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Upton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-17-11 01:33 PM
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3. Not so..
while it's true Gunrunner was started by the ATF during the Bush administration, the Fast and Furious aspect of it did not begin until 2009 under Obama..

Fast and Furious was part of Project Gunrunner, a broad A.T.F. program aimed at stemming the flow of guns to criminal groups in Mexico. Since it began in 2006, Gunrunner has seized more than 10,000 firearms and led to the arrests of more than 800 suspects.

In 2009, A.T.F.s Phoenix office began Fast and Furious, in which agents monitored but did not disrupt the sale of guns from American stores to suspected straw purchasers, people who obtain guns for criminal organizations. The goal was to track the guns to a major drug cartel.



http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/16/us/16guns.html?_r=1&s...
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