Answers needed on Fast and Furious

July 8, 2012 • Editorial

The disputed documents sought by the House involve Justice Department memoranda on an attempt led by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to feed weapons to Mexican drug cartels in the hope of running down illegal gun-runners. The agency tragically lost track of the firearms, which have shown up at crime scenes in which Mexican citizens have been killed. Two of the disputed weapons were found at the scene of a gun battle in Arizona, which led to the death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, formerly of Flat Rock.

The issue now moves to the courts, where resolution could take months, if not years. That’s hardly fair to the Login to read more

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