Once again doing my rounds in the Facebook page of the Coalition to Stop Gun Rights Violence.I see their celebration about the new law proposal by the Congressional Caucus To Cover-Up Operation Fast and Furious.
The new proposal brings nothing new other than an extended 10 years in a federal pen and, if I read it right, eliminates the monetary punishment altogether. Now, the issue is not that we need a new law but that the laws we have get enforced and that once convicted, the criminals serve the time they deserve.
I was doing a little reading on this Operation Castaway thing which some say id Fast & Furious part deux. According to the BATF release, “Hugh Crumpler, III (age 63, of Palm Bay) was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for dealing firearms without a license and unlawfully possessing short barreled rifles.” Now, violations of NFA top at 10 years & $100,000 per violation. Each gun is a violation according to the actual law. Now check the pic below and just count the short barrel ARs.
That is a grand total of 12 SBRs (Short Barrel Rifles) for a grand total of 120 years of hard time. Add to that again the BATF release where it says that “Crumpler has trafficked, for several years, more than 1000 firearms to various groups and defendants who have exported these weapons all over Central and South America and to Puerto Rico.” That is an additional 10 years plus $100K per gun sold (1,000 weapons times 10 years = 10,000 years.) And yet, somehow Mr.Crumpler gets sentenced to 30 months?
Even if Crumpler cropped a deal with ATF and the prosecution and manages to deliver the heads of all the capos of the Mexican Cartels in a platter to the office of the Director of the ATF, it does not begin to cover for committing 1,000 federal firearm crimes.
While this crap happens, CSGV and the rest of the Anti-Rights groups take up the airwaves and cyberspaces to blame Gun Owners for gun trafficking to Mexico.
At least Mr. Crumpler was not caught passing bad checks in Florida or he would be facing 5 years in Rayford instead.