Fast and Furious Scandal Gives Rise to Gun Regulation Debate

As a candidate, Barack Obama once endorsed a ban on handguns and favored restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms. So when gun owners heard of Operation Fast and Furious, many feared the worst.

Now, newly revealed emails suggest that if the gun-running operation didn’t start out with that intent, as administration officials insist, the program certainly led to discussions on new gun regulations.

“There’s a lot of talk that President Obama stated that he is working for gun control with alternative methods,” said Arizona gun dealer Jeff Serdy. “I hope this isn’t one of them.”

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