Issa: Gun-Control Agenda Behind Fast and Furious

Issa: Gun-Control Agenda Behind Fast and Furious

Written by Raven Clabough

The New American

June 26, 2012

Investigation into the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal continues to reveal disturbing developments. On Sunday, Representative Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee that is leading the investigation into the operation, told ABC News’ Jake Tapper that pertinent emails revealed that the agenda of the operation was to advocate for greater gun control, not as alleged to pursue criminal prosecutions of drug cartel members.

During the interview, Tapper played a video clip of Issa speaking at a National Rifle Association convention in April. “We’ve never answered the question, ‘What were they thinking of?’” Issa commented during that speech. “Could it be that what they really were thinking of was in fact to use this walking of guns in order to promote an assault weapons ban? Many think so, and they haven’t come up with an explanation that would cause any of us not to agree.”

Noting Issa’s implication that “Fast and Furious” was in fact intentionally fumbled in order to make the case for stronger gun laws, Tapper asked, “Do you really think that it was a possibility that they were sending guns across the border — not because they were trying to get people in the Mexican drug cartels, not ’cause they were trying to figure out gun trafficking, but because they were trying to push gun control?”

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