Obama Wants to Ban Guns in U.S. to Reduce Crime…in Mexico
In his latest Fast and Furious stonewalling before Congress, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed Obama’s desire to sacrifice our Second Amendment rights…”to improve our relationship with Mexico and reduce their crime situation”.
According to The Daily Caller,
Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to answer questions about his role in the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal. However, instead of answers, Congress got more defiance, more arrogance, and more wasted time with an attorney general who clearly feels no sense of obligation to the American people or our rule of law. …
In a rash attempt to deflect attention away from himself and his own irresponsibility, Holder let Congress know that the Obama administration is still working toward the day when it can reinstate former President Bill Clinton’s so-called “assault weapons” ban. According to Holder:
“This administration has consistently favored the reinstitution of the assault weapons ban. It is something that we think was useful in the past with regard to the reduction that we’ve seen in crime, and certainly would have a positive impact on our relationship and the crime situation in Mexico.”
It’s difficult to follow Holder’s logic here, but it goes something like this …
The Obama administration — particularly Eric Holder’s Justice Department — oversaw an epic scandal whereby our own federal government illegally funneled thousands of firearms into the hands of Mexican drug lords. This contributed to the death of one U.S. Border Patrol agent and hundreds of Mexicans.
Despite being head of the Justice Department and our nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Eric Holder claims he doesn’t know how or why this scandal occurred, or even who under his charge may have authorized it. He also refuses to turn over critical documents to congressional investigators that could help prevent something this tragic and corrupt from ever happening again.
Therefore, Obama and Holder are confident that if they can ban a large number of the legal firearms that law-abiding Americans use every day for self-defense, hunting, and recreational and competitive target shooting, it will help solve Mexico’s crime problem.
With Obama’s history of contempt for gun ownership why would this be a surprise? America’s 1st Freedom lists a few examples:
1996: Obama endorsed a total ban on the manufacture, sale and possession of all handguns.
1998: Obama endorsed a ban on the sale or transfer of all semi-automatic firearms.
1999: Obama supported a 500 percent increase in federal taxes on ammunition.
2003: Obama voted to ban single-shot, over-under, and side-by-side shotguns.
2004: Obama said the right to carry should be banned nationwide.
Obama even said you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun in your home for self-defense!
Obama’s nominees—Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan— …are among the most rabidly anti-gun U.S. Supreme Court justices in American history.
Obama’s legislative policies in his secret war on our Second Amendment freedom can be reversed. His appointments to the Supreme Court cannot. It’s why the NRA believes 2012 matters so much for preserving our Constitutional rights.
h/t Benjamin Carter