Documents Show Intent to Use Fast & Furious to Enact Gun Control Legislation

CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been leading the charge in the old guard media where Operation Fast and Furious is concerned. She recently uncovered some documents that showed members of the federal government intneded to use the mayhem created in Mexico by the program they were running to enact gun control laws in America:

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3″. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

“Bill – can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.”

The idea that the federal government wanted to implement gun control measures based on the evidence that American guns were being used to commit crimes in Mexico has been posited by conservative bloggers, talk show hosts and politicians for a while, but this is the first time actual evidence of the intent has been produced.

It’s not hard to believe people above ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait had similar, if not grander, ideas.

  • Paul Allard

    yeah we know that what else?? and what are they gonna do about it?

  • Linda Matthews


  • Rissy Hamiltonian

    Not just propaganda, but willing to kill Mexican and American citizens to convince us to surrender our guns!

  • Diane Teffeteller

    Only from my cold, dead hands!

  • Raymond Lussier

    Eric Holder needs to be held as an accessory to murder. The Arizona AG should bring him into custody.

  • Mark Douglas

    Sharyl Attkisson would be the unanimous winner of the Pulitzer Prize if these were the days of a real and Unbiased Media. People I talk too who don’t watch Fox or don’t read blogs.. have no clue what F&F is..or why the big uproar.

  • Jerry Taylor

    Thats still what fast and furious is about, and obama is in on it

  • Sanja Dalley

    This is why we need the truth

  • Cathi Barr

    @Mark Douglas….i don’t have tv (small town either cable or satellite needed) and even i know what F&F is….SMDH

  • Sparky Donald

    most gun owners have known this for along time

  • Bruce Fultz

    Raymond not only Arizona AG Sheriff Joe be the Officer to Handcuff Holder MAYBE OBAMA TOO. I HOPE PRAY FOR THAT DAY…

  • CyberWiz Beezer

    But we knew that all along. What else is new from this crooked, corrupt Ad-men-struation?

  • Tom Conde

    Hell. Back in the winter, when asked if that was the purpose of Fast and Furious Holder would not say whether it was or wasn’t but he did state that regardless of Fast and Furious he believed we needed more stringent guns laws. And he did it all in the same sentence or two. Wtach videos of his testimony. He is a very poor liar.

  • Mark Angle Anderson

    Propaganda? AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! They can waffle all the shite they like, they’ll never change my mind.

  • Mark Angle Anderson

    That’s the thing, they’re so arrogant and cocksure they don’t realise that not everybody is asleep. Let them stay arrogant.

  • Louis Caraballo

    @Rissy: Amazing how the same people who are the “bleeding-heart milksops” alway believe that the ends justify the means, even if others have to die.

  • Louis Caraballo

    Key word: others.

  • Scott S. Trudell

    I’m shocked… SHOCKED I say!

  • John Marshall Flora

    At last, the smoking gun. Most of us saw F&F for what it was from the get-go.

  • Laurie White

    It was all political!!! People died however and someone needs to be held responsible!!

  • Randy Carnes

    No way

  • Todd Rowley

    Like you didn’t know this would happen… They can have mine..when its hot and empty!

  • Franco Monachini

    (Tovarish) ….Or …Komrad ..V.P. Joe Bite me, did it again……Speaking to a group of federal workers, promised them a guaranteed minimum wage standard of living.Maybe we wiil have to change our anacronym to..U.S.S.A. I’ll let you decide what it means.

  • Robert B. Hessman

    KoolAid drinkers beware….. the truth can be hard to swallow. If lapdog CBS has turned on Obama and Holder things are getting seriious. When was the last time CBS reported something negative and truthful about their favorite president…..

  • Ed Denmat

    Unionized Stupid Socialist Assholes? ; )

  • Jeff Jones

    My wife and I were talking last night about how people would just give up their rights for anything. Since O has talked to opec and rigged fuel prices to fall until the election, we discussed how people might give up their rights for $1.50 gas. We came up with what that might sound like: ” It’s ok, I don’t use my rights anyway and I need cheap gas.” Sad isn’t it?

  • Harriet Beckham Rogillio Hardin

    Holder and his boss should be booted out!

  • Lori Gibson

    THis is CRIMINAL by the Corrupt WH! Barack Obama is guilty of allowing criminals to have our guns just to get something political done that he wants??? THIS EVIL PRESIDENT SHOULD BE BEHIND BARS !!!!!!

  • Bernadine Doll

    Yah…at this point I’d believe anything

  • Cyndi Rose

    That’s alright. They have plan B. Hillary is hell bent on the Small Arms Treaty. Prosecute these traitors!

  • Jeddie Neal Churchill

    Hillary Clinton has been a commie for ever…Agenda 21

  • Sandra Wicks

    they need to find all of their guns before we should have to turn ours in. this will be forever!