By: Mark Hyman
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down last December. Immigration Agent Jaime Zapata was shot dead two months later.
Blame their deaths on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
ATF launched “Project Gunrunner” in 2006 to track guns bought by Mexican drug gangs.
Gun owners who refused to sell guns – sometimes hundreds at a time to buyers with shopping bags full of cash – wereÂ instructed to do so by ATF.Â They had little choice. ATF controls their licenses.
ATFÂ surveillance video shows Mexican drug dealers buying 575 assault rifles in Phoenix last year in a project dubbed “Fast and Furious.”Â Agents wereÂ prevented from making arrests as the guns crossed into Mexico.
It’s time to shut-down Project Gunrunner and investigate the Justice Department’s role.
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.