One of the Islamic terrorists, who attacked the “Draw Mohammed” event in Garland, Texas last May, bought a weapon through then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ gun operation that allowed thousands of firearms fall into criminal hands. Five years before the attack that ended in his death, Nadir Soofi, purchased one of the 9-mm handguns.
In 2010, Lone Wolf Trading Co., in Phoenix, Arizona, was known for selling illegal firearms. Soofi however didn’t know the gun store was part of a federal sting supposedly targeting Mexican drug lords and their traffickers.
The idea was to allow Lone Wolf to sell the illegal weapons to criminals and straw purchasers, and track the guns back through the smuggling networks to the drug cartels. Unfortunately, the Obama administration lost track of an estimated 1,400 guns in ‘Operation Fast and Furious.’
It’s curious that the front-store for all the illegal activity would be known as ‘Lone Wolf,’ the same title the administration has mislabeled a number of obvious ISIS/ISIL inspired terror attacks in the U.S. Incidentally, the sting resulted in only 34 indictments and a House of Representative vote to hold Holder in criminal contempt after he refused to release documents tied to the scheme.
“This is consistent with what has previously been described as a lone wolf attack,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said of the Garland attack. “Essentially you have two individuals that don’t appear to be part of a broader conspiracy, and identifying those individuals and keeping tabs on them is difficult work.”
Soofi, who had criminal record of misdemeanor drug and assault charges, gave false the information on the federal forms and his purchase was flagged. The feds placed a seven-day hold on his application, but even that failed to stop the future-terrorist from obtaining the weapon, as 24 hours after the hold was placed, it was lifted.
So far, the FBI has refused to release any details, including serial numbers, about the weapons used in Garland by Soofi and his roommate, Elton Simpson. Some of the other ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ weapons were used in at least 200 murders in Mexico, and another has been linked to the 2010 ambush-killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Arizona.
Not only did the Obama administration’s guns end up in the hands of the Mexican Cartel, but Islamic terrorists picked up a few up, too.