Originally posted by LeatherNLace
I'm so tired of this whole Fast & Furious debacle. Any 2nd Amendment advocate will tell you, "if a criminal wants a gun, then they are going to get
a gun". The source of the gun is not really important, the fact that there are violent criminals who use guns is the problem. Obama is not
Responsible for any massacre, the criminal murder(s) are responsible.
Was F&F a screw-up? Certainly. Would those criminals have gotten their hands on firearms without F&F? Certainly.
So, instead of turning this whole mess into a blame game witch hunt, why not address the real problem?
Well, by that logic, someone owes Oliver North a very large apology for all the trouble the former Colonel went through for just 'supplying guns
where they'd have found some anyway', right? Surely the Contra Rebels didn't NEED American guns anymore than Mexican drug cartels. So..why did we
go through a couple years of hearings many of us watched back then, and ruined lives all around?
Well... As I understood it at the time..the U.S. Government just doesn't get to hand out weapons and ordinance like it's a birthday party handing
out door prizes. Now that had better be as true in 2012 as it was in the 1980's. ...and yes, for the nit pickers and fact nazis, it WAS different for
100% specific details...but absolutely close enough for comparison.
(pay no mind.. I'm just getting used to the Fact Nazi's haunting the threads
It's absurd to blame Obama for any individual event committed with these guns, but it's damn sure fair to note credit for flooding the scene with
weapons down there. If the cartels didn't have USE for them, they wouldn't have taken even the minor risks involved with smuggling them south, eh?