.50 Caliber “Fast and Furious” Rifle Found in El Chapo’s Compound

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The Eric Holder/Barack Obama scheme to call for more U.S. gun control which sold American weapons to Mexican drug dealers – known as “Fast and Furious” – took an unexpected turn recently.

After the January 8th raid on El Chapo, the Mexican drug lord’s compound, it was revealed that a gun sold via the “Fast and Furious” scam turned up among the weapons seized by Mexican authorities.

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Fox News has the shocking development:

A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.

Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50-caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.

This is very troubling that Mexican drug gangs may have such heavy-duty firepower, sold to them by Eric Holder’s Justice Dept.

We reported here some months ago about the Mexican national attempting to buy massive amounts of ammunition from an American border town gun shop.  The purchase included significant amounts of ammo for .50 caliber weapons.

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Fox News has more:

Federal law enforcement sources told Fox News that ‘El Chapo’ would put his guardsmen on hilltops to be on guard for Mexican police helicopters that would fly through valleys conducting raids. The sole purpose of the guardsmen would be to shoot down those helicopters, sources said.

The Fast and Furious operation involved federal agents allowing criminals to buy guns with the intention of tracking them.

Instead, agents from the ATF lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns involved in the sting operation.

The operation allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.

The operation became a major distraction for the Obama administration as Republicans in Congress conducted a series of inquiries into how the Justice Department allowed such an operation to happen.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder was held in contempt after he refused to divulge documents for a congressional investigation into the matter.

This is the third time a weapon from the Fast and Furious program has been found at a high-profile Mexican crime scene.

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This latest revelation may not bode well for the Obama Administration.  A federal judge has also just ruled that Obama can’t hide behind “executive privilege” in keeping documents from investigators looking into “Fast and Furious.”

“Fast and Furious” has become a growing nightmare for all those involved.  First, it has been proven that it was a “Fast and Furious” gun that killed U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry.

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Now, for the 3rd time, a “Fast and Furious” gun has shown up at a major Mexican drug crime scene.

Let us hope that the whole truth about “Fast and Furious” comes out.  The last thing we need in America is for Mexican drug dealers to start wandering our streets with weapons capable of downing aircraft.

Russ Hepler

About Russ Hepler

Russ Hepler is a pastor, teacher, political activist, author and conference speaker with over 30 years’ experience. He holds a B.A. from Messiah College and an M.A.R. from Evangelical School of Theology. He has been an issues’ advocate, a campaign volunteer for local, state, and federal candidates, Regional Field Director for PA Christian Coalition and president of a county chapter of Pennsylvanians for Human Life. His first book – Yes! We Can Turn This Nation Around! A Practical Guide for Christian Political Involvement – was published in 2012. He and his wife, Sherry, have founded Transformation 1202 Ministries to educate, encourage, and challenge people of faith to get involved in the political and cultural issues of our day.



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