Theodore's World: Senator Charles Grassley Has ‘damning’ Gunrunner Documents From His Investigation Into ATF's "Fast and Furious" Operation

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April 17, 2011

Senator Charles Grassley Has ‘damning’ Gunrunner Documents From His Investigation Into ATF's "Fast and Furious" Operation

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has damning evidence that US ATF officials sanctioned or allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers. The agency was doing this on purpose. The government encouraged this. Two of the weapons ended up at the murder scene of a US border patrol agent in Arizona, Brian Terry. Obama says he and Holder knew nothing about Operation Gunrunner.

Senator Grassley spoke out on his investigation yesterday on the floor of the senate.

This is an amazing video.

Between 13 and 1,700 guns got away and that’s just what has turned up so far. Several of the guns have been connected to criminal acts. Obama’s failed stimulus plan helped fund the program.

BREAKING: Grassley has ‘damning’ Gunrunner documents – CBS News

The Washington Examiner

Devastating e-mail exchanges between a senior official with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Phoenix, AZ and a cooperating gun shop operator have been revealed by Senator Charles Grassley in a letter sent late yesterday to Attorney General Eric Holder.

“In light of this new evidence,” Grassley tells Holder, “the Justice Department’s claim that the ATF never knowingly sanctioned or allowed the sale of assault weapons to straw purchasers is simply not credible.”

Grassley’s press release can be viewed here.

CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the information contained in the e-mails is “damning.”

The e-mail exchange is with David Voth, group supervisor for ATF’s Phoenix Group VII. Voth is the agent who infamously sent an e-mail to other ATF agents, goading them into participating in the Gunrunner project without question, or to find a different job.

Wild Thing's comment........

This is outright treason against the United States; attempting to undermine the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

Holder and Obama should be kicked out big time but sadly they won't. I hate how they keep getting away with everything they do!!!

Posted by Wild Thing at April 17, 2011 12:50 AM


The hierarchy of the ATF has been riddled for years with political thugs. The Waco disaster and the ATF's blatant lies immediately afterward are examples of this thuggary.

ATF regulations are ambiguous like many IRS regulations. This leaves their interpretation up to the discretion of the Agency which can use that ambiguity to charge an otherwise innocent person with a technical violation of the law. The fear of these ambiguities was probably one of the motivating factors that made the gun dealers go along with the ATF sting. As Senator Grassley points out, the gundealers are at the mercy of ATF for their gun licensing. Eric Holder is right at home with the political bullies of ATF.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at April 17, 2011 12:06 PM

Unfortunately the regime the DOJ and ATF will all get off scott free. Though, I do admire Sen. Grassley's inquiries.

Now they are going after popular Combat Shotguns in their latest "study" because of the so-called "sporting purposes" requirement from the GCA of 1968.

Posted by: JohnE at April 17, 2011 04:22 PM

Thats why they make hacksaws, John E.

Posted by: Mark at April 17, 2011 07:12 PM

Thank you so much, I appreciate all of your input.

Posted by: Wild Thing at April 17, 2011 11:19 PM