“Initially, top Justice Department officials denied weapons were allowed to escape into criminal networks. At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27 letter – that ATF ’sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico – is false,” a Feb. 4 letter from Weich to Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley said.Oh look, the gun control crowd is here too:
“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” the letter said.
A trio of Democratic U.S. senators called for tougher firearms laws and regulations after releasing a report that showed a large number of weapons used by Mexico drug gangs originate north of the border.(AUDIO) Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King schools Rep. Laura Richardson on the scope and purpose of the committee.
More than 70% of 29,284 firearms submitted to the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for tracing by the Mexican government during 2009 and 2010 originated in the United States, according to the report.
During King’s Wednesday hearing on “The Threat of Muslim-American Radicalization in U.S. Prisons,” Democratic committee member Rep. Laura Richardson alleged that the inquiry could “be deemed as racist and as discriminatory.”President Obama thinks ATM's are to blame for high unemployment. UPDATE: Scary ATM's have been around since the late '60's and became widely used in the '80's. Sorry Obama, try again! Meanwhile, back at the ranch, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted that teller jobs would grow about 6 percent from 2008 to 2016.
(AUDIO) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz takes ownership of the economy-YAY!