inflict death in order to achieve what it views as the greater good.  It’s not a aberration. It’s an inevitable consequence, recognized by the Founders, of the abandonment of limited government.

This is why Sarah Palin’s perfectly correct invocation of the term “Death Panels” stuck such a chord. It describes the final destination of the Obamacare health law, where government bureaucrats will be charged with making decisions about the acceptable costs of end of life care.

This is about the worst news I’ve seen related to Fast and Furious. Of course, it’s hardly caused a ripple in the mainstream press.

Every person who had a thought in their head about putting guns on the street to advance gun control needs to exposed. And now, even more than before, senior officials who new about Fast and Furious and did nothing to stop it must be sent packing, whether they were in on the gun law scheme or not.

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35 Responses to The Fast and Furious Gun Control Plot

  1. It’s so hard to wrap my head around the news from Washington that hits us every day. Our President is talking like a wanna-be dictator and a violence-inciting community organizer. Our DOJ is a lawless, social justice arm of the Obama administration. Our Congress members are skirting the law by enriching their own wallets with insider information forbidden to the rest of us.
    NASA was transformed into an outreach program for Muslims. Federal regulatory agencies are forming un-lawful restrictions on business and private citizens.
    Now, information that our government agencies, working in tandem, have devised a hideous plot to upsurp the Constitution, to remove our personal freedoms by causing the deaths of individuals as an example of the danger of long-guns.
    When our own government violates the law, we need more than resignations from those involved in these criminal activities.

    • “America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within.”

      Joseph Stalin

    • I’m with you srdem. Since he’s been in office it has been like living in an alternate universe. At least all the crooks are coming out into the open. Thanks to the new media, and the few honest reporters out there like Keith and Sharyl Atkisson.

    • You’re zeroed in, srdem65. All those House reps who were elected last year are thrilled beyond belief that tea party activists and others who understand consequences are now too focussed on Obama to call congress to order, as they did last year. Hope I’m wrong but, if you don’t control the House AND the Senate, the president is a dictator. Tea Party has no control buttons within the current Senate. 2012 election has more importance to the future of this country than most could possibly realize. The ESTABLISHED powers are beginning to once again feel in control. Big problem.

  2. I felt it was a gun regulatory scheme from the beginning. I put nothing past a radical progressive with a agenda. Folks, with Barry counting his days until he moves out of the WH, the EO’s will increase and be very bad.

  3. The Army Navy game on CBS was just rudely interrupted by He Who Didn’t Play Golf Today. He was asked what college teams he follows and he said that now that he is in DC he’s working every Saturday! Where was the laugh track? Hope you can find the video later.

  4. Keith, I hope you will repost this story. It deserves better than to be buried on a Saturday and under a yawn-story about Obama and some sports game.

    • There will be more and more dirty secrets to come, as the AGOTUS Eric “snake in the grass” Holder sheds his skin as all reptilians do eventually. My apologies to serpent lovers for comparing the two.
      A tip of the fedora to a true journalist [Sharyl Atkisson of CBS] reporting the story and not relenting.

  5. Excellent and hard-hitting article Keith. You are spot on. It was a plot. The BATFE already imposed new long gun regulations on sales in the border states back in August. The NRA is suing on behalf of two Arizona firearm dealers, and Holder has sworn to fight the case in the courts.

    We’ve always known the federal government to be bloated and ineffective, but it has gotten to the point where the corruption in all branches of the government is undermining our Republic.

  6. Eric,

    First of all, thank for the informational website! Great stuff!

    Secondly, regarding your (honest) comment, as I quote from your commentary:

    “A couple of months back, I heard Rush Limbaugh say that the Fast and Furious operation was part of a cynical effort by people in the Obama administration to make the case for more gun control laws.

    I thought, well, that’s a little far-fetched. I mean, nobody would ever infect a patient with disease in order to make the argument for more medicine, right?

    Boy, was I wrong…..” [Your words]

    Eric – I contend that you, along with other (many) voters, continue to make the (following) very human mistake. Fallen human nature has been manipulated by Obama and his strategy minions. Obama’s advantage over the American voter is that many of them cannot intelligently and morally conceive of the destruction of traditional / patriotic America of which Obama continually manifests and conveys.

    Voters need to open their eyes and minds and recognize the “depravity of human nature,” when they make their 2012 voting choices. They need to hold Obama responsible and accountable for the colossal mess he has created. But, [alas], voters, often and mistakenly allow the virtue of “hope” to blind them. That’s how Obama won in the first place. Voters didn’t want to be bothered by Obama’s Illinois voting record; his questionable associations and, other multiple negatives……….

    Note: The “depravity of human nature,” was first referenced in Genesis, chapter 3, of the Hebrew Scriptures, commonly known as the first book of the “Bible.”

    Active belief in the Hebrew and Christian Scripture’s “depravity of human nature,” by even the most ignorant of the 2012 voting electorate, can and (perhaps), should make Obama, a one term president.

  7. not to restate the obvious, but if this had been “Fredo” Gonzalez and George W. Bush, F&F would have been the top story in every MSM outlet for months now. special prosecutors would be talking about jail terms, and pundits would be telling us how depraved Republicans were to put politics ahead of country.

    since it’s just Holder and Obama, eh, nothing here to see, folks, move along now. amazing.

  8. I watched just a snippet of AGOTUS testimony before Congress, and I still am repulsed at the arrogance of the bastards. Makes me want to puke!

  9. Would you agree that anyone selling high power firearms to terrorists are themselves terrorists, or at least traitors?

    Would you agree that Mexican drug cartels are narco terrorists?

    Then you concur that Obama, Holder, the head of the ATF, and many layers of management and supervisors are all traitors for arming Mexican Drug Cartel Narco-terrorists in Fast and Furious/Gun Walker.

    Holder and the head of the ATF belong in GITMO or federal prisons as traitors and terrorists. Obama should be impeached, if not imprisoned.

    Begin by charging Holder with accessory to murder and abetting terrorism.

  10. I realise Sharyl Atkisson of CBS was getting a lot of pressure to back off the story.She and CBS have stayed with it and they should be commended for it.Keith,please stay with this as a lot of people are still in the dark on this story.

  11. I was legally declared a victim by a Federal Court and the BATFE. Unfortunately,They lied or distorted about everything about the case and even failed to repay private property Bond money. I never heard from them again.

    No written scientific instructions on the case. The perpetrator went to jail for rules or tax violations, while 315 VICTIMS lost their property
    No written scientific instructions in Court on the case. The perpetrator went to jail for rules or tax violations, while 315 VICTIMS lost their property.
    Guess whom the victims were Three US Senators, one State Att. Gen. and about 300 Veterans.

    Ala the Germans the BATFE has an alter ego.

    And Now Fast and Furious brings there true journey to life.

  12. Let’s agree to stop calling it the “mainstream” media and legitimizing the shoddy journalism they practice. Except, of course, Sharyl Atkisson of CBS and anyone else who emulates her. I’m with the others re: the surreal experience of living in this country the past three years. And although I’ve read the Stalin quote before, it brought tears to my eyes today.

  13. From Fox Nation:
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.
    “I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
    Read more: http://www.thehotjoints.com/2011/05/25/obama-to-james-brady-were-working-on-gun-control-under-the-radar/#ixzz1gFk9ZDwT

  14. It is time to vote out anyone that is NOT for the AMERICAN PEOPLE.
    Politicians are voted in to support the AMERICAN PUBLIC and if they dont they can be voted OUT or REPLACED with someone that does understand the meaning of taking care of my family (Which is AMERICA………)