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Family of Slain Border Agent Brian Terry Sues Federal Officials

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PHOENIX (TheBlaze/AP) — The family of a slain Border Patrol agent has sued federal officials over the botched “Fast and Furious” gun operation.

Agent Brian Terry was mortally wounded on Dec. 14, 2010, in a firefight north of the Arizona-Mexico border between U.S. agents and five men who had sneaked into the country to rob marijuana smugglers.

Federal authorities conducting “Fast and Furious” have faced tough criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers for a smuggling ring to walk away from gun shops in Arizona with weapons, rather than arrest them and seize weapons. Further, there were no solid tracking mechanisms to trace the guns once they crossed into Mexico.

The lawsuit filed Thursday and made publicly available on Friday came from Terry’s parents against six managers and investigators for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The family also sued a federal prosecutor who had previously handled the case but is no longer on it, and the owner of the gun store where two rifles found in the firefight’s aftermath were bought.

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  1. Hawaiian

    December 16th, 2012

    It bothers me when any news report about that tragedy uses the word “botched.” There is zero evidence that Fast & Furious was carried out in any way other than exactly how it was planned. Nobody at ATF, DOJ, etc. “botched” anything, they all did precisely what they were told to do.

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  2. DingleBarry

    December 16th, 2012

    Buck Farack.

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  3. MMSDave

    December 25th, 2012

    Yes,”Hawaiian”, botched is a little obscure. Horrifically ill-conceived is a more accurate term.

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  4. Ron

    December 25th, 2012

    It would be nice if this trail would show the total of people killed by these weapons the government allowed to be gotten in disregard to our guns laws on the books. It would make the Sandy Hook killings look minor and the government sanctioned these killings. What Hypocrisy!

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  5. Marshell

    December 25th, 2012

    I was working in Arizona a few years ago, tried to buy a gun but was refused because I lived in Florida. A concealed weapons license don’t heip

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