Wherein Someone Asks About “Fast and Furious” in the Context of Federal Gun Control Efforts

During the president’s push for new gun control measures, not much has been said about “Fast and Furious,” a botched ATF operation that saw guns tracked by the agency end up in the hands of Mexican drug lords, at the scene of the death of a Border Patrol agent and at Mexican crime scenes. Apparently, at least one reporter asked the question at a conference call about gun control measures proposed by the White House this week. Via Yahoo! News:

-Was the so-called "Fast and Furious" gun trafficking scandal a factor in shaping the president's proposals? "It was not," said one official.

So that’s that.

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  • rts||

    I get the feeling that guy won't be on many future conference calls.

  • juris imprudent||

    I just want to make sure I'm not in a drone killzone for whoever it was that asked.

  • Tim||

    It's not. What more do you need to know?

  • ||

    I will say it again.

    They want a disarmed and helpless populace to lord over. That is what the gun control measures are about.

    High rates of violent crime helps keep people cowed and beaten down. That is the motivation behind fast and furious and it's sister operations.

    Gun control and fast and furious go hand in hand.

  • Paul.||

    You forgot everyone living along mass transit corridors.

    A defenseless, carless population, who can't even get to their doctor appointment without a satisfied, well-paid transit union.

    ...Y'all think I'm joking.

  • Paul.||

    car-less.

  • Guy Incognito||

    A man of few (true) words.

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