Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gunwalker

The Gunwalker scandal is heating up. Congress is conducting an inquiry and this might prove to be more serious and damaging than Iran-Contra.
On December 14, 2010, a special unit of the U.S. Border Patrol came across a group of heavily armed suspects near Rio Rico, Arizona. The Border Patrol team identified themselves as law enforcement officers, at which point the armed men open fire. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was hit in the pelvis by a single bullet and died the next morning. One of the suspects was captured, and two AK-pattern semiautomatic rifles recovered at the scene were identified by serial number as weapons that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) — acting in concert with and with the blessing of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) — allowed weapons smugglers to purchase at U.S. gun shops. The weapons were just two of more than 2,000 firearms that ATF supervisors and the highest levels of DOJ management allowed to be “walked” across the border to narco-terrorist drug cartels in Mexico, in a scandal that promises to be more damning and deadly than Iran-Contra.
Michelle Malkin has more. Much, much more. The question becomes: How high does this go? What did they know and when did they know it?

Someone is likely to go to jail over this operation.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Hopefully some SENIOR people, and if we're real lucky, they will shut down the ATF...

Anonymous said...

Thats why I have always said "Love my Country" but "Fear my Goverment." Now some hard working law enforcement officer is dead because of some really stupid paper pushers. Accessorie to murder of a police office. Plain and simple.....