April 15, 2011
E-mails uncovered in a congressional inquiry show federal agents investigating gunrunning on the U.S.-Mexico border ignored warnings about weapons falling into the wrong hands.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recruited American gun dealers to sell to people believed to be smuggling weapons to people believed to be smuggling weapons to Mexican cartels.
In the e-mails, one Arizona gun dealer repeatedly asks agents for assurances the firearms he sells will never end up in Mexico.
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