Ten years ago, America learned about one of the Obama administration’s dumbest ideas, and that is saying a lot, when the scandal surrounding their failed “Operation Fast and Furious” finally got too big for the mainstream media to ignore. As near as we can tell, the administration’s plan was to sell as many firearms as possible to the Mexican cartels, immediately lose track of them, and then blame any resulting bloodshed on America’s “lax gun laws.”
As more and more information came out, for example, the fact that one of the Operation Fast and Furious guns was used to murder a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the harder the Obama/Biden administration pushed to bury it in hopes it would be forgotten. The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) hasn’t forgotten, and neither should we.
After all, the very same man who signed off on this bloody gun running scandal is now running for President, and he has already made it very clear that, if elected, America is in for four more years of this same type of action. It’s time to hold Biden’s and Obama’s feet to the fire for some answers…and if they don’t think Americans deserve those answers, maybe they’ll agree that Mexico does. Here’s what the CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb would like us all to remember:
Mexico deserves answers about a bloody Obama-Biden administration gun running scandal called “Operation Fast and Furious,” adding that after ten years, the American public also has a right to know the truth.
“Fast and Furious was a scandal of monumental proportions,” CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb recalled. “The Obama/Biden administration at first feigned ignorance, then withheld thousands of subpoenaed documents from the House Oversight Committee, claiming executive privilege until a federal court ordered them to be turned over to investigators. One ATF agent told the Committee that Fast & Furious was ‘the perfect storm of idiocy.’
“We can certainly sympathize with Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador,” he continued. “Under Barack Obama, Joe Biden and former Attorney General Eric Holder, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed more than 2,000 firearms to get into criminal hands in Mexico. Many people have been killed, including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
“Mexico and every U.S. citizen deserves not only an apology but Holder and several other former Obama/Biden administration officials should have been criminally prosecuted,” he stated. “Bad actors should be punished, not law-abiding American gun owners, as Joe Biden has proposed with his gun control agenda if elected president.
“Incredibly,” Gottlieb added, “the Obama-Biden administration used this fiasco as an excuse to implement new requirements for firearms dealers in the Southwest, as if they were to blame for what happened.”
Holder became the first serving U.S. Attorney General to be held in criminal and civil contempt of Congress.
“Any apology should come from those responsible,” Gottlieb observed. “That would be Obama, Biden, Holder and the ATF and Justice Department officials who cooked up this outrageous scheme.“It’s been almost ten years since Fast & Furious was exposed,” Gottlieb said. “That’s long enough to wait for answers. We can’t allow this scandal to be swept under a rug any longer. Unfortunately, if Joe Biden becomes the next president, with his selective memory, he’ll deliberately forget this travesty and the behavior it spawned.”
The American tendency to turn our faces away from the past and look towards the future is usually one of the nation’s greatest strengths, but in this case, we absolutely cannot allow the public to forget Operation Fast and Furious…or both we and the citizens of Mexico can look forward to much more of the same.
Our thanks to Guns and Gadgets Dailey and David Bronson for this article.