More on “Operation Fast and Furious”

David Rittgers at National Review Online writes about “Operation Fast and Furious”, or “Project Gunwalker” as it’s known in some circles…

Congress should be able to assume that the gun-control laws already on the books are being enforced. That does not seem to be the case. Congress should find out why, and the public should bear it in mind next time Attorney General Holder or Mexican president Felipe Calderón says that a new assault-weapons ban is necessary. 

One has to wonder, since there really wasn’t an “iron river” of guns going from the US retail firearms market into Mexico, was one created? Sounds kinda tin-foil-hat-ish when you put it that way, but how else to explain why BATFE let hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of firearms into Mexico?