Gunrunner: Eric Holder uses Fast and Furious to promote gun control at Senate hearing
Yesterday Eric Holder testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious and once again me made the claim that he knew nothing about the deadly and scandalous operation. He said that while it was his responsibility to know what was happening in the “Justice” Department that he couldn’t possibly be expected to know every detail of every operation in the department. That certainly sounds like a contradiction on his part; on one hand he admits it is his responsibility to know what is happening in his department, and on the other hand he is claiming that it is impossible for him to know what is happening in his department. It sounds as if he isn’t up to the task he agreed to undertake when he accepted the role as head of the “Justice” Department.
We know that this is a lie based on Janet Napolitano’s testimony in which she admitted that Operation Fast and Furious was an OCDETF which would have required Eric Holder to sign off on before it was implemented.
But that is not what I wanted to focus on today because I wanted to focus on this statement that Eric Holder also made during yesterday’s testimony:
Unfortunately, earlier this year the House of Representatives actually voted to keep law enforcement in the dark when individuals purchase multiple semi-automatic rifles and shotguns in Southwest border gun shops,” Holder’s written testimony declares. “Providing law enforcement with the tools to detect and disrupt illegal gun trafficking is entirely consistent with the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and it is critical to addressing the public safety crisis on the Southwest border
Eric Holder did what many people try to do when they are losing an argument and have no facts to back up an argument, he tried to change the subject by shifting the investigation and attempted to turn the tables on the Congress and put them on trial for failing to pass more stringent gun control laws even though his “Justice” Department was selling weapons to criminals and are the ones under investigation here.
Over two years ago I wrote a post about how I felt that the violence at the Mexican border was going to be used by the Obama regime as a “crisis” to be used to implement strict gun control laws on the American people based on the 90% lie. This post was written before Operation fast and Furious became public knowledge and it has been my contention that Fast and Furious was being used as a means to ensure the 90% number was reached.
Ignoring the Fast and Furious scandal, back in July of this year the “Justice” Department moved forward with the gun grabbing scheme when it announced that gun shops must report all law abiding citizens who purchase more than one gun at a time in order to help quell the violence at the Mexican border. This policy was never implemented because the Congress must have realized the hypocrisy of the “Justice” Department asking law abiding Americans to adhere to more gun laws while the department was responsible for some of the violence at the border in the first place.
And now Eric Holder is berating the Congress for not implementing his plan even though he is guilty of providing the criminals with the guns used to justify his gun grabbing policies. Eric Holder has no case and he has no shame; he is gong on the offensive because he knows that he cannot defend himself or his policies.
The only people who should be exhibiting more control of their weapons are Eric Holder and all of the departments involved in this scandal because they are almost as guilty of killing Brian Terry as is the man who pulled the trigger.