Ariz. House to probe gun trafficking investigation

PHOENIX (AP)Arizona legislators plan to review a controversial federal law enforcement investigation into weapons trafficking in Arizona.

State House Speaker Andy Tobin is creating a special House committee to investigate the Fast and Furious operation.

Tobin’s office says the study will examine the impact on the state and its residents and whether Fast and Furious violated any state laws.

Fast and Furious was intended to identify and prosecute major weapons traffickers but it resulted in federal agents losing track of weapons that later ended up at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States.

The committee is headed by Republican Rep. David Burnell Smith of Carefree, and Tobin says the committee will have subpoena power and is to submit a report by March 30.

thanks to AP

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