The senator’s understanding of .50 BMG rifles seems to be primarily drawn from Hollywood, and not from the real-world application of these firearms.
It is true that the .50 BMG rifle is extremely powerful as far as a rifle cartridge goes, but it is not nearly as powerful as the hand grenades, RPGs, 40mm grenades, and LAW rockets that cartels have in greater abundance. Nor is it more powerful than the improvised explosive devices (IEDs), mines, and homemade bombs that the cartels and other terrorists can obtain more cost-effectively, deploy more unobtrusively, and activate with far more devastating effect.
As the cartel foot-soldiers far prefer compact fully-automatic assault rifles that are both easier to hide and deploy at the close ranges of most firefights, one may be forgiven for wondering if the .50 BMG weapons that haunt Democrat dreams made it to Mexico by design.
As for Senator Feinstein herself, she seems utterly unconcerned with the actions of the Obama administration:
After the hearing, Feinstein’s staff refused to answer when The Daily Caller asked how gun control laws would have prevented the abuses in Operation Fast and Furious when the law enforcement agents responsible for upholding gun laws were the individuals giving the weapons to drug cartels.
They also refused to say whether Sen. Feinstein wanted to hold Obama administration officials accountable for shipping guns into Mexico, for Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s murder, or for the murders of countless Mexican citizens directly resulting from the failed gunwalking program.
Firearms walked by the Obama administration to the Sinaloa cartel have been used to murder more than 200 people so far — including American federal agents. Yet gun-control fetishists like Senator Feinstein seem only capable of facing the bogeymen of their own creation, and won’t even pretend to seek justice for those murdered by Obama administration-walked guns.
Meanwhile, the cartels will get their preferred automatic weapons the way they always have — through corruption, graft, and theft.
What a sad state of affairs.