Gunwalker: ATF, FBI Forced Gun Stores to Sell to Felons
July 25, 2011 - 10:14 am
(H/T to Patrick Richardson)
As the Gunwalker investigation unfolds, new evidence shows that the FBI worked together with the ATF to ensure that convicted felons bought hundreds of firearms for the Mexican cartels. According to Fox:
[T]wo of the 20 defendants indicted in the Fast and Furious investigation have felony convictions and criminal backgrounds that experts say, at the very least, should have delayed them buying a single firearm.
To purchase firearms, buyers must undergo an Instant Check, which is run by the FBI.
- Under indictment or information in any court for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
- convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;
Two felons purchased 360 firearms in the Phoenix area:
Court documents show the breakdown involves suspects Jacob Wayne Chambers, 21, and Sean Christopher Stewart, 28, both of Phoenix. Police arrested Chambers for felony burglary and trafficking stolen property in 2008, a year before he began buying more than 70 guns that ended up in the hands of the Sinaloa cartel. Stewart pled guilty to resisting arrest and criminal damage in 2001 and was arrested on drug charges in 2010. He was also charged with violating an order of protection and a local municipal court issued a warrant for his arrest. Stewart purchased 290 weapons.
Previously, PJ Media laid out the case for impeaching U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in part due to his Department of Justice being an accessory to crime. Now the evidence mounts.