Patterico's Pontifications


Just One Year To Go

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 6:49 pm

Inauguration Day is January 20, 2017. As long as the person taking the oath has a net worth of less than $30 million, we’ll be just fine.

P.S. Yes, I know, Bernie Sanders is Mr. Poor Guy. I factored into my analysis the fact that he will never win.

El Chapo Had Fast and Furious Gun

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:25 am

While Big Media was distracted by the clown show yesterday, there was the news on Hillary’s emails, the Supreme Court’s agreement to hear a challenge to Obama’s illegal amnesty . . . and this little nugget:

A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car or, as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house where Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

Federal officials told Fox News they are not sure how many of the weapons seized from Guzman’s house actually originated in the U.S. and where they were purchased, but are investigating.

Out of the roughly 2,000 weapons sold through Fast and Furious, 34 were .50-caliber rifles that can take down a helicopter, according to officials.

Someone once said we need to “need to make it harder for people to buy powerful assault weapons.” Will we see any crocodile tears over the people killed by the cartels, with weapons supplied by that same man?

P.S. It’s probably worth noting that a judge yesterday rejected the administration’s bogus “executive privilege” claims over Fast and Furious documents. So there may still be shoes to drop.

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