Omelets and Collateral Damage

The ATF is in hot water because they allowed straw purchases to take place and allowed hundreds, perhaps thousands of guns to be walked over the border into Mexico. There is a lot of evidence that this was done to bolster administration calls for more restrictions on the 2nd amendment rights of US citizens under the false flag of preventing illegal trafficking.

It’s time to remind the administration that the ends do not justify the means, especially when the goal is to limit further the rights of law abiding American citizens.

While you cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs, there is not justification for allowing the “collateral damage” of the death of BP officer Brian Terry and the deaths of untold other people both Americans and Mexicans both in the US and Mexico.

If the ATF is found to have deliberately allowed guns to be illegally purchased and watched them being moved across the border without trying to interdict the movement, the people responsible, not the people who get thrown under the bus by the people responsible, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the laws of the US and the evidence should be forwarded to the Mexican government for prosecution under their laws as well.

There is no part of the law that allows law enforcement agencies to operate outside the law. If nobody is willing to hold the guilty parties accountable, we cease to be a nation of laws and we are a lot less free.

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