On December 14th,Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was killed in an Arizona border shootout,presumably with Mexican illegals. Homeland Security head Janet Napolitano eulogized him a week later,saying “he put service before self,which is the mark of heroism.” After the Arizona shootings,the Left gleefully blamed conservatives from Palin to Rush and pushed new gun legislation of all kinds. But although Big Sis herself flew to the scene of Terry’s death,took over the investigation,promised justice and quick action and later presented his eulogy,the legacy media and liberal politicos throughout the nation have fallen silent. No one has been blamed,no new gun legislation has been demanded.
In fact,the ATF-proposed Long Gun Registry for the border states of California,Arizona,New Mexico,and Texas;supported by liberals everywhere;and to have gone into effect on January 5th has been suddenly discarded. The funding necessary to implement the program has been refused the ATF by the White House Budget Office. So what happened? Why has this crisis been permitted to go to waste?
In 2005,the ATF created Project Gunrunner “to stem the flow of firearms into Mexico and to drug gangs.” But there is one small problem. In spite of the contentions of Michael Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns” and other gun control groups which claim that 90% of Mexican “crime guns” originate in the United States,there is no massive flow of firearms into Mexico from the U.S. So,“to justify the existence of the ATF’s Project Gunrunner…and thus the agency itself…the ATF stands accused of letting buyers purchase rifles in the US,knowing that the guns were headed for Mexican drug cartels. Worse,they may have literally walked the guns into Mexico themselves.”
Whistleblowers at the ATF have informed Senate Judiciary Committee member Charles Grassley,R-IA,that gun stores in Arizona and Texas were told by the ATF to sell weapons to….