This program was part of a conspiracy to take away second amendment rights. There was so much crap coming out of combined mouths in the early part of this administration, including Homeland security and State blaming the US gun laws for allowing guns to end uo in the hands of Mexican gangs. We are going to find out one way or another just how far the rabbit hole goes. Whata government, eh?
I'm seeing hints that DOJ, State, CIA, and DOD all have differing interests in Fast and Furious, but see it as a common vehicle to achieve their ends.
DOJ wants to further cripple the Second Amendment. State wants to prop up the "official" Mexican government against the drug cartels. CIA sees this as a source of "sterile" weapons that can be deployed anywhere, and blamed as "another one of those Gunwalker weapons". DOD is concerned with the even hotter drug war in southern Mexico, with the danger that the Zetas will work as mercenaries for Cuba and Venezuela.
We don't even have evidence that this "walking" has stopped. For all we're allowed to know, the federal government is still using sanctioned strawman sales to buy more weapons with our tax dollars, and then "spread the wealth" among various "stakeholders".
Perhaps this is how 0bama's equipping his "civil security force" that is supposed to be "as well equipped as the American military". Well, this would at least provide plenty of small arms, with no paper trail. All traces of criminality are just scrubbed off the books, or die in tragic "accidents".
hillary is in this up to her kankles...