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Backfire: ATF nominee involved in Fast and Furious

By New York Post

WASHINGTON - Another piece of President Obama's gun-control agenda has backfired.

Obama's nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - a move the president touted in his plan to thwart gun violence - only rekindled the fight yesterday over the agency's botched Fast and Furious gun-tracking program.

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) called the nomination of Jones, currently the agency's acting director, a "slap in the face to Fast and Furious victims."

"Acting Director Jones was at the helm of ATF as many troubling problems from the fallout of Operation Fast and Furious festered," fumed Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Issa's committee is investigating the ATF gun-sting operation that was launched in 2009 and lost track of about 1,400 firearms.

Two assault rifles turned up in the Arizona desert where a border- patrol agent was killed, and more were found at murder scenes in Mexico.

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  1. my04301933Comment by my04301933
    January 22, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    In the previous comments I made regarding the Remington Plant…I reasoned that the basis of our resistance, especially our anger, to Obama’s attempts to disarm us…was not alone the attempt to dissolve the 2nd Amendment…but

    “America simply does not TRUST its government, particularly OBAMA…nor his henchmen…

    Obama’s additional attempt…to give the power of collecting our weapons to B. Todd Jones, who as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – he touted as a move to thwart gun violence…

    ….is a perfect example supporting AMERICA’s complete lack of TRUST of Obama and his henchmen…all who have been involved in criminal activity against the country…

    Hitler did this successfully…

    Hitler took over the Germans and their country…

    BUT FIRST HE TOOK THEIR WEAPONS AWAY…!-

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 22, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

      b. todd jones should be arrested for his involvement in Fast and Furious along with obama and holder. Fast and Furious and the Bengazhi incident is a lot worse than Watergate. I don’t think anyone was killed or died because of Watergate. My question is, Why hasn’t anything been done about this? If John Q Public had committed the Fast and Furious, he would have been arrested faster than you could blink your eyes.

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  2. fubar22Comment by fubar22
    January 22, 2013 @ 5:46 pm

    I guess if Obama gets his way of registering our guns they won’t be able to track them. LOL

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  3. rushbabe49Comment by rushbabe49
    January 22, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

    Beware: Politically Incorrect Comment:
    Please also notice the color of the face of this nominee. Has anyone else noticed how many of You-Know-Who’s appointees have been incompetent or destructive “people-of-color”? He is daring his opponents to object to them, so he and his minions in the MSM can call us racist.
    Moderator, please feel free to reject this comment if you wish-I just thought the words needed to be said.

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