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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Welcome to the Likely Motive for Operation Fast and Furious

In light of what we now know about Operation Fast and Furious, it makes sense to search for a motive. This one is as obvious as it gets. First, someone very high up in the Obama administration - above the ATF Director - signed off on a program whereby ATF agents would direct gun store owners to sell guns to straw purchasers who would then put those guns in the hands of drug cartels. Our government was arming bad guys. One Border Agent and one ICE Agent are dead as a result. Had ATF whistleblowers not come forward, gun store owners would have been blamed but why?

The most likely motive has to do with a U.N. Weapons Ban treaty that would significantly neuter our Second Amendment. To be ratified, it would require 2/3 of the Senate to sign off on it. Obama would certainly sign it at that point. The fact that this treaty is even still on the table after what's been exposed by the Project Gunrunner scandal is a testament to the arrogance of this administration. In essence, government authorities set up gun store owners as the fall guys to further an agenda. What better way to garner support for this U.N. Weapons treaty than to show that American gun store owners are arming bad guys in Mexico?

Larry Bell at Forbes explains the Treaty:
It may not come as surprising news to many of you that the United Nations doesn’t approve of our Second Amendment. Not one bit. And they very much hope to do something about it with help from some powerful American friends. Under the guise of a proposed global “Small Arms Treaty” premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates” you can be quite certain that an even more insidious threat is being targeted – our Constitutional right for law-abiding citizens to own and bear arms.

What, exactly, does the intended agreement entail?

While the terms have yet to be made public, if passed by the U.N. and ratified by our Senate, it will almost certainly force the U.S. to:

Enact tougher licensing requirements, creating additional bureaucratic red tape for legal firearms ownership.

Confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course).

Ban the trade, sale and private ownership of all semi-automatic weapons (any that have magazines even though they still operate in the same one trigger pull – one single “bang” manner as revolvers, a simple fact the ant-gun media never seem to grasp).

Create an international gun registry, clearly setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation.

In short, overriding our national sovereignty, and in the process, providing license for the federal government to assert preemptive powers over state regulatory powers guaranteed by the Tenth Amendment in addition to our Second Amendment rights.
If this administration felt it needed to take such a risk by secretly arming Mexican cartels in order to garner support for the U.N. weapons treaty, it already viewed ratification of that treaty as a tall order. However, when ATF agent John Dodson came forward to blow the lid off this dastardly plan, it should have instantly torpedoed the chances of this treaty passing.

Instead, the Obama administration seems to be doubling down on the eve of what are expected to be very grueling hearings chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA).

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