Operation Fast and Furious supplied Mexican drug cartels with roughly 2,500 weapons. The Obama Administration sold more than 18,000 guns to the Mexican government in 2009 – they won’t say how many more they sold in 2010 and 2011 – of which 26-percent, or more than 4,900 ended up in cartel hands.
Interestingly enough, the weapons sold to the cartels were not selective-fire military M4 carbines or M16 rifles, but AR-15s. If and when they are recovered at crime scenes in Mexico they are submitted for tracing like all the semi-automatic weapons smuggled over the border by Operation Fast and Furious and other criminals.
The Obama Administration is Hell-bent on arming the cartels with weapons that can be traced back to American gun manufacturers, and misconstrued as being sold by “unscrupulous” U.S. gun dealers.
The DOJ is running guns through ATF and the FBI. The State Department is running guns through the foreign military sales program. The DEA is laundering drug money for the DOJ.
I hope I’m not the only one seeing a consistent theme of cartel support from the Obama Administration here…