Gunrunner: Were ATF agents personally running guns into Mexico?
Barack Obama had hoped that he put the murderous Fast and Furious scandal to bed when he gave in to Eric Holder’s plea to seal the documents which Darrell Issa had spent a year trying to get his hands on.
And it looked like it was mission accomplished until earlier this week when Eric Holder’s prediction that weapons lost during the deadly Fast and Furious scandal would continue to turn up at crime scenes for years to come came true when we learned a weapon sold under the Fast and Furious debacle was recovered at the murder site of a beauty queen named Maria Susana Flores Gamez last month.
Charles Grassley is claiming that the Department of Injustice withheld this little tidbit from the Congress, and with this new revelation we may be finding out why. It turns out that there wasn’t one weapon found at this murder site, there were two.
The problem is that this newly discovered second weapon just happened to have been personally purchased by an ATF agent named George Gillett. Mr. Gillett admits that he did indeed purchase this weapon but sold it. He also claims that he followed all the laws and has done nothing wrong, however that is not quite true.
See, George Gillett did fill out the required Form 4473 when he sold the weapon but the problem is he provided false information when he did so:
Gillett’s gun purchase forms incorrectly list the local ATF Phoenix office and a shopping plaza as his personal residence, according to Grassley’s letter
Twice he incorrectly listed his legal residence, once actually claiming a shopping mall was his legal residence, isn’t that interesting? Charles Grassley pointed out that this in itself is a felony:
Lying on a Form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison,” Grassley’s letter states. The senator also points out that’s the same alleged violation that suspects in ATF’s Fast and Furious operation were arrested for. “Jaime Avila, Jr. recently plead guilty to a variety of charges” in Fast and Furious, including “for giving a false address on Form 4473
This is very interesting indeed because up until now we have been under the impression that the ATF was allowing guns purchased by straw buyers to walk into Mexico but now it seems possible that at least one ATF agent was actually involved in weapons trafficking.
Over one year ago I wrote a post entitled ‘Did the FBI kill Brian Terry‘ which showed that the FBI might have played a major role in the murder of Brian Terry–the FBI was there that night and let him walk into a ‘rip crew’ armed with only a bean bag gun–and now it looks as if the ATF may have been trafficking weapons into Mexico.
And this is the same regime which is now looking to crack down on Americans’ second amendment rights, who is watching the watchers?