‘In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administrationâs Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) tried to smuggle about 2,000 guns into Mexico to be distributed to drug cartels so they could then lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals. ‘
That is patiently false. There was no attempt to trace the guns once they left the country. This op had no goal to catch anyone exc law abiding gun owners in this country. It was supposed to create the data by which new gun restrictions could be passed.