Nevada Public Radio Listen Live

"Morning Edition"
Facebook Twitter Follow Nevada Public Radio

Support Nevada Public Radio
KNPR's State of Nevada About SON Archives Participate Specials
TODAY
States Look At Marijuana Laws
Missing Out On A High School Diploma
Gut Feeling: What We Learned From The Hazda About Digestion
RECENT
Council Votes For Horse-Drawn Carriages
Utah Keeps 'Utes' As Mascot
The Progressive Bluegrass Sounds Of The Infamous Stringdusters
Why Don't We Know Who's Behind the Kelly Cheating Scandal?
The Good Foods Of Lent
Robert Coover And The Return Of The Brunists
Castro And Patrick Spar Over Immigration
Boycott Las Vegas Say Social Conservatives
How Safe Is Your Food?
Behind The Bundy Ranch Standoff
Lynne Jasames On Why 'It's Okay To Cry'
BASE Jumping: The Allure And The Danger
Can 'Serious' Reading Happen Online?
Anti-Government Protesters Win Round Against BLM
Tax Advice For The Alternative Economy
The Secret History Of Las Vegas

Why the Fast and Furious Failed to Stop Gun Smuggling
Why the Fast and Furious Failed to Stop Gun Smuggling

Listen
AIR DATE: June 25, 2012

Fast and Furious was a 15-month ATF program with the intent of catching bigger fish within the Mexican cartels. More than two thousand guns were allowed across the border in order to track them. The plan failed. And now U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder could be held in contempt by a U.S. House Oversight Committee for not making relevent documents available.  Who is to blame? Why would a government agency allow weapons to go freely across the border like that?
 
GUEST
Michel Marizco, reporter, Fronteras: The Changing America Desk

LINKS
comments powered by Disqus
COMMENTS:
The gangs will get weapons no matter what, so it seems that Fast and Furious just made it easier for them. Really, who cares what serial numbers and what guns are used in such broad-based crimes. I just don't see the point of ineffectively dealing with this *symptom* (guns), when they in fact should be focusing on the *problem* (the drug war).
Tim HuntJun 22, 2012 09:15:52 AM
Even a true moron would rightly reckon that this ridiculous "plan" would fail big time. Indeed, the folks who planned and carried out this fiasco should be in jail, or at the very least, fired.
Herb W.Jun 21, 2012 21:09:52 PM
© 2013 NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO   
Web hosting facilities provided by Switch.