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Issa: Crimes of omission

Monday, July 11, 2011

Whatever one's opinion of federal and state gun laws in the U.S., nobody has a right to smuggle guns into Mexico in violation of that nation's laws. And yet under two programs (Operation Fast and Furious and Project Gunrunner), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives authorized some 1,800 guns to be illegally smuggled into Mexico, violating laws on both sides of the border in the process.

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