It's cold and rainy here in central North Carolina today, and I'm perfectly happy with that. I enjoy nasty weather every now and then.
Since it's so nasty today, business is a little slow, and I have a little time to catch up on some of the articles that have been piling up. Nothing like a nice cup of coffee, a comfortable chair, and several news articles highlighting the current administration's incompetence and corruption to
make you feel just warm and fuzzy inside.
The Gunwalker" scandal, more commonly known as Operation: Fast & Furious is the icing of a 7 layer turd cake, which the ATF, Eric Holder, and most likely the President himself have all had their grubby little fingers in, licking the batter.
I really shouldn't be surprised at the antics of these people, considering their histories, but even in the furthest reaches of my imagination, I cannot fathom how they would have conceived that this was a good idea.
For those of you who might not be familiar with this, Operation Fast & Furious was a sting operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm, & Explosives with direct ties to US Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, to supposedly permit otherwise-suspected straw purchasers to complete firearms purchases and transit to Mexico, in order to build a bigger case against Mexican criminal organizations suspected of being the ultimate buyer. My opinion: Complete nonsense.
They actually had gun shops cooperate with them in this ridiculous plan to "walk" guns over the border into Mexico, and when some of the guns in question was used to kill several US agents, it all blew up in their face.
What is the first thing they do? They blame the gun culture of America, the gun shops who were complicit in their plan, and even the NRA.
What do you do when a stupid plan goes to hell, and gets decent people killed? Blame everyone else, even though you're the one with the smoking gun in your hand, quite literally this time.
I had pondered this entire fiasco, and I think this was a multi layered plan, with the ultimate goal being more anti gun legislation and new gun bans. The Left is so far out of touch with reality, they actually think that the few remaining thinking Americans will buy into the idea that they were breaking their own laws for the greater good.
It's insulting to say the least. USAG Holder knows exactly what he did, and in my opinion, he needs to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter at the very least. And considering the Obama Administration's hostile view of gun owners, I'd bet my grandfather's Case XX that he knew exactly what was occurring in real time. Unfortunately, the current state of this once Republic tells me that absolutely nothing will come of this in the end. Some pencil pushing agents will take the fall for this, since we all know that shit rolls downhill.
There's really no need for me to expound on this any further. There's far better educated people who have picked this apart over the last few months, and I am just a blogging country boy with too much time on his hands.
Time for another cup of coffee.
By the way, if you want to read more on this big mess, check out the Sipsey Street Irregulars.
They were basically the ones who broke this scandal when no one in the mainstream would pay any attention to it.