The Los Angeles Times reports August 17, 2011 that ATF’s botched Fast and Furious scheme has led to “walked” guns being found at 11 crime scene in the US in addition to the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
….But a source close to the controversy, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the continuing investigation, said that as early as January 2010, just after the operation began, weapons had turned up at crime scenes in Phoenix, Nogales, Douglas and Glendale in Arizona, and in El Paso. The largest haul was 40 weapons at one crime scene in El Paso.
According to the LA Times story, there are only 1,418 missing guns that “walked” under the ATF scheme, not more than 2,000 as previously claimed. Small comfort.
ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation
How does the ATF explain allowing over 700 guns to “walk” through one buyer?
“The death of Border Agent Brian Terry was likely a preventable tragedy.”
Scathing report issued by Congress on ATF “Fast and Furious” gun walking scheme
Operation Fast and Furious: Reckless Decisions, Tragic Outcomes”
Issa Releases Documents Showing Intimate Involvement of ATF Director in Controversial Gunwalking Operation
Brian Terry’s family statement at ATF Fast and Furious hearing
Senator Grassley blasts ATF at House hearing on “gunwalker” scandal
Statement of John Dodson about ATF gunwalker scandal: “The very idea of letting guns walk is unthinkable to most law enforcement.”
“It has become common practice for ATF Supervisors to retaliate against employees that do not blindly tow the company line, no matter what the consequences.”
ATF “walked” guns: “I believe that these firearms will continue to turn up at crime scenes, on both sides of the border, for years to come.”