Something else you MUST remember about Fast and Furious

The ATF was looking at USING Fast and Furious to implement stricter gun control in America

Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.

In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3”. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

This goes beyond not letting a good crisis go to waste. This amounts to CREATING a crisis to get legislation you want. There is much more at the link, including the side of the gun dealers who were very concerned about this whole program. Thanks to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News! She is what a reporter is supposed to be!

5 thoughts on “Something else you MUST remember about Fast and Furious”

  1. I was really surprised the NRA didn’t point this fact out. In an attempt to deceive the American people into believing U.S. guns were being used by drug cartels to commit crimes not only in Mexico but against our citizens, an American citizen lost his life. How evil is that…and where’s the friggin outrage from the public???

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