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WASHINGTON - Keeping American weapons from getting into the hands of Mexican gangs is the goal of a program called "Project Gunrunner." But critics say it's doing exactly the opposite. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on what she found.
Sources tell CBS News several gun shops wanted to stop the questionable sales, but ATF encouraged them to continue.
CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. "It got ugly..." said one. There was "screaming and yelling" says another. A third warned: "this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed."
Sure enough, the weapons soon began surfacing at crime scenes in Mexico - dozens of them sources say - including shootouts with government officials.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
Something really bad has gotta happen today to take our minds off these unsettling revelations!edit on 24-2-2011 by muzzleflash because: (no reason given)
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Something really bad has gotta happen today to take our minds off these unsettling revelations!