In the Obama devised gun-running program known as Fast & Furious, guns were sold to criminals in Mexicowith the supposed intention of tracking the weapons. Instead, federal agents lost track of 1,400 of the 2,000 guns that were part of the program.
Not only was one of the guns used to murder Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, FOX News reported on Tuesday that a gun that could take down a helicopter was found at the hideout of Mexican drug lord El Chapo.
During a raid of El Chapo’s hideout in Los Mochis, five of his men and one Mexican marine were killed. But, in that raid, authorities also discovered a .50 caliber rifle that is capable of taking down a helicopter. Not only is it capable of taking down a helicopter or stopping a car, that is precisely why those rifles were made. As part of El Chapo’s drug operations, he would have lookouts on hilltops who were responsible for shooting down helicopters that were conducting raids.
It is not known how many weapons that can be traced back to Fast and Furious, which originated in Phoenix, were found in El Chapo’s hideout, but out of the 2,000 Fast and Furious weapons, 34 were .50 rifles, capable of taking down a helicopter.
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.
Earlier on Tuesday, an Obama-appointed judge ruled against the Obama regime claim of executive privilege in their refusal to turn over documents relevant to the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
The Politistick reported on the judge’s decision on Tuesday.
U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Obama Administration’s response to the gun-running claims undermined their own assertion of executive privilege and will be forced to turn over the documents that Holder had refused to relinquish which led to his contempt charge.
Jackson maintained that she was not challenging the righteousness of the executive privilege claim, but noted that any such claim cannot be sustained as the Obama Administration has commented on the supposedly-secret elements meant to be protected by the veil of executive privilege that keeps Americans in the dark as the government operates in secrecy.
The NRA’s Wayne LaPierre described Operation Fast and Furious as an attack on the Second Amendment by the Obama regime. In 2011 he said, “It’s the only thing that makes any sense. Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’