Tag Archives: ATF

Chicago’s violent gangs looting freight cars filled with guns

Listen folks, on the south side of Chicago, in one of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods, brazen criminals occasionally hit the gangster’s jackpot: they loot freight containers carrying shiny, new guns. The guns – boxes and boxes of them – are part of shipments that are destined for gun companies or gun shops across the country. But as gangsters have caught on to the practice, they are ransacking these trains and stealing weapons that eventually make their way to the city’s blood-soaked streets. Continue reading →

Judicial Watch: ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Used in Paris Terror Attack

One of the guns used in the Paris terror attack last November is linked to the “Fast and Furious” gun walking scandal. Conservative group Judicial Watch cites an ATF report that claims a weapon used by one of the terrorists during the attack that resulted in 130 deaths was sold by a Phoenix gun dealer as part of the ATF program.

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Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress

Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover-up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch. This information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious.

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Changes to firearm purchase forms draw strong reaction

Privacy advocates and lawmakers are irate over changes to the forms required for firearms purchases asking questions about the buyer’s race and ethnicity have drawn strong reaction from gun dealers. Form 4473, required for an over-the-counter sale by a federally-licensed dealer, now asks first whether a buyer is Hispanic or Non-Hispanic, followed by a question delving into more detailed race-based information.

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ATF director pressed on why no one fired over Fast and Furious

The director of the ATF battled accusations Wednesday that his agency has done little to punish those involved in Operation Fast and Furious. “Three years after the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, ATF has yet to fire anybody for their role in Operation Fast and Furious,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said. “That is inexcusable.”

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Justice Department has spent nearly $5 million on drones

The DOJ’s internal watchdog said Thursday, that the FBI has been using drones to support its law enforcement operations since 2006 and has spent more than $3 million on the unmanned aircraft.

This informations comes from a new DOJ report from inspector general, Michael Horowitz, who revealed that the department also has awarded $1.26 million to at least seven local police departments and non-profit organization for drones.

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