More blunders, questionable actions and the hits just keep coming from the hearings into Project Gunrunner and Operation Fast and Furious chaired by Congressman Issa. Here are just a few of the “highlights” via NRA-ILA;
BATFE knowingly allowed as many as 2,500 firearms to be sold illegally to known or suspected straw purchasers. One of those purchasers accounted for over 700 illegal guns.
BATFE ordered its agents working the program not to arrest illegal gun buyers or to interdict thousands of guns that were allowed to “walk” into criminal hands.
Senior BATFE officials in Washington were regularly briefed on the operation and approved of the tactics employed.
BATFE agents who opposed the operation and who raised objections were told to “get with the program” and threatened with job retaliation if they continued their opposition.
Here is a quote from the testimony of Special Agent John Dodson of the BATFE.
“Simply put, during this operation known as Fast and Furious, we, ATF, failed to fulfill one of our most fundamental obligations, to caretake the public trust; in part, to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”
Get more of the story here. NRA-ILA