At long last, the first trial based on the events surrounding the violent 2010 murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry by Mexican drug smugglers wielding firearms supplied by the U.S. government began last week in a Tucson, Arizona, courtroom. A political firestorm erupted when it was revealed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as part of a program dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious,” had provided Brian Terry’s murderers with the weapons used to take his life. After being forced to recant and withdraw their multiple denials, ATF and the Department of Justice (DOJ) finally acknowledged that the agency had facilitated sales to straw purchasers who turned over firearms purchased in the United States to Mexican drug gangs in the hope that federal agents might follow them up the criminal ladder as part of a now-discredited strategy called gun-walking. After the scandal broke, ATF and DOJ declared such tactics unacceptable and assured both Congress and the American people that changes have been made to prevent them from ever being used again. -------------------------------------------------- You see sheep, the trusted GOVERNMENT entities LIE and cover up information. The sooner the sheep get their heads out of their asses and realize we the people are being lied to just as much the sooner we can get back and honest Government who actually cares about their people and not raking in billions as we the people live like peons. You can bet they WILL NOT take measures to keep it from happening again they will take measure to make sure they don't get caught again.