The letter asked Holder “to immediately disclose information related to the existence of any potential ‘gun-walking’ programs in the State of Texas and provide answers to the family of fallen U.S. ICE Agent Jaime Zapata about the source of the weapons found at his murder scene, one of which has been linked to a Texas-based straw purchaser.”
“Sen. Cornyn first requested this information from the Attorney General more than one year ago and to date has only received a routine response indicating a review was taking place and additional information would be provided,” the release maintains.
“I've written and e-mailed Senators Cornyn and Hutchison on several occasions re F&F and in fact reminded the senators that Holder flat out lied to Senator Cornyn during one of the hearings when Cornyn point blank asked Holder if gunwalking was going on in any place, including Texas, other than Arizona,” an activist correspondent in Texas related.
Texas is not the only state besides Arizona where allegations of gunwalking have been reported. Florida has also been cited as a launching point for arms smuggling, government-sanctioned straw purchases have been reported in Indiana, and a report about related activity in the Pacific Northwest had to be spiked because the source feared retaliation by ATF.
About David Codrea:
David Codrea is a long-time gun rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He is a field editor for GUNS Magazine, and a blogger at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance. Read more at www.DavidCodrea.com.