For the first time, Mexican victims of crimes tied to the botched Operation Fast and Furious are being identified, including teenagers killed in a 2010 massacre.
A new report finds dozens of weapons recovered in Mexico have been connected with the ill-fated and ill-conceived anti-gunrunning program. While some Mexican authorities estimate 300 of their citizens have been injured or killed by Fast and Furious guns, little has been known about those weapons south of the U.S. border until now.
Through the Mexican Freedom of Information Act, Spanish-language network Univision and Fox News obtained a list of 100,000 weapons recovered in Mexico in 2009 and 2010. The guns were then compared with the serial numbers of the 2,000 guns sold in Fast and Furious.
Univision identified a total of 57 more previously unreported firearms that were bought by straw purchasers monitored by ATF during Operation Fast and Furious, and then recovered in Mexico in sites related to murders, kidnappings and other actions by Mexican hit men and drug cartels.
They they go misusing that term “Botched”. The ATF knowingly knowingly sold guns to known Mexican criminals, then made sure that the guns safely made their way back to Mexico. They made no attempt to track the guns once they left the country. This is not a bungle, this was the whole plan. They did retain the serial numbers for this exact reason, so the guns could be tied to international murders.
Why would they do this? Simple, because the administration wants to circumvent Heller and McDonald by making gun control a international issue. Of course they did this by circumventing all US gun control and law enforcement!