Department of Justice officials hid behind semantics to lie and deny that they allowed guns to be walked across the border.
When asked by the Oversight Committee how many of 1,750 specific weapons that “walked” under orders of the ATF and DOJ could have been interdicted if agents were allowed to act as they were trained, the agents answered they could have stopped every single one.
What is missing is the back story of all the Obama administration stooges were blaming, and misrepresenting the numbers (Remember the 90% from US BS?) these gun dealers for selling guns illegally. The Gun dealers were only cooperating with the government they trusted (or were bullied into it).
On December 14, 2010, a special unit of the U.S. Border Patrol came across a group of heavily armed suspects near Rio Rico, Arizona. The Border Patrol team identified themselves as law enforcement officers, at which point the armed men open fire. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was hit in the pelvis by a single bullet and died the next morning. One of the suspects was captured, and two AK-pattern semiautomatic rifles recovered at the scene were identified by serial number as weapons that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) — acting in concert with and with the blessing of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) — allowed weapons smugglers to purchase at U.S. gun shops.
Emphasis is obviously mine on Brian Terry. His life snuffed out because of rampant ATF stupidity.
What were they thinking? Even if I sit back and attempt to see the BIG picture, I don't see it.
Some things need to be kept on the front page, and this boondoggle that cost now over a reported 200 people their lives, needs to be scoured for truth and those responsible, if found criminal, need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.