“Gunwalker” Scandal Widens

ATF Scandal Widens

“Project Gunwalker” may have strolled from Arizona to Texas.
The gun that was used by a smuggler to kill ICE Agent Jaime Zapata
last month in Mexico has been traced to a Texas gun shop, where it was
purchased by suspected gun traffickers who had reportedly been under
ATF surveillance for over a year.

According to an affidavit in the arrest of alleged straw purchasers,
Otilio and Ranferi Osorio, and Kelvin Morrison, they had previously
sold 40 guns to a federal agent, but had not been arrested.

Dallas ATF spokesman Tom Crowley would not release details about
when the gun was purchased, or whether the suspected straw buyers
were under active ATF surveillance at the time the murder gun was
purchased.  He referred questions on details to the U.S. Justice
Department in Washington.

So far, DOJ has not been forthcoming.  We received word from Sen.
Chuck Grassley’s office today that AG Holder failed to respond to the
Senator’s questions about the AZ scandal by the Feb. 23 deadline
Grassley had set.

Today, The Firearms Coalition asked Sen. Grassley to call for hearings
into both the AZ and Texas investigations, requiring ATF Executives to
testify under oath.  We received assurance today that the Senator
remains resolute, and that staffers are burning the midnight oil on this
investigation.

Kudos to Activists/Bloggers David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh, who
broke the “Project Gunwalker” scandal and brought it to Sen.
Grassley’s attention.