Saturday, January 14, 2012

White Gun, Another ATF Gun-Smuggling Scheme?

Similar to the Fast and Furious operation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), another operation code-named White Gun is under review.
Now members of Congress who have spent months scrutinizing the Fast and Furious debacle are seeking to determine whether White Gun was another weapons investigation gone wrong.

"Apparently guns got away again," said one source close to the investigation, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa).

"How many got into Mexico, who knows?"

Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives declined to comment on whether any firearms were lost in White Gun. But unlike Fast and Furious, they vigorously defended the previously unreported White Gun operation as a well-managed investigation that produced three arrests and convictions.
One observing the missteps of the ATF might conclude the agency is being grossly mismanaged.

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