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HomePatriot Dispatches ATF Intentionally allowed "assault rifles" into Mexico from US

[UPDATE 2] ATF Intentionally allowed “assault rifles” into Mexico from US

PhotobucketAfter blaming violence in Mexico on “loose US firearms” laws, turns out the Obama administration may in fact be responsible for more than their media allies give them credit for;

(CBS News) WASHINGTON – Federal agent John Dodson says what he was asked to do was beyond belief.
He was intentionally letting guns go to Mexico?

“Yes ma’am,” Dodson told CBS News. “The agency was.”

An Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms senior agent assigned to the Phoenix office in 2010, Dodson’s job is to stop gun trafficking across the border. Instead, he says he was ordered to sit by and watch it happen.

Investigators call the tactic letting guns “walk.” In this case, walking into the hands of criminals who would use them in Mexico and the United States.

Dodson knew it wouldn’t end well, and as it turned out, it didn’t;

On Dec. 14, 2010, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down. Dodson got the bad news from a colleague.

According to Dodson, “They said, ‘Did you hear about the border patrol agent?’ And I said, ‘Yeah.’ And they said ‘Well it was one of the Fast and Furious guns.’ There’s not really much you can say after that.”

Two assault rifles ATF had let go nearly a year before were found at Terry’s murder.

Dodson said, “I felt guilty. I mean it’s crushing. I don’t know how to explain it.”

The Obama administration has been quick to pin the blame for Mexico’s increasing gun violence on lax US gun laws. In fact, as late as yesterday in front of Mexican President Filipe Calderon, Obama said;

…he believes that the Second Amendment protects Americans’ right to bear arms – but added that it doesn’t mean that the government can’t work to keep guns from being sent to Mexico, where a violent drug war rages.

“The Second Amendment in this country is part of our Constitution and the president of the United States is bound by our Constitution,” he said. “So I believe in the Second Amendment. It does provide for Americans the right to bear arms for their protection, for their safety, for hunting, for a wide range of uses. That does not mean that we cannot constrain gun runners from shipping guns into Mexico.”

CBS News has this video, and be sure to check out this one as well;

 

Does “disingenuous” relate at all?

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Brian Terry (right) with his father Kent

[UPDATE] More information comes out in the shooting death of Border Agent Brian Terry. Not only was he killed with an AK-47 that was allowed to sneak into the drug cartel’s hands by the Obama administration, but murdered Agent Terry was forced to initially use only bean bag rounds as part of a idiotic and senseless rules of engagement ordered by that same administration;

“When the suspected aliens did not drop their weapons, two Border Patrol agents deployed ‘less than lethal’ beanbags at the suspected aliens,” according to a FBI search warrant request filed in the U.S. District Court in Tucson on Dec. 29. “At this time, at least one of the suspected aliens fired at the Border Patbrol agents. Two Border Patrol agents returned fire, one with his long gun and one with his pistol. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot with one bullet and died shortly after.”
The warrant appears to support claims made by Terry’s brother, Kent, and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo that Terry’s team — part of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, also known as BORTAC — was under standing orders to always use bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition.

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[UPDATE 2] American Thinker has a post up by T.L. Davis with more info on ATF Agent John Dodson, who came forward again to CBS News refuting ATF’s denials that “…ATF ‘sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico-is false.”

Choked with emotion, he told CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson, “I’m boots on the ground in Phoenix and it has been going on every day that I’ve been here.” Dodson was obviously moved by the death of Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry, who was murdered with one such weapon on December 14, 2010.

It was shortly after Agents such as Dodson realized that the murder weapon had been involved in what critics call Project Gunwalker that posts began to show up on the ATF watchdog website CleanUpATF.org. In professing his own sense of guilt, Dodson revealed his motivation for coming forward now, without disguise. “Here I am,” Dodson said. “Tell me I didn’t do the things I did. Tell me you didn’t order me to do the things I did.” With that he made it clear that the cover up being attempted by the Bureau would not prevail.
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  1. This sounds just about right for the Obama admin. We have ROE where are soldiers are being needlessly killed, now we are arming the violent Mexican Drug Cartels with our own weapons to be used to kill our citizens. I would love to know who it is was that ordered Mr. Dobson to sit back allow this to happen. Isn’t that Nepolitano’s jurisdiction? What Czar was it that believes that we have to eliminate some of the population because we have too many useless eaters? Was that the evil Cass Sunstein yet again?

  2. What in the world is going on with those people? If they’re doing this and we only find out about it due to one whistleblowers, I wonder what all they are doing that we don’t even know about.

    I’m mortified by this, and horrified by the ‘Unknown unknowns.”

  3. Heh. The default tweet on this looks funny:

    Developing: ATF Intentionally allowed assault rifles into Mexico from US by Erick Brockway.

    You’re going to get your name on some pretty bad lists with that going all over the twitterverse.

  4. This whole story makes me sick. The updates only add to that fury. The people in the drug cartels are just as lethal as the radical Islamist terrorists. Neither have any respect for life. This story reminds me of Ramos and Compean, who sat in jail for shooting a drug runner in the butt. That’s another story where the facts have never been revealed.

    Thank you God for the John Dodson’s and the J. Christian Adams for their willingness to shine a light on the utter destruction the Obama administration is promoting. They belong on pedestals as American heroes.

  5. I have a question for our military people and those experienced with firearms. The CBS article, quoted above, uses the term “assault” weapons. That is in the body of the article, not direct quotes from Agent Dobson.

    Reading a similar article at American Thinker today, a commentor brings up the fact that the weapons sold by the TSA were not “assault” weapons, but were in fact “semi-automatic firearms that are legal for US citizens to purchase, own and shoot.” Looking into that a little, I found that in order for a firearm to be considered an “assault” weapon, it has to have certain cosmetic add-ons.

    The point being made by that commentor is the fact that the term “assault” was added to the story in order to support those that are anti-gun or the Brady Amendment folks. I believe that we heard those rallying cries right after the Giffords shooting in AZ. Jared Loughner obviously used a semi-automatic? weapon which he purchased legally along with the ammo. If I am not mistaken the Obama admin. wants to re-institute the “assault” weapon ban.

    The point of this article is critical also in that we shouldn’t be selling any weapons of any kind to the Mexican Druggies, assault or not.

    • Basically, an “assault rifle” is a select fire capable (meaning safe, fire, and full auto). The round used is usually a light weight round, allowing more to be carried by the individual. This differs from a “sporting rifle”, which is basically the same thing but capable of only one shot at a time.

      The media and some politicians would classify anything resembling a military rifle an “assault rifle”, meaning it has only a legitimate military purpose, therefore no civilian should ever be allowed to own one. People have been arguing this back and forth for years.

      Myself I assumed when the story mentioned “assault rifles”, I figured they meant full-auto weapons. Possibly they weren’t, so I’ve edited the title to use quotes.

      • erickbrockway- Perhaps you may consider doing a whole new story to point out the cover-up. I looked into Kenneth Melman today, the unconfirmed head of ATF, anointed by the Obama administration, and highly touted by Erick Holder. We are once again at no experience, just someone who agreed to do Obama/Holder’s bidding. For such a high position in the admin., he never went through the vetting by the Senate. There is no way he didn’t know about selling firearms to the Mexican drug cartels.

  1. This sounds just about right for the Obama admin. We have ROE where are soldiers are being needlessly killed, now we are arming the violent Mexican Drug Cartels with our own weapons to be used to kill our citizens. I would love to know who it is was that ordered Mr. Dobson to sit back allow this to happen. Isn’t that Nepolitano’s jurisdiction? What Czar was it that believes that we have to eliminate some of the population because we have too many useless eaters? Was that the evil Cass Sunstein yet again?

  2. What in the world is going on with those people? If they’re doing this and we only find out about it due to one whistleblowers, I wonder what all they are doing that we don’t even know about.

    I’m mortified by this, and horrified by the ‘Unknown unknowns.”

  3. Heh. The default tweet on this looks funny:

    Developing: ATF Intentionally allowed assault rifles into Mexico from US by Erick Brockway.

    You’re going to get your name on some pretty bad lists with that going all over the twitterverse.

  4. This whole story makes me sick. The updates only add to that fury. The people in the drug cartels are just as lethal as the radical Islamist terrorists. Neither have any respect for life. This story reminds me of Ramos and Compean, who sat in jail for shooting a drug runner in the butt. That’s another story where the facts have never been revealed.

    Thank you God for the John Dodson’s and the J. Christian Adams for their willingness to shine a light on the utter destruction the Obama administration is promoting. They belong on pedestals as American heroes.

  5. I have a question for our military people and those experienced with firearms. The CBS article, quoted above, uses the term “assault” weapons. That is in the body of the article, not direct quotes from Agent Dobson.

    Reading a similar article at American Thinker today, a commentor brings up the fact that the weapons sold by the TSA were not “assault” weapons, but were in fact “semi-automatic firearms that are legal for US citizens to purchase, own and shoot.” Looking into that a little, I found that in order for a firearm to be considered an “assault” weapon, it has to have certain cosmetic add-ons.

    The point being made by that commentor is the fact that the term “assault” was added to the story in order to support those that are anti-gun or the Brady Amendment folks. I believe that we heard those rallying cries right after the Giffords shooting in AZ. Jared Loughner obviously used a semi-automatic? weapon which he purchased legally along with the ammo. If I am not mistaken the Obama admin. wants to re-institute the “assault” weapon ban.

    The point of this article is critical also in that we shouldn’t be selling any weapons of any kind to the Mexican Druggies, assault or not.

    • Basically, an “assault rifle” is a select fire capable (meaning safe, fire, and full auto). The round used is usually a light weight round, allowing more to be carried by the individual. This differs from a “sporting rifle”, which is basically the same thing but capable of only one shot at a time.

      The media and some politicians would classify anything resembling a military rifle an “assault rifle”, meaning it has only a legitimate military purpose, therefore no civilian should ever be allowed to own one. People have been arguing this back and forth for years.

      Myself I assumed when the story mentioned “assault rifles”, I figured they meant full-auto weapons. Possibly they weren’t, so I’ve edited the title to use quotes.

      • erickbrockway- Perhaps you may consider doing a whole new story to point out the cover-up. I looked into Kenneth Melman today, the unconfirmed head of ATF, anointed by the Obama administration, and highly touted by Erick Holder. We are once again at no experience, just someone who agreed to do Obama/Holder’s bidding. For such a high position in the admin., he never went through the vetting by the Senate. There is no way he didn’t know about selling firearms to the Mexican drug cartels.

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