The “Fast and Furious” experiment ran by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) allowed criminals working for Mexican drug cartels to purchase weapons at federally licensed gun dealers in Phoenix.
Now one of the guns used in the Paris terrorist attack in November 2015, where 130 people were killed, has been traced back through its serial number, to a Phoenix gun owner, who sold it illegally, Judicial Watch has confirmed. Federal ATF agents are the ones who tracked the weapon and filed a Report of Investigation (ROI). They also found the Phoenix gun owner possessed an unregistered fully automatic weapon.
However, Judicial Watch says no action was taken against the individual in Phoenix – instead, ATF went out of their way to keep the matter quiet.
“Agents were told, in the process of taking the fully auto, not to anger the seller to prevent him from going public,” a veteran law enforcement official told Judicial Watch.
When Judicial Watch questioned ATF spokesman Corey Ray, he denied that any Fast & Furious weapons were used in the Paris attacks, and when informed of the ATF’s own investigation report, he said he wasn’t familiar with that report.
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