Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,” assembles the devastating evidence thatimplicates the Obama administration for its botched gun-walking operation and ensuing coverup to mislead Congress and the American people.
Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast and Furious as Pavlich. As thenews editor of Townhall, she has asked questions the mainstream media ignored. Now herbook pieces the story together for a complete picture of how a government-run operation turneddeadly.
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Operation Fast and Furious began in 2009 as an effort to eliminate high-level arms traffickingnetworks. Guns were allowed to “walk,” and rather than arresting straw purchasers and cartelbuyers, hundreds were used to commit crimes in the United States and Mexico. Border PatrolAgent Brian Terry was killed with one in 2010, and an estimated 1,400 guns remain missing.
As previously documented by Breitbart News Network, Pavlich’s book contains newinformation questioning Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s testimony to Congressas well as the media’s efforts to shield the Obama administration from criticism.
The book details President Obama’s lifelong mission to subvert the Second Amendment, longbefore he was seeking federal office. Pavlich also documents how Fast and Furious plays into hisadministration’s anti-gun agenda. She cites a Washington Post story from Dec. 15, 2010, beforedetails of Fast and Furious had emerged, in which federal authorities attempt to blame the rise ingun violence on U.S. gun shops.
The Post story referred to Project Gunrunner as an operation to inspect, interdict, andseize guns from straw purchasers. It did not mention an ATF operation to allow strawpurchasers to buy guns for the Mexican drug cartels. Some of the very same ATF andJustice Department officials who blamed American gun shops for the spike in Mexicangun crime had in fact been helping the drug cartels to help themselves for over a year.
The book provides information from sources and whistle blowers who offer a behind-the-scenesperspective about the botched operation. One of them, ATF agent John Dodson, was punishedfor his decision to question why arrests weren’t made before the guns fell into the hands ofruthless criminals in Mexico.