Like most of the American media, Pinch Sulzberger’s New York Times has ignored the ATF’s Fast and Furious and Gunrunner scandals for months. The fact that one or more Obama Regime members at the Justice Department encouraged other Obama Regime members at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to sell thousands of weapons to illegal straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels and then assist in transporting the guns across the border…well these just aren’t the sort of stories that grace the Times’ front page.
After all, Pinch’s pride and joy isn’t known for reporting that its favorite political party is responsible for the deaths of countless Mexicans and at least two American federal employees.
Sure, back in February the Times wrote, “the Obama administration must awake to the urgent need to combat the illegal trafficking of assault weapons across the border.” But then, the “Paper of Record” probably didn’t know it was the Obama administration itself that was doing the trafficking!
But Pinch has finally broken silence on the scandals, mainly because congressional committees of Senator Charles Grassley and Representative Darrell Issa have used testimony from ATF whistleblowers to publicly barbecue some of his favorite Obama apparatchiks. And that means the Times must ride to the rescue to straighten out the reading public.
So with its usual attention to fact and detail, the Times has reported that the deliberate, Regime-initiated sale of more than 2,000 weapons to known straw purchasers is actually the result of gun ownership being “such an ingrained part of the culture in Arizona…that it is difficult to tell straw purchasers from legal ones without conducting surveillance to determine how the guns [are] being used.”
In other words, it’s really American citizens enjoying their 2nd amendment rights who are to blame for that little ATF/Justice Department kerfuffle which cost Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata their lives. It was American gun owners who caused the ATF to place thousands of weapons in the hands of Mexican criminals, paved their way across the border and demoralized so many truly dedicated agents at the ATF.
So the next time a gun is sold, remember the ATF can’t tell if the buyer is a law abiding American citizen or a Mexican drug lord.
Then again, maybe the Obama Administration just doesn’t see much difference.
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