Sometime following that came word of a secret operation, one dubbed Project Gunwalker by David Codrea as a cynical referral to the deviations taken from Project Gunrunner primarily by the Phoenix office of the ATF, wherein assault weapons purchases to straw purchasers would be allowed to take place. There is growing evidence that this is exactly what led to the death of Brian Terry, a Customs and Border Protection agent in December of 2010. One of those gun purchases allowed to take place by the ATF was used in a firefight with suspected drug and/or people traffickers just across the border in Arizona. Two weapons recovered at the site were traced back to a gun shop in Glendale, AZ working with the ATF to track the guns.
|Agent Brian Terry|