Saturday, March 5, 2011

Project Gunwalker

I haven't commented at all about the ATF Gunwalker scandal on this site.  I figure Mike Vanderboegh and Dave Codrea have the real story, and everyone who comes by here probably reads those sites too.  Or, at the very least, reads another blog that has covered the fiasco. 

But I heard this story on Fox News while working around the house, AP Enterprise:  US Push Not Halting Guns To Mexico which features this little fact:
In two years, a new effort to increase inspections of travelers crossing the border has netted just 386 guns — an almost infinitesimal amount given that an estimated 2,000 slip across each day.
Consider that the agent who was on the CBS News report reports "thousands" of guns were involved in Gunwalker.  That means that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a.k.a the U.S. Federal Government, might well be the largest single provider of illegal arms into Mexico.  

There are not enough words in the English language for the outrage and anger I feel. 

Look, I'm a big boy; I know that cops run sting operations all the time.  They buy and sell drugs more often than a preppie at a frat party.  But do they get people killed routinely as part of their job?  By all accounts, we have two federal agents killed by the guns the ATF walked into Mexico.  Those ATF agents took the same oath as Brian Terry and Jamie Zapato, to protect and defend the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.   Those ATF agents in effect took an oath to protect Brian Terry and Jamie Zapato - as officers Terry and Zapato took an oath to protect the ATF agents.  Prison is too good for the ATF officials who planned this operation. 

Time to write our congressmen and senators again.  Or go visit. 

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