The limits of conspiracy theories

The limits of conspiracy theories
The limits of conspiracy theories
Associated Press

David Frum noticed yesterday that most Democratic officials, even after the massacre in Aurora, have shown no interest in proposing new gun-control measures, which makes the conspiracy theory underpinning the “Fast & Furious” controversy look pretty silly.

The right-wing theory of the case in the Fast & Furious scandal is that the Obama administration hoped to generate demand for gun control in the United States by allowing the export of deadly guns to Mexico.

Yet demand for gun control does not respond even to mass murders inside the United States.

If you were a secret gun-snatcher, would you ever imagine that gun crime inside Mexico would produce a better result?

There Frum goes again, trying to bring logic into the discourse in an election year.

I would note, however, that there is a prominent right-wing conspiracy theorist, popular with Drudge, who argued on Friday that the administration and gun-control advocates may have been involved in the murders in Aurora, as a sort of domestic version of “Fast & Furious.”

That should offend decent people everywhere, but it just goes to show how far some will go with their conspiracy theories.