In yet another election year scandal sure to be downplayed by the mainstream media, news broke overnight that a “massive” .50 caliber rifle intended to be a defense against helicopter gunships that was found at the hideout of notorious drug lord El Chapo’s hideout was sold under the disastrous ‘Fast and Furious’ program!

Fox News’ William La Jeunesse reports:

A .50-caliber rifle found at Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s hideout in Mexico was funneled through the gun-smuggling investigation known as Fast and Furious, sources confirmed Tuesday to Fox News.

A .50-caliber is a massive rifle that can stop a car, or as it was intended, take down a helicopter.

After the raid on Jan. 8 in the city of Los Mochis that killed five of his men and wounded one Mexican marine, officials found a number of weapons inside the house Guzman was staying, including the rifle, officials said.

When agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked serial numbers of the eight weapons found in his possession, they found one of the two .50-caliber weapons traced back to the ATF program, sources said.

As RedState readers know, this news comes just hours after a judge ruled Obama couldn’t claim executive privilege to cover up the scandal anymore.

The feds are still checking out all the weapons from El Chapo’s drug den so it is not yet known how many other guns there came from the U.S. But hey, at least Democrats are working diligently to take your guns away. Better yours than nobody’s right?

Fox News adds this awesome bit at the end of the story:

This is the third time a weapon from the Fast and Furious program has been found at a high-profile Mexican crime scene.

The third time. But sure, MSM, let’s pretend that GOP primary conflict is the only real news. It will be interesting to say the least to see how the other cable networks cover this today. I’ve got my eye on you, MSNBC.

Oh and, uh, Sean Penn? You’re an idiot.