Thursday, May 5, 2011

BATFE Passed 1,318 Guns To Mexican Criminals

From Fox News ~ It is the closest thing to a smoking gun congressional investigators have in their probe of Project Gunrunner, a program that was intended to stop the flow of guns to criminals in Mexico but instead allowed those guns to be smuggled to Mexico.

An internal memo from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives shows that U.S. officials allowed criminals to buy 1,318 guns worth nearly $1 million, even after they suspected the buyers were working for Mexican drug cartels, and that the agency's effort to stop the guns had "yielded little or no results."

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