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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

How the Hell Is This Not A Bigger Story?

(via Democracy Now!)

Mexico: Majority of Guns Come from U.S., Hearing Begins on U.S. Efforts to Sell Weapons to Cartels

A new report released by three U.S. senators finds some 70 percent of guns seized in Mexico from 2009 to 2010 came from the United States. Of the nearly 30,000 guns seized in Mexico during the period, more than 20,000 came from the United States. Meanwhile, Congress held its first hearing Monday on a once-secret U.S. government plan to
encourage U.S. gun shops to sell thousands of guns to middlemen for Mexican drug cartels. 
The United States was hoping to use the middlemen to gain access to senior-level figures within Mexico’s criminal organizations. The so-called gun walker scandal was orchestrated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Hundreds of the guns that were sold to the cartels were later found at crime scenes in both countries, including two at the murder scene of a U.S. border patrol agent.

 What the what? The ATF encouraging gun sales to Mexican Drug Cartels? That sounds like some Bircher fever dream, but there is no more reliable source than the legendary Amy Goodman and Democracy Now!
 How is this not on the front page of every newspaper?

Do a Google News search for "gun walker" and see how many news articles you get.

  1. Mexico: Majority of Guns Come From U.S., Hearing Begins on U.S. ...


    Democracy Now - 8 hours ago
    The so-called gun walker scandal was orchestrated by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Hundreds of the guns that were sold to the cartels were ...
  2. Fast, Furious, and Useless


    Human Events - John Hayward - 5 days ago
    Another Gun Walker weapon was allegedly used to kill US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. ... If the darkest fears of “Gun Walker” critics are confirmed, ...
  3. Final arguments heard at Walker trial


    CTV Saskatoon - May 20, 2011
    The defence also argued that the gun Walker brought to the home was for protection, and that the shooting was not a calculated action. ...
Not much.

The only traction this story seems to be getting is on right-wing crap sites like RedState and BigGovernment, because it reflects badly on the Obama Administration. But seriously, how is this not a bigger story than Anthony Weiner's peepee?

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