Justice Department announces program to have semi-auto rifle sales reported in border statesby Hugh Holub on Jul. 11, 2011, under atf, politics
Press Release from US Department of Justice July 11, 2011:
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2011
Statement of Deputy Attorney General James Cole Regarding Information Requests for Multiple Sales of Semi-Automatic Rifles with Detachable Magazines
WASHINGTON – Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued the following statement today regarding information requests for multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines in select states along the Southwest Border:
“The international expansion and increased violence of transnational criminal networks pose a significant threat to the United States. Federal, state and foreign law enforcement agencies have determined that certain types of semi-automatic rifles – greater than .22 caliber and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine – are highly sought after by dangerous drug trafficking organizations and frequently recovered at violent crime scenes near the Southwest Border. This new reporting measure — tailored to focus only on multiple sales of these types of rifles to the same person within a five-day period — will improve the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to detect and disrupt the illegal weapons trafficking networks responsible for diverting firearms from lawful commerce to criminals and criminal organizations. These targeted information requests will occur in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to help confront the problem of illegal gun trafficking into Mexico and along the Southwest Border.”
COMMENT: Maybe the first thing the Justice Department ought to do is release to Congress the names of the buyers of the thousands of guns the ATF “walked” into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels and border bandits. And a list of what crime scenes the “walked” guns have shown up at so far…and keep updating that list as more of the “walked” guns turn up at crime scenes until all of them are accounted for.
Got to remember two ATF “walked” guns turned up at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Even though the gun shops that were approached by cartel “straw” buyers and the gun shops wanted to refuse to sell, the ATF told them to go ahead and sell guns to the cartel and border bandit “straw” buyers.
So what does the Justice Daprtment do? …try and deflect attention from their crazy scheme which has resulted in hundreds of deaths…including two US federal agents so far…and make it look like the feds are cracking down.
Rather than secure the border the feds want to disarm border residents so the same thing will happen to us that has happened to the residents of many border towns on the Mexican side of the border.
Gun control means only the criminals have guns.
That is not some BS slogan. That is what has happened right next door to us in Mexico which has tough control control laws…. they disarmed their civilian population and now the cartels own major parts of the Mexican side of the borderlands and residents live in terror.