Creating A Crisis To Enable A Power Grab posted an editorial about the double standard being applied to the government-sponsored gun running operation (Operation Fast and Furious) that was going on at America’s southern border and the Iran-Contra scandal. 

The article points out:

“As if “Project Gunrunner” and “Operation Fast and Furious” weren’t bad enough, we now learn of “Operation Castaway,” run out of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Tampa field division. It’s another operation that allowed guns to “walk” south of the border, this time to Honduras, using similar techniques and tactics.”

At least Iran Contra was done with the idea of supporting freedom.  In Operation Fast and Furious, the guns have gone to the Central American MS-13 gang and to the drug cartels. 

The article points out:

“The real purpose, we have stated and still suspect, was to advance the administration’s push for gun control and the stripping of law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights through “common sense” restrictions on private gun ownership by creating chaos and fomenting violence with the guns provided.

“Indeed, it did not take long for ATF to announce a new gun-control mandate — the requirement that gun store owners in the border states of Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico make a special ATF report for multiple long-gun sales, the same type of weapons the ATF was freely providing to the worst of the worst.”
Before President Obama was a Senator, he worked as a community organizer.  The guidebook for community organizers is Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals.”  President Obama has brought the principles of this book into his presidency.  Two of these rules have been followed in Operation Fast and Furious:
8. Keep the pressure on with different tactics and actions, and utilize all events of the period for your purpose.
9. The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.
The events (out of control gun shipments to Mexico and Central America) were set up by the Obama Administration.  The cure, expanded gun control, was to end the threat of ‘guns gone wild.’  The goal from the beginning was to curtail gun sales and gun ownership in the United States.  That is not a positive step toward freedom–ever.
The investigation into Operation Fast and Furious has been stalled from the beginning.  The article reports:
“…the Department of Justice is stalling on any cooperation with Rep. Darrel Issa’s House Oversight Committee. The only information ATF has provided freely has been to potential witnesses, giving them, according to, access to a shared drive on its computer system so everyone can compare notes and get their stories straight.”
It’s time for the press to do their job and expose this scandal for what it is–a government-created crisis set up to allow an end run around the Second Amendment.