Monday, May 23, 2016

Fast and Furious Emails

Yesterday I wrote about how Acapulco has come under the grip of terror by drug cartels. One thing that makes the situation in Mexico possible is our war on drugs. Another thing that hasn't helped was the Fast and Furious program that sold guns to criminals to take into Mexico.

New emails have been released that show what many suspected by has been hard to prove so far:
Fast and Furious was a Justice Department program that allowed assault weapons — including .50-caliber rifles powerful enough to take down a helicopter — to be sold to Mexican drug cartels allegedly as a way to track them. But internal documents later revealed the real goal was to gin up a crisis requiring a crackdown on guns in America. Fast and Furious was merely a pretext for imposing stricter gun laws.

This video was from 2009. He can say with certainty that the guns in Mexico were purchased in the U.S. because he allowed the program that sold guns to drug cartels. Beyond the lie where he pretends our Second Amendment is what's responsible for Mexican gun crime, he also says that 90% of the guns recovered there are traceable back to the U.S. It was actually 90% of the ones that are traceable, a minority of them because most are untraceable, can be traced back to the U.S.

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