Issa on Grenade-Walking Scandal: WH 'Let Bad Things Happen' to Push Assault Weapons Ban
Responding to news that explosives from a DOJ grenade-walking scandal were detected at an attack that killed three Mexican policemen, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) suggested "the administration really did want to let bad things happen in the hopes that they would get an 'assault weapons' ban."
On October 23, Breitbart News reported that explosives used in a recent attack on Mexican police were traced to U.S. bomb maker Jean Baptiste Kingery. He is accused of walking grenade components into Mexico and also of converting semi-automatic firearms into fully automatic weapons.
Kingery was apprehended in 2009, but the U.S. Attorney in Arizona, Dennis Burke, did not prosecute him. The DOJ chose instead to secretly watch Kingery and try to track grenade components once they were in Mexico, in hopes that they would lead to cartel members.
This endeavor failed, and now three Mexican policemen are dead.
Rep. Issa commented on the DOJ grenade-walking scandal:
When you have the attorney general's own offices being informed about a very dangerous person exporting hand grenades and converting AK-47s into machine guns and they let him continue as part of not, Fast and Furious, but a completely separate failure, I think what you see is an administration that I'm beginning to think really did want to let bad things happen in hopes they would get [an] assault weapons ban. The dots are being connected more and more to these kinds of actions.
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