Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Is You Serious...

This can't be real:

Ex-ATF official's gun ends up at Mexican cartel shootout that killed beauty queen

"...A FN Five-Seven semi-automatic pistol, a high powered handgun originally restricted to military and law enforcement customers, was recovered by Mexican police at the scene of a Nov. 23 shootout between the Sinaloa Cartel and the Mexican military.

Records show the gun was purchased in January 2010 by George Gillett, the former No. 2 in the ATF office in Phoenix. Gillett now works at ATF headquarters in Washington as a liaison to the federal Bureau of Prisons.

Gillett purchased the weapon at Legendary Arms, a Phoenix gun store. On the federal form 4473 used to buy the gun, Gillett used the ATF office address, 201 East Washington, and said "Apt 940." On subsequent purchase, Gillett used a commercial address, that of a strip mall.

Both actions are illegal, since ATF regulations require buyers use their residential address.

"Lying on form 4473 is a felony and can be punished by up to five years in prison in addition to fines," Sen. Charles Grassley said in a letter Wednesday to Michael Horowitz in the Office of Inspector General. "I request that you initiate an investigation into these matters and that you specifically examine whether Mr. Gillett was the purchaser as indicated by these documents, why the forms list multiple, inaccurate residential addresses while purchasing the weapons, and how the weapon purchased on January 7, 2010 ended up in Mexico."

Gillett's gun was found in Sinaloa after a gun battle that killed Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Gamez. Gamez was reportedly fighting alongside the cartel. Police found a weapon similar to an AK-47 and some 50 bullets next to her body. Another weapon found at the crime scene was traced to a Uriel Patino, who illegally bought more than 600 guns and is a main suspect in the controversial Operation Fast and Furious run out of the Phoenix office of the ATF. 

"Why would the assistant in charge of that office be buying guns in the first place?" Grassley said in an interview with Fox News. That would raise the question of the extent to which that person might be involved in the gun trafficking that was going on and profiting from it. ... These are legitimate questions."

Gillett didn't respond to a request to comment for this story, though he has confirmed in other news interviews that he bought the gun, saying he later sold it on the Internet.



LL said...

(1) ASAC Gillette did say (though you didn't mention it) that he was down on his luck, ran into financial problems and sold off some of his firearms on the Internet. If you believe that, I want to sell you the Golden Gate Bridge on the Internet.

(2) ASAC Gillette was REWARDED after he kept his mouth shut during the Fast and Furious investigation. They kicked him upstairs to HQ where he works his fingers to the bone as the liaison to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Which is to say that he's lowering his gold handicap daily.

(3) Why not lie on the Form 4473? All pigs are equal but some are more equal than others.

(4) The FN Herstal is the sort of firearm that is in demand by the cartels and it's difficult to come by. As your YouTube video demonstrated, it works well... However, it's not THAT difficult to come by if you have a friend in high office in USGOV.

(5) How many rocks are left to turn over in the Fast and Furious scandal? And now that Obama won another four years, how many of those will be covered up?

LL said...

P. S.

I'm positive that DOJ will come as clean on Operation Fast and Furious as State did with Benghazi.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Race, do I get the idea that you think someone lied? Government officials under this administration would never do that, huh.