Glenn interviewed Wayne LaPierre on radio this morning, and the NRA boss unveiled a shocking story to the radio audience.
Wayne explained, “What's going on is NRA called for full‑scale congressional investigations into this program that our government, the Obama administration was running called Fast and Furious.”
“Apparently what was going on and this is all based on what agents, law enforcement agents, are coming forward under the Whistleblower Act and saying is that we all heard Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder and the administration saying 90% of the guns the cartels are getting are coming from the United States.”
“Blaming the Second Amendment, lock, stock and barrel for the guns of the Mexican gun cartels.”
“Problem was they could only prove a trickle. What it looks like, apparently, is someone in this administration, in our federal government, set out to turn that trickle into a river of guns flowing from the United States into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels over the border into their hands.”
“It's called Fast and Furious. They did it over the objections of their field agents who said if we send guns over the border into the hands of these evil people, the Mexican drug cartels, we'll see these guns again. These people will cause harm with these guns.”
“They wept ahead and did it. They, in effect, set up a dealership. They set up an illegal pipe line and they pumped thousands and thousands according to the agents' words, guns, from the United States over the border into the hands of the Mexican drug cartel.”
“We're arming the military to help stop them, or are you saying there's actually an illegal gun smuggling ring that was set up by the United States government to push to actually put them in the hands of the bad guys?” Glenn asked.
“That's the big question. That's one of the questions. That's why we're asking for hearings.” Wayne said.
“Apparently they didn't tell the Mexican government or the Mexican President they were doing this. What it looks like to a lot of people is they did this to seek political advantage back in the United States trying to press for more gun laws in the United States,” Wayne added.
“What you're saying there is that people warned them if you did this, we would see these guns again. So again, it was originally intended for some good purpose?” Glenn asked.
“They were saying that they were going to follow these guns somehow into Mexico in criminal investigations, but they let them‑‑ many of these guns were sold over the objections of the dealers that told‑‑ called the government and said we got people here. We don't want to sell to,” Wayne said.
“The government said no, go ahead and sell them. We want you to sell these gun because we're going to watch them and keep track of them and we're going to see where they go,” Wayne said.
Glenn promised to have people on his staff follow up to get more information.
“Do, Glenn. Because the Obama administration looks like they're trying to cover it up. The justice department is trying to spin it and ATF is at war with themselves over this and the American public needs the truth.”