Was it criminal behavior on the part of the ATF or was it just a job done very, very badly? I’ve yet to be able to sort it out, but I know that gun stores contacted the proper authorities with their concerns that loads of guns were being purchased and possibly heading south of the border.
These owners were reassured that nothing was amiss and that it was fine to sell the assault weapons, etc. enmasse. Now, we know better. Two agents are dead and these same guns are showing up at numerous crime scenes.
And now in these troubled economic times Congress is having to take time to investigate just what in the world happened to allow thousands of weapons to cross the Mexican border and then recross into the U.S. in the hands of murderers.
Once again, it seems that Eric Holder is in the hot seat.