John Richardson, writing at No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money, points out
The Brady Campaign issued a new "research report" today entitled Officer Gunned Down. I won't get into a critique of the so-called study now. Rather, I want to point out what might be their first comment on Operation Fast and Furious (aka Project Gunwalker). . .
The Brady Bunch comment?
Two of the guns recovered at the scene of Agent Terry’s murder were part of a Phoenix-based sting operation targeting major Mexican drug trafficking organizations. The shooting has engendered controversy, as it s alleged that federal prosecutors and ATF permitted 1,998 guns to be purchased and retained by suspected straw buyers in the hope that a major case could be built. While the truth of those allegations are disputed and unconfirmed. it is undisputed that if firearms laws were stronger by prohibiting multiple sales and requiring responsible sales practices, these gun sales could not have been legally completed.
Other weapons from the sting were recovered in May 2010, when a Customs and Border Protection agent confronted an armed band of criminals along the U.S. side of the border. The suspects fled but some of the guns they left behind were traced back to weapons purchased in the sting.
To which John replies:
"The allegations are disputed and unconfirmed? Are the authors of this report living in Never-Never Land?"
The answer to that one is yes, a Never-Never Land of their own making, and they like it there. Paul Helmke as Peter Pan, now that's a hoot.