“When the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding; but when the wicked perish, the righteous thrive.” (Prov.28:28)
Cue up the Queen song “Another One Bites The Dust”. US Attorney General Eric Holder’s legacy program of supplying firearms to drug cartel killers continues to yield gruesome fruit, as a police chief in the Mexican state of Jalisco was assassinated in his patrol car along with one of his bodyguards. Luis Astorga, police chief of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death as he was being transported along with his wife and two bodyguards. The vehicle was ambushed, leaving Astorga and one bodyguard dead, and his wife and other guard seriously wounded by gunfire.
The murder weapon, a WASR rifle, was traced back to a gun dealer in Glendale, Arizona, one of those compelled by Holder and the ATF into participating in this insipid and lethal program.
The procurer, one Jacob Montelongo of Phoenix, purchased the murder weapon along with 108 others and spirited them into Mexico. Thanks to this well-conceived and orchestrated ATF “program“, he later pleaded guilty to conspiracy, false statements and smuggling goods from the United States.
For these acts he was given 41 months in prison. In less than four years, he is likely to be back at his old activities, only better-prepared and more efficient. By comparison, Chief Astorga, a courageous man committed to upholding law and order in a region of perilous violence and crime, received a death sentence. His blood, like Brian Terry’s, is on the manicured hands of America’s chief law enforcement officer.