posted on Jun, 25 2011 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by intelinside451
Well no. RFID devices would have been impractical for an "undercover" sting. The gun shops themselves were the ones initially reporting possible
straw purchasers. They called the BATFE, and were told to ring up the sales, and forward all information over to them for investigation.
"Hey, wait a minute, the system is down, why don't you come back tomorrow to pick up these 10 AR-15's." or a similar line to provide the window to
install tracking devices, etc would have just spooked the bad guys.
Also, guns generally disassemble fairly easily, therefore if you can stick something on it, they can easily find it and remove it, and the game is
To me this is just a side step to a backwards police operation to begin with. We have known since last year that the BATFE "data" supporting the
early phases of these operations were fraudulent, among other things making no distinction between legitimate government to government arms sales to
Mexico with corrupted officials likely selling them to cartels, guns with counterfeit US markings, guns legitimately sold to foreign markets and
smuggled to Mexico, otherwise legal firearms stolen in the US, and plain old straw purchased guns from gun stores (which is what they were supposedly
targeting with this).
We now can assume that the straw purchased guns are a percentage of the above, and thanks to bungling, we have no idea what the percentage is or was.
We know of at least one though, since it was used to kill a US CBP agent.