The Bush Administration wide receiver--aka gunwalking operation. ATF gunwalking scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Obama administration Fast and Furious: Enacted under the Obama administration in 2009--and 2 years after Wide Receiver was stopped by the Bush administration in 2007. ATF gunwalking scandal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Why would the Obama administration under Eric Holder enact Fast and Furious--when they knew that wide receiver aka ATF gunwalking was halted in 2007- (under the Bush administration)-because it was a failed program? There had to be another reason for this--and the only rational conclusion anyone could come to is that by delivering semi-automatic weapons to violent Mexican drug cartels-- Obama/Holder could point a finger at all the deaths and violence in Mexico-for reason to ban these weapons for sale in the United States. Henceforth--the cover up-an 18 month congressional investigation- -and Obama issuing executive privilege on documents that have been subpoenaed by the congressional investigation into Fast and Furious--which lead to congress holding Eric Holder (Attorney General of the United States and head of the ATF) in contempt.