Look, you approve hundreds of gun sales to straw purchasers

by wfgodbold

And you don’t get to be shocked when those guns turn up at drug-related crime scenes.

They’re not just showing up in Mexico any more; some of the guns have been found at crime scenes in Arizona, as well.

This doesn’t surprise me at all. If someone’s willing to break the law to buy guns (as all straw purchasers and those on whose behalf they are purchasing the guns plainly are), they’re goign to break the law in other ways.

The real culprit here is the ATF; they’re the ones who gave the order to the gun stores in the Southwest to sell to known straw purchasers, and to keep selling. They broke the very laws they are charged with upholding, and unless they’re punished for it, they’ll do it again when it’s politically convenient.

Uncle’s got a roundup of the latest news.

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3 Comments to “Look, you approve hundreds of gun sales to straw purchasers”

  1. Seems like a perfect opportunity for an enterprising DA to charge the BATFE in general, and Eric Holder in specific, as accomplices/accessories-before-the-fact…

  2. The current administration has earned my trust to such an extent that I wouldn’t be surprised to find that the deaths of Arizona residents was considered a strongly-desired feature of F&F, rather than a bug. After all, Arizona is guilty of being the home state of Senator McCain, who dared run against Obama in the general election; such an insult cannot be allowed to stand.

    • I don’t know that I’d go that far; I’m reminded of Hanlon’s Razor:

      Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

      That doesn’t mean that the various DoJ officials shouldn’t be held culpable for their criminal stupidity, but I’m not convinced that either party could pull off any kind of complex conspiracy without completely dropping the ball.

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