July 05, 2011

An Interesting Bit of Gunwalker Speculation

There really isn't enough meat on this to even call it a theory, but it is an interesting inkling of an idea that Mad Saint Jack has come up with regarding President Obama's decision to skip the opportunity to use a recess appointment to give anti-gun Chicago ATF Agent Andrew Traver the top job in the agency.

Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with Mexican criminals armed with Gunwalker AK-pattern rifles on December 14.

If documentation exists—and that would be hugely speculative and extreemly unlikely—showing that the White House or senior Department of Justice management passed on the opportunity to appoint Traver as a result of Terry's murder, then all bets are off regarding the damage to the Presidency and the Attorney General.

This bears watching.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 5, 2011 08:21 AM

Well I'm new at this.

Thanks for the post.

Posted by: MSJ at July 5, 2011 08:28 AM

The problem is that for any other administration, this would be a big deal. But Obama is so imcompetent, it is just par for the course.

Posted by: david7134 at July 5, 2011 09:22 AM

Nothing so sinister. The Senate stayed in session, ergo; no recess, no recess appointment.

Posted by: Gus Bailey at July 5, 2011 11:25 AM

Gus got a link?

Did there need to be a recess between the 111th and 112th Congress?

Posted by: MSJ at July 5, 2011 11:43 AM

found this

Looks like you can stop an appointment by keeping the recess to 3 days or less.

But Reid was asking for a Recess Aptmt and the senate was in recess from January 17 - 23 and February 21 - 27.

Posted by: MSJ at July 5, 2011 12:22 PM

If the ATF and DOJ could do this to Mexico, Maybe we should be looking for the domestic equivilent of Gunwalker.

Remember the new Chicago Chief of Police stating the gun problem is a Federal conspirarcy against Blacks. Wouldn't it be strange if the country's second Black President authorized Gunwalker USA. You have got to kill people to save people.

Posted by: davod at July 6, 2011 10:11 AM