I just caught on to the Project Gunwalker scandal last week. Many bloggers have reported the story for a month or more. Now one liberal media outlet, CBS, is reporting about a scandal that involves the ATF, the Department of Justics and the Obama regime.
In short, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed people, under investigation for gun smuggling, to purchase thousands of guns, knowing they would “walk’ across the border and end up in the hands of the drug cartels and gangs. Several ATF agents spoke out about this scheme and faced retaliation for being whistleblowers. One of the claims is the this act was being done to pad the numbers for our gun-control happy administration. They did this so they could bolster their claims of U.S. guns being used in all the violence that is happening south of the border. Anyway, here is how CBS is reporting the scandal.
(CBSNews) WASHINGTON – Keeping American weapons from getting into the hands of Mexican gangs is the goal of a program called “Project Gunrunner.” But critics say it’s doing exactly the opposite. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on what she found.
December 14, 2010. The place: a dangerous smuggling route in Arizona not far from the border. A special tactical border squad was on patrol when gunfire broke out and agent Brian Terry was killed.
Kent, Brian’s brother, said “he was my only brother. That was the only brother I had. I’m lost.”
The assault rifles found at the murder were traced back to a U.S. gun shop. Where they came from and how they got there is a scandal so large, some insiders say it surpasses the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge and the deadly siege at Waco.
To understand why, it helps to know something about “Project Gunrunner” an operation run by the ATF the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
“Project Gunrunner” deployed new teams of agents to the southwest border. The idea: to stop the flow of weapons from the US to Mexico’s drug cartels. But in practice, sources tell CBS News, ATF’s actions had the opposite result: they allegedly facilitated the delivery of thousands of guns into criminal hands.
CBS News wanted to ask ATF officials about the case, but they wouldn’t agree to an interview. We were able to speak to six veteran ATF agents and executives involved. They don’t want to be quoted by name for fear of retaliation. These are their allegations.
In late 2009, ATF was alerted to suspicious buys at seven gun shops in the Phoenix area. Suspicious because the buyers paid cash, sometimes brought in paper bags. And they purchased classic “weapons of choice” used by Mexican drug traffickers – semi-automatic versions of military type rifles and pistols.
Sources tell CBS News several gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.
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