Monday, August 01, 2011

Good Article About Gunwalker/Fast & Furious

Even ties President Obama to it directly:

The beginnings of Gunrunner can at least be traced back as far as Feb. 15, 2009, when President Obama authorized $10 million for it via the stimulus package. His signature on that document renders his subsequent denials of any knowledge of Gunrunner questionable at best.

An objection I have to the story is that the writer seems to think that semi-automatic versions of assault rifles, such as AK-47's and AR-15's, can be "easily" converted to full automatic fire:

(A little-known fact is that many of the guns sold during Gunrunner were assault rifles and similar weapons that are easily converted from semiautomatic to full-auto. In other words, our ATF looked the other way while men with criminal ties entered gun stores in Arizona and purchased weapons that are now de facto machine guns on the streets of Mexico and the U.S. Southern border.)

Sorry, it just ain't so. It usually requires significant gunsmithing to convert a semiauto into full auto. If any Bubba could do it...well, Bubba would.

h/t Sipsey Street Irregulars.

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