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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Karen Finney: (#FastandFurious) Plot Theory Full of Holes

MSNBC political analyst and Democratic consultant Karen Finney has an opinion piece in The Hill that says the Fast and Furious story line laid out by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the National Rifle Association, Rush Limbaugh and others, is full of holes.
They believe the administration’s “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking program was used to flood Mexico with guns from America, foment violence and create political pressure to re-instate the assault weapons ban and weaken Second Amendment rights.
Finney's Op/Ed follows the same storyline that NBC News anchor Brian Williams laid out last Wednesday after the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Holder in contempt - that this is all a partisan witch hunt.  Someone should ask Finney, how else do you explain a scheme where the aim was for ATF to tell gun dealers to sell thousands of guns to individuals, individuals by the way that the gun dealers believed were "straw purchasers", and ATF had no plan to track said firearms after they were sold.  The scheme allowed over two thousand firearms to cross the border.  Had Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry not been killed with one of them, who knows how many guns would have made it to Mexico.

Ms. Finney also repeated the claim that former Bush AG Michael Mukasey was aware of the use of gun-walking tactics, something that that Holder asserted in testimony before a Senate committee, then walked back last week.

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