Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Congressman Issa Releases Vido Honoring Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry
The California Republican, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government reform, and Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley are spearheading an investigation into Fast and Furious and other campaigns in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed guns to go to drug kingpins in the hopes that they would lead to violent Mexican cartel leaders.
The ATF operations backfired, and some of the firearms were used in crimes. The ATF now admits that it lost track of most of the 2,000 weapons, and two of the crimes in which some of the guns were used included the murders of Terry and immigration officer Jaime Zapata.