Wanting access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes, Hope A. MacAllister was especially interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named White Gun, that she was running.
“Apparently guns got away again,” said one source close to the investigation, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). “How many got into Mexico, who knows?”
Congress will now try and determine if ‘White Gun’ is another illegal weapons operation by our government that went awry.
The BATFE (ATF) defended this under-the-radar gun-scam maneuver as well managed; producing 3 arrest and convictions from men wanting to buy military weapons for the cartel. Howerver, they declined to divulge any other information on this usurping operation.
Wow. That’s something to brag about. 3 whopping convictions. Just three out of how many guns that actually landed in the hands of the drug cartels and terrorist?
According to internal ATF documents, White Gun and Fast and Furious both began in the fall of 2009 with the same ATF officials in charge. Hope MacAllister was the lead agent.
What you want’a bet, Eric Holder and the Obama administration didn’t know about ‘White Gun’ either!
Complete article at latimes.
‘Fast and Furious” & “White Gun” were not alone, as CBS news reports.
Licensed dealer Mike Detty said he was working a Tucson, Ariz., gun show in early 2006 when a young Hispanic man bought 6 semi-auto rifles. The man asked if he had more and Detty told him he had a shipment of 20 coming in. The man told him he would take them all.
Detty reported the man to the ATF who instructed Detty to go ahead with the sale, and they would send an undercover agent to watch and listen outside his business.
Detty said he even signed an informant contract and thought the ATF would intercept before the guns were on the streets.
One of the biggest cases was code-named: “Operation Wide Receiver,” approximately 450 firearms, grew legs and walked under the Bush administration.