Guns Obama administration handed to Mexican drug lords continue to turn up at crime scenesSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 12/20/2012 - 11:19
(NaturalNews) Even as President Obama searches for a way to take away your right of self-defense in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, guns his own administration let "walk" across the border into the hands of Mexican drug gangs continue to show up at crime scenes both north and south of the border.
The latest incident involved a Romanian-made AK-47 semi-automatic rifle that was used in a shooting that has claimed the life of a Mexican beauty queen.
According to CBS News, officials have confirmed that the rifle recovered at the scene is definitely one of thousands of firearms that Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents allowed straw buyers to purchase in the United States with the intent of tracking them back to the Mexican drug gangs as part of Operation Fast and Furious.
Congressional investigators said the crime scene was probably one where a recent shootout took place between purported members of the Sinaloa drug cartel and the Mexican army. During the gun battle, Sinaloa beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez and four others were killed, the report said.
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Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa - who has been tracking the botched operation - said the Justice Department, which oversees ATF, did not notify Congress of the recovery of the Fast and Furious weapon in November, though the senator had previously requested an accounting of all the weapons which ultimately surface in the case. During Fast and Furious, the ATF allowed more than 2,000 weapons - including huge, long-range .50 caliber rifles - fall into the hands of deadly drug cartels and other criminal enterprises. Most of these weapons have never been recovered.