Gun Control

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

Was the scandal a factor in shaping the president's proposals?

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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.

Read more on "Fast and Furious" at Reason

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