Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 years ago

How did the ATF (after facilitating the sell of automatic weapons to drug cartels) get MORE POWER?

I guess the ATF issued these new rules so that when you do a Google search on "ATF" the first thing that pops up isn't the fact the ATF helped sell guns to Mexican cartels that ended up killing border patrol agents (and obviously thousands of innocent people in Mexico).

A) How can the ATF just create new rules and requirements without a new piece of legislation by congress? Aren't they law ENFORCEMENT? Not law CREATORS?

B) Why the hell are they being given more power given the fact nobody knows who authorized Fast and Furious, the SAME GUY is still running the ATF and Holder seems less than enthusiastic to comment on this story?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.

The new policy comes amid criticism of a flawed federal probe aimed at dismantling large-scale arms trafficking networks along the Arizona border with Mexico.

In the probe, called Operation Fast and Furious, several agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives say they were inexplicably ordered by superiors to stop tracking some small-time "straw" buyers who purchased large numbers of weapons apparently destined for drug cartels.

2 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Best Answer

    My initial instinct in situations like these is usually corruption.

    Annoyingly, i'm usually right.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Eric Holder owns this one lock stock and barrel.

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