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Feinstein Uses ‘Fast and Furious’ to Make Case for National Gun Registration

Posted By admin On November 2, 2011 @ 3:47 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Fred Lucas
CNS News [1]
November 2, 2011

Making a case for national gun registration, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said “perhaps mistakes were made” in the botched gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, but she said trying to assign blame misses the larger problem.

“This is a deep concern for me. I know others disagree, but we have very lax laws when it comes to guns,” Feinstein, an advocate of gun control,  said during Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.

“My concern, Mr. Chairman, is that there’s been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made,” Feinstein said. “But I think this hunt for blame doesn’t really speak about the problem. And the problem is, anybody can walk in and buy anything.”

In Operation Fast and Furious, a Justice Department program that began in September 2009, law enforcement knowingly allowed about 2,000 U.S. guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, with the intent of tracking the weapons and making arrests. However, law enforcement lost track of most of the weapons. The program was halted in December 2010 after two weapons from the program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

 

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[1] CNS News: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/feinstein-uses-fast-and-furious-make-case-national-gun-registration

[2] WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was ‘Suddenly’ Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-aide-involved-in-fast-and-furious-was-suddenly-transferred-to-iraq-issa-threatens-subpoena.html

[3] Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-heading-to-house-hot-seat-fast-and-furious-grilling-on-the-way.html

[4] Report: ‘Fast and Furious’ gun turns up at Mexico shootout scene: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-fast-and-furious-gun-turns-up-at-mexico-shootout-scene.html

[5] Feds Covered Up ‘Fast and Furious’ Link to Gun That Killed Brian Terry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feds-covered-up-fast-and-furious-link-to-gun-that-killed-brian-terry.html

[6] Fast and Furious weapons were found in Mexico cartel enforcer’s home: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fast-and-furious-weapons-were-found-in-mexico-cartel-enforcers-home.html

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