American Hunter - December 2012 - 14

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By Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President

The Truth You're Not Allowed to Know

"T

he press's job is to stand in
the ramparts and protect the
liberty and freedom of all of us
from a government and from organized
governmental power.
"When they desert those ramparts ...
and become active participants ... and
decide ... what truth that you may know,
as an American, and what truth you are
not allowed to know, they have, then,
made themselves a fundamental threat to
the democracy, and, in my opinion, made
themselves the enemy of the American
people. These people are going to destroy
freedom in America."
Those words are from Pat Caddell,
Democratic pollster turned political
analyst, speaking on "The Audacity of
Corruption" before a September 2012
Accuracy in the Media conference.
Specifically, Caddell was referring to
the complicity of the national media in
covering up President Barack Obama's
disastrous policies in the Middle East
that culminated in the assassination of
our ambassador to Libya by Islamic jihadi
terrorists.
But Pat Caddell could well have been
talking about the media's blanket of lies
hiding the scandalous "Fast and Furious"-
the U.S. Justice Department's guns-toMexico smuggling operation that sent
thousands of illegally obtained firearms
to the world's most ruthless and violent
criminals: the Mexican drug cartels.
Take note that I didn't use the media's
characterization that the scheme was
"failed," or "botched." The governmentapproved scheme wasn't "botched" at
all. Neither did it "go horribly wrong." It
was by design "horribly wrong." (See "The
Buck Stops Short," p. 16.)
The "truth you are not allowed to
know" is that the Obama administration's
sanctioned "gun-walking" scheme was an
evil success-through body counts that
bolstered the media-charged campaign to
empower Obama's ever-hungry gun-ban

bureaucracy and its zealots to enact
more misguided gun laws.
The media chorus blaming our freedom started the minute President Barack
Obama stepped into the White House.
Remember all that "news" that 90 percent
of the guns recovered in Mexican drug
violence "originated" in the U.S.?
Originated? Try, "Made in the USA."
With the media collusion, that
morphed into the big lie: that regulated
U.S. retailers in border states were the
source of Mexican cartel guns. The trouble
with that official lie was that there was
only one way to make it appear truthful.
It was Eric Holder's Justice Department's
version of the Obama campaign slogan,
"Yes We Can!" with guns easily moved
into Mexico through this governmentsupervised, taxpayer-funded smuggling
operation violating numerous U.S. and
Mexican laws.
Honest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) agents-
the men who blew the whistle on government criminality-said their supervisors
celebrated each time one of their guns
showed up at a Mexican crime scene.
With an increasing body count, the
media demanded more restrictions on
our rights. And BATFE was rewarded for its
deadly Mexican murder complicity with
more funding from Nancy Pelosi's Congress.
Murdered, assassinated Mexicans-
hundreds of tragic, violent deaths-were
just fodder for the media propaganda.
Then came the loss of one life in
Arizona, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian
Terry, gunned down in an ambush by
armed illegal aliens in a remote border canyon. Guns at the scene were among those
"walked" under "Fast and Furious." Like the
tragedy in Libya, the story was just another
of Obama's "bumps in the road."
There are a few notable exceptions
among the national media, such as Sharyl
Attkisson, the intrepid CBS correspondent, the
Fox News Channel and The Los Angeles Times.

But overwhelmingly, the horrifying
revelations produced by the dogged
efforts of U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa and U.S.
Sen. Chuck Grassley never existed in
national media coverage.
Because of his cover-up of "Fast
and Furious," U.S. Attorney General Eric
Holder was found in criminal contempt
of Congress. Yet this constitutional crisis
was a blip, if covered at all.
Most recently when Univision, the
Spanish language network, broadcast
a painstaking, graphic investigation,
its shocking revelations received scant
notice from the media elites. Univision
documented the use of "Fast and Furious"
guns by cartel hit men in the cold-blooded
slaughter of 16 teenagers and the
wounding of 12 others attending a Juarez
birthday party in 2010, and their use
by assassins who brutally murdered the
brother of a former state attorney general.
Further, Univision "identified a total of
57 more previously unreported firearms
that were bought by straw purchasers
monitored by ATF during 'Fast and Furious,' and then recovered in Mexico sites
related to murders, kidnappings, and at
least one other massacre."
The father of a murder victim in Mexico
said Americans are "not often moved by
the pain of those outside (their country)
... But they are moved by the pain of their
own. Well turn around and look at the massacred." Only with thorough prosecutions
will justice prevail.
In all of this, there is something you
can do that the media can't ignore or bury.
Demand absolute accountability by urging
Congress to create an office of special prosecutor for "Fast and Furious." Only when
this happens will the stark truth be laid out
for all to see and in Pat Caddell's terms can
"we maintain a free democracy." Amen.

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