Gun Used in Paris Terror Attack Possibly Linked to Fast and Furious

by Dave Blount | June 30, 2016 3:16 pm

Maybe this will generate serious media interest in the program through which the Obama Administration helped drug cartels smuggle weapons into Mexico in an attempt to generate pretexts for infringing on our Second Amendment liberties:

One of the guns used in the November 13, 2015 Paris terrorist attacks came from Phoenix, Arizona where the Obama administration allowed criminals to buy thousands of weapons illegally in a deadly and futile “gun-walking” operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm.

The Phoenix gun owner committed violations by making an illegal sale and owning an unregistered full auto. But the normally hyperaggressive feds chose not to prosecute and to keep his identity quiet.

“Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.

It’s not clear if the agency, which is responsible for cracking down on the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, did this because the individual was involved in the Fast and Furious gun-running scheme.

It will remain unclear until journalists expend some serious shoe leather, because ATF bureauweenies aren’t talking.

This isn’t the first time Fast and Furious has come up in the context of Islamic terror attacks.

A mainstream newspaper reported that a Muslim terrorist who planned to murder attendees of a Muhammad cartoon contest in Garland, Texas last year bought a 9-millimeter pistol at a Phoenix gun shop that participated in the ATF’s Fast and Furious program despite drug and assault charges that should have raised red flags.

Come on, mainstream newspapers, dig a little deeper. What can it hurt with Eric Holder already gone and Obama soon to follow?

It’s not too late for a serious investigation.

On tips from Steve A, Rob E, and JusttheTipHQ. Hat tip: Bearing Arms. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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