I wonder if we’ll arrest the people responsible for arming the worst drug traffickers in the world? Who knows, at this point, how many people have died because of the Obama/Holder scheme to send arms to drug cartels in a obscenely stupid and dangerous fixation on proving *America* as dangerous, and whose guns need to be restricted.
Oh sure, they say it was to track down the drug dealers, but no. At the time the administration was arguing that the US was the source of guns for South and Central America, and gun dealers needed to be shut down. They meant to prove it, even if it meant faking the problem. And that they did.
One of the guns that Mexican officials say was found at the hideout of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been found to be associated with Fast and Furious, a failed “gun-walking” operation, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
The department said in a letter to Congress that a .50-caliber rifle that Mexican officials sent for tracing after Guzman’s arrest in January has been connected to Fast and Furious.
Officials say the weapon was one of 19 firearms that Mexican authorities said was recovered from the hideout and was the only one determined to be associated with the botched sting operation, known as Fast and Furious, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed gun-runners to buy weapons in hopes of tracking them and disrupting gun smuggling rings.
The rifle was bought in July 2010 in a straw purchase by someone not known to ATF at the time. The buyer was later identified and came under investigation but was never indicted. The weapon is not known to be associated with any other crime, the Justice Department says.
As of January, the ATF said it had recovered 885 firearms purchased by targets of Operation Fast and Furious. Several of those have been linked to violent crimes, including a 2010 firefight near the Mexican border during which Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed.
“ATF and the department deeply regret that firearms associated with Operation Fast and Furious have been used by criminals in the commission of violent crimes, particularly crimes resulting in the deaths of civilians and law enforcement officials,” Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik, head of the Justice Department’s legislative affairs office, wrote in a March 15 letter to congressional leaders.
Out of control, incompetent and malevolent. All of this has to be brought to heel.