The ATF is at the forefront of the government’s efforts to stem the flow of what both the U.S. and Mexican governments say is a flood of U.S. arms to Mexican cartels. ATF agents say stopping that flow is often complicated by gun-owning traditions, particularly in border states, and laws that make it difficult to prosecute illegal weapons sales.
You mean like the thousands of guns the ATF allowed to be purchased and smuggled into Mexico? That flood?
“Fast and Furious” had nothing to do with finding and prosecuting gun smugglers. It was a purely political move to provide a compelling reason to further restrict gun sales in the US.