Family of Murdered Border Agent Brian Terry Files $25 Million Lawsuit Against ATF

The family of slain border agent Brian Terry blamed Eric Holder for their son’s death in a November interview.

Today the family of murdered border agent Brian Terry filed a $25 million lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The family claims ATF wrongdoing in the “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program.
FOX News reported:

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, attorneys for the family claim ATF “wrongdoing” in Fast and Furious.

“ATF’s failures were not only negligent but in violation of ATF’s own policies and procedures,” the complaint claims.

The family has also filed suit against the Lone Wolf Trading Company seeking unspecified damages for selling the weapons to the straw purchaser.

The suit says Lone Wolf knowingly sold “hundreds of weapons” to various straw purchasers and realized “hundreds of thousands of dollars in profits from these sales.”

Last November, ten months after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was gunned down by Mexican drug cartel suspects in Arizona, his family has received a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder saying he is “sorry” for their loss.

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    I hope they win too…fukk odumbo and holder lying sacks of $hit

  • American Patriot

    Good for them – except that the pay back to the grieving parents will come from the taxpayers. Wouldn’t it be better if the bureaucrats responsible had to fork over the cash from their own pockets?

  • bg



    hope they keep Fast & Furious on the
    front burner for a long long long time..


  • Molon Labe

    A suit that the taxpayer must pay for is a joke. Why not sue the individuals over their actions? Especially after Obama is thrown out of office.

  • srdem65

    If I’m on the jury, they win. win big.

  • Gloria Gilson

    The individuals involved will all get immunity via the Westfall Act of 1988,
    The law’s purpose is “…to protect federal employees from personal liability for common law torts committed within the scope of their employment, while providing persons injured by the common law torts of federal employees with an appropriate remedy against the United States” (sec. 2[b]). The intention was to overturn the Westfall decision and thereby restore protections to executive-branch workers, extend those protections to legislative and judicial workers, and reinstitute the procedures by which persons who were harmed could bring suit against the government rather than against individual workers. Seldom is anything as easy as it seems. The law may have achieved its key purposes, but numerous other problems arose in the process.

    And the Federal Torts Claim Act will likely bar any successful suit against the United States qua sovereign body.

  • i agree with #2.

  • Granny

    #2 February 1, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    American Patriot commented:

    Good for them – except that the pay back to the grieving parents will come from the taxpayers. Wouldn’t it be better if the bureaucrats responsible had to fork over the cash from their own pockets?

    I would rather that $25 million go to them than to one of Obama’s cronies or to another failed Solyndra clone.

  • john b

    The amount is not enough. seriously. it should have been between $500 M and $1 B — that would have attracted attention.

  • lonestar

    If I was on that jury, I’d add a zero after the 25 million and give it to them.

  • May Hussein and Holder soon be doing the perp walk at Fort Leavenworth.

    ‘Ten people will be murdered today in Mexico with guns provided to drug cartels by Eric Holder, the United States Attorney General. Politicians are calling for him to resign. Resign??

    There is enough evidence presented to Congress to arrest him and prosecute him for an Act of War against the nation of Mexico, accessory to murder of thousands of innocent citizens in Mexico and America as well as the murder of United States Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Resign?? Besides sending illegal guns to Mexico, Holder and his associates sold guns to criminal street gangs inside the United States where the guns will be used inside the United States. It will take years to find the thousands of guns these criminals sold to killers.

    Eric Holder and his criminal operatives in his office and the Department of Justice need to be dragged out in handcuffs, jailed with no bail and put on trial with a jury of American citizens who are not federal government employees.

    Like a dead chicken being plucked, Obama has lost his power and his support. Six months or so ago, French President Sarkozy called Obama, “Insane”. Other world leaders have publicly called him incompetent and other derogatory names.’…

    Obama the Chicken is Being Plucked

    via Mark S. McGrew

  • Patty

    And now, get the weasel Holder and lock him up and throw away the key. This gives me hope for America. We are mad and we aren’t going to take it anymore. We are more aware than ever the importance of a Commander in Chief and a Cabinet that is working for us and not against our principles we hold so dear.

    Thank you, Issa for all your hard work. Keep it up tomorrow and get this done.

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  • Sam Stone

    I just listened to my Congressman Cummings give his opening statement and he spent it blaming Bush and covering for Holder. Cummings said “there is no evidence the AG knew about guns walking…”

    Of course there is no evidence Cummings!! Holder is withholding it even under subpoena!

  • Sam Stone

    Now another black congressman had his 5 minutes and spent the entire time DEFENDING racist corrupt Holder! Not one question about the operation or policy, NOT ONE! All Holder defense!

    I guess “my people” need the defense!

  • Sam Stone
  • Sam Stone

    Rep Maloney, D, is now using the hearing to call for more gun laws. This was the purpose of the entire failed murderous plan. They have no shame!

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  • Neo

    Former CIA head Gen. Hayden on CNN:

    “But any personal instinct toward some common “executive branch” empathy for Holder is muted not only by the dubious character of Fast and Furious, but by some of the attorney general’s other actions, as well. While out of office, for example, he famously called for a ‘reckoning’ for CIA officers and other officials who authorized and conducted operations that were edgy and risky and intended to deal with difficult circumstances.”

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