Chapter 3 - (2nd Edition)

(In the war against Medical Cannabis Patients)

Landlords and the Free Enterprise system under Attack,
ALL in the name of the Anti-Medical Cannabis Laws.


In a country noted for its Free Enterprise System and respect for private property rights, how could this have happened?   And even worse-er still ; Why has so little been said about it in the Mainstream News Media?

In order to even begin to examine these two questions, one is the time line of events, as well as those of a totally different story – one having nothing to do with Ms. Haag or Medical Cannabis.   But one instead involving her boss,   The Honorable Eric Holder – head of the Department of Justice.   Soon an explanation for Ms. haag's actions began to crawl out of the wood work and is now coming to light.   One originating at the very top of the food chain.

Eric Holder
The Honorable Eric Holder (2009-present)

For the sake of future historians, who may not have even heard of Justice Department’s “Fast and Furious” program.   The following time line might be of some use.
    September 2009 : The ATF (Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), starts a sting operation called “Fast and Furious”. Technically (or so they say) it was aimed at the Mexican drug cartels.   The idea was to allow/facilitate gun sales to these people in order to ID and later on make arrests.

    [MUSEUM NOTE] – Although various Justice Department agencies had conducted gun sale stings (known as gunwalkers), to ID and later on catch criminals, in the past, this one was noted for it’s extreme (how shall we put it), stupidity and mired almost from the beginning as having some sort of political hidden agenda.

    Even gun dealers (who were cooperating with the ATF started to have their doubts about the program.   One gun dealer even wrote to the ATF as follows:
    "I wanted to make sure that none of the firearms that were sold per our conversation with you and various ATF agents could or would ever end up south of the border or in the hands of the bad guys.   I guess I am looking for a bit of reassurance that the guns are not getting south or in the wrong hands...I want to help ATF with its investigation but not at the risk of agents safety because I have some very close friends that are US Border Patrol agents in southern AZ as well as my concern for all the agents safety that protect our country."
    December 2010 : Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is shot dead near the Mexican border by a assault weapon sold via the “Fast and furious” program.

    January 2011 : Some whistleblower, blows the whistle.   A Senator from Iowa (Charles Grassley), starts an investigation into Fast and Furious.   No one expects it to go anywhere.

    February 2011 : The Honorable Eric Holder (Head of the Department of Justice) sends a reply memo to congress claiming that the “Fast and furious” program did not exist.

    March 3, 2011 : Yet another whistle blower (ATF agent John Dodson) gets up on CBS news and states flatly that the “Fast and Furious” program DID INDEED EXIST.   Quoting him as saying:
    “I'm here, boots on the ground in Phoenix telling you we’ve been doing it every day since I've been here.   Now you have a name on it.   You have a face to put with it. Here I am.   Someone NOW TELL ME IT DIDN’T HAPPEN."
    March 27, 2011 : President Obama now makes the statement “that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder knew of or approved of the program.   [Museum comment – if you believe that one, then you believe in the man on the moon.]

    August 2011 ; Under mounting pressure, the Justice Department announced that guns from the “Fast and Furious” program had been traced to at least 11 crime scenes in the U.S.   And that at least one Border Patrol Agent (Brian terry) had been shot dead via these weapons.

    August 30, 2011 ; ATF chief Kenneth Melson resigns (or is fired, or is scapegoated ) as ATF Chief Over the 'Fast And Furious' program.

    October 3, 2011 :   CBS News (we assume through the freedom of information act) obtained memos from the Justice Department clearly showing that the Honorable Eric Holder was indeed told about and knew about “Fast and Furious.”   These memo’s seem to contradict what he had told congress earlier that [a] “Fast and Furious” DID not exist, and [b] that if it did, that he did not know anything about it.

    October 7, 2011 :   The honorable Eric Holder sends yet another memo to congress, this time claiming that he personally DID NOT READ the memo’s in question (dealing with “Fast and Furious”), AND that none of his high ranking officials at the Justice Department (who did know about the program, and conveniently forgot to tell him about it) were not actually told about the controversial nature of the program and it’s tactics.

    November 8, 2011 :   The honorable Eric Holder testifying before a congressional (Senate Judicial hearing) now openly admits that “Fast and Furious” did indeed happened and that his original statements (stating otherwise) were in error.
[MUSEUM Note – from what could be seen from the television coverage at the time, Mr. Holder (as well as many other high ups at the ATF), appeared to be in total denial over the whole matter.   Having to be reminded that his agency was the subject of an investigation, NOT conducting one.   Yet, Holder kept going on the attack, calling for more gun control laws as the solution.   He appeared to be on some sort of medication.
    June 28, 2012 :   After numerous evasive statements to congress and refusal to answer questions about the “Fast and Furious” program the head of the Justice Department, the honorable Eric Holder was cited for Contempt of Congress.   (you can go to jail for such an action).

    June 20, 2012 ;   Even before the “Contempt of Congress” vote, President Obama declares information related under “Fast And Furious” to be covered under his Executive Privilege.   Thus effectively shielding the Honorable Eric Holder from any kind of criminal prosecution.
OFFICIAL GOVERNMENTAL STORY AS OF THIS WRITING – That the honorable Eric Holder (upon first hearing of the program) made initial inquiries into the program with the ATF BUT that the ATF had repeatedly lied to him on the matter.   And that was why he had been so evasive about the matter.

Gun control, it really works

While all of the above was going on, a totally different twist on the story began to emerge --- that of a butchered Gun Control effort by the Obama administration.

Here are the facts as we see them:
To our knowledge the first ones to bring out the “Gun Control” / “Fast and Furious” connection was the National Rifle Association, with other anti-gun control groups quickly following.   However, none of these groups (with the exception of obvious causal factors) could bring any proof to the table.   Then in December of 2011 all holy hell broke loose.   To quote just one article[3]
December 7, 2011
Documents Prove One Goal of Fast And Furious Was Gun Control
“America finally knows one reason why those "geniuses" high up in ATF, the DOJ and probably the White House thought it would be a great idea to sell assault weapons to the violent Mexican drug cartels, or why we let them keep their weapons once they were used in committing crimes.  Newly released documents show the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) wanted to use their covert operation "Fast and Furious" to help whittle down American's right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

Emails show ATF big shots wanted to use the illegal gun sales encouraged by the ATF in operation Fast and Furious to justify a new gun regulation called "Demand Letter 3".   The new rule would require U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or "long guns."   The fancy name, Demand Letter 3 comes from the fact that it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.   If that's how they name projects, why didn't they name Fast and Furious, "Really Asinine Project One? ACCORDING TO CBS NEWS: On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:
"Bill - can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time.   We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks."
On Jan. 4, 2011, as ATF prepared a press conference to announce arrests in Fast and Furious, Newell saw it as :
"(A)nother time to address Multiple Sale on Long Guns issue."   And a day after the press conference, Chait emailed Newell: "Bill--well done yesterday... (I)n light of our request for Demand letter 3, this case could be a strong supporting factor if we can determine how many multiple sales of long guns occurred during the course of this case."
This revelation angers gun rights advocates.   Larry Keane, (with the National Shooting Sports Foundation), calls the discussion of Fast and Furious to argue for Demand Letter 3 "disappointing and ironic."   Keane says it's "deeply troubling" if sales made by gun dealers "voluntarily cooperating with ATF's flawed 'Operation Fast & Furious' were going to be used by some individuals within ATF to justify imposing a multiple sales reporting requirement for rifles."
Thus (for the first time), the NRA had actual proof that “Fast and Furious” was part of a gun control conspiracy.   On December 08, 2011 the New American run the following” [2]
“Project Gunrunner Part of Plan to Institute Gun Control
When the Project [the Gunwalker] scandal was first exposed, National Rifle Association executive vice president Wayne LaPierre warned that it was a plot by the ATF and the Obama administration to use the gunwalking scheme to impose further gun regulations . . . Now, according to documents which CBS has recently acquired, it seems that LaPierre was correct. . . . CBS News has documents which show that ATF officials discussed using Operation Fast and Furious to advocate for further gun legislation. “
March 18 2012 :   An old 1995 C-SPAN video of Attorney General Eric Holder surfaces out of the woodwork.   In it he call’s for “Really brainwash people” into opposing firearm ownership”.   He was talking to the National Democratic Women’s Club in the District of Columbia at the time.   In his talk he was said to also hold up past/present anti-smoking campaigns as a model for an anti-gun campaign.   Obviously Mr. Holder is not a very neutral observer on the issue (just obeying and enforcing the laws).   And worse of all, in this video he does not appear to be on drugs.

July 2012 ;   The new acting Director, B. Todd Jones (who was brought in to replace Kenneth Melson) as head of the ATF, sends out a very chilling video to ALL ATF employees. [5]   Specifically telling/warning them that, “there would be “consequences” for reporting wrongdoing outside their chain of command.” While many debate its exact meaning, the less than 4 minute video goes viral on the Internet.   According to Fox News, “Lawmakers: 'Ominous' video a warning to ATF whistle-blowers after 'Furious'

July 19, 2012 ; Republicans in Congress create an uproar over the video, claiming that it is an attempt to silence whistle blowers in violation of the law.

. . . And on and on the story goes

Enters Melinda Haag and her attack on Medicinal Cannabis Dispensaries.




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