Operation Gunwalker keeps expanding
The LA Times interviews one of the gun dealers.
"He said he supported law enforcement, and never imagined a thousand weapons, or half of the entire Fast and Furious inventory, would "walk" out of his store. And when arrests were not forthcoming, "every passing week I was more stunned," he said.
According to a confidential memo written by assistant federal prosecutor Emory Hurley, "Mr. Howard had expressed concerns about the cooperation he was providing and whether he was endangering himself or implicating himself in a criminal investigation."
Other firearms dealers shared his concerns. At the nearby Scottsdale Gun Club, the proprietor sent an email to Agent David Voth. "I want to help ATF," he said, "but not at the risk of agents' safety because I have some very close friends that are U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern AZ.""
And PJ Media points out that FBI gave the cartel insider $70,000 in "seed money" to start buying the guns. It probably came from stimulus dollars... although why the drug cartels would need economic stimulus is not clear. So now we have a multi-agency program not only to allow the cartels to get American guns, but to also to fund the buying.
And speaking of multi-agency efforts, there's Grenadewalker, where a fellow was exporting hundreds or thousands of grenade casings (I assume practice grenades) into Mexico, and there making them live, to supply the cartels. Customs caught him, they wanted to prosecute him, but DoJ (via the US Attorney) insisted that they let him go.