In its infinite wisdom (or lack thereof), lattimes.com offers both David Horsey’s cartoon and Targeting Eric Holder, Darrell Issa buys into gun nut delusions. For the sake of brevity and blood pressure control, I won’t deconstruct the Pulitzer Prize-winner’s screed, save to say he ridicules the idea that Fast and Furious was designed to amp-up support for gun control by establishing a connection between U.S. gun store guns and Mexican cartel crime. His main argument: all those who support this theory are raving lunatics. Horsey’s alternate theory is . . . uh . . . unclear. “Just what is being covered up is not so apparent, at least to objective observers.” And “House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has her own conspiracy theory . . .
She asserted in her weekly press briefing that the Republicans are gunning for Holder with the clear aim “to undermine the person who is assigned to stop the voter suppression in our country. I’m telling you, this is connected. It is no accident.”
That last sentence is certainly true, as is Horsey’s admission that “Pelosi may be wrong . . .”
So what IS the truth? I’m not sure Horsey cares. But the same cannot be said for the families of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata, murdered by guns supplied to criminals by the ATF. Nor the families of the [literally] countless Mexican nationals who died at the end of one of the over 2000 ATF-enabled firearms.