“Fast and Furious” — Astonishingly Incompetent, Even For The Obama Administration

So much about operation “Fast and Furious” makes no sense to me. 

First of all, is this: What were they trying to accomplish?  I honestly have no idea what legitimate purpose the operation may have had.  Surely there was one, right?  But what was it?

More importantly, did they really need to walk 2,000 weapons across the border to accomplish that purpose, whatever it was?  Next up, a child molester sting operation involving unfettered access to actual schoolyards.

Worst of all, though, is this:

Their investigators say at least 122 firearms bought by suspected gun traffickers were found at Mexican crime scenes or caught going to the cartels.

Of the 2,000 weapons sold to the suspected gun traffickers, just over half remain unaccounted for, the report added. The Justice Department said that the ATF was not aware of the majority of those gun sales when they occurred.

Huh?  Wasn’t the ATF even paying attention to its own operation?

Oh, and so far, a dozen have been confiscated at crime scenes inside the United States.  Brilliant.

UPDATE: Wow.  Just wow.

In the latest chapter of the gunrunning scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious, federal officials won’t say how two suspects obtained more than 360 weapons despite criminal records that should have prevented them from buying even one gun.

Under current federal law, people with felony convictions are not permitted to buy weapons, and those with felony arrests are typically flagged while the FBI conducts a thorough background check.

It appears that the Feds may have just skipped the background checks. 

Increasingly, I have a feeling that this whole mess was primarily intended to create a pretext for arguing for more gun control laws rather than any legitimate law enforcement purpose.  Did Obama/Holder lie, and people die?

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