June 15, 2011

THE CONGRESSIONAL REPORT ON THAT ATF gunrunning scandal is out. Call me suspicious, but when I hear that ATF folks were “giddy” over the news that these guns were showing up at Mexican crime scenes, I can’t help but feel that the whole thing was designed to shore up efforts at gun control in the United States based on claims that it was necessary to prevent guns flowing to Mexico. Based on evidence to date, a better way to keep guns from flowing to Mexico would be to defund the ATF.

Also, if administration people were lying to Congress about this program, should we expect to see False Statements Act prosecutions? If not, why not?