According to Justice Department tracing documents obtained by CBS News, all three guns are WASR-10 7.62-caliber Romanian rifles. Two were purchased by Fast and Furious suspect Uriel Patino in May and July of 2010.
Sean Steward, who was convicted on gun charges in July 2012, purchased a third. The rifles were traced to the Lone Wolf gun shop in Glendale, Ariz.
During Fast and Furious and similar operations, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) pressured the Lone Wolf and other gun stores to sell massive amounts of weapons to questionable purchasers who allegedly trafficked them Mexican drug cartels.
Sources for more background:
- Cartel Coordinator Says ‘Fast and Furious’ was about Supplying Guns
- Breaking News: Attorney General Eric Holder Granted Executive Privilege
- House Oversight and Government Reform Committee set to Vote on Holding Eric Holder in Contempt
- Deputy Director William Hoover resigns from ATF in wake of critical report
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