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FAST & FURIOUS WARRANTS COMING?: By Issa, ATF’s McMahon, Others Could Face Charges

TOPIC-The twists and turns of the Fast & Furious scandal continue, as lead Congressional investigators, Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), have revealed that one of the five agents recognized, to this point, as being most responsible for the gun walking fiasco is double dipping into taxpayers’ pockets. And that’s not even the most compelling aspect of the story. Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), has been following the Fast & Furious saga very closely since day one, and he’s available for interviews to discuss any angle you like—from the botched gun operation itself to the latest word from Issa and Grassley. While appearing on Fox News’ On the Record with Greta Van Susteren last week, Issa explained how William McMahon (shown), Deputy Assistant Director and head of the Western region of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) during the gunrunner operation, has been working full-time for investment bank J.P. Morgan during the course of the last four to five months he’s been on paid leave from ATF—paid leave offered to get him to retirement. The more compelling part? During the interview, Issa says, “This is somebody who our reports said perjured himself before the Congress. We don’t understand why J.P. Morgan would hire somebody who’s lied to Congress, that will probably be referred for criminal prosecution.” ABOUT YOUR EXPERT GUEST, LARRY PRATT: Larry Pratt has been Executive Director of Gun Owners of America for 30 years. GOA is a national membership organization of 300,000 Americans dedicated to promoting their second amendment freedom to keep and bear arms. GOA lobbies for the pro-gun position in Washington and is involved in firearm issues in the states. GOA’s work includes providing legal assistance to those involved in lawsuits with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the federal firearms law enforcement agency. Pratt has appeared on numerous national radio and TV programs such as NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN’s Crossfire and Larry King Live, the Dan Abrams show and many others. He has also debated Congressmen James Traficant, Jr. (D-OH), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Vice President Al Gore, among others. Pratt’s columns have appeared in newspapers across the country, and he’s published a book, Armed People Victorious, in 1990, as well as edited a book, Safeguarding Liberty: The Constitution & Militias, in 1995. His latest book is On the Firing Line: Essays in the Defense of Liberty. Pratt has held elective office in the state legislature of Virginia, serving in the House of Delegates. He directs a number of other public interest organizations and serves as the Vice-Chairman of the American Institute for Cancer Research. Date Recorded: 9/15/2012

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