Regulating the bystanders
Posted by aogFriday, 12 August 2011 at 13:15 TrackBack Ping URL

Apparently in response to the illegal gun running to Mexican gangs by the ATF (and possibly a number of other federal agencies) the Department of Justice intends to impose additional regulations on gun shops. And there are those who wonder why I just laugh when it’s claimed that government regulation is intended to prevent the recurrence of a problem.

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Harry Eagar Saturday, 15 October 2011 at 17:59

Recurrence is le mot juste, isn’t it?

It turns out Fast & Furious was merely a continuation of a Bush program. I am sure you were about to post a harsh criticism of the Republicans for gun-running.

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 15 October 2011 at 19:13

That turns out to not be the case. It was in fact quite different. In the Bush era program

those purchasers were immediately apprehended before crossing back into Mexico or tranferring arms to dangerous criminals

as opposed to letting them cross the border and disappear.

But your whole point is off. I did not complain here about the gunrunning, but about creating regulations on the non-responsible. Can you provide any evidence that the Bush Administration followed up its version with additional regulation?

Annoying Old Guy Thursday, 10 November 2011 at 09:50

Speaking of waiting for all the bricks to settleAttorney General Eric Holder denies the equivalence.

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