Felony Stupid: Gunwalker guns now showing up at US crimes

Posted by: Phineas on July 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Having just posted a video about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, it’s fitting that this post should be an example of chickens coming home to roost. It seems that some of the guns the BATF allowed to “walk” into Mexico in Operation Fast and Furious are coming back to be used here:

For months the ABC15 Investigators have been searching through police reports and official government documents. We’ve discovered assault weapons linked to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ controversial “Fast and Furious” case strategy have turned up at crime scenes in Glendale and Phoenix communities.

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Weapons linked to the strategy have been turning up at dangerous and deadly crime scenes near both sides of the border, including the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed last December.

The ABC15 Investigators uncovered documents showing guns connected to at least two Glendale criminal cases and at least two Phoenix criminal cases also appear in the ATF’s Suspect Gun Database, a sort-of watch list for suspicious gun sales.

All four cases involve drug-related offenses. In one Glendale police report dated July 2010, police investigators working with DEA agents served search warrants at homes near 75th and Glendale avenues in Glendale, and 43rd and Glendale avenues in Phoenix as part of a “large scale marijuana trafficking” investigation.

Police investigators reported they “obtained information that members of the (trafficking) organization were using the homes…as stash houses used to store large amounts of marijuana temporarily.”

They reported finding hundreds of pounds of marijuana, more than $63,000 in U.S. currency and three guns inside the homes. One of the recovered weapons, a Romarm/Cugir WASR-10 rifle, appeared in an official ATF Suspect Gun Summary document in November 2009, proving agents knowingly allowed the suspicious gun sale, months before the weapon turned up at the crime scene.

In a separate Glendale Police Department case, dated November 2010, detectives discovered “bulk marijuana and weapons” inside a residence near 75th Avenue and Bethany Home Road in Glendale. Investigators recovered nearly 400 pounds of drugs and several firearms from the home.

One of the recovered weapons, another Romarm/Cugir WASR-10 rifle, appeared in an official ATF Suspect Gun Summary document in February 2010.

Check out the ABC 15 report and video for more incidents of Gunwalker guns showing up in Arizona. And if they are in Arizona, you can bet they’ll be turning up elsewhere in the US. Keep in mind that at least two US federal agents have been killed with Gunwalker guns, and roughly 150 Mexican soldiers, federal agents, and civilians. I fear it’s only a matter of time before more people are killed on this side of the border, with weapons provided by your United States government.

Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) has been holding hearings on Gunwalker; it was he who coined the phrase “felony stupid.” As his investigations and those of Senator Grassley (R-IA) continue, that word “felony” may well become more than an expression of exasperation.

LINKS: Previous posts about Operation Fast and Furious.

via Ed Morrissey

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Carlos says:

    You can just bet your sweet bippy that the “felony stupid”, although very descriptive of the current administration, won’t stick.

    That would be racist, don’tcha know?

    The only prez to have ever resigned in shame had nothing on the crooks running the asylum now. Matter of fact, I’d bet my neighbor’s farm on Duh-1 being able to show Tricky Dicky a thing or two about coverups.

  2. Peter says:

    Seems the US Government is doing all it can to help arm the cartels. The Gunwalker story is only minor league compared to the hundreds of burst capable M-16, grenade launchers, machine guns and other stuff they are giving to the Mexican Army, only to have corupt officials selling them to the Cartels.

    Meanwhile the Border Patrol is chasing around with bean bag cartridges in their shotguns. Sigh.

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    Given there are foreign governments who actively engage in activities aimed at complicating matters for the US, a good many of the weapons and other armament in Mexico are coming from the Middle East, South America, Russia, and former Russian republics.

  4. Alltogethernow says:

    What did Obama know and when did he know it?

  5. Carlos says:

    @Alltogethernow: Duh-1 doesn’t know jack, and he would claim that under oath except that’s a violation of the separation of powers (he’s a Constitution expert, ya know).

    Problem is, he doesn’t know jack and he doesn’t know that he doesn’t know jack.

  6. captaingrumpy says:

    I have just watched a video in which Obama admits his Muslim faith.
    These guns are needed to fight for removing guns from citizens that would defend themselves against Muslim terrorists.
    I find it comical that Americans would buy guns ,sold by America,to mexicans,that want to kill Americans.Comical may not be the best word,but surely strange.I suppose it’s a way of getting more guns to American criminals as well.