LtScrounge Wrote:
Oct 03, 2012 4:20 PM
While it is true that the drug cartels could've gotten weapons through other means, the fact remains that ATF officials actively encouraged and in some cases practically forced gun dealers to violate the law. That is called Aiding and Abetting in the commission of a felony, hence whether the drug cartels would've gotten firearms anyway is inconsequential to the argument at hand. Since there was no intention of intercepting the weapons before they crossed the border, no manner by which to track them once they did so, and since the Mexican government was never involved with the operation, no authority to arrest anyone with the weapons south of the border, why do it? Shouldn't the officials who broke the law be held accountable?