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Old October 1, 2011, 09:54 AM   #1183
Crosshair
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They could have just shipped the darned things directly
The guns would have been traced back directly to the US government.

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or laundered them through intermediaries.
That's what they were effectively trying to do here.

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Why involve the potential security leaks, such as disgruntled agents and gun store proprietors?
You are going to have that problem no matter what method you chose.

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Why risk having them turn up on home soil at crime scenes?
No matter what method they chose that was bound to happen.

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At the very best, I assume incompetence and hubris. At worst, this was a very badly mishandled scheme to inflate false statistics.
True, we ARE talking about a government who thinks the solution to an economic crisis are the same things that led to the crisis in the first place.
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