Gunwalker Goes Primetime

A bureaucratic cover-up of a lethal scandal is coming apart at the seams before our eyes. On Thursday night CBS ran a second story highlighting Project Gunwalker. Gunwalker is a cynical reference to an operation in which ATF agents allowed assault weapons to be purchased in the United States and "walked" across the southern border and into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. This allegation is denied by officials of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) or ATF. In fact, in a February 4th, 2011 letter from Assistant Attorney General Weich to Senator Charles Grassley, Weich states: "that ATF 'sanctioned' or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico-is false." ATF Agent John Dodson appeared on the CBS Evening News to refute that denial. Choked with emotion, he told CBS's Sharyl Attkisson, "I'm boots on the ground in Phoenix and it has been going on every day that...(Read Full Article)

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