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.50 Cal Rifle Obtained Through 'Fast and Furious' Found at El Chapo's Hideout

El Chapo captured by Mexican authorities (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo, File)

Just wow.

A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

If you Google “fast and furious fake scandal” you can get a feel for just how hard the Obama-friendly media tried to make it seem like nothing really happened.

Those of us who get freaked out by drug kingpins having heavy-duty firepower given to them by U.S. officials and financed by the American taxpayer would beg to differ.

The news hits just a day after a federal judge rejected the president’s assertion of executive privilege in withholding records from Congress pertaining to the scandal. In case you’re wondering, El Chapo wasn’t a casual collector. The .50 cals were placed on hilltops to shoot down law enforcement helicopters.

If sunlight truly is the best disinfectant, it’s a wonder this president hasn’t fled the White House to live with vampires by now. The only thing that could make this story worse would be finding Eric Holder’s number on the drug lord’s phone.

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