How did they intend to track these weapons with no rfid and never coordinating with the Mexican government?
By using the same unsuccessful surveillance tactics that the Bush Justice Dept used with their Operation Wide Receiver which led to no arrests until the Obama admin got indictments for minor crap like lying under oath.
I'm not defending the practice. It failed under Bush and it failed under Obama. Just think its absurd for the right to claim this was a conspiracy to get more guns into Mexico which would then allow for reasons for gun control. Mexican cartels are already armed and will get more no matter what the ATF allows or doesn't allow.
But don't Libertarians believe there should be no laws stopping the sales of these guns?
And even if these particular gun sales were prevented, wouldn't the cartels already have the guns or at least access to get more to commit the murders they eventually committed?
Just seems to be hypocritical for those on this board who oppose government restrictions on the sale of guns to be critical when the government doesnt stop the sale of guns.
And if you argue that gun control won't stop mass murderers from getting guns, how can you argue the prevention of these straw purchasers would have stopped the cartel murders?
BTW what was your question?
You saw my questions in the post you responded to and you're seeing them now. You're just avoiding them.
This post was edited on 1/29 at 8:20 pm