Jun 10, 2011

Weapons Traffic: Congress starting ATF "gunwalker scandal" probe

Congress starting ATF "gunwalker scandal" probe - CBS News: "Congress holds its first hearings Monday on the 'gunwalker scandal' that CBS News first uncovered back in February.
Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) encouraged gun shops to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons destined for Mexican drug cartels. ...

Last June, about nine months into the ATF operation known as "Fast and Furious," suspects had "purchased 1,608 firearms for over $1 million in cash transactions at various Phoenix-area gun shops," according to internal documents obtained by CBS News. The documents indicate ATF already knew that 179 of those very weapons had turned up at crime scenes in Mexico, and 130 in the U.S."

No comments:

Post a Comment