Chief Among the Problems of Federal Bureaucracy

(Aside from the inability to admit error) is their propensity for coming up with more and more programs and more and more regulations.

Some of the Arms Seized in Mexico

Arms Seized by the Authorities in Mexico

As exhibit one let’s take the fall out from Operation Fast and Furious (aka Gunwalker), in which the ATF, DoJ, DEA, and FBI deliberately allowed weapons procured in the United States to “walk” across the border into Mexico (as well as into the hands of criminals on this side of the border).  When contacted by suspicious gun dealers, these agencies specifically told them to carry out the transactions which those dealers considered to be suspicious.

Now that the fecal material has hit the rotating air moving device, the agencies which allowed this travesty of law-enforcement to happen are having to deal with both negative press and complaints from the Government of Mexico.  Their Solution for this problem?  Increase the reporting requirements on the dealers they instructed to carry out suspicious deals in the first place:

ATF to Require Information on Frequent Gunbuyers in Border States

Associated Press | FoxNews

WASHINGTON — In an effort to stem the illicit flow of weapons into Mexico, the Justice Department announced Monday that all gun shops in four Southwest border states will be required to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles.

The new policy comes amid criticism of a failed federal probe aimed at dismantling large-scale arms trafficking networks along the Arizona border with Mexico.

Seriously? Why not just throw Holder and the rest of the crowd who thought this was a good idea in jail instead.


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