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Updated Sep 19, 2012 - 4:46 pm

Agent’s family responds to report on gun scandal

PHOENIX – Family members of a Border Patrol agent killed in a firefight
with bandits near the Mexico border say they’re pleased that Justice
Department’s internal watchdog documented the failures of the agency in its
botched smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Two rifles bought by bought by a smuggling ring were found at the scene of a
2010 shootout that killed Agent Brian Terry near Nogales, Ariz.

Authorities have faced criticism for allowing suspected straw gun buyers to
walk away from gun shops with weapons, rather than arrest the suspects and seize
the guns there.

The Terry family says it was digesting the report and refraining from
commenting on its specifics.

The report referred more than a dozen people for possible disciplinary action
for their roles in the probe.

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