It’s been seven long years, but the alleged triggerman suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010 with a U.S. government-supplied gun was apprehended in Mexico Wednesday.
BREAKING: Suspected triggerman in border agent’s murder which sparked Fast and Furious scandal arrested https://t.co/ernWTb7yEY #FOXNewsUS pic.twitter.com/3HOkQgX2g9
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 12, 2017
The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, allegedly used a gun from Operation Fast and Furious, the gun-running scheme set up under then-Attorney General Eric Holder. Under Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area gun shops with the purported intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.
For those of you who rely/trust centrist or right-leaning news sites, here’s an example of why that’s a Bad Idea. “allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area gun shops with the purported intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico.”
No, no, a thousand times NO. F&F was an attack on the Second Amendment, using the lie that “90% of the guns used in Mexican crime come from American gun shops and gun shows”.
I guess that it’s a good thing that the murderer is going to face the music. And then I remember that none of the people who thought up F&F, none of the people who implemented it, and none of the people who covered it up have faced any consequence whatsoever.