Steve O, әɹɐɯoɹ, and Noah are correct. This was only known as fast and furious under the Obama administration, but it was started under the Bush administration under the name Wide Receiver. And the documents which Obama used his executive privilege on contained names of agents still in the field working. You would want to put their lives in danger? It's funny that the Conservatives have not called any of Bushes people to testify, yet they are planning on issuing a contempt of court on Holder, when he has had nothing to do with the action. This is just a politcal move to put another bad mark against Obama. Edit: And why not ban assault weapons. Yes the bad guys do have access to them, but how many people meet those type of people. Why should the public have access to them? They aren't used for hunting animals. And Obama and the Democrats are not trying to get rid of the 2nd amendment. That is just a story put out by NRA. It has never been true, in fact Obama signed a bill allowing the right to carry weapons into national parks. Doesn't sound anti-gun to me.