I want to keep following this. I think the rot goes pretty far up the chain.
My thinking is this was a backdoor attempt to show "We need more restrictive gun laws to help our Southern Neighbor."
If they could show these guns were comming from the US and then demand more control, it would have been harder for law abiding citizen to protest.
Inside Every Bright Idea Is The 50% Probability Of A Disaster Waiting To Happen.