Keeping themselves employed

From the LA Times: Guns tracked by firearms bureau found at firefight scene

…federal law enforcement sources have confirmed that two guns, part of a series of purchases that were being monitored by authorities, were found at the scene of the firefight that killed a U.S. Border Patrol agent in southern Arizona.

TOC has commented on BATFE many times. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives is complicit in the sale of firearms to Mexico. The illegal sale of firearms. BATFE is also responsible for tracing guns seized by Mexican authorities to find out if they originated in the US. Of course, Mexican authorities only submit guns they think originated in the US. They are correct 90% of the time.

The headline could easily, have said, “Guns supplied via firearms bureau found at firefight scene”

BATFE could save everyone a lot of trouble by just sending the serial numbers to the Mexicans in advance.