Through Senator Grassley's office, Fox has obtained a number of internal ATF emails that seem to suggest that ATF agents were counseled to highlight a link between criminals and certain semi-automatic weapons in order to bolster a case for a rule like the one the DOJ announced yesterday [Monday]. – Fox News
Townhall has obtained the email which states “Can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same FfL and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks Mark R. Chait Assistant Director Field Operations.”
Deputy Attorney General James Cole of the Department of Justice issued a statement about the newly approved rules:
“The international expansion and increased violence of transnational criminal networks pose a significant threat to the United States. Federal, state and foreign law enforcement agencies have determined that certain types of semi-automatic rifles – greater than .22 caliber and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine – are highly sought after by dangerous drug trafficking organizations and frequently recovered at violent crime scenes near the Southwest Border. This new reporting measure — tailored to focus only on multiple sales of these types of rifles to the same person within a five-day period — will improve the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to detect and disrupt the illegal weapons trafficking networks responsible for diverting firearms from lawful commerce to criminals and criminal organizations. These targeted information requests will occur in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to help confront the problem of illegal gun trafficking into Mexico and along the Southwest Border.”
Operation Fast and Furious is looking more and more like a set up from the beginning to push Obama and Holder's radical anti-Second Amendment agenda as they used law abiding gun shop owners to enable government officals to break the law.
They then blamed the very same gun shops for illegal gun trafficking, despite those shops being forced by ATF to help ATF agents carry out Operation Fast and Furious. Now, those shops are being punished through new Justice Department gun control measures. Read more
I am from Timmins Ontario Canada and when our gun control was set in motion (without the approval of the public you might says and with the one of all tree hugger , it looked like it may have been a good thing overall.But good things don’t last !After billion and billion spent and after more the a decade nobody really knows what and how this system works except it is costing big time. Some politicians are great advocates of this system say that last year alone it was used thousand and thousand of times over and over by Police forces all over Canada and this is a great thing!. Well ,yes it has been used, but not in the way you may think . Every time a police-person stops a vehicle on our Canadian street or highways, if the officer runs a trace on the license plate of your vehicle,it will activate the system even if it could be an 90 yr old
person or a young 16 yrs old freshman. And further more we the long gun owners have to have a card that says that we have taken a course etc.etc and also we have to pay for renewal.Example: When my wife and I did our registration, I didn’t register a gun under her name because I didn’t think it was important because my guns are hers also,so the system rejected her application but only a year after. So now she can’t use one of my guns because she doesn’t have (a possession and acquisition card) from the Feds but she can buy a hunting license.She must go for (THE COURSE)Funny you will say ? Not to me as I love to have her hunting with me.and she is as stubborn as a mule and will not go (again) for another of these stupid courses. But there is some good in all of this I guess and I am looking for it.. and by the way ,our elected member of parliament recently voted for this bill to stay even thou we live up North with black bears walking down our city streets. Thank you NDP for being there for the common hunter My name is Tony and this is our story with gun control