Is it any coincidence that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (And Really Big Fires) is inflicting an “iron river of guns” dog-and-pony show on Texas media at the same moment they’re preparing to take the border-state long gun registry nationwide? I think not. I’ve got one thing to say about that: the number of guns smuggled south to the cartels through gun shop purchases is dwarfed – almost unimaginably – by the firearms that “seep” to the drug thugs via official sales to the Mexican military and police. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of weapons the U.S. has been funneling to South American dictatorships for decades. Not to put too fine a point on it, these ATF guys are evil. Whether they know it or not.