July 11, 2011

Caught up in Gunwalker, Obama Pushes Gun Control Through Executive Fiat

He can't deliver enough guns to narco-terrorists to change public opinion, so he's just going to start having his Justice Department declaring new rules that will do nothing to stop crime.

In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department says gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.

The new policy comes amid wide-spread criticism of a failed federal probe called Operation Fast and Furious aimed at dismantling large-scale arms trafficking networks along the Arizona border with Mexico.

Senator Grassley's office provided a rebuttal to this absurd requirement almost as soon as it was made, stating via email:

We've learned from our investigation of Fast and Furious that reporting multiple long gun sales would do nothing to stop the flow of firearms to known straw purchasers because many Federal Firearms Dealers are already voluntarily reporting suspicious transactions. In fact, in just the documents we've obtained, we are aware of 150 multiple long guns sales associated with the ATF’s Fast and Furious case, and despite the fact that nearly all of these sales were reported in real time by cooperating gun dealers, the ATF watched the guns be transported from known straw purchasers to third parties and then let the guns walk away, often across the border.

This makes it pretty clear that the problem isn't lack of burdensome reporting requirements. The administration's continued overreach with regulations continues, and is a distraction from its reckless policy to allow guns to walk into Mexico.

Operation Fast and Furious failed in Mexico. Operation Castaway is just coming to light, proving the Administration's gun smuggling support is far more than an isolated incident, and suggesting that a much larger conspiracy--and I mean that in the legal sense--is afoot within the Obama Administration. Quite frankly, I suspect we're on the cusp of seeing enough evidence to warrant an independent prosecutor, and I would not be surprised if there is enough evidence to warrant a prosecution under the RICO statute.

Nobody died as a result of Watergate, and that was enough to end a Presidency. If supplying a minimum of 3,000 weapons to violent narcotics organizations in two countries isn't enough to put members of the Obama Administration in prison, what is?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at July 11, 2011 09:12 PM

nothing is enough. dont you get it? being a liberal means never having to say your sorry, or guilty or responsible for the consequences of of your actions.

in fact you will consistantly get to do things that if you were a republican just contemplating something simmilar would get you a life sentence.

Posted by: rumcrook at July 11, 2011 11:28 PM

To clarify, Castaway may be the operation to walk guns to Honduras, but it may be another operation codename. There's murmurs that it was a different operation, and let's not give the whitewash squad a convenient hook because we rushed before all the facts are in.

Posted by: Phelps at July 12, 2011 02:11 PM

To clarify, there was an operation to walk guns to Honduras, and there was an Operation Castaway concerning arms trafficking to Honduras, but the two haven't yet been conclusively linked.

Posted by: Phelps at July 12, 2011 02:13 PM