Project Gunrunner

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Hey -- let's pressure US gun dealers in the Southwest to not check credentials on their sales. We can use this data to see how many guns turn up in Mexican cartel hands. Ask the families of Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata how well this went. Now it seems that the funding for this project came from the Stimulus. From Allahpundit:
Too bad to check: Project Gunrunner was funded by � the stimulus
I really did think it was too bad to check, despite posts about it at PJM, Weasel Zippers, and Free Republic. But I checked. You�ll find complete PDF and text versions of the final stimulus bill right here. Scroll down to page 16 (of 407!) in the PDF version and behold:
For an additional amount for "State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance", $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses" for the ATF Project Gunrunner.
And to think, you guys say the stimulus didn�t produce anything. It produced guns for Mexican drug cartels, didn�t it? Says Ben Domenech, in a stroke of perfect black humor: �Shovel ready.�
Fortunately, the higher-ups in this mess (all the way to A.G. Eric Holder) are being questioned in a Senate oversight hearing. Heads need to roll for this stupidity. More on the Hearing and to see Holder get his ass handed to him can be found here: Holder Grilled on Project Gunrunner

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