When Jim and Sarah Brady met with Barack Obama on the 30th anniversary of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, they asked the President how he would help to advance their Handgun Control, Inc (now the Brady Campaign) gun control/gun confiscation agenda. Obama’s response: “I just want you to know that we are working on it. We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”
In the seven months since that meeting, many have suggested Obama’s comment was a dark reference to the criminal Operation Fast and Furious. After all, without the courage of ATF whistle blowers, the murderous and unconstitutional scheme would have probably remained “under the radar” even to this day.
And now some very revealing information has been compiled by blogger Bob Owens to lend further credence to the belief that Fast and Furious had nothing to do with the taking down of Mexican drug cartels and everything to do with subverting the 2nd Amendment rights of the American people.
Over the years, a great deal has been learned of the firearm preferences of drug gangs. And strangely enough, a scant few of the weapons purchased and “walked” south of the border by Fast and Furious operatives actually match the weapons-of-choice demands of Mexican cartels, the guns intended recipients.
But they DO coincide quite nicely with the types of weapons whose availability American gun grabbers like Barack Obama have been most interested in limiting or doing away with altogether.
The majority of weapons transferred under Fast and Furious have been semi-automatic rifles of the AK and AR types with a few .50 caliber Barrett (BMG) rifles and FN (Five-SeveN) pistols thrown in for good measure.
Over 2000 of these weapons–mainly the AK and AR rifle variants–were walked across the Mexican border during the Operation.
Yet as popular as these AK and AR rifles are to gun buyers in the United States, Mexican gangs have virtually NO INTEREST in them at all! Fully automatic or selective-fire AK rifles are available to cartels on the black market for about $100, far less than the purchase price of the semi-auto version in US gun stores.
And as for the AR models, “…cartels raid armories and buy selective-fire M-16 and M-4 rifles from deserting or corrupt Mexican military members for far less than the semi-auto rifles finding their way to cartels with federal government assistance…”
The .50 caliber rifle, though certainly powerful is also heavy, clumsy and often just a single shot weapon. The big gun may enjoy a certain status among gang members, but daily use would be difficult at best.
So why did Operation Fast and Furious offer drug gangs so many firearms they did not want or need? Because these are the weapons marked for extinction by American gun grabbers throughout the nation.
From championing the meaningless and ineffective “assault weapons ban” which forbade the sale of AK and AR type rifles to claiming that the .50 BMG could bring down a speeding jet, groups from the Brady Bunch to the far left, Obama directed Joyce Foundation have worked to criminalize public ownership of these weapons.
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