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The ATF was not arming Mexican drug lords.
So now you are for cracking down on these purchases?
Or is it just a matter of shifting opinions? whatever can be spun as anti-Obama?
Please clarify your position as to what laws you feel should be in place and enforced to restrict straw purchases and trafficking of guns to Mexico.
The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) is facing heavy criticism for an operation that has apparently gone terribly wrong. Operation Fast and Furious (also known in the media as operation Gunwalker) was supposed to be a covert operation that would use weapon sales (from monitored U.S. sources to Mexico) as a means of gaining information about drug cartel activities then penetrating the cartels. Law enforcement agents would track the buyers and track the weapons. It didn’t turn out that way. U.S. agents lost track of the weapons and the weapons started being used to commit major crimes, including murdering a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona. The operation ultimately involved some 2,000 weapons (a lot of weapons), including AK-47 type assault rifles and .50 caliber sniper rifles. A U.S. congressional committee is investigating the operation. Allegedly, 150 Mexican security personnel were killed by weapons that came through the Fast and Furious program.
Originally posted by g146541
reply to post by Vitchilo
Two hundred years ago, all involved would have swung for treason.
But in the New Corporate States of America, folks just lose their job and then go to work for another company.
Not enough people care is the problem.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
My absolute favorite part of this whole mess is when the ATF was asked "how" they would use the arming of cartels to take down the heads they had absolutely no idea.
As if nobody with the bureau bothered to actually think their plan through to the next step.
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