Tell me if you already heard this one

Numerous individuals, known as straw buyers, were recruited to buy AK-47 like semi-automatic firearms. These firearms were then sent to Mexico for use by a drug cartel.

One of the firearms in the hands of the cartel was used in a shooting which resulted in the death of a U.S. law enforcement official.

Sound familiar?

Okay. Well this is probably something you haven’t heard. The perpetrator, Manuel Gomez Barba, of Baytown, Texas, has been sentenced to 100 months for the exportation of the 44 firearms.

The ATF illegally exported something on the order of 2000 firearms to Mexican drug cartels. Does that mean those criminals will receive 2000/44 x 100 months (~380 years) in prison for their crimes?

I don’t think so. Tar and feathers might also be considered appropriate but also have a near zero chance of coming to pass.

I claim retirement at full pay with bonuses will be the most likely outcome.

2 thoughts on “Tell me if you already heard this one

  1. “I claim retirement at full pay with bonuses will be the most likely outcome.”
    Yup, and we’ll be expected to see that as justice.

  2. I’m not saying all government employees are thieves. I’m saying I would not be at all surprised to read that ATF agents had taken home guns, ammunition and gear for personal use; or that retiring ATF officials had thousands of dollars of unaccounted for government property in their possession.

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