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'Fast and Furious' conspiracy

Posted: April 29, 2012 - 4:48pm

In the latter part of 2010, the United States government’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) authorized spending $80 million on a gun running scheme, “Fast and Furious.”

These 1,800 weapons, purchased illegally in the United States by the BATFE from federally licensed gun dealers in southwest border states, were smuggled into Mexico without the knowledge of the Mexican government.

These 1,800 weapons ended up in the hands of the drug cartel, which resulted in the death of more than 200 Mexican citizens (that we know of) and the death of U.S. border agent Brian Terry.

The scheme had one purpose: that all the accusations and charges would be the result of loose gun laws in the United States and that the American gun owners had too many rights and the feds should have more say on gun control and gun registration.

The attorney general’s office, BATFE personnel and all federal agencies who had a hand in this conspiracy should stand as accomplices with criminal intent, which ended up in murder. This has the same government conspiracy stench as Waco and Ruby Ridge, where innocent people were killed and the government walked free.

I have never voted party in my life; it’s always been for the man. But this federal conspiracy authorized by the U.S. Attorney General’s Office and American taxpayer money is positive proof of how far this administration will go to take our guns.

It’s criminal when our government will go into a foreign country and manipulate what it did in Mexico to accomplish a goal of stricter gun control on the American gun owner. Heads should more than roll on this one. Also, check out the United Nations’ intentions on world gun control.

Gun owners, get involved in this one.

Jack Schmidt

Pequot Lakes