Wednesday, January 20, 2016

El Chapo had Fast and Furious Rifle, or, Nothing to see here...

Fox News: Rifle capable of taking down helicopter found at 'El Chapo' hideout purchased through Fast and Furious program.
When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.

Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50 caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials...

Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter.

This is the third time a weapon from the Fast and Furious program has been found at a high-profile Mexican crime scene.

9 comments:

Can Of Cheese for Hunter said...

News item not found in Mass Democrat Media archives.

virgil xenophon said...

Are we not in a Congressional/Presidential designated "War on Drugs?" And is not giving "aid and comfort to the enemy" in a time of war an act of treason? Holder AT THE MINIMUM, should be arrested, tried for treason, convicted, and EXECUTED!

virgil xenophon said...

PS: "Pour encourager les autres"

Lem said...

Well, it's not like Marine One is going to fly to Mexico... within range of these .50-caliber rifle.

I'm just saying.

bagoh20 said...

What is Fast and Furious? Never heard of it. Must be some wingnut fever swamp story.

Methadras said...

I thought guns were illegal in mexico. Oh wait.

Amartel said...

So Guzman had a (Fast & Furious) .50 caliber rifle capable of taking down a helicoptor.
Didn't a U.S. Hellfire missile somehow just "wind up" in Cuba recently?
Like, whoops, OUR BAD. Sad face emoticon. Saaawwwy.
It's like there's some sort of policy to arm the enemy ... but even if there isn't, this is the government that wants us to trust it to keep weapons out of the hands of crazy people and criminals through "gun control."

bagoh20 said...

How did he ever pass the background check?

Methadras said...

Let's not forget that even though a .50 cal is totally capable of taking down a helicopter, so is a properly placed .22.