Three more Fast & Furious guns in Mexican crimes

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    Holder and Obama still not held accountable.
    This was all to further their anti gun agenda.
    They both belong in Leavenworth.

    CBS: Three more Fast & Furious guns in Mexican crimes (Video)

    CBS: Three more Fast & Furious guns in Mexican crimes - Seattle gun rights |

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    Dave Workman|Seattle Gun Rights Examiner

    August 14, 2013

    CBS News is reporting that three more rifles linked to Operation Fast and Furious have been recovered at crime scenes in Mexico more than three years after they were purchased from a single Arizona gun shop that was cooperating with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigation.

    That operation cost several people their jobs and resulted in last year’s historic vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress. It was also used as an excuse to institute special reporting requirements by firearms retailers in four states: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

    Two of the rifles were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino, the alleged prolific buyer of hundreds of guns during the Fast and Furious investigation. This column first wrote about Patino’s buying patterns in early 2011 at the height of the investigation. From that report, here is a look at Patino and what he allegedly accomplished:

    “In Nov. 2, 2009, he bought four FN Herstal 5.7 pistols from the Scottsdale Gun Club. One Nov. 23, he bought another FN Herstal 5.7 pistol at Gunnet in Peoria. On Nov. 27, he bought one Magnum Research Desert Eagle pistol and six FN Herstal 5.7 pistols from Lone Wolf Trading Company. The next day, he bought another Desert Eagle pistol at the Scottsdale Gun Club. On Dec. 11, he bought 20 AK-47 type rifles from Lone Wolf.

    “On Jan. 15, 2010 he bought 10 AK-47s at Lone Wolf. On Jan. 30, Patino bought 15 AK-47 type rifles from Lone Wolf. On February 8, he purchased five Draco AK-47 pistols and five AK-47 type rifles from Lone Wolf. Three days later he was back at Lone Wolf, buying three AK-47s and two Draco AK-47 type pistols. The next day, Feb. 12, he was back again at Lone Wolf, buying two Draco AK-47 type pistols and on the 13th he returned to buy eight AK-47 type rifles and two Draco AK-47 type pistols.

    “On Feb. 20, according to the charging documents, an Isuzu Rodeo was seen on the Tohono O’odham Nation in Arizona heading south toward the border. When cops showed up, the driver abandoned the vehicle. Inside were 41 firearms wrapped in plastic, including 37 guns Patino purchased between Jan. 15 and Feb. 13....

    “On March 15, Patino was back at Lone Wolf buying 40 AK-47 type rifles, and ten days later he returned to purchase 26 AK-47s and one Colt pistol chambered in .38 Super. The following day, he returned to Lone Wolf to buy six AK-47 type rifles and another Colt in .38 Super, the document says…

    “On April 16, Patino returned to Lone Wolf, where this time he bought three Barrett .50-caliber rifles that he and another suspect, Kristi Gail Ireland, had paid for over the previous two days, April 14 and 15. On April 27, Patino bought ten FN Herstal 5.7 pistols from Lone Wolf.

    “On May 28, Patino got a .308-caliber rifle from Gunnet in Peoria. Then on June 2, he bought ten AK-47 type rifles and a Bushmaster AR-15 from Lone Wolf. On June 18, Patino bought nine FN Herstal 5.7 pistols at Lone Wolf, and on June 21, he bought a Draco AK-47 pistol at Bear Arms in Scottsdale. One June 22, he bought another Draco AK-47 type pistol at Bear Arms.

    “On July 8, he bought 16 AK-47 type rifles at Lone Wolf and on Aug. 5 he bought another dozen AK-47 type rifles at Lone Wolf. This was after his July 6 purchase of ten AK-47 type pistols from Lone Wolf.”

    This column chatted with NRA News about the case here.

    According to CBS, the third recovered rifle was allegedly purchased by Sean Steward, and a document shows that gun was bought in January 2010, while Patino allegedly bought his guns in May and July of that year. All three guns are WASR semiautomatic rifles chambered for the 7.62x39mm cartridge.

    While Fast and Furious guns have been showing up occasionally at Mexican crime scenes, Congress has not been unable to obtain all the documents it is seeking that relate to this case. Holder refused to turn them over and President Barack Obama extended executive privilege to the documents last year.

    Fast and Furious was first exposed by National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea and independent blogger Mike Vanderboegh. It was only weeks after they began writing about it that the national press began paying attention. Since then, CBS, Fox News and others have done investigative pieces on the ill-conceived gun running “sting,” and there were several hearings before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

    It was during one of those hearings that ATF Special Agent Carlos Canino, then attaché to Mexico, called Fast and Furious “a perfect storm of idiocy.”
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