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I’m pretty sure this press release from Deputy Attorney General James Cole is evidence that he either needs to be tested for drugs ASAP or that his conscience was surgically removed in the recent past.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued the following statement today regarding information requests for multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines in select states along the Southwest Border:

“The international expansion and increased violence of transnational criminal networks pose a significant threat to the United States. Federal, state and foreign law enforcement agencies have determined that certain types of semi-automatic rifles – greater than .22 caliber and with the ability to accept a detachable magazine – are highly sought after by dangerous drug trafficking organizations and frequently recovered at violent crime scenes near the Southwest Border. This new reporting measure — tailored to focus only on multiple sales of these types of rifles to the same person within a five-day period — will improve the ability of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to detect and disrupt the illegal weapons trafficking networks responsible for diverting firearms from lawful commerce to criminals and criminal organizations. These targeted information requests will occur in Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas to help confront the problem of illegal gun trafficking into Mexico and along the Southwest Border.”

Let us not forget that Cole Justice Department, and perhaps even Cole himself, allowed well over 2,000 guns of just the type he mentioned, plus several .50 caliber Barrett sniper rifles, to get into the hands of narco-terrorist cartels in Mexico. That the Obama administration would paint gun store owners (who practically begged BATFE agents to stop selling firearms to straw purchasers as part of last year’s Operation Fast and Furious) in any way responsible for the recent paroxysm of violence in Mexico is unconscionable.

You know something? Strike that first sentence up there. Cole doesn’t need a drug test. He needs to be under oath before Congress, then he needs to be unemployed or in prison. And so do his bosses.

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