Skip to comments.Brian Terry’s Family Sues Over Botched “Fast and Furious” Operation
Posted on 12/18/2012 10:21:59 AM PST by Perseverando
The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is suing federal officials and a gun shop over the botched Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that remains a dark stain on the Obama administrations disgraced Justice Department. Terry was shot and killed on December 14, 2010, during a firefight north of the Arizona-Mexico border between border agents and men who had crossed the southern border to rob a group of drug smugglers.
Assault rifles obtained by a straw buyer for the gunrunning ring targeted in the Fast and Furious operation were found in the aftermath of the firefight. To add to the controversy, other guns purchased by the ring were later discovered at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States.
The contentious effort was launched in 2009 to catch trafficking kingpins, but agents lost track of some 1,400 of the more than 2,000 weapons involved in the operation. Federal officials who had administered Fast and Furious have met heated criticisms for permitting suspected straw gun buyers to acquire weapons from gun shops in Arizona, rather than being arrested and having the weapons seized.
The 27-page lawsuit, which was filed late last week, asserts that the defendants created, organized, implemented and/or participated in a plan code named Operation Fast and Furious to facilitate the distribution of dangerous firearms to violent criminals. Furthermore, the lawsuit states, the defendants "knew or should have known that their actions would cause substantial injuries, significant harm, and even death to Mexican and American civilians and law enforcement, but were recklessly indifferent to the consequence of their actions."
Those implicated in the lawsuit, as summarized by CBS News, included:
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“Botched”? The intent was for innocent people to die by giving known murderers guns. The plan worked as intended.
Indeed, it was not botched at all. It was a scheme to attack the Second Amendment, and it wasn’t “botched” until they got caught.
Unfortunately, Holder and Co. simply ignore the law and any attempts to get to the bottom of this horrible, murderous scandal, and the mainly slime media are covering for them and have been for over four years.
We are deep into a huge ugly mess, and we must fight their every move. The infantile petit tyrant in the white hut is a perverted madman.
“We are deep into a huge ugly mess, and we must fight their every move. The infantile petit tyrant in the white hut is a perverted madman.”
A fanatical leftist who doesnt hesitate to use executive orders of questionable constitutionality and who is protected by the media. An unaccountable activist who hates America is big trouble.