From CCRKBA newsletter:
"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms PROJECT GUNRUNNER allowed gun sales to criminals so that DOJ officials could present "evidence" to the administration that the Second Amendment should be restricted or abolished!
While the Obama administration was blaming our gun rights for the drug war violence in Mexico, its very own gun sting operation looks to have been a major source of illicit firearms ... and now the administration is REFUSING TO COOPERATE with the investigation into this scandal!
Guns purchased under Project Gunrunner and sold to Mexican drug cartels were ultimately used to kill at least two United States government employees.
IT HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO GET ANSWERS ON THIS INVESTIGATION... acting ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson has not cooperated, and Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA), told CBS News he is being "stonewalled" in his efforts to find out information.
But now, George Gillett Jr., who was assistant special agent in charge of the ATF Phoenix field office, and provided day-to-day oversight of the Arizona component of the Gunrunner operation, is ready to talk.
He initially stalled the investigation by ordering ATF agents not to cooperate with congressional inquiries... but he has changed his mind, and has had two preliminary meetings with investigators.
President Obama has stated his administration would be the most open and honest ever. Now, he is saying "no comment," and his corrupt Department of Justice refuses to turn over information to Senator Grassley by the March 30th deadline.
We must not allow the anti-gun Obama administration to engage in criminal activity in their efforts to restrict and abolish our Second Amendment freedoms. Obama and his supporters are actively working to take away your right to own a gun.
Because Sen. Grassley is getting no cooperation, Rep. Darrell Issa, Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, has asked Secretary of State Clinton for all communications related to a meeting in Mexico City in the summer of 2010 involving then-U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Carlos Pascual, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer and others, who had gathered to talk about the gunrunning operation.
Rep. Issa asks Clinton to "please explain in detail the reasons behind your refusal to answer the Senator directly. I understand that you have yet to respond and are likely to refuse Senator Grassley's request for information without a letter from the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This refusal is mystifying in its own right, given Senator Grassley's standing as the Ranking Member of that Committee. More inexplicably, your refusal stands in stark contradiction to the promise of transparency promoted by President Obama."
Rep. Issa gave Secretary Clinton a certain time limit to send the requested documents.
In order to legitimize claims by Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that an "iron pipeline" of American guns were running into Mexico, the ATF allowed thousands of weapons over 15 months to go from gun dealers in the U.S. to straw buyers, knowing they were likely to be acquired and used by Mexico's drug cartels.
Gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.
Darren Gil, the former ATF attache to Mexico, told CBS News the gunrunner operation was approved by the acting ATF director and by higher officials at the Justice Department, and that Assistant Attorney General and head of the Criminal Division Larry Breuer knew about it.
But when serial numbers from guns used in drug cartel crimes were traced back to the "Fast and Furious" case in Phoenix, Gil found he had been locked out and couldn't get access to any information.
What was the REAL PURPOSE of Project Gunrunner?
Is the Obama administration trying to gain more funding for the ATF, which is under threat of a 13% decrease?
Did Obama and Holder want to use false statistics about American guns getting into Mexico as an excuse to increase gun regulations?
Or did they want to use this "data" to reinstate the assault weapons ban?
There is no way around it; this administration will do whatever it takes to destroy our Second Amendment rights!
This administration has engaged in criminal behavior that led to the deaths of American citizens, and now they are covering it up! Please be proactive and don't let them get away with it!
Please, contact by whatever means possible every member of the U.S. Congress and demand that they cut funding to the ATF and stop their corruption! We also need to encourage them to support the investigations into Project Gunrunner! Congress has a RESPONSIBILITY to protect the Second Amendment and the rights of American citizens! The Obama administration and a powerful anti-gun lobby are determined to take away our firearms by whatever means possible. The American people need everyone's efforts to make sure the next two years don't end in tragedy for the Second Amendment, and for more of our brave agents on the border!"