According to a shocking new report by Judicial Watch, the guns used by Islamic terrorists in the November 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris came directly from President Obama’s own administration. The guns were distributed to criminals during the ATF’s notorious “Fast and Furious” program. Ultimately, the weapons traveled from Phoenix, Arizona to Paris where they were used to inflict harm on innocent civilians. Jihadists killed 130 people and wounded hundreds of others in the deadly attack at the heart of Paris.
Judicial Watch explains:
A Report of Investigation (ROI) filed by a case agent in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) tracked the gun used in the Paris attacks to a Phoenix gun owner who sold it illegally, “off book,” Judicial Watch’s law enforcement sources confirm. Federal agents tracing the firearm also found the Phoenix gun owner to be in possession of an unregistered fully automatic weapon, according to law enforcement officials with firsthand knowledge of the investigation.
The investigative follow up of the Paris weapon consisted of tracking a paper trail using a 4473 form, which documents a gun’s ownership history by, among other things, using serial numbers. The Phoenix gun owner that the weapon was traced back to was found to have at least two federal firearms violations—for selling one weapon illegally and possessing an unregistered automatic—but no enforcement or prosecutorial action was taken against the individual. Instead, ATF leaders went out of their way to keep the information under the radar and ensure that the gun owner’s identity was “kept quiet,” according to law enforcement sources involved with the case. “Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.
The ATF has downplayed these allegations. “No firearms used in the Paris attacks have been traced,” ATF spokesman Corey Ray told Judicial Watch. The watchdog then asked the same spokesman about the ROI report. Here’s what he said: “I’m not familiar with the report you’re referencing.”
When Judicial Watch attempted to contact the ATF office in Phoenix, their calls were ignored.
This isn’t the first time Obama’s secretive “Fast and Furious” program has made headlines. As The Daily Wire reported, murderous drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman got his grubby hands on a .50 caliber rifle courtesy of the ATF.
Who knows how many other Obama-issued weapons are out there in the hands of the world’s most dangerous criminals?