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“Fast and Furious” – Don’t Blame Holder, Blame Congress and the President

TL671 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 5:43 PM
Disband the ATF, and no, they don't perform any "essential functions". Last I checked, alcohol, tobacco, and firearms were all completely legal to buy, own and use. So why do we need an agency whose express purpose is to limit use of said legally owned products?

The federal law enforcement operation known as “Fast and Furious” was a debacle that almost assuredly cost the life of at least one American Border Patrol agent. Yet, unlike the standoff and assault nearly two decades ago on the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas – a tragedy of epic proportions that claimed the lives of some six dozen civilians along with those of four federal agents – the officials responsible for conducting Fast and Furious actually are being held accountable.

Importantly, however, the systemic problems infecting the one agency deeply involved in both debacles – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco...