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F&F Keeps Getting Worse

Here is the latest on Fast and Furious:

High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF’s Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars.

In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad Juarez, according to federal court records and trace documents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Here is BATF confessing that Fast and Furious guns have been recovered at at least eleven U.S. crime scenes, including the murder of a Border Patrol officer.

And here is 18 U.S.C. § 1112:

(a) Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a human being without malice. It is of two kinds: Voluntary–Upon a sudden quarrel or heat of passion. Involuntary–In the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or in the commission in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection, of a lawful act which might produce death. (b) Within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, Whoever is guilty of voluntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; Whoever is guilty of involuntary manslaughter, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six years, or both.

Discuss among yourselves.