Comments: Was Gunwalker Designed to Affect U.S. Laws Through Cartel Violence?

If so, someone needs to see the inside of prison walls over it.

Posted by Larry at June 16, 2011 08:36 AM

OH SNAP! That's an interesting theory, Bob, and it's definitely not beyond the realm of plausibility with this gang of crooks.

I'm with Larry, except I'd rather see whomever is responsible for this go to the gallows, myself. I've had enough of people trying to manipulate Americans into becoming some neutered Euroweenie satellite state!

Posted by Brian L. at June 16, 2011 09:13 AM

You're kidding, right?

Of _course_ that was the whole point.

Posted by Consul-At-Arms at June 16, 2011 10:17 AM

This is not a surprise at all.
Don't let them get away with it.

Posted by Stopshouting at June 16, 2011 10:50 AM

There's no doubt in my mind whatsoever that ultimate goal of this program was to give the NRA and its membership a black eye.

Yes, they, the Obama admin, was, and is, attempting to manipulate public opinion with this program.

Posted by Tango Juliet at June 16, 2011 11:16 AM

It started AFTER Obama entered office. Holder is refusing to answer questions about it. Dem talking points were that guns were being walked over the border. At least two US agents have been killed by the weapons involved.

There must have been a plan behind it. The risks were huge, so there must have been an equivalently large upside (for someone). Cui bono?

I mean, they shipped them Barrett 50cal sniper rifles, for goodness sakes.

Posted by Dead Dog Bounce at June 16, 2011 01:06 PM

Doesn't this case cry out for s special prosecutor?

I mean, there are laws about supplying guns to criminals, and there is a criminal conspiracy to do so, centered on the BATF.

Posted by Dead Dog Bounce at June 16, 2011 01:13 PM

im shocked shocked that the atf would do anything like this

Posted by capt renault at June 16, 2011 03:06 PM

No shit, Sherlock. Gunwalker and the 90% Lie were joined at the hip from the outset.

Posted by Bohemond at June 16, 2011 08:40 PM

The most suspicious thing is why would drug cartels willfully buy guns from gun shops that could be easily traced when the black market is full of AK's and Chinese autos? That makes no sense at all. It smells like one big fat dead rat!

Posted by Col Bat Guano at June 16, 2011 11:59 PM

Why, yes, yes it was.
The proof is in the ignoring of the story by the Lmsm after their boys got caught with the dead bodies in THEIR cookie jar.

Posted by emdfl at June 17, 2011 12:45 AM

The most suspicious thing is why would drug cartels willfully buy guns from gun shops that could be easily traced when the black market is full of AK's and Chinese autos? That makes no sense at all. It smells like one big fat dead rat!

Because the weapons available in bulk aren't as "sexy" as the ones available through gun shops?

Because they were attempting to make use of their cross-border smugglers while they were otherwise dead-heading back into Mexico?

By a back-of-the-envelope calculation, Gunwalker nearly DOUBLED the amount of guns flowing into Mexico from gun shops. It's likely the cartels didn't really care about US guns until it suddenly became easy to get them...

Posted by Rob Crawford at June 18, 2011 04:44 PM