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Agents worried ATF program connected to Loughner gun
The Hill ^ | June 15, 2011 | Jordy Yager

Posted on 06/16/2011 7:23:11 AM PDT by SoonerStorm09

TUCSON, Ariz. - Federal agents were worried that the gun used to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head could have been part of the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation. They learned eventually that it had not, sources said.

The “Fast and Furious” operation was a program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that authorized and monitored the sale of weapons to known and suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels with the stated goal of exposing and dismantling gun trafficking routes.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) held a hearing on the mired program on Wednesday, during which ATF agents testified that they had been ordered to let guns “walk” into the hands of suspected and known criminals with little hope of ever seeing them again or being able to successfully track them to their final owners.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; batf; batfe; dumbprick; dupnik; fastandfurious; giffords; gun; gunwalker; incompetano; loughner; napolitano; shooting
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To: SoonerStorm09

This was supposed to be the 21st Century Reichstag fire, that would FINALLY allow the Radical Dems to take your weapons away.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 11:15:13 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: SoonerStorm09

WTH?


22 posted on 06/16/2011 11:39:38 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: neodad

23 posted on 06/16/2011 1:44:36 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: archy

bttt


24 posted on 06/17/2011 12:25:28 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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