ATF investigation code-named White Gun — Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny.

Image: Flickr/barjack3 Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and…

Image: Flickr/barjack3

Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes. She especially was interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named White Gun, that she was running.

Now members of Congress who have spent months scrutinizing the Fast and Furious debacle are seeking to determine whether White Gun was another weapons investigation gone wrong.

“Apparently guns got away again,” said one source close to the investigation, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). “How many got into Mexico, who knows?”

Read the rest of Richard A. Serrano’s article at the L.A. Times.

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  • Rick

    Give any Federal Department an inch and they will take a mile. Fight for every right that we have, whether you think we need it or not.

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Trust me not all Feds agree with the ATF!!!
    Time for them to go

  • SPC Gann, Robert

    Of course if someone where to tell me I didn’t need my duty weapon (Colt M4) indoors or in a vehicle on a street in an “urban area”, I would agree with them, if a shotgun or a pistol could do the job. I speak strictly from a civilian self-defense stand point and of course it is “just an opinion”, but it is everyone’s duty as a responsible citizen, Civilian, LE or MIL, to keep in mind collateral damage in an urban environment. At any rate, outlawing a concealable rifle from circulation, I’m sure is the aim of the ATF. Not infringing rights that WE all appreciate. If a 16.5″ isn’t short enough then Class III is the answer.

  • I’m glad that SPC Gann, Robert opinion is just that, an opinion of an individual. Let someone say HE doesn’t need something he has a legal right to own. He may feel he has been wronged and that his rights have violated.

  • SPC Gann, Robert

    No one in an “urban area” needs a SBR to defend themselves. NO ONE! Shotgun? Sure. Short barreled, pistol-ammo firing weapons? Yes. SBR over penetration is a serious problem. Of course I agree with some of the regulations being ridiculous, such as no vertical foregrips on rifle pistols. Those shouldn’t be used in an urban area at all either.

  • Awlhattin O’Kaddle

    Urban dwellers who need a short rifle to defend themselves in and out of a vehicle, need short barreled rifles and shotguns. ATF regs are ridiculous.

  • Awlhattin O’Kaddle

    We were within a hares breath of dropping the ATF in ’94. They escaped by the skin of their teeth. We need to strip this organization to the bone. Git mist of the regulations(law) they have enacted and prosecute the numerous violations that agents have committed against individual gun owners.

  • PostAmerica

    Do we really need federal police departments that do not respect the constraints of the Constitution?