Shocking: US Federal Agency Armed Mexican Drug Lords — May Have Led
to More Than a Thousand Deaths
By Andrea Nill, Think Progress
Posted on March 15, 2011, Printed on March 15, 2011
Back in December, border patrol Brian Terry was shot and killed by a group of Mexican thieves who were believed to have been preying on undocumented immigrants. The gun which was used to kill him was later traced to an Arizona gun store. Even more appalling, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives purposefully permitted the weapon to “walk” into the hands of drug lords and gun runners. It was all part of an ATF operation entitled Fast and Furious which allowed guns to be trafficked south of the border with the hope that they would lead authorities to high-level cartel operatives.