"As you know, the President directed the Attorney General to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve Americans' safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights."Carney's right - if the stakeholders are straw purchasers abetted by BATFE, if working groups are Mexican drug cartels and if shipping weapons to Mexico is a common-sense measure that respects human life.
-White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, July 7.
Otherwise, not so much.
Carney unaccountably failed to euphemize "public/private partnership" and "smart diplomacy." The former is BATFE using "stimulus" funds to mount an operation forcing firearms retailers to make sales they knew were bogus; the latter is DoJ failing to inform the Mexican authorities.
I wonder if the jobs "created or saved" by the Gunwalker stimulus expenditure is greater than the number of lives "negated or destroyed" as a result.
Mark Steyn: It's time to re-aim our pitchforks
"Stimulus dollars went to fund one federal agency to buy guns for the paid informants of another federal agency to funnel to foreign criminals in order that the first federal agency might identify the paid informants of the second federal agency."That's the most concise and lucid explanation of Gunwalker/"Fast and Furious" you're ever going to see.