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Old 06-12-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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June 10, 2011

GOA Alert
Gun Owners of America
Official Corruption in the Obama Administration
About to Take Center Stage
-- It's now time to defund Project Gunrunner!

A story that Gun Owners of America has been following over the past several months is ready to explode next week in the news.
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If you have been reading our newsletter, The Gun Owners, or watching our videos on the GOA website, you know what Project Gunrunner is all about. It refers to an operation where the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives (ATF) was working with gun shops, approving firearms purchases to buyers who were suspected smugglers.
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While this scandalous activity remained hidden for some time, it really went viral in the news media after one of the guns sold to a smuggler was later used to murder Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December.
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Since then, GOA has been lobbying the Congress to hold Congressional hearings to investigate the corruption in the Obama administration, specifically in relation to Project Gunrunner. GOA has corresponded with President Obama on this issue and has asked it members several times to urge their legislators to call for hearings themselves.
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Well, there is good news to report. Beginning next week, the House of Representatives is set to commence hearings into Project Gunrunner -- which also goes by the names of Project Gunwalker or Fast and Furious.
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the point man leading the investigation on the House side. His hearings are sure to reveal much new information, but even so, he has already discovered quite a bit.
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Project Gunrunner “was authorized at the highest level,” Issa told a radio audience this past Tuesday. “This decision was made at least by people in the Office of Attorney General Holder.”
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This underscores the tremendous hypocrisy and antagonism against gun owners on part of the Obama Administration. After all, officials (like the President) were blaming American gun stores for letting firearms slip into gun smugglers’ hands and, thus, fueling much of Mexico’s violence.
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But all the while, the administration was quietly approving the sales of those firearms to those very same gun smugglers.
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“[The ATF] apparently did this,” said GOA Executive Director Larry Pratt in his letter to the President, “in part, so it could push gun control in Congress by demonstrating that guns used in Mexican violence came from the United States.”
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ACTION: Please urge your Representative to closely follow the upcoming hearings into Project Gunrunner. Tell them that it is unconscionable for Congress to be funding a program that allows the Obama Administration:
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1. To put guns into the hands of suspected gun smugglers; and then,
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2. To turn around and blame law-abiding gun owners for the problem!
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Project Gunrunner needs to be defunded IMMEDIATELY!

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I think defunding one project is not quite enough punishment for what the government has done.... I wish this read "defund the BATFE".

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I think defunding one project is not quite enough punishment for what the government has done.... I wish this read "defund the BATFE".
And put them in jail
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The BATFE needs to be defunded in its entirety immediately. We do not need a huge tax-collection agency to fine Americans for owning, making or selling products that the government has no authority over.

Those in the ATF who funded Gunwalker (a.k.a. Fast & Furious) deliberately broke the law and the result is a few thousand firearms in the hands of drug cartels and at least two dead U.S. Border Patrol agents. Those people in the ATF and those who authorized this action in the Justice Department should pay the price for breaking the law just as any of us would.

Of course, neither of these things will happen.

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gunwalker is just further proof that liberals have no problem whatsoever just giving guns at taxpayer expense to criminals murderers drug runners and rapists but fear guns in the hands of honest law abiding citizens.

any time some liberal pipes up about banning guns they should be reminded to go straight to hell in no uncertain terms

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Of course, neither of these things will happen.

That's the problem with the federal government: No one ever gets fired; once in awhile someone will be "disciplined". Those who are "disciplined" are usually promoted to a higher position within a few years. This is especially true of federal law enforcement agencies.

Case in Point: Look at the sorry butts who screwed up burials at Arlington National Cemetery. They were allowed to retire when they should have been canned with no retirement check.

The person who ordered the implementation of "Fast and Furious" should be charged with murder: Ditto for those agents who carried out his illegal orders. Federal prosecutors, who serve at the pleasure of Holder and Obama, will wuss out and do nothing.
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Liberals would be amazed at how many carriers are out there. They see us as gun toting trigger happy hillbillies when in actuality it's quite the contrary. I wish these "idealistic" scumbags would just move, I'll help buy their damn tickets.

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