CBS News has the ATF Gunwalker scandal in its jaws and it’s shaking it like a Schnauzer with a rat. Tonight’s revelations center on the scandal’s scope. “[Special ATF Agent/Whistleblower Ken] Dodson believes there are other ATF operations going on that have done the same thing. Multiple sources now tell CBS News the questionable tactics were used in more than one operation, and date back as far as 2008 in the Tucson area. One case was called ‘Wide Receiver.’ Sources tell CBS News these ATF operations involved about 450 weapons. Despite the risk, two years later the same strategy was expanded to include thousands of guns.” Click here for the story. Meanwhile, the Mexican government seems to know something the ATF (and CBS) doesn’t . . .
[Mexican] Congressman Humberto Trevino estimated Tuesday that 150 shooting injuries or deaths have been linked to guns that were allowed to proceed into Mexico as part of a U.S. effort to build cases against traffickers.
As we’ve said before, it’s the Mexicans who bore—are bearing—the brunt of an ATF operational decision that brings new meaning to the words “bone headed.” This story in the Washington Post reveals that Gunwalker is now, officially, an international political football. Sorry, incident.
And still the Washington Post refuses to grasp the significance of the Gunwalker scandal. “Mexican drug cartels frequently pay straw purchasers to buy weapons at U.S. gun stores and smuggle them south to avoid stringent gun-control laws in Mexico,” the article concludes.
Shame on them.