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Friday, April 1, 2011

ATF Ignores Deadline on Project Gunwalker Documents

On March 16th, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, sent a letter to ATF Director Kenneth Melson requesting documents related to the Operation Fast & Furious program that allowed guns to be purchased and then 'walked' into Mexico. The deadline given by Issa was March 30th at 5pm est. That deadline came and went. I spoke to Issa spokesman Seamus Kraft yesterday and he confirmed this.

Via the Daily Caller:
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) snubbed Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, on his Wednesday deadline for documents on the Project Gunrunner program and, specifically, Operation Fast and Furious, The Daily Caller has learned.

A spokesman for the committee told TheDC that ATF missed the deadline to produce documents on the operation that allowed gun smugglers to sell American guns to Mexican drug cartels. ATF was allowing the weapons to cross the border in efforts to track the illegal gun and drug markets using serial numbers and ballistics information from the American-sold guns – after people were killed or the guns were shot.
Two of the guns allowed to 'walk' were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry last December.

The irony of this scandal cannot be sufficiently underscored as Project Gunrunner was created with the specific purpose of preventing guns from going into Mexico. Operation Fast & Furious was created under the Project Gunrunner umbrella to do just the opposite.

More on the scandal HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

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