There is no doubt that many will question the use of the term “complicit” in this article. However, following the attacks by Islamic jihadists in Paris last November, it is now being reported that one of the weapons that was used in those attacks was purchased at a Phoenix, Arizona gun store, which involved in the Obama administration’s illegal and unlawful Fast and Furious gunrunning operation.
Judicial Watch reports:
A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations—for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic—but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.
It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme. An ATF spokesman, Corey Ray, at the agency’s Washington D.C. headquarters told Judicial Watch that “no firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced” by the agency. When asked about the ROI report linking the weapon used in Paris to Phoenix, Ray said “I’m not familiar with the report you’re referencing.” Judicial Watch also tried contacting the Phoenix ATF office, but multiple calls were not returned.
While the claim is that these weapons were sold illegally and there is no doubt this gun dealer will be in big trouble over this incident, what about the Obama administration? What about Eric Holder? What about the unconstitutional Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agency? Where is there any accountability for their gun running scheme that put guns in the hands of Mexican drug cartels? I don’t even see articles of impeachment over this fiasco.
If that were not enough, what about the hundreds of Mexicans that have been killed, including a Mexican beauty queen? What about some justice for Brian Terry or Jaime Zapata? How about this murdered police chief? What about these three crime scenes, or the attempted assassination of this police chief?
The same cartels that Eric Holder, Barack Obama and our ATF armed are the same ones that engage in the kind of violence that can only be paralleled to Islamic jihadists. These are the same monsters that mercilessly pursued, attempted to murder and finally did murder brave Ticquicheo mayor Maria Santos Gorrostieta because she was exposing them.
While I do not agree with George W. Bush’ Wide Receiver, there are huge differences between what his administration did and what the Obama administration did, and there are countless bodies to show for it.
For those Republicans who have led the investigation into Fast and Furious for years now, when are you going to act on the information already in your possession and bring the real criminals to justice?