A document linked to a news story about the controversial Project Gunrunner may prove to be the “smoking gun” in the Obama administration’s attempt to distance itself from the operation, according to a team of Second Amendment advocates.
Gunowners of America President Larry Pratt says that the official U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobaco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF, document linked on MSNBC suggests a coordinated effort between the bureau, the Department of Justice and the White House.
“In the Gunrunner document, they talk about the need to have policies that are consistent with policies directed by the White House and the Department of Justice,” Pratt explained.
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“It seems to me that not only does this field manual describe what’s been going on in bureaucratic language, it’s pretty clear it’s pointing that the origin of this (operation), the request or the demand for this is right up to the White House,” he said.
Pratt is referring to a two-sentence section on Page 2 that talks about the White House role in developing strategies to deal with the gun-smuggling issue.
“Over the past few years the White House, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security and even the U.S. Northern Command have developed various strategies and policies designed to leverage the full capabilities of the U.S. government in this effort,” the document stated.
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