Recently released memos from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires) seem to indicate that Operation Fast and Furious was designed to establish the groundwork for new gun control legislation. I’m still not convinced. After all, the ATF launched F&F’s predecessor, Project Gunrunner, during the Bush Administration. And yet, I can think of no good reason for allowing the guns to walk besides an attempt to inflate the stats of confiscated guns for political gain. Other than, say, good old-fashioned corruption. The central question: who ordered that the guns should be allowed to cross the border? Why?