A gun rights advocate is praising a Hispanic media outlet for
uncovering a startling revelation about the ill-fated "Fast and
Univision, a Spanish-language television network in the U.S.,
has obtained a Mexican Army document revealing that three of the
high-caliber guns used in the January 2010 bloody
massacre in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua,
Mexico, were linked to the gun-walking operation conducted
by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Fourteen young people were killed, and another 12 were wounded by
assassins tied to the Mexican cartel La Linea.
Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of
America (GOA), says Univision's "Aqui y Ahora" is very
"They show some of the dead bodies; they make this a whole lot
more real than the [rest of the] media here in this country," Pratt
He suggests the report would be much bigger news if a Republican
"We would have heard no end of this. This would have been lead
story nightly news from the time that this broke -- the end of
January last year," the GOA spokesman insists. "The so-called
mainline media has been doing really a very effective job [of]
ignoring Fast and Furious."
So Pratt says Mitt Romney and the Republicans need to make a
campaign issue of the government program that allowed more than
2,000 high-powered rifles to "walk' into the hands of violent
"They can't rely on the Democrat media to do it; they're not
going to be talking about what a bunch of criminals their own guys
are," he contends. "The Republicans are going to have to bring it
to the attention of Mr. and Mrs. America that your government was
engaged in a conspiracy to commit murder."
Pratt is hopeful Romney will bring up the subject during a
As this year's fall TV season begins, a conservative advocacy
group maintains that broadcast networks are determined to deluge
families with increased graphic and unwarranted content during