A number of weeks ago, when news of Project Gun Walker broke, I contacted NJ’s Senator Frank Lautenberg about this issue. I forgot what I said, since I expected no response, but today, I got this in my email;
Dear Mr. Cemetery:
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) initiative known as Project Gunrunner. I appreciate hearing from you on this important issue.
As you may know, Project Gunrunner is an ATF strategy seeking to reduce violent crime associated with Mexican criminal organizations from occurring in the U.S. and to prevent these organizations from illegally obtaining firearms and explosives from the U.S. Through this project, ATF has recommended more than 2,500 criminals for prosecution and seized more than 10,000 firearms illegally destined for Mexico.
Project Gunrunner has received increased scrutiny after the December 2010 shooting death of Customs and Border Protection Agent Brian Terry in Arizona. Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has asked for an investigation into Project Gunrunner because of concerns that ATF knew the weapon used to kill Agent Terry was bought illegally, but allowed the sale to proceed. Senator Grassley has requested that an independent Inspector General conduct a review of Project Gunrunner.
Please be assured that I am closely monitoring this issue and will keep your views in mind should the Senate consider relevant legislation. Thank you again for contacting me.
Sounds like a typical non response to me.