July 13, 2011

Smoking Gun: Email Shows ATF Intent to Use Gunwalker Guns to Push Gun Control

Katie Pavlich has the details at Townhall.

This one email clearly and unambiguously shows that Officials within the ATF had the intention of using "walked" guns to push for more gun controls. I'd like to hear from any lawyers in the crowd: is this the stuff that conspiracy charges are made of?

If there are similar emails within ATF, DOJ, and other agencies and departments that were part of the various Gunwalker schemes that are now coming apart at the seems, do we have the making of a RICO case against officials that may have been involved?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 13, 2011 03:31 PM

I hope the whole lot of them gets brought up on charges.

Posted by: BrokenTrace at July 13, 2011 03:43 PM

Not surprised at all... nope...

Posted by: Old NFO at July 13, 2011 06:35 PM

My question? How can policy considerations exist in sub cabinet considerations? If a policy consideration was the goal, then it had to originate quite high up.

Posted by: Douglas at July 13, 2011 09:47 PM


The concept is known as "plausible deniability". Holder (and Obama) apparently believe that if they can point to rogue agents they'll be in the clear. Unfortunately for them Federal government is not Wal-Mart corporate culture with police powers.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at July 14, 2011 05:39 PM