ATF officials admit mistakes in Operation Fast and Furious gun program.

Two federal officials admitted Tuesday they made "mistakes" during the…

Two federal officials admitted Tuesday they made “mistakes” during the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gunrunner program, but they disputed contentions by a parade of other agents that their bureau knowingly let guns “walk” into Mexico.

“It was not the purpose of the investigation to permit the transportation of firearms into Mexico,” said William Newell, former special agent in charge of the Phoenix field office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. “To the best of my knowledge none of the suspects in this case was ever witnessed by our agents crossing the border with firearms.”

Newell’s insistence that guns were not allowed to cross the border drew an angry rebuke from Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee investigating the program, who called Newell a “paid non-answerer” at Tuesday’s hearing.

Source: Mike M. Ahlers for CNN.

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  • K J Kehoe

    most Of the Government needs to be disbanded including the EPA and quite probably the FBI and GOD knows who else.

    I will let a soldier protect me any time I cannot do it myself.

    AS long as we can find folks wit Honor we are safe, when that day ends.
    WEll her is what we are required to do.

    it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

  • frank101

    The ATF needs to be disbanded as it is enforcing
    laws that are completely unconstitutional, as is the 1968 law that created it. Gun owners need to take a new course -that all gun laws are unconstitutional. This arguing over various permits and compromise plans is a joke. A right
    is not a right if it is regulated. Let’s get back
    to being Americans!