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Published on Jul 31, 2012
Now the disastrous Fast and Furious gun smuggling operation by the ATF makes sense. We were one of the first sites to accuse Holder and the Obama administration of using the operation as political cover for its anti-gun policies.
Fast and Furious allowed guns to go to Mexican drug cartels which have ended up being used in the murder of an American border patrol agent and hundreds of innocent Mexicans. Breitbart.com uncovered a video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."
The Obama administration deliberately allowed guns to go to Mexican drug cartels so that it could make the claim that a gun ban is needed in the US. The political operation turned disastrous when those guns also showed up in the murder of a U.S. border Patrol agent and other crimes in the U.S. Hundreds of Mexican citizens have died and much more violence will happen with the weapons still at large.
Early in their first term, Obama, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and various other anti-gun Democrats claimed 90% of the weapons used by Mexican drug cartels were American and therefore stricter gun laws were needed to stem the violence. This myth spread through the liberal media that loves stories that blame guns.
Since the allegations of American weapons being the primary source of guns for the cartels proved false, Obama, Holder et al. needed more American guns to be used in the Mexican violence to justify executive order gun bans. They knew more restrictive gun laws would not get through congress even when Democrats had majorities in both the senate and the house.
IBD reported about an email showing that the program was being used to support gun control efforts: On July 14, 2010, roughly five months before Agent Terry's murder, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF's Phoenix special agent in charge of Fast and Furious. "Bill," the email read, "can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time? We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun sales. Thanks."
The ends justifies the means. It's the Alinsky way. And apparently it's the Holder and Obama way too.