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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The Story That Just Won't Go Away

One has to wonder if President's Obama's efforts to find "middle ground" on gun control is an effort to divert attention from this colossal mess at ATF.  If that was his intention, it's not working.  While DOJ has been trying to get gun control and gun rights supporters to sit down for discussions on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals, members of Congress have been asking for answers on how ATF did just the opposite - allow large numbers of firearms to "walk" across the border and end up in the hands of drug cartel members.

This from Fox News:
Congress and the Department of Justice appear to be headed for a showdown this week over documents detailing Operation Fast and Furious, the botched gun running sting set up by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that funnuled more than 1,700 weapons from Arizona to Mexico.
Fox reports that Obama has spoken for the first time and said that while the program may have been a "serious mistake" he did not authorize it (big surprise that admission).  Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa want to know who knew what and when.  So far, DOJ has not been forthcoming with the documents.



It should be noted that CBS News was the first to break this story and to stick with it. NRANews picked up on CBS' coverage and has done a great job of following the story. Fox is now covering the story but most of the mainstream media are still silent.

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