Guns From Controversial ATF Gun Program Linked to Shooting of Mexican Military Helicopter, CBS reports

By Allan Lengel

Now comes another example of just how problematic ATF’s “Operation Fast and Furious” program has become.

CBS News reported that there is a link between the ATF program and a recent incident in which a Mexican military helicopter was fired upon by drug cartel suspects and forced to land.

CBS reported that authorities seized more than 70 assault rifles and other weapons from the suspects, some of which were purchased in the ATF sting.

The program, which has come under intense criticism, encouraged gun dealers in Arizona to sell to straw purchasers — all with the hopes of authorities tracing the guns to the Mexican cartels.

Unfortunately, some of the guns have been involved in crimes.

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