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Walking Guns Not Talking

AG Holder may have perjured himself in the Fast and Furious walking guns to Mexico affair.  It also seems that DOJ employees tried to intimidate CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson.

Furious

Operation Fast and Furious should make you furious.  Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms ran a gun running program into Mexico. They expected the guns to lead them to Mexican drug kingpins.  One of those guns was used to murder border agent Brian Terry in Arizona.

Ten million dollars for Project Gun Runner, the parent of Fast and Furious, was included in the stimulus bill. Guess you really do need to read the bill to find out what’s in it.

For an additional amount for ‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.

Media Matters, which is to Fox News as Hamas is to Israel, disputes this.  They claim the money wasn’t spent in Arizona so it’s all a Fox Fib.

Border Sam

100729bokloresHere’s a Washington Post story about border paradoxes. One of the unintended consequences of tighter border control in California and Texas is more illegal crossings in Arizona.  Another is the idea that with more border security, illegal workers already here stay here.

Arizona

100730bokloresA federal judge has stopped Arizona’s new immigration law.  Here’s a good Washington Post story by Roberto Suro  that explains where the Arizona law came from and where it may may be headed.