Garland shooter was allowed to purchase handgun under Operation Fast and Furious

Back in May of this year Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi opened fire outside of a “draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas and now some new questions have come to light about Nadir Soofi. It turns out that during Operation Fast and Furious he was allowed to purchase a handgun through the Lone Wolf Trading Co. even though authorities were concerned enough to slap a seven day waiting period on the transaction.

It has been a long time since we have had a Fast and Furious update but you might remember that the Lone Wolf Trading Co. was working with the Federal government in the gunrunning program.

Here is more about this latest development:

Five years before he was shot to death in the failed terrorist attack in Garland, Texas, Nadir Soofi walked into a suburban Phoenix gun shop to buy a 9-millimeter pistol.

At the time, Lone Wolf Trading Co. was known among gun smugglers for selling illegal firearms. And with Soofi’s history of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, there was a chance his purchase might raise red flags in the federal screening process.

Inside the store, he fudged some facts on the form required of would-be gun buyers.

What Soofi could not have known was that Lone Wolf was at the center of a federal sting operation known as Fast and Furious, targeting Mexican drug lords and traffickers. The idea of the secret program was to allow Lone Wolf to sell illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back to large smuggling networks and drug cartels.

Soofi’s attempt to buy a gun caught the attention of authorities, who slapped a seven-day hold on the transaction, according to his Feb. 24, 2010, firearms transaction record, which was reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, the hold was lifted after 24 hours, and Soofi got the 9-millimeter.

So, authorities were concerned and hit the transaction with a seven day waiting period and yet it was lifted within 24 hours? I do not think the reason the hold was lifted remains unclear at all: it certainly sounds as if Lone Wolf was told to let the gun walk because that is typical of what happened during this failed operation.

It is unclear whether the weapon purchased under Fast and Furious was found at the scene of the Garland shooting (Eric Holder did say they would continue to show up at crime scenes for years to come) but it did not take long for the Federal authorities to realize they might have a situation on their hands.

A day after the attack, the Department of Justice sent an “urgent firearms disposition request” to Lone Wolf, seeking more information about Soofi and the pistol he bought in 2010, according to a June 1 letter from Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, to U.S. Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch.

Though the request did not specify whether the gun was used in the Garland attack, Justice Department officials said the information was needed “to assist in a criminal investigation,” according to Johnson’s letter, also reviewed by The Times.

This shows you the type of people the Department of Injustice was allowing weapons to be sold to and hopefully that criminal investigation is into Eric Holder but somehow I do not think it is…

America's Watchtower

 Back in May of this year Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi opened fire outside of a “draw Muhammad” event in Garland, Texas and now some new questions have come to light about Nadir Soofi. It turns out that during Operation Fast and Furious he was allowed to purchase a handgun through the Lone Wolf Trading Co. even though authorities were concerned enough to slap a seven day waiting period on the transaction.

  It has been a long time since we have had a Fast and Furious update but you might remember that the Lone Wolf Trading Co. was working with the Federal government in the gunrunning program.

  Here is more about this latest development:

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Watching closely, working to understand all I may, in this "Age of Information", even from my limited view, I can see much of what's going on ..... and I oft see it's going to impact all of us which is why I share it. My focus is to expose evil, and to serve my Lord and savior Jesus in whatever way He shows me. If one waits long enough, better writers will come along and comment; it's just that I have so little patience with the evil that lurks among us and I've wasted so much time and now, there is so little left! WELCOME!
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