Friday, December 19, 2014
Grisly Crime Scene Photos Show the Result of Crime Committed With "Fast and Furious" Rifle
Posted by Charleston Voice
By Reagan Wilson on December 19, 2014
Grisly crime scene photos from Arizona have been released that show exactly the damage that “Fast and Furious” guns are doing.
Under the program, hundreds, if not thousands of guns, were not only allowed to be smuggled into Mexico from the United States, but the ATF actually encouraged gun sellers to sell to known smugglers.
The ATF hoped to track the guns to high ranking cartel members, but the firearms quickly disappeared. However, they didn’t stay gone long, dozens of the guns have turned up at the scenes of murders and gunfights.
Case in point, according to the Daily Mail:
The gun used in a 2013 gang-style shooting in Phoenix, Arizona has been traced to an ill-fated Obama administration program that tried in vain to track firearms across the Mexican border to drug kingpins, and grisly pictures released Thursday show the aftermath.
Carlos Rocha-Lopez and Jobani Flores were shot and left for dead by a criminal assailant who got his AK-47 rifle along with 39 other guns on a single day from a single store because the federal government instructed a gun dealer to sell them to him.
Judicial Watch, a center-right watchdog group, obtained the disturbing images through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice, whose Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the failed ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ program that put the military-style rifle on the streets.
The group’s investigators matched up the serial number from the gun in crime-scene photos to a weapon the federal government allowed to ‘walk’ across America’s southern border.
So, in this case we not only have a gun that was allowed to be smuggled across the border to Mexico, but it was apparently smuggled back into the US before being used in a crime.
Perhaps the most notorious Fast and Furious gun used in the United States is the one that was used to kill Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry (pictured above).
Terry was killed by a Mexican national along the border while performing duties related to his job.
The gun used to kill Terry was one of the very guns that the ATF allowed to be taken into Mexico.