So, it seems that we are having a little trouble, once again, (it’s an old story) with the government being transparent in their dealings.
A plan much vaunted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF&E) to “track” weapons purchases going to Mexico to document once and for all thousands of American weapons, allegedly, being used by the drug cartels. How was BATF&E going to track these weapons?
Were these weapons treated with some chemical that could be seen? NO!
Were they modified to hide an electronic tracker, like those placed in pets, so a satellite could see them from above? No!
Were the firing pins modified so the weapons could not be fired? NO!
If they were able to track these weapons, what were they going to do with that information? Were they going to pass it along to corrupt Mexican law Enforcement so they could let the cartels know? Were they going to send in “American operators” to deal with them on the ground? Were they going to deal with them through a predator strike? What?
So just to cap off what has been done so far, once the weapons were purchased by criminal “straw purchasers” (someone buying for someone else who can’t do so legally) from dealers in the United States, (with and without their “cooperation”) fully operable weapons with no modifications or alterations were allowed to be transported into Mexico, through the US/Mexican Border into the hands of Cartel Members?
Sounds great! What could go wrong with that?
Well, when over 2,500 AK 47’s and up to 75, .50 caliber semi automatic sniper rifles are involved, quite a lot!
Now, the leadership of BATF&E are not giving the House investigating committee’s the facts and data they require to see how far this thing goes up the food chain. How far does it go up the Administrations chain of Command? Who was the fool who came up with this idea? Who in the BATF&E thought that letting fully functional weapons loose into a “war zone” on our very own southern border was a smart thing? Who in the BATF&E are making the same mistake President Nixon did during Watergate? Who will take the blame so the Attorney General and the President won’t go to jail? Does the term “High Crimes and misdemeanors” ring a bell?
The Department of Justice and the BATF&E better cooperate, because Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is not going to stop until the truth about this operation and the administrations involvement is fully known.
I know BATF&E folks and the ones I have been exposed to give a damn about following the law and I cannot imagine them doing this on a local level. This is some BS operation some dufus cooked up in Washington to get their next promotion, or is it something more nefarious, more ominous?
In my opinion, the administration was going to use this data, supplied by “Operation gunrunner” to manipulate the public opinion of the American people regarding their 2nd Amendment rights. Using it to justify a further restriction of that right, (in violation of the US Constitution) if not an outright ban of gun ownership! This is not a stretch as gun confiscation or restriction is one of the three main democrat goals for American society:
1. Bigger government (including higher taxes and continued payouts to supporters of the Obama administration)
2. Universal health care (including free abortion on demand)
3. Gun confiscation though non-law based regulation or UN declaration
Also, remember that our own Secretary of State, Hillery Clinton, former First Lady, has been working with Mexican authorities to complain to the UN and work in support of a restriction of gun ownership in the US due to UN Declaration. No doubt that that is involved as well! Gun ownership is a right, as valid as free speech, religion and the freedom from self incrimination! Gun ownership will not be a right that the American people, this American included, will give up without a fight!
If the Republican Party is not paying attention to this situation, then they are denser than I already think they are!
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