Fortune Report: No Effort To Get Guns To Straw Purchasers

Posted by | June 27, 2012 23:11 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Mr. Right

Katherine Eban of Fortune magazine threw a wrench into the Fast and Furious right-wing storyline.

For her Fortune story, published Wednesday, Eban reviewed 2,000 pages of confidential documents and interviewed 39 people who could shed light on allegations that guns bought by ATF-surveilled “straw purchasers” wound up in the holsters of Mexican drug lords.

“There was no effort to get more guns to the straw purchasers,” Eban said in an interview with host Al Sharpton, summarizing her findings. “The ATF agents in question did everything that they could to seize guns, and basically prosecutors determined that they didn’t have grounds under the laws as written to seize most of the guns that wound up flowing ultimately to criminals; that is a far cry from guns being walked.”

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