Via Beltway Confidential:
What rhymes with “pot” and “kettle”? How about “Fast and Furious”?
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a complaint requesting “forfeiture of property” belonging to a New Mexico gun dealer charged with knowingly selling weapons to straw purchasers operating on behalf of Mexican drug cartels. This crime occurred during the same time frame in which DOJ conducted its own gunwalking scheme, Operation Fast and Furious, encouraging gun other gun dealers to do exactly the same thing.
Rick Reese of New Deal Shooting Sports, according to DOJ, “sold firearms and ammunition to individuals, knowing that these firearms and the ammunition were being illegally sent to Mexico.” DOJ claims that “the Reeses sold firearms and ammunition to confidential sources who were working with law enforcement and to undercover law enforcement agents posing as straw purchasers, believing that the confidential sources and agents intended to illegally smuggle the firearms and ammunition to Mexico.”