Quote of the day—Bob Owens

Gunwalker’s objective was never intended to be a “legitimate law enforcement interest.” Instead, it appears that ATF Acting Director Ken Melson and Department of Justice senior executives specifically created an operation that was designed from the outset to arm Mexican narco-terrorists and increase violence substantially along both sides of the Southwest border.

Success was measured not by the number of criminals being incarcerated, but by the number of weapons transiting the border and the violence those weapons caused. An ATF manager was “delighted” when Gunwalker guns started showing up at drug busts. It would be entirely consistent with this theory if DOJ communications reflected the approval of the ATF senior officials they were colluding with — but as we know, Holder’s Department of Justice refuses to cooperate.

Bob Owens
June 20, 2011
Mega-Scandal: Was ‘Gunwalker’ a PR Op for Gun Control?
[This claim falls into the category, “Too Good To Be True” for me. I really want to believe it but it’s going to take a lot more data for me to be really convinced.

I hope investigators continue to dig and find the truth. If the claim above is true then I hope the perpetrators can and will be prosecuted.—Joe]

4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Bob Owens

  1. “… the violence those guns caused.”

    I don’t theeeenk so, Ricky.

    Correlation is not causation, and all that.

  2. Sendarius: How about “the violence caused by narco-criminals, using those guns…”? Does that work better for you?

    I also note with strong approval the idea that a hypothesis, which is indeed testable for truth or falsity, is proposed in this posting, and that no conclusions are drawn because the evidence to decide its truth or falsity is not available.

    I don’t think I have ever seen that happen at Joan Peterson’s web site.

  3. mikee: I still have issues with your suggested version, as it still pre-supposes that the amount of narco-criminal violence increases as the number of guns crossing the US-Mexico border increases.

    Better would be ” Success was measured by … the increasing proportion of narco-criminal violence that could be associated with guns from the US.”

    It appears to me that a lot of the violence associated with the cartels is performed with guns because it is the easiest way to do it. Supply and demand economics would suggest that the cheapest source for guns will be used- for various values of “cheapest”. Buying guns at retail in the US, and smuggling them across the US-Mexico border has always seemed to me to NOT be the cheapest way, when in-country military/police armouries apparently have an open door policy.

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