Calculated Destruction of ‘Gunwalker’ Evidence Shows ATF Cover-Up Ongoing

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Who, besides ATF, its Democrat handlers, gun-grabber groups, and the media, thinks Fast and Furious physical evidence should be destroyed? ATF Police Raid IMG 2nd

U.S.A. – -( “Yesterday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) notified us that it intends to destroy the firearms associated with the botched Operation Fast and Furious,” Rep. Jim Jordan, ranking member of the House Committee on the Judiciary, wrote to ATF Director Steven Dettelbach on Dec. 6. “I strongly urge you to reconsider this decision and request that you preserve this evidence.”

The reasons for Jordan’s letter should be self-evident, but he nonetheless spells them out—not so much for Dettelbach, who knows and is plotting this move because of them – but for the benefit of interested gun owners and for other Americans with open minds still interested in holding accountable those government actors responsible for overseeing a criminally negligent (at best) operation that has resulted in untold deaths to date.

That ongoing legal actions require evidence to be preserved and that ATF, the agency that stonewalled investigations and retaliated against whistleblowers now seeks to be the agent of its destruction, is a good circumstantial indicator that its priority remains one of covering up.

Jordan is lauded as “an honorable man — a truly pro-gun congressman — who has dedicated his life to protecting our rights and draining the venomous swamp in Washington,” by the “No Compromise” Gun Owners of America. That acknowledged, as the surviving member of the citizen journalist duo that “broke” the Fast and Furious story and ushered it through to wider media notice and whistleblower protection from the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Judiciary Committees, I have to take exception with a common (and deliberate, by many) misassumption he repeats in his opening sentence:

“[B]otched Operation Fast and Furious…”

It was only “botched” if you believe the excuse-makers. There was no “sting” about it. To characterize this evilly cynical and lethal criminal collusion as such is beyond absurd. You don’t let thousands of guns escape into the wild, totally losing control of them, and knowing they will be found at crime scenes (next to bodies) and traced back to U.S. gun stores, and then think that following a trail between a small-level buyer and a smaller-level user is going to lead you to a cartel kingpin. Besides, once the guns crossed the border, there was no attempt to follow any trail – in fact, Mexican authorities were purposely kept in the dark, and ATF’s Mexican attaché was not allowed to inform them, leading to “screaming matches” with management.

Yet “botched gun sting” has been the narrative parroted by the media and politicians, including far too many Republicans who should know better. To illustrate how ridiculous it is to believe it, colleague Kurt Hofmann came up with what I believe to be a brilliantly absurd comparison that paraphrased the “business plan” explained by the cartoon South Park’s Underpants Gnomes:

Phase 1: Encourage gun dealers (and sometimes pay them, as confidential informants) to sell guns to known traffickers.

Phase 2: ?

Phase 3: Humbly accept plaudits as Mexican drug cartel comes crashing down.

As for “botched,” the late conservative talk radio legend Rush Limbaugh said it best:

“The program backfired because it was discovered.”

Jordan’s letter to Dettelbach should be an effective warning, but if it will prove to be a deterrent remains to be seen. When Republicans were in control of both the House and the Senate, they made great political hay over “Project Gunwalker” hearings, but aside from a contempt of Congress charge against then-Attorney General Eric Holder that went nowhere, they failed to play hardball and hold key players legally accountable. Even Donald Trump just used it to score political points and then moved on to other self-interests.

There’s no reason Dettelbach, knowing he has the full backing of Joe Biden, the Merrick Garland DOJ, and the Chuck Schumer Senate has to fear any personal repercussions if he destroys evidence that could have ended up being tied to additional crimes. And it’s nonetheless part of a historical record that justice demands be preserved until all the questions have been answered.

That will never happen if they’re not only never asked, but if the questioners don’t have the background understanding to know what to ask.

About David Codrea:

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Republicans had been in a position to pursue this in the past but did not. When they had the super majority, they were too busy doing nothing to look into going after Holder and the ATF. The NRA continued to pour money into their elections, so why would they bother. “Money for nothing and the interns for free” They know we will continue to tolerate their lack of action because they affectively suppress other Republicans who may run against them on the issue. What will we do with the 2 choices offered at election time? Vote for the lesser evil… Read more »


Voting for the “lesser of two evils” is exactly why we have the these scumbags in office today. Nothing will change until they start losing elections.


Are you suggesting we vote for the greater of 2 evils? How would that improve the situation?


No he is suggesting we find and support REAL candidates who will WORK HARD to clean the swamp and all its evil demizens. And no, I’ve not been smoking anything “funny”.


people that will open carry in congress


Or you could just not vote for evil. Personally, I’m a single issue voter. If a candidate is pro-2A then they most likely are going to align with me on other issues. If they’re a butter, fudd, or anti-2A then they’re not going to align with me on other issues. For about the past decade I have only voted for candidates I 100% support and those are either libertarians or liberty Republicans. If there’s not a candidate running for office that deserves my vote then they don’t get it. I refuse to vote for terrible candidates out of fear of… Read more »


We are suppose to be able to do something about these criminals and I mean Republicans as much as I do Democrats but they sit up there and make laws that don’t allow us to touch them.( These laws are against our Constitution and there fore not lawful. However there are those that are sick and tired of the communist rule and are looking into ways to get rid of the scumbags in the swamp and that includes the Republican scum as well. We all need to be taking a better look at our leadership and studying ways to relive… Read more »


Fast and furious was a criminal act and destroying evidence of the crime is also a criminal act . The United states government is the largest organized crime syndicate in America today . Both parties are members of the syndicate and coverup thier evil deeds daily . The American people did not go far enough on Jan 6th . These criminals need held accountable and that won’t happen until they are stripped of power by force .


Is anyone really surprised ? lol


Check out the American Policy Center and start learning how all this is being done to you and do something about it.AND that’s just one place to start. But it’s a good one. News with views has excellent writers that lead the people in a good direction. Learn the Constitution with Paul Engel. Write to [email protected] and start learning our Constitution. Go back to the basics People. Reading and Writing and learn what to do with these CRIMINALS and they are CRIMINALS. Look, learn and do something about it! Don’t just complain. Do something and yes there is plenty to… Read more »

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(what) truth in government ,fbi and atf and i am sure many others need to be investigated and mannnnnnnyyyyyyy people shot


David, weren’t Eric Holder’s official documents on Fast and Furious protected by Obama with a last minute slight of hand by incorporating them into his library papers? And wasn’t that protection only good for 5 years? That would mean Congress can now subpoena them; not sure about a civilian lawsuit outside of maybe widow Terry bringing one.


Prime time and reason for a SWAT visit to the Obama library.


HELLO And just who do you think is going to run the Swat team???

Dubi Loo

AFT following the Killary Klinton playbook, again.


At the very minimum the arms should be archived in the Smithsonian Museum’s new Obama Scandals and Corruption wing as a reminder of the rampant evil in the Obama/Biden administration that continues through today.


Don’t you think that if there is an organization that is running and ruining a country undermining it’s government and you provide guns to them, doesn’t that make you an accomplice to aiding and abetting a criminal?

This never should have happened. FBHO and FJB, one in the same, just a different color of terrorist to our country.


the questioners don’t have the background understanding to know what to ask. and this is the desird result of the “slow walking”, “what squirrel?” “nothing to see here please move along NOW” stance our wanna-be overlords have taken since that little “OOPSIE WOOPSIE” happened when they realised Agent Terry was killed by the use of one of THEIR guns that “got away” by “accident”. This whole boondoggle/scandal was the key issue that ripped the blinkers off MY citizen eyes concerning my own “government”. Hat’s still off to YOU, David, and has been to Mike, your faithful sidekick in this whole… Read more »