In a curious twist to the Gunwalker scandal, or 'Operation Fast and Furious,' sources who have contact with Mexican drug cartels say that the types of guns sent to the cartels by the Feds in the ATF are themselves the 'smoking gun' which indicate malevolent intent on the part of the U.S. Government..
This raises a central question that goes to the very heart of Gunwalker--why would the federal government supply over 2000 guns to the cartels when those guns either were not even wanted or could be purchased on the black market for far less money than what was spent buying them in U.S. gun stores?
In answer to that question it is vital to understand the mindset of Barack Obama going as far back as his time spent in the Illinois legislature.
Obama has always been fundamentally opposed to the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1996 he filled out a candidate questionnaire while running for the Illinois Senate stating that he supported laws that ban the manufacture, sale, and possession of handguns--the weapon of choice for most Americans when it comes to self-defense.
While serving as an Illinois State Senator, Obama also opposed a bill that would allow citizens to protect themselves with handguns against home invasions. The bill was approved, but Obama voted no to the right of citizens to protect themselves in their own homes.