Or, is it more likely that once HUNDREDS of death were reported in Mexico and along the Southern Border that an anti-gun agenda, specifically targeting “mom and pop” shops could have pre-prepared “waiting in the wings” legislation ready to go.
Further – think about it. If the gov’t truly wanted those guns sold, and tracked, why not go to major arms manufacturers and set this whole thing up?
1) Because they want gun shops, where CIVILIANS buy guns to be the ones targeted for onerous laws and regulation. Gun shops = soft target.
2) Because they want gun manufacturers to continue to crank out product for gov’t and foreign sales consumption – and, obviously, gun manufacturers aren’t as naïve, have powerful lobbying groups, and well heeled...