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Why does the ATF target US gun owners and then sells thousands of guns to Mexico's most dangerous criminals?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Hillary Clinton and several others made a charge that the Mexican drug cartels were getting their arms from gun stores and gun shows across the southwest. So the BATFE decided to investigate. Since the drug cartels were mostly getting their arms from either China or from their army (still supplied by the US government), they had difficulty finding instances where US gun stores were providing arms to the cartels. The only way they could have success in their investigation was if they started telling the gun stores to sell those guns to the straw buyers. It was not until US border agent Brian Terry was killed with one of those guns that others started looking into it and BATFE agents themselves started telling the press about it.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    They are hypocrites. Trying to cover-up Ruby Ridge and Waco, and now the now the straw-purchases.

    The ATF head has resuigned over the Mexican fiasco...

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  • Leon
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    To increase sympathy for the movement to ban civilian ownership of firearms; they only want killers like the Mexican cartels to have guns in order to demonstrate how dangerous guns are and how they must be eliminated at all costs. Of course if that were true, they wouldn't have needed to make it true.

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