ATF Project Gunrunner Scandal Getting Worse and Worse
Colorado ––(Ammoland.com)- If you’re not familiar with the term already, it’s a name every gun owner and freedom-lover should know.
Under the “Gunwalker” program the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has been knowingly funneling American guns into Mexico.
To make matters worse, one of those guns was used by a Mexican drug runner to kill a United States Border Patrol Agent.
I need you to take action today and ask Speaker of the House John Boehner, to demand the ATF be held accountable for their abuse of the law.
The BATFE’s negligence and their obsession with pursuing their anti-gun political agenda cost the life of an American law enforcement officer.
It’s simply outrageous.
The details of the scandal are straight forward:
- The ATF wanted to track the number of guns going into Mexico, to pad their anti-gun stats.
- The ATF forced gun dealers – against the dealers’ better judgment – to sell weapons to prohibited individuals with known connections to gun-smuggling operations.
- ATF officials then forced their agents to allow these questionable characters to walk across the border with their newly-purchased firearms without being stopped for the purposes of “tracking” these same firearms.
- A Federal agent is then murdered by some of the same weapons that were allowed to be trafficked into Mexico.
- ATF agents who were on the ground then came forward to testify against this disastrous project, but were blacklisted by senior ATF and Justice Department officials.
To top it off, this comes while ATF press releases continue to spread the flat-out lie that over 80% of all the guns used in Mexico’s drug war come from the United States.
And now, officials all the way up to the Obama White House are denying any knowledge of an operation that would have clearly needed high-level approval.
I don’t believe for a second that a project such as this one didn’t have to be signed off by a big wig.
The ATF has simply ignored Congressional requests for documentation of their operation. It has even come to the point where ATF leaders are being subpoenaed by Congressional committees.
And yet, they continue to flaunt their obvious contempt for the rule of law. Unless it’s their “rules” and their distorted “laws”, of course.
Like you, I believe this has gone on long enough. Unfortunately, I’m virtually certain it’s going to get worse.
As I’ve told you in the past, the ATF will continue to spin this story into an opportunity to beg Congress for more authority and more tax payer dollars by claiming that if they had enough money and authority, situations like this would not occur.
It’s times like these that I don’t want to be right. But the only way to avoid that outcome is for you to take action.
As the saying goes, there’s strength in numbers.
This rings especially true when talking about the power-hungry Obamacrats in Washington. I need more people like you who are willing to stand up and say “enough is enough.”
To make that happen, I need you to help me out. Both you and I know that the bigger we are, the faster our “employees” in Washington will listen.
Bureaucracies like the ATF will continue to disregard that fact – that they work for us – until an organization is so big and so loud that it simply cannot be ignored.
The National Association for Gun Rights intends to be that very organization.
Far too few members of our House and Senate have spoken up on behalf of their constituents on this subject. They have forgotten who they work for, apparently.
You and I need to hold their feet to the fire.
Send an letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner demanding he hold the ATF accountable for their actions.
Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to support the fight for our Second Amendment right.For Liberty,
National Association for Gun Rights
P.S. Don’t let the lack of coverage in the media fool you into thinking Project Gunrunner isn’t a big story! If the ATF gets its way, they will gain more power and be vindicated in their abuse of the law. Help us make sure they get held accountable for their deplorable actions!
The National Association for Gun Rights was founded in 2001 to serve as a grassroots gun rights group focusing on building state-level gun rights groups and lobbying for pro-gun federal legislation. Brown has been a gun lobbyist for more than 17 years. Visit: www.nationalgunrights.org