Sunday, July 01, 2012

“Would You Take Away Guns From Law-Abiding Citizens?”

Question Posed by Publisher Causes Stir In American COP
One of the comments from an officer included
This is when the tired old Katrina nugget gets trotted out, but everyone conveniently forgets that the system worked: in short order a court recognized the unConstitutionality of the government’s action, and put a stop to it. Some will say that that is small comfort to the relative view who had their weapons confiscated, but it’s an imperfect system, and always will be as long as humans are in charge.
Yeah, it's not like the people who were physically attacked and robbed of their arms(Remember a older lady abused by a couple of CHP assholes masquerading as cops?) actually NEEDED them for protection. And if they did, well, SOME of them got them back... After, what, more than a year? With NO throwing up roadblocks and delays on and on, and many of the arms that were returned ruined. Yeah, that's a great-working system, I'll bet those who played a part in it were real proud. And it's why that nugget keeps being brought up, jackass.

My my, back in the Clinton/Reno period:
The first official identified by name in the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation has been tied to a similar Minnestoa operation in 1996 where “more than 150 guns flow[ed] into the Twin Cities underworld,” Kevin Diaz of the Star Tribune reported yesterday. Identifying supervisor George Gillett, Jr., who is now a cooperating witness in House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigations, Diaz reveals “Gillett was a street agent tracking gun store sales to ‘straw buyers’ working for suspected gang members. Some of those guns turned up in drug busts and crime scenes, including one that was found at the scene of a deadly shootout in north Minneapolis.”

Gillette was first identified as a central figure in the Fast and Furious investigation by a post on CleanUpATF, a whistleblower website aimed at exposing agency corruption, which was first reported by Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street Irregulars in late December, 2010.
It does lead to some interesting questions, particularly for those demanding to expand investigations to include the Bush-era “Operation Wide Receiver” program and his then-Attorney General Michael Mukasey. The Twin Cities operation took place under Janet Reno’s watch under President Bill Clinton.

That in turn makes speculation on Hillary Clinton and the State Department’s awareness of and involvement in Fast and Furious more understandable, especially recalling that former National Security Council official and current State employee Kevin O’Reilly has been placed out of Oversight Committee reach by assignment to Iraq and White House Counsel refuses to allow him to cooperate. It also leaves unanswered questions about why International Traffic in Arms Regulation implications have not been explored for ATF/Department of Justice complicity in apparent willful violations of ITAR provisions, which would have presumably occurred unless State had provided them with an exemption.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

"Would you take away guns from law-abiding citizens?"
No, son, we'll deem them criminals, first. Less problems with sympathy from know-nothings that way.
This is like the arguments that the business regulations aren't too burdensome because SOME people are able to overcome them and stay in business.