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Fallout from Obama admin’s bloodiest scandal continues: Police chief in Mexico killed by gun traced to Fast & Furious

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By Doug Powers  •  July 6, 2013 12:05 AM

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Here’s the latest bit of news to come from the bloody gun running operation dreamed up by the people who want us to believe they’re qualified to be in charge of our nation’s firearm safety.

From the Los Angeles Times:

A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico.

Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.
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A semi-automatic WASR rifle, the firearm that killed the chief, was traced back to the Lone Wolf Trading Company, a gun store in Glendale, Ariz. The notation on the Department of Justice trace records said the WASR was used in a “HOMICIDE – WILLFUL – KILL –PUB OFF –GUN” –ATF code for “Homicide, Willful Killing of a Public Official, Gun.”

Probably the most glaring error in the story is that the guns were “lost.” “Whoops!” No, they were given away, and the administration knew who they were being handed to. Nice of some of the media to help cover for them, though. Forgetfulness is usually the preferred excuse when utter incompetence and/or criminality are the only other options.

Lots of previous Fast & Furious coverage here.

**Written by Doug Powers

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