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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

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Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Everything is easy if somebody else is the one doing it." -- Me

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, February 24, 2011

ATF Has Been Arming the Mexican Cartels

The gunnie blogs have been all over the story of "Project Gunwalker" for months, now. In short, ATF let dubious sales of weapons proceed in the hope that they could see where the guns went. This wasn't just a few weapons, but thousands of them. Gun shop owners were encouraged by ATF to sell large quantities of firearms to the smugglers. Street-level ATF agents protested the program and asked what would happen if a gun the AT let be smuggled into Mexico was used to kill a cop.

And then Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot to death by a rifle that had been smuggled south with the tacit permission of ATF.

The news media is starting to pay attention to the story.

3 comments:

Chuck Pergiel said...

I'm not sure about this. On one hand I am perfectly willing to believe that there are some higher-ups in the ATF who wanted guns to get to the drug cartels. On the other hand, was the ATF really in any position to do anything about it? I mean, was anybody breaking any laws?

J. said...

"And then Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot to death by a rifle that had been smuggled south with the tacit permission of Congress, who neutered the ATF years ago."

There, fixed that for you.

Comrade Misfit said...

ATF needs fixing, all right. They need to be gutted. ATF's fuckery goes back decades. I will concede that law enforcement occasionally "goes rogue", but ATF turned going rogue into official agency policy.