Thursday, March 10, 2011

New BATF snafu

Your government at work. Excerpt from recent article from "The Hill." “In a setback for the ATF, recent reports indicate that a program designed to fight gun traffickers may have backfired. Operation Fast and Furious put firearms into the hands of known smugglers in order to track them to cartel leaders, according to numerous reports. Hundreds of those firearms have gone missing, the reports indicate, and several have been linked indirectly to the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, who was killed in a December firefight in Arizona.” I agree that there needs to be hearings and some valid research on this topic. BATF's recent tracking study was a joke.


  1. All too often government agencies, both federal and state, assume they’re above the law and have special license to do as they please. As I told a friend regarding this story, the ATF’s alleged gun release strategy is like attempting to extinguish a house fire using gasoline. The outcome is pretty clear.

  2. 44:
    Thanks for the post. I like your fire and gasoline analogy.