Posts Tagged Mexico

Fast and Furious Redux

From Ammoland:

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released a series of whistleblower documents that raise the ghosts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) ill-fated Operation Fast & Furious. That was the Department of Justice (DOJ) operation that allowed firearms to be illegally smuggled across the U.S. border to Mexico, except once they crossed, they were never tracked.

One of those illegally-trafficked firearms was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Texas Gun Smugglers Caught

From The Truth About Guns:

At the heart of the operation was Gerardo Rafael Perez Jr. from Laredo, who, according to a superseding indictment filed this month, orchestrated the acquisition of over 100 firearms with the aim of smuggling them into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Alongside Perez, Francisco Alejandro Benavides, Mark Anthony Trevino Jr., Luis Matias Leal, and Antonio Osiel Casarez were arrested, highlighting a coordinated effort to support criminal enterprises across the border.

, , , , , ,

No Comments

New Book By ATF Whistleblower On Fast and Furious

From Ammoland:

The book holds a special interest for me. As the “blogger” who, along with the late citizen journalist Mike Vanderboegh, first reported on the connection between the slaying of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) “walking” guns to Mexico, Forcelli was one of the subjects of our reporting.

In The Deadly Path, Forcelli reintroduces us to many of the other characters and scenarios we covered in our attempts to get corporate media and Congress to investigate for themselves.

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Sen. Grassley Wants Info on Defunding of Gun Tracing Program

From CBS News:

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, sent a letter to the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Tuesday requesting all records relating to Project Thor and a briefing on the program, which was an interagency initiative launched in 2018 aimed at identifying and dismantling the supply chains across the U.S. that provide weapons to Mexican drug cartels. The effort was denied funding for fiscal year 2022 by ATF, CBS News found.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Court Dismisses Mexican Suit Against Gun Makers

From The Truth About Guns:

The Mexican government cannot keep its military firearms out of the hands of desperados in their nearly failed state, but they thought they could sue American gun makers for a king’s ransom.  Their plan, sort of like their attempts to shut down the drug cartels, failed miserably.  A federal court judge rejected their lawsuit on a host of grounds on Friday.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Gun Manufacturers Want Mexican Lawsuit Dismissed

From Reuters:

A U.S. judge on Tuesday questioned whether allowing Mexico to sue U.S. gun manufacturers for facilitating the trafficking of weapons to drug cartels would open the door to other countries suing them, including Russia over firearms used by Ukrainians in the ongoing war.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Twelve States Back Foreign Country In Lawsuit Against American Businesses

From Guns.com:

The 26-page brief, submitted by the attorneys general of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, and Oregon, as well as the District of Columbia, supports a controversial $10 billion lawsuit brought by Mexico against some of the biggest names in guns including Barrett, Beretta, Century Arms, Colt, Glock, Ruger, and Smith & Wesson. 

, , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Mexico Ignoring Online Gun Sales

From Cam and Company:

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Mexicans Self Organize To Take On Cartels

From Bearing Arms:

Led by a new self-defense militia called “El Machete,” the people had descended from their mountain villages on the town center the previous day to expel the collaborators of a criminal gang who they say has terrorized their community for years.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Texas’s Duty To Enforce The Border

From The Federalist:

Because our states are sovereigns — with their own constitutions, laws, and obligations to their citizens — and not mere appendages of our federal government, they are authorized to wield substantial, non-symbolic power within their own territories. An assertion that states function in a realm of permission-based or symbolic authority is just flat wrong.

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Four Countries Decry Trump Censorship

From Breitbart:

An international outcry over tech censorship is underway, as political leaders from Mexico to Europe voice their alarm at the unchecked power of Big Tech, following the purge of President Donald Trump by the Big Tech Masters of the Universe

, , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Cartels Using Drones With C4

From National Security News on Instagram:

, , , , ,

No Comments

Mexico Wants Answers About Fast and Furious

From PJ Media:

The arrest last December of a former Mexican security minister in the U.S. on drug charges has compelled the current Mexican government to send a note to the U.S. government demanding to know of Mexican government involvement in the failed ATF sting ‘Fast and Furious.”

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Mexico Criticizes Eric Holder For Fast And Furious Operation

From Cam and Company:

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Rolling Stone Blames Drug War Violence On American Guns

From Rolling Stone:

Pérez, who studied the illegal-arms trade at University College London before joining Mexico’s government, doesn’t deny that other factors, including the failed War on Drugs and the notorious corruption of the Mexican police, have contributed to the crisis. Still, “it would be impossible to imagine this scenario without American guns,” he says.

*Emphasis added.

, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments