ATF was evasive about weapons found at murder scene of Border Agent Brian Terry.

ATF earlier this year tried to play down the fact…

ATF earlier this year tried to play down the fact that guns from its highly problematic Operation Fast and Furious program surfaced at the scene of the slaying of Arizona Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last December, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The paper reported that the top ATF supervisors in Phoenix conceded in an email two days after the slaying that the weapons found at the scene were linked to the operation that encouraged gun dealers to sell to middlemen or straw purchasers, with the hopes of tracing the weapons to the Mexican cartels.

But the Times reported that nearly two months later Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Ia.) inquired whether the weapons purchased during the Fast and Furious operation, were used in the killing, only to get an evasive answer from ATF officials in Washington.

Read the rest of Allan Lengel’s article at Tickle The Wire.

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  • Richard

    You know only way gone recover guns let over Mexico in crime seen when back over here used in crime seen USA. Real dumb think on ATF part.

  • JD Bartlett

    So, the guns are traced to the cartel; so what? If AFT was looking to catch the buyers on our side of the fence all they had to do was to respond to the warnings from the border area gun dealers who tipped ATF off in the first place!!!!!

  • General Jim M

    Disband the political police forces,like the gestapo or the stasi they are a grave danger to freedom.Take the personnel of the ATF,DEA,FBI,ETC and put them under Border Patrol command, that way they’d be doing some good.I’m pro-cop but anti-communist or fascist.

  • Jman

    It goes deeper than we think! Just imagine if no one was accussed or caught, then maybe, just maybe it was enough steam to let the elite blame our way of buying guns at these gun shows just to gain a huge leverage on us law abidding gun owners. Then we would not be able to own firearms or get this “certain types of firearms” (assualt rifles) (I hate that term!) so that it slowly eroeds our rights once again. This is only one man’s thoughts into this. I have no facts but it just seems too easy to do it, if no one got caught??!!!…. Think about it??

  • NEIL

    “with the hopes of tracing the weapons to the Mexican cartels”.

    Can someone explain just how the ATF expected to follow them to the cartels in Mexico? With no jurisdiction?