The Deep, Deep Corruption Of The Federal Government
"Operation "Fast and Furious" was a misguided, idiotic, and ultimately deadly attempt by the upper echelon of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to stop illegal transfers of weapons from the United States to Mexico.
In efforts to trace the flow of guns, the agency allowed thousands of them to be bought here and shipped to Mexico - where some of the weapons may have been used in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent last year."
It goes way beyond just allowing illegal gun sales from shops in the US. I think the feds have been supplying all those military grade automatic rifles and explosives to the cartels, you know, all the hardware you're supposed to believe comes from gun shows. That's the reason most of the serial numbers of weapons seized in Mexico aren't reported, because they'd be traced straight back to US government armories.
May be that some of this shit is all tied into it.