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The Real Purpose of Operation Gun Runner: Gun Control


Never let a crisis go to waste. The administration seems to have taken that theory a step farther to: If there’s no crisis to exploit, create one.

I believe the operation probably legitimately began as a sting operation, but as the information flowed up the chain of command, it became apparent that a meme could be developed: Lack of gun control laws were exacerbating gun violence on the border. By increasing the flow of guns to narco-terrorists, they could ensure that the data would back up their claims.

Previous efforts to impose gun control laws on us have been met with stiff resistance, at least partly because of our federalist form of government. Since the states and municipalities have been free to experiment with gun laws, it has become apparent that the freedom to own a gun actually decreases gun violence and crime. However, if gun violence were to become more prevalent on the border, the administration probably believed they could impose their anti-gun agenda more easily.

From Puffington Host:

WASHINGTON — Half a year after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), the Obama administration is set to release a package of reforms to the current gun law, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

The reforms, which are being crafted by the Department of Justice, come after a series of meetings with relevant stakeholders in the Second Amendment debate. But in a nod to the difficulties of getting legislation through a Republican-run House of Representatives, only executive orders or administrative actions — and not an actual bill — are expected to be handed to Congress.

Administration officials were coy on the specifics, from the reforms the Department of Justice would recommend or when it would actually make those recommendations.

“The president directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common sense measures that would improve American safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights,” Carney said at Thursday’s briefing. “That process is well underway at the Department of Justice with stakeholders on all sides working through these complex issues and we expect to have more specific announcements in the near future.”

Just how near? Carney would only say “not far in the future.” Another administration official said weeks would be an appropriate measurement.

When the recommendations do come, it will represent the most comprehensive move on the gun control front from this administration to date. The president has largely punted on the issue since entering the White House, save issuing carefully worded reactions to Supreme Court rulings on local gun laws or bans.

I, personally, believe this will be Obama’s Waterloo. At some point, Obama’s 2008 voters well step back from their vote and really question whether or not he has lived up to his promises or his hype. The answer is clear, but first those voters will have to begin to accept their mistake. That is not as easy as it sounds. None of us like to believe we have been snookered or behaved like idiots.

But when the Presidential spokesman refuses to answer questions as to what Obama knew and when he knew it, it becomes apparent that this was not some low level staffer operating as a rogue agent. It was a plan that went asunder.

(CNSNews.com) – White House Spokesman Jay Carney has failed to follow-up on a statement he made at the June 27 White House briefing that he would get back to a reporter with the exact date that President Barack Obama first became aware of “Operation Fast and Furious,” a botched sting operation in which U.S. officials knowingly allowed smugglers to buy guns at licensed U.S. firearms dealers.

“I’ll have to get back to you,” Carney said at the briefing. “I don’t have an exact date for you.”

On June 27, CNSNews.com asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “Could you tell me what is the exact date that the president learned about the Justice Department ATF operation to allow guns to flow into Mexico?”

Carney apparently had trouble understanding the question, saying, “I mean, I think I’ve answered this question a bunch about — about what he learned?”

CNSNews.com said, “What is the exact date that he learned about it?”

Carney apparently still did not understand. “The exact thing that he learned?”

CNSNews.com again clarified, “Exact date — date.”

Carney finally responded, “I’ll have to get back to you. I don’t have an exact date for you.”

The White House has since not responded to questions about an exact date or approximate date when Obama learned about the operation.

The next day, June 28, CNSNews.com sent a follow-up e-mail to Carney. Then on July 6, CNSNews.com e-mailed Carney and the White House press office, and called the White House press office to ask for the exact date the president became aware of “Operation Fast and Furious.” In lieu of a precise date, CNSNews.com said an approximate date of a month and year would be helpful.

Neither Carney nor another White House spokesperson replied.

This is a big deal. Not only were they supplying narco-terrorists with guns, the plan had a horrible result:

The operation was halted shortly after two of the guns from the operation were found at the murder scene of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010. It was an operation ran primarily through the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The Justice Department in Washington, D.C., the U.S. attorney’s office for the District of Arizona, the FBI, and the Drug Enforcement Administration were also involved, according to findings by congressional investigators.

This is not a good thing for the White House, or for America, for that matter. When the chief law enforcement officer of the nation cannot tell you that he was not involved in an illegal operation that resulted in the death of at least one border agent and who knows how many citizens, it is an untenable situation for our republic.

Sometimes the threat of impeachment is tossed around too lightly, but if Obama was aware of this program and what they were doing, there is no question as to whether or not he should serve the remainder of his term.

Queen Hotchibobo
I was born in Saginaw, Michigan, and I grew up in a house on Saginaw Bay. My daddy was a poor, hardworking Saginaw fisherman. Too many times he came home with too little pay. Naw, not really, but it sounds more interesting than the real bio, so there you are.

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  1. Thank you for the great summary, Queen! Two thoughts come to mind here: It’s not the crime so much as the cover-up afterwards, although in this case the crime is substantial, and, the buck stops here, ‘way high up on the tree. At the very least AG (my people) Holder needs to go.

    I’m curious as to how far teh One can go with ‘executive orders’ & ‘administrative actions’. Since I’m no lawyer and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night, perhaps our wiser counselors can fill in the blanks here.

  2. It is actions such as this which cause my inner Serious Cynic to come to the fore once again.
    My Serious Cynic is currently screaming at me that the juvenile at 1600 is trying to PROVOKE a Civil War in this country so he can
    1) impose martial law
    2) suspend the 2012s
    3) issue yet another EO declaring himself to be Prince For Life

    see:
    https://thenewamerican.com/index.php/opinion

    which goes into great detail on the “princesses” middle of the night EO establishing the Council of governors. One of the more salient points being the following quote:
    “The federal government has taken steps to lay the foundation for extensive military police action within the United States.”
    I think it didn’t link because the article is from 19 Jan 2010 but if you go to the website you should be able to find it in the archives. It is well worth the read and is scary enough to curl your hair.

  3. This Gathering Storm pic is really GOOD! Do you do these yourself because this is great. I also really loved the Debt Star and the “if you voted for obama to prove you aren’t a racist…” all of which I hope to find for sale in the new UP store. The “prove you aren’t a racist” would make an excellent bumper sticker while the other two could be t-shirts, totes etc. I think you told me the Debt Star wasn’t yours but it coould be slightly altered (change font, reposition in image, change color of printing etc. to get around any copyright issues… or better yet pay the artist a per-item fee for using it).
    Outstanding graphics!

  1. Thank you for the great summary, Queen! Two thoughts come to mind here: It’s not the crime so much as the cover-up afterwards, although in this case the crime is substantial, and, the buck stops here, ‘way high up on the tree. At the very least AG (my people) Holder needs to go.

    I’m curious as to how far teh One can go with ‘executive orders’ & ‘administrative actions’. Since I’m no lawyer and I didn’t stay at a Holiday Inn last night, perhaps our wiser counselors can fill in the blanks here.

  2. It is actions such as this which cause my inner Serious Cynic to come to the fore once again.
    My Serious Cynic is currently screaming at me that the juvenile at 1600 is trying to PROVOKE a Civil War in this country so he can
    1) impose martial law
    2) suspend the 2012s
    3) issue yet another EO declaring himself to be Prince For Life

    see:
    https://thenewamerican.com/index.php/opinion

    which goes into great detail on the “princesses” middle of the night EO establishing the Council of governors. One of the more salient points being the following quote:
    “The federal government has taken steps to lay the foundation for extensive military police action within the United States.”
    I think it didn’t link because the article is from 19 Jan 2010 but if you go to the website you should be able to find it in the archives. It is well worth the read and is scary enough to curl your hair.

  3. This Gathering Storm pic is really GOOD! Do you do these yourself because this is great. I also really loved the Debt Star and the “if you voted for obama to prove you aren’t a racist…” all of which I hope to find for sale in the new UP store. The “prove you aren’t a racist” would make an excellent bumper sticker while the other two could be t-shirts, totes etc. I think you told me the Debt Star wasn’t yours but it coould be slightly altered (change font, reposition in image, change color of printing etc. to get around any copyright issues… or better yet pay the artist a per-item fee for using it).
    Outstanding graphics!

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