There is no need for anyone familiar with “Operation Fast and Furious” to fake outrage. In fact, it would be a lot harder to fake a lack of outrage.
Here are the facts: Operation Fast and Furious (OFF) was a scheme concocted by members of the Obama administration, specifically the ATF and the U.S. Department of Justice, without the knowledge of the Mexican government.
The ATF and DOJ allowed 2,000 high quality firearms to walk across the Mexican border in the hands of known straw buyers (those who purchase guns, sometimes legally, and subsequently transfer them illegally to criminals — in this case — Mexican drug cartels).
There was no tracking of these guns (other than noting their serial numbers before they were sold). The plan was to retrieve them after they had been used to commit crimes (often murders) and retrieve them at crime scenes.
There are well over 1,000 of these weapons still in the hands of murderous, Mexican drug cartels.
Many believe this plot was nothing less than an attempt on the part of Obama administration operatives to create a gun violence crisis so the DOJ could have an excuse for limiting Second Amendment rights. Unfortunately the insanity of OFF was not exposed until after U.S. Border Patrol Agent, Brian Terry, was murdered with weapons authorized by this program.
Although it is uncertain the total number of people dead because of this scheme, the Mexican Attorney General has claimed that at least 200 Mexicans have been murdered with OFF weapons, and they have been identified in at least 11 other crime scenes in the US.
Believe me, the outrage is real, and the only thing more outrageous than OFF, itself, is the way the mainstream media has either garbled or ignored this story altogether.