November 3, 2013
Just a couple of days after Halloween, one of the bloodiest monsters from the Obama Administration’s house of horrors groans and shambles forward, intent on complete the grisly mission that many believe was its true purpose all along. Matt Boyle reports:
Left-wing activists and officials within President Barack Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), part of Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice (DOJ), attempted this week to reframe Operation Fast and Furious as a problem with America’s gun laws.
“Stricter U.S. gun measures are needed to stem the flow of guns to Mexico, where the weapons are fueling violence and leaving people ‘under siege’ with little hope of help from their government, activists said Thursday,” according to Chad Garland of Cronkite News. “In addition to tougher laws, they called for tougher enforcement by federal officials, who they say have been reluctant to act since the fallout from Operation Fast and Furious, the failed ‘gun-walking’ operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.”
Students of Operation Fast and Furious will recall that such cross-border gun crimes were at a fairly low ebb before the Obama Administration decided to dust off a failed Bush-era concept for pushing guns with tracking devices into the hands of criminals, make it ten times larger, and dispense with the tracking devices. The results was more politically useful for the Administration, but pretty rough on the Mexican people, as well as U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Very little in the way of the program’s stated goals have been accomplished; the record of arrests it facilitated is thin. Plenty of the guns remain unaccounted for.