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July 4th, 2011

unixronin: Galen the technomage, from Babylon 5: Crusade (Default)
Monday, July 4th, 2011 12:29 pm

The BATF's "Fast and Furious" program, now better known as Operation Gunwalker, involved large numbers of gun stores being ordered by BATF to make illegal straw-purchaser sales, in violation of existing gun laws, and in many cases the illegally-purchased weapons were "walked" across the border with ATF assistance.  BATF claims this was to see where they ended up.  There is wide speculation that the real reason was a scam to try to build a body of false evidence to pretend that the existing laws (which, I point out again, they directly ordered stores not to follow) weren't working, presumably in the hopes of finding some sufficiently stupid Congressman to call for stricter gun laws.

Well, it appears they found their sucker...

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