ATF Death Watch 39: TX Rep. Calls Fast & Furious a Conspiracy to Regulate Guns

Apparently, members of the TTAG Armed Intelligentsia are not alone in their suspicions that the ATFs blunderific crapfest known as Fast n’ Furious was part of a plan to regulate guns. Congressman Blake Farenthold (R-TX) spells out what he thinks are Obama’s motivations that drove him to issue executive orders that circumvent Congress, the U.S. Constitution, and Federal law, to create a long gun registry on our Southern border. Appearing on Cam & Company, Representative Farenthold spells it out. 

So it looks like we have two competing theories – A) Fast and Furious was executed to give Obama the excuse he needed for his illegal executive orders, or B) The executive orders were issued to distract and deflect attention away from Fast and Furious. To that, I’d like to add C) All of the Above. When you think about it, there’s no reason why you can’t have it both ways. F&F could have been designed from the get-go to create the River of Guns that the ATF needed to push for more gun regulations, then when F&F went nipples-up, use the exec orders as a misdirection ploy to cover-up F&F.

Wow. I’m beginning to get whiplash from all the machinations.

So what did they know, and when did they know it? I don’t know. But it looks like it’s gonna be a long, hot, interesting Summer.