Fast and Furious Update

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Air Date: October 2, 2012

Host: Vic Eliason

Guest: Larry Pratt

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Larry Pratt is Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.

Vic reported that this morning, two U.S. border agents were shot. One was killed near a major drug corridor in Arizona. This has happened as we approach the second anniversary of the death of border patrol agent Brian Terry in December of 2010. His death opened the door to the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.

Just as unfortunate is the fact that up until now, the faces and names of hundreds of Mexicans that have died due to Fast and Furious have gone largely unknown. Larry noted that this has changed with the recent coverage of this scandal by a Mexican news network called Univision.

Larry also reported that there have been similar Fast and Furious efforts in Texas and Florida and that overall, the entire program ran from the Fall of 2009 to early 2011. The goal was to intentionally have guns get into the hands of cartels in Mexico in order to make it easy to argue for gun control here in the United States.

Larry uncovers more on this scandal as well as providing listeners with an update on the U.N. Small Arms Treaty.

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