The ak-47s have become part of a multi-agency federal investigation code-named fast and furious, part of a southwest border crackdown on firearms known as project gunrunner. Friction grows between lawmakers and doj over 'project gunrunner' probe, fox news, may 4, 2011 it started with one whistleblower, but now involves dozens of investigators, has created a standoff between the department of justice and lawmakers and threatens mexico's diplomatic relationship with the united states. As reported by andrew breitbart's biggovernmentcom, project gunrunner: was a project of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and fireworks [sic] in late 2009, the atf was alerted to suspicious buys. Documents and communications relating to the genesis of project gunrunner and operation fast and furious, and any memoranda or reports involving any changes to either program at or near the time of the release of the department of justice (doj) office of the inspector general report about project gunrunner in november 2010. The atf under the doj gave the cartells 1,800 guns including 50s and selectfdire weapons now one of them,traced by the numbers has been used to kill.
The bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (atf) ran a series of gunwalking sting operations between 2006 and 2011 these operations were done under the umbrella of project gunrunner, a project intended to stem the flow of firearms into mexico by interdicting straw purchasers and. The project gunrunner case is now pointing towards possible atf sales of weapons bound for honduras, including a reported 1,000 guns to members of the ruthless ms-13 gang the program may be a spinoff or in some way related to operation castaway, and in reports it sounds remarkably. Recently members have been receiving an email about confirming their account do not click the link if you have done so and entered your login information, change your password immediately, and ensure the email address on your account is correct.
Project gunrunner was created in 2005 by the justice department to track gun smuggling and t the current gun-tracing system has produced limited information of value project gunrunner has also failed to work effectively with the immigration and customs enfor. Project gunrunner is a project of the us bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives (atf) intended to stem the flow of firearms into mexico, in an attempt to deprive the mexican drug cartels of weapons. My department is committing 100 new atf personnel to the southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing project gunrunner, dea is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the fbi is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. Project gunrunner apparently actually let hundreds of ak-47 assault rifles into the drug cartels hands in a process they call letting the guns walk worse than the semi automatic ak-47's they actually let 50 cal rifles go across the border.
Project gunrunner's reach and authority continues to grow despite dire, prolonged warnings from insiders and whistleblowers that countless monitored guns have been passed on to violent criminals. The scandal over project gunrunner led to congressional hearings, a presidential reprimand - obama called the operation a serious mistake - and speculation that atf chief ken melson will. One component of project gunrunner is the gun runner impact teams or grits these teams, working with federal, state, and local partners as well as the mexican authorities, follow leads generated from crime guns recovered in mexico.
Project gunrunner, an operation run by the us bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms, was designed to stop the flow of guns from the us to mexico's drug cartels, but had the opposite result. Project gunrunner was a multinational effort involving the use of etrace, a web-based program, that provides for the electronic exchange of traced firearm data in a secure internet-based. Project gunrunner is the government's efforts to reduce access to firearms by the mexican drug cartels the dept of justice inspector general just published an analysis of the project. Obama's atf continued project gunrunner, but made a crucial decision to allow guns to be walked into mexico, eventually ending up in the hands of mexican drug cartels.
Washington, dc - rep darrell issa (r-ca), chairman of the house committee on oversight and government reform, issued the following video explaining today's subpoena of the department of justices' bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives (atf) for documents related to the highly controversial project gunrunner. But now as the investigation into the atf operation reveals even uglier allegations, napolitano denies knowing about project gunrunner, saying atf is a part of the justice department, not. In fy 2009 to project gunrunner efforts along the southwest border in fy 2009, atf received a total of $219 million from three different sources specifically to support and expand project gunrunner. Project gunrunner was a scheme devised by the obama administration to allow the mexican drug cartels to purchase guns here in the us against the better judgment of local gun dealers in a hair brained idea that they would be able to track them into the hands of drug dealers south of the border to see where they end up.
The agent, vince cefalu, who has spoken out about the atf's so-called project gunrunner scandal, says he was served with termination papers just last week, and he calls the move politically. As a result of project gunrunner, atf seized 2,589 firearms and 265,500 rounds of ammunition destined for the southwest border in fy 2009 atf has significantly expanded its efforts by deploying grit teams to target areas along the border. Project gunrunner thoughts it took me three years to learn the truth the atf had screwed up badly and had based an entire operation on lies to the ausa the atf had screwed up badly and had based an entire operation on lies to the ausa.