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Don't Minimize Obama's 'Fast and Furious' Guns Scandal


By Wayne LaPierre

The elite media are at it again. They're trying to downplay the Operation Fast and Furious scandal that has rocked the Obama administration, and they're using the scandal to push the same tired calls for more gun control laws.

The Washington Post, for example, which has largely ignored the scandal, ran a front page story recently, but made sure to quote anonymous Obama administration officials who praised the gunrunning strategy and claimed it was "unfair" for Congress to investigate. And the newspaper's recent editorial quoted an ATF agent who believes that we need more gun laws, but ignored Congressional testimony of other agents who said all the gun laws we need are already on the books.

The Post also continues to report on the scandal as if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives was the only agency involved in Operation Fast and Furious. Instead, we now know that DEA, ICE, FBI and even the IRS had knowledge of the program. High-ranking officials at the Justice Department were aware of the program, and ATF official Bill Newell testified before the House Oversight Committee that he had also talked with a National Security Council staffer about the operation.

Thankfully, there's at least one media outlet where you can get the truth about Operation Fast and Furious: From interviews with members of Congress and newsmakers to the most complete coverage of the House Oversight Committee hearings anywhere, is shining a light on the biggest scandal of the Obama administration, even while the media elites carry the administration's water.


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