11/02/2011

Fast & Furious: Feinstein Pushes For Tighter Gun Laws

Posted by Brian
Boy, who didn't see this one coming.  The ATF and the Justice Department set up a gun-running "sting", allowing high powered weapons to cross into Mexico.  Said weapons are then used in numerous murders by drug cartels, including the murders of two U.S. law enforcement officers.  The Mexican government is never informed of this fiasco.  The approval for this appears to go all the way to the White House, and we now have Dianne Feinstein saying that this just shows that our gun laws are too lax.
This was a botched operation from the get-go, sanctioned by, not some rogue section of the ATF, but by officials high in the U.S. government, and possibly all the way up to the Oval Office.
When the story first broke, there were some who were already saying that the operation was intended as an end run to establish tougher gun laws for law-abiding U.S. citizens, and now it appears that that is truly the case.


Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration



(CNSNews.com) – Making a case for national gun registration, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said “perhaps mistakes were made” in the botched gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, but she said trying to assign blame misses the larger problem.

“This is a deep concern for me. I know others disagree, but we have very lax laws when it comes to guns,” Feinstein, an advocate of gun control,  said during Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.
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