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New York Times Editorial
Gun Walking the Mexican Border
Published: November 6, 2011

    It turns out that Fast and Furious, the foolhardy government operation that allowed high-powered weapons to cross the border to Mexican drug cartels, was not a one-off. The Bush administration used the same improper tactic in Operation Wide Receiver in 2006-7.

    The history of these risky “gun walking” operations — devised by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to try to track illicit gun-shop purchases in Arizona to the cartel bosses — was spelled out to Congress by Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Department’s criminal division. Fast and Furious, in place from 2009 to early 2011, sent more than 2,000 assault weapons onto streets on both sides of the border. Some showed up at crime scenes, including a shootout where a Border Patrol agent was killed last December.

Complete Editorial: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/op...nt&tntemail1=y

    The things our government will do to protect us . . . . . Amazing   ;)   :'(
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Re: A New and Interesting Tid-Bit on Gunwalker . . . . For Those Interested.
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 07:20:59 AM »
The link produced a "page not found".
The fact that the GOVERNMENT would even consider removing the natural right to bear arms is the very reason why the 2nd Amendment was written.

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