Thursday, February 9, 2012

Via Metrocon Mag

I watch National Review, so you don't have to.

From Senator Cornyn

An attempted distillation of Fast and Furious.  Good.  Get the word out, all the time.  Until the whole country listens.

A friend keepa saying to me that Fast and Furious is just the Bush era Wide Receiver program.  No.  It's not.

Wide Receiver was:
  1. Sell guns to straw purchaser that may be heading to Mexico
  2. Trace those guns
  3. Arrest the person they go to as well as the purchaser
It failed because the tracing effort was flawed.

Fast and Furious, in the kindest light, was:
  1. Sell guns to straw purchaser that may be heading to Mexico
  2. ???
  3. When they get to the cartels, bust the cartel Bigs
With no idea what #2 would be.  But thiis true scenario?  It really isn't in reality something that should be viewed the kindest light.  I don't think it's truly that.  [The worst light: "Obama and Holder hate Mexicans and want to get as many killed as possible and shipping arms to murderers is one way to achieve this" is also not reality.] It is an effort to pump up the numbers of traceable guns that get to Mexico spurring an argument to instate gun bans in this country.  It failed at that goal, but hundreds of people were still murdered.  #2 is "observe in the Obama controlled media criminal outrages against a lot of Mexicans and others" and #3 was "ban guns in this country to keep people from exercising their civil rights." [though they don't consider is a civil right, despite what the Courts and Constitution explicitly say]  Why this isn't a bigger scandal is beyond me.  There is a war south of our border that we as a nation are ignoring, and officials here are also fanning the flames of that war to promote policies designed to control uninvolved, innocent, rights loving citizens domestically.

Stop it.

Just because you are stonewalling now when you hand got caught in the cookie jar doesn't mean you get to retrench and pursue other means at suppressing our civil rights.

THIS is why voting and insisting that government representatives have less sway in our day to day lives is important.  For guns, for what we eat, for what we do... leave us alone, dammit, and ratcheting up the pressure is just going to continue to ratchet up the the push back.

Or is should.  Ratchet up the push back.  Or all will be lost for us.  Us, We the People.

Glad the Metros give this sort of thing a forum, sometimes.


New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

You know, I thinkg I read that

1. something
2. ???
3. something

Online yesterday somewhere but can't for the life of me remember where. It is, of course, a further back reference to the South Park underpants gnomes episode. I don't know where they got it from.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Well, I do know that when Holder talked in front of Congress for the Upmteenth Time about how it wasn't his fault, he did say to one of the DemaCommies on the Committee that the Obama Administration is looking for way to bring back the Assault Rifle Ban "in spite of Congressional Opposition."

You have been Warned.

Windy Wilson said...

If any of this $417 had been done by a Republican President, he would have been impeached within a month of the treasonous actions breaking on the 6 o'clock news.
At least Iran-Contra had the decency to insure that it was only bad guys dying, and only bad guys paying good money for the guns.

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

Fast and Furious:

1. Sell guns to straw purchaser that may be heading to Mexico.

2. Wait.

3. Collect BATFE approved guns at crime scene of murdered agents.

4. Blame 2A, its supporters, the entrapped gun stores, and scream like hell for more gun control.

5. If exposed by whistleblowers, retaliate against them, defy Congress, and see step 4.

I think that's a far more accurate description of what Obama is doing. (It's time to pay attention to the man behind the curtain.)