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ATF Agents: We Were Ordered to Let Guns Go

WASHINGTON, DC - Stunning testimony in Congress Wednesday about guns bought in Arizona that landed in the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

During a Capitol Hill hearing about Operation Fast and Furious, several federal firearms agents told Congress they watched those illegal sales happen but were ordered to step aside.

A trio of 'whistleblower' agents from the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Field Office here in Phoenix spoke out on their role in the operation.

The men say they were not allowed to make arrests on small-time gun buyers, allowing thousands of weapons to flow into Mexico.

Some of those guns were linked to the murder of an Arizona Border Patrol agent last year, and that agent's family went before Congress.

Agent Brian Terry was killed during a gun battle in the southern Arizona desert. Investigators found two assault rifles at the crime scene, bou

Added: Jun-16-2011 Occurred On: Jun-16-2011
By: Arizona_Patriot
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