That raises the question of whether agents are acting unlawfully when they receive approval to allow the straw purchases (the whole Fast and Furious operation). Think in terms of the DEA allowing drug purchases to proceed or using undercover agents or cooperating witnesses to make sales or purchases. The transactions would be unlawful if not done for law enforcement purposes. Would not the same be true for ATF agents? I understand the difference between drugs and guns and how Fast and Furious was so miserably planned. But does that make it unlawful?
Jim's Rules of Carry: 1. Any gun is better than no gun. 2. A gun that is reliable is better than a gun that is not. 3. A hole in the right place is better than a hole in the wrong place. 4. A bigger hole is a better hole.