Gunwalker Update: Univision Investigation Prompts Congressional Inquiry

Posted: October 6, 2012 by ShortTimer in Department of Justice, Eric Holder, Government, Guns, Journalism, Obama administration, Second Amendment
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From ABC News:

On Tuesday, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) pressed the Department of Justice to provide information about 57 Fast and Furious weapons found at Mexican crime scenes, which were first exposed by a Univision News special investigation on September 30.

In a letter obtained by Univision News and sent to Attorney General Eric Holder, Issa and Grassley inquired about the previously unreported Fast and Furious guns that were linked to violent crimes and featured in the Univision News report. The letter pays special attention to three firearms connected to an ATF gun-tracing operation that were used in a massacre of 15 teenagers in Villas de Salvarcar.

The letter from Issa and Grassley to Holder is here:

2012-10-02 DEI CEG to DOJ (Fast and Furious Recoveries)

Therefore, please answer the following questions:
1) With regard to the “57 more previously unreported firearms,” referenced in the Univision story, please provide any information the Department has gathered about these recoveries and their connection to Fast and Furious.
2) With regards to the three weapons used on January 30, 2010:
a. Were these three weapons connected to Fast and Furious?
b. Who purchased these weapons, and when?
c. When were these weapons recovered?
d. When did the Department first learn of the connection between these weapons and Fast and Furious?
e. Why did the Department fail to report these weapons to Congress along with the 28 other weapons recovered in Mexico in connection with violent crimes?

There are a few more questions, but it’s worth it to read the whole letter.


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