We've all heard the claim by many major news outlets that 90% of the Mexican drug cartel guns come from US gun stores. Ever wonder (a) if it is true and (b) what is the source for that info?
Keep an eye on "Project Gun Walker." The truth is slowly leaking out, that BATF&E not only lied, but in fact BATF&E agents were the real cross-border smugglers, in order to be able to pad their stats. Trouble is, one of the BATF&E guns was later used to kill a Border Patrol Agent.
Here are some pull quotes from "A journalist's guide to 'Project Gunwalker"
"ATF management was allowing potentially hundreds of semiautomatic firearms to be walked across the Mexican border in order to pad statistics used to further budget and power objectives."
"Mexican authorities were kept in the dark, and protests that they should be informed were overridden, first by the Phoenix ATF office, and ultimately by higher-ups in Washington, DC."
"A gun used in this operation was involved in a December 2010 incident in which a Border Patrol agent was killed."