‘Fast and Furious’ White House gun control
April 04, 2011
Since the very first days of this president’s administration, the drug-fueled cartel violence in Mexico has provided a stalking horse for the gun-control agenda. Early on, both Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder cited Mexican violence as a reason to renew the Clinton gun ban of 1994. After those trial balloons were shot down, the ball was passed to Mexican President Felipe Calderon, who has repeatedly blamed American gun rights for Mexican violence.
More recently, the BATF cited cartel mayhem as justification for an attempt to mandate the reporting of all multiple long gun sales in border states. This regulation would force dealers to immediately report all purchases of more than one long gun if they are magazine fed and larger than .22 caliber – effectively creating a registry.
But now, shocking revelations that grow bigger every day completely undercut the argument for additional restrictions. In fact, they illuminate bureaucratic arrogance, recklessness and hypocrisy of the highest order in the hallways of the Obama administration – including the spreading stench of a massive cover-up.