Quote of the day—John Lott

This case can almost be viewed as if the Obama administration wanted to increase the number of American guns used in crimes in Mexico.

The timing of the “Gunwalker” case is even more troubling since the program got going at about the same time that the Obama administration was trying to claim (falsely) that American guns were showing up in a significant number of Mexican crime scenes.

Is it possible that the Obama administration pushed this program to help gin up more support for gun control in the United States?

John Lott
July 8, 2011
|he Puzzle of ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ — When Will Team Obama Come Clean About Failed Gun Program?
[Is it possible? Of course. The people in this administration are the most anti-gun set of people in the history of our country. But they could also be classified as some of the most incompetent.

I’m still undecided on whether “Gunwalker” was a method to justify support for more gun control or massive incompetence. If it wasn’t intended to justify more gun control then it was a mighty strange coincidence that we had all the “Mexican gunrunner” noise for years at the same time. Can we determine which came first? If Gunwalker started before the “OMG drug cartels have guns” meme started then I’m convinced it was a deliberate attempt to advance gun control. But if the other way around it’s still possible but less likely.

In any case I fully support the Mexicans request that we extradite the ATF, FBI, DOJ, DEA, and any other (BoomershootWife is hoping Obama was involved) criminals to Mexico for trial there on one condition. That condition is that once they get a fair trail and have served their sentences they must ship the bodies back so we can mount their heads on poles on the Whitehouse lawn as a reminder and a warning for others.—Joe]


4 thoughts on “Quote of the day—John Lott

  1. “Obama: We’re working on gun control “under the radar”…“We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

    The bastard knew.

  2. “a method to justify support for more gun control or massive incompetence.”

    I think you need an “and” in there, instead of the “or”. I do not doubt the intent, but the incompetence was in that they didn’t see through the thought process how it could have ever worked. Once the guns went out of sight, the chain of custody of the firearms was unprovable, hence they could not “bring down the whole operation.” Not telling Mexico really puts a kink in the whole enforceability of the proposed way it was suppose to work.

  3. I am just having a very difficult time determining a rational, logical, and reasonable explanation for knowingly allowing straw purchases to known drug cartels across international borders, especially since the person the BATFE was supposedly trying to catch was, it turns out, an FBI informant. Never attribute to malice what can adequately be described by stupidity, of course, but the thought process that would have ended with, “Y’know, that sounds like a great idea!” is a scary-stupid one indeed!

  4. Personally, I think it’s both. A half-baked plan to smuggle guns into Mexico (an Act of War) that would land them at crime scenes and would create support (in the media if no where else) for more gun control laws, that was run by buffoons.

    Note however, that this is not the first time it’s been tried: http://www.theoutdoorwire.com/features/224570, the date cited isn’t exact, “about five years ago” putting it somewhere in 2005-2006 time frame.

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