Sen. John Cornyn took a stand against the gun walking that has been reported in Texas. Gun walking is a practice similar to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Fast and Furious” operation, which is now undergoing intense scrutiny in a congressional investigation.
Under the program, ATF agents did not intercept firearms that were suspected of going to drug cartels, but instead attempted to follow the firearms to lead them to gangs’ higher-ups. Problems arose when those firearms were later used in violent crimes and killings.
Cornyn today sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder requesting information about any gun walking operations in Texas.
“Unfortunately, the Department of Justice has been less than forthcoming during congressional investigations into the failed ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’” Cornyn wrote. “I believe it is important that you promptly disclose the details of any past or present Texas-based ATF ‘gun-walking’ program similar to ‘Operation Fast and Furious.’ My constituents deserve a full accounting of any such activities in Texas.”
See the full letter here.