Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gun Runners

When this story first emerged on the gun blogs I adopted a wait and see attitude.  People say lots of things on the internet.  It doesn't mean it's true.  People say UFOs abducted their cows and their Aunt Petunia on the internet.  People say they have figured out a way to get a car engine to run on distilled water.  People say lots of things.  So I watched and waited for the narrative to develop.  Maybe it was all hot air, what these people were reporting
It looks like this time, what those people said was true.  The ATF was purposely encouraging firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.  Those guns contributed to the horrible mayhem going on south of the border.  One of those guns the ATF let go was used to shoot and kill a Border Patrol agent.

Has they ATF EVER done a good job on the F part of their name?  Their history is dotted with outrageous blemishes like these.  It seems like their existence as a government organization is to get American citizens killed, doesn't it?  And you don't have to be some kind of gun nut to see that.  They are doing such a lousy job, and they are so out of control, we'd be better off taking their F away.  And their arrest powers.  They're a rogue agency with a culture worse than Tammany.

What's next?  The EPA dumping dioxin or other poisons into the water supply to justify their existence?  The Department of Agriculture encouraging people not to farm?  The Dept of Education wasting millions of dollars with metrics they can point to that shows the federal spending have made kids any smarter or improved outcomes in any way?  The Treasury making the currency they are supposed to guard over worthless?

4 comments:

RobertM said...

That last paragraph, I see what you did there. That will get quoted, I predict.

Old NFO said...

And the last paragraph is dead on! :-(

Bubblehead Les. said...

Don't forget the TSA patting down 85 year old Grandmothers while ignoring 25 year old Middle Eastern Men flying from New York to Washington.

Boat Guy said...

Or State granting a Visa so some bad guy could get on an airplane when he shouldn't have EVER been allowed to do so...
It's safe to say that "Gunwalker" would NOT have received anything like the attention it's getting without bloggers - especially David Codrea of Gun Rights Examiner/War On Guns and Mike Vanderboegh of Sipsey Street. The brave folks "inside" at CleanUpATF are also to be thanked