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IPFS News Link • Gun Rights

ATF Knowingly Allowed over 3000 Firearms Into the Hands of Cartels

• Gun Owners of America
When Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and mortally wounded in a gun battle about 10 miles from the Mexico border in Arizona in December, 2010, it appeared to be yet another example of Mexico drug gang violence spilling over the border. But as more and more information from the crime scene leaked out, disturbing evidence also pointed to serious wrongdoing at the ATF. Since 2005, the ATF has been involved in an initiative called "Project Gunrunner." Under this plan, ATF was to trace the flow of guns supposedly trafficked by straw purchasers in the U.S. to across the border into Mexico. When concerned firearms dealers, fearing the guns were being sent into Mexico, contacted ATF, they were instructed to proceed with the questionable and illegal sales to suspected straw buyers. The mismanagement and botched oversight of "Gunrunner" has led to what has become known as the "Gunwalker" scandal. According to current and former agents, perhaps as many as 3,000 firearms were a