This Tweet by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence—chiding Republicans pursuing a contempt of Congress citation for U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder while calling for an assault weapons ban—plays straight into the hands of Fast and Furious “conspiracy theorists.” You know: the right wing gun nuts who claim the ATF launched Operation F&F to promote the idea that Something Must Be Done about the [almost entirely fictional and just about completely irrelevant] “Iron River” of guns flowing from Bob’s Gun Store to the Mexican drug cartels. That something being . . .
The same something that Mexican President Calderon called for in front of [U.S.] Congress before Brian Terry was gunned down by drug thugs wielding ATF-enabled rifles, but after the ATF helped known criminals purchase some 2000+ firearms. A U.S. assault weapons ban!
So . . .
By calling for an assault weapons ban to try and divert attention away from the possibility of an Obama administration conspiracy to walk guns to lay the groundwork for an assault weapons ban, the Brady Campaign gives the assault weapons ban conspiracy theory credence. Nice one!
The Tweet also reveals the Brady’s mind-blowing naiveté. Given the cartels’ endless supply of Yankee dollars and the main source of their fully automatic weapons (the Mexican military and police), how would banning assault weapons in the U.S. help Mexico? As for protecting federal agents, not arming their enemies would be a better idea, IMHO.
As The Sundance Kid asked Butch Cassidy, who are these guys?