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More DOJ Malpractice

A misbegotten scheme to boost gun control turns deadly.

Jul 25, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 42 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
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For once, the NRA might be understating things. “Gross incompetence” doesn’t adequately describe what has transpired here. The investigation is far from complete, but the facts so far suggest that the Justice Department and White House are implicated in the needless deaths of two U.S. law enforcement agents. And the level of political collusion suggests they were motivated not by law enforcement concerns, but by a desire to gain traction in implementing a liberal gun control agenda.

Mark Hemingway is online editor of The Weekly Standard.

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