Outraged lawmaker is gunning for ATF

Demands hearings into U.S. firearms agency over assault rifles smuggled into his country

A dead federal agent and a flow of guns into Mexico have created a furor on both sides of the border, and now Mexican officials are calling for hearings into the so-called “Project Gunrunner” operation by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobaco, Firearms and Explosives.

Project Gunrunner is the operation that is alleged to have encouraged gun shops to sell guns to questionable customers so the ATF could track the weapons as they were smuggled into Mexico.

WND columnist Jeff Knox reported this week how the BATF “knowingly allowed the guns used [in an attack on U.S. officers] to be sold to a suspected arms trafficker and smuggled into Mexico.”

Months ago, he reported that Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot and killed in a firefight with bandits near Nogales, Ariz., on Dec. 14, 2010, and it was confirmed that two AK-47 style rifles found there were among the “hundreds – possibly thousands – of rifles allowed by AFT to ‘walk’ from U.S. dealers’ shelves into the hands of known and suspected firearms traffickers and across the border into the service of Mexican drug gangs.”

Now one Mexican lawmaker is outraged by the reports that guns smuggled into Mexico from the U. S. have been used in the killing or wounding of more than 150 Mexican citizens.

Chamber of Deputies Justice Committee Chairman Humberto Benitez Trevino is demanding an investigation into the smuggling operation.

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March 13th, 2011

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