3) Wait for said weapons to show up at crime scenes, and then, notionally, use that to “roll up” the cartels by arresting the shooter and flipping him.
Wait ….. WHAT!? That’s insane. The Cartels’ M.O. is to use a weapon to murder someone, and then wipe the weapon of prints and drop it at the scene. Meaning, for Operation Fast and Furious to WORK AS INTENDED, hundreds of people had to die. Some guilty, some innocent, but they had to DIE.
Then ….. what? The Gunman was going to wait around to be arrested?! And once arrested was going to flip on the cartels!? Seriously!?
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot. Even a layman/woman civilian overview of the plan would never be credible. To a LEO or a Soldier (people who deal with unpleasant...