Things seem to be getting worse for Eric Holder’s cover-up of Operation Fast and Furious every day.
The family of murdered Border Patrol agent Brian Terry has filed a $25 million wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives claiming Terry was killed with AK-47s that were knowingly sold under the Fast and Furious gunrunning probe to a straw purchaser for drug cartels.
In a 65-page complaint, filed in Arizona state court on Wednesday, attorneys for the family claim ATF “wrongdoing” in Operation Fast and Furious.
“ATF’s failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” the complaint claims.
But here’s the most brilliant part:
The family has also filed a suit against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for negligence in selling the weapons to the purchaser and aiding and abetting in Mexican drug cartels’ conduct.
The suit says Lone Wolf knowingly sold “hundreds of weapons” to various straw purchasers and in turn realized “hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales.”
The suit alleges that “but for defendants’ negligent and illegal sales … Brian Terry would not have been murdered in the Arizona desert on Dec. 14, 2010.”
By pulling Lone Wolf into the equation, the family’s attorney’s are creating a situation where Lone Wolf is going to be forced to give up what they know and pressure the ATF into providing documents for their defense as well.
I don’t think for a second that the Terry family is out for the money. I strongly suspect they want justice, and perhaps perhaps a small measure of revenge.