Do you think the ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms) should be selling guns to Mexican cartels?

Technically the ATF didn't sell the guns directly, they simply encouraged and facilitated the operation. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/10/earlyshow/main20070475.shtml#ixzz1Q9sFjPKZ Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) encouraged gun shops to sell thousands of... show more Technically the ATF didn't sell the guns directly, they simply encouraged and facilitated the operation.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/06/10/earlyshow/main20070475.shtml#ixzz1Q9sFjPKZ

Officials at the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) encouraged gun shops to sell thousands of assault rifles and other weapons destined for Mexican drug cartels.

On "The Early Show" Friday, CBS News Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reported those who defend the strategy say their goal was to let the little fish go -- to get the big fish. But insiders say, in the process, lives were needlessly put in danger.
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