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Gunrunner: Eric Holder uses Fast and Furious to promote gun control at Senate hearing

November 9, 2011

  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.

 

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24 Comments leave one →
  1. Lou222 permalink
    November 9, 2011 8:42 pm

    AG Holder was just “taking another tack”, that is all. He moves from one extreme to another depending on his audience. He also has the talking points he wants to get out to be sure the media can pick up on them and run with it. This man has no shame or soul. It is unbelievable the depths I am sure he will go to concerning F&F.

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    • November 9, 2011 10:58 pm

      He knows that the media will carry his water and will focus on the gun control issue while ignoring this scandal so he is taking advantage of it.

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  2. November 9, 2011 9:27 pm

    You were right from the very beginning, Steve. This was and is about more gun control. And there appears to be no real remorse for all the bloodshed our government is responsible for having caused.

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    • November 9, 2011 11:00 pm

      I do have to admit that I feel a bit vindicated about my prediction, although I never would have thought that the government would stoop to this level to get what they wanted.

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  3. bunkerville permalink
    November 9, 2011 10:27 pm

    We got lucky on this one. The truth of what was behind it, can no longer be disputed. We are fortunate that the latest poll indicates there is more suport for gun ownership than ever.

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    • November 9, 2011 11:02 pm

      There is no longer any doubt about what the Obama regime wanted to accomplish, but it still shocks me that they were willing to go this far to attain their goals.

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      • Lou222 permalink
        November 10, 2011 8:58 am

        I would think by now you would be beyond shocked, Steve. We know how they play the game, we just have to “nudge” some on the other side to start talking. Apparently they are being paid well to keep quiet.

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      • November 10, 2011 9:21 pm

        I know I shouldn’t be shocked any more but they keep managing to sink even lower when I don’t think it is possible.

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  4. November 10, 2011 12:30 am

    This was the goal all along… the fact they got caught doing it only slowed them down.

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    • November 10, 2011 7:48 am

      It sure was the plan and you are right about this only slowing them down. They want to crack down on the second amendment and they aren’t going to let this scandal stop them, they are going to continue to attack the second amendment.

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      • Lou222 permalink
        November 10, 2011 8:57 am

        Isn’t it funny how they can put a spin on anything and turn it into what they want it to mean? AG Holder knew when he was being questioned that he had the medias ears and turned it to gun control, not what HE was being questioned about. It almost appeared that the real reason for the questioning was just an aside note. It is amazing that he can sit there and lie so straight faced.

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      • November 10, 2011 9:23 pm

        Exactly, he agreed to appear on the Senate floor because he knew he would be given the opportunity to deflect the blame for this scandal and promote is agenda and it didn’t matter to him that he was the one on trial here.

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    • Lou222 permalink
      November 10, 2011 9:00 am

      Yes, Harrison, they down-shifted for awhile, but we know they will regroup and pick up speed again. They just don’t seem to be held responsible for anything, do they? We can thank the MSM for alot of this. I consider them totally useless and irresponsible at this point.

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  5. November 10, 2011 1:13 am

    Amen brother! Great post.

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    • November 10, 2011 7:49 am

      Thank you!

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    • Lou222 permalink
      November 10, 2011 9:02 am

      John, what do you think will be the issue that takes this administration down? So far, I have not seen it yet, I think. I believe that it will surface, but what we have in the open now doesn’t seem to be doing it.

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  6. November 10, 2011 2:01 pm

    I believe that if it comes to light what he is doing in Africa, and dropping bombs on 6 countries now, and killing hundreds or more civilians at a clip, the left might decide to call him on it. To take him down, it would need to be something that the left can no longer stomach. In fact, that should be the GOP strategy. Gang up on him on things the left will not tolerate. I have just about given up blogging on Africa, as no one seems to have much interest. Cain? well, now you have a story that will sell.

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    • Lou222 permalink
      November 10, 2011 7:54 pm

      B, that is negative press coverage of The One and they will never do that. He can treat them like children and still they cover for him. What exactly will the left NOT stomach from him? Same goes for the right, they don’t want to say anything bad to offend him, either. The files this administration has on Congress must be excessive for them to tip toe around him. If Cain were a leftie, there would not be a story, would there? It is politics as usual.

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    • November 11, 2011 7:23 am

      The anti-war left from the Bush administration is stunningly quiet in regards to Obama’s wars. Part of the blame has to fall on the media for not reporting it and part of the blame has to fall on the left for willingly ignoring what Obama is doing over there.

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  7. Trinidad Ruggiere permalink
    July 24, 2012 12:04 am

    Gun control laws should really be passed. There are just so many violent events that is happening these days because of loose firearms. I just hope that the government will be more strict when it comes to guns….’,

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    • July 24, 2012 7:16 pm

      But the most violent cities in America are the ones with the toughest gun laws.

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  8. GENE WILLIS permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:16 pm

    gunrunner eric holder sits at the table with anti american joe biden discussing how to totaly disarm a nation.eric the gunrunner holden made sure mexico gangsters had weapons.however eric the gunrunner holden wants to help adolf obama with anti american joe biden to disarm america.treasononus crime to america for disobaying his oath of office.all of them.

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  9. GENE WILLIS permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:20 pm

    obama and all his ilk cant stand the bill of rights and the constitution.ND WHY DO PEOPLE LIKE OBAMA AND ERIC HOLDER FEEL THAT WAY,BECAUSE IT WAS ESTABILISHED BY WHITE PEOPLE.thats why obama and people like eric holder hate this nation and those who fallow the constitution and bill of rights..

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  10. GENE WILLIS permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:27 pm

    to all those who think tighter gun control by the rough goverment will work,hows the open borders working for you?notice how no illeagel guns made it over to mexico?the drug war of 1973 to,were winning that right?goverment control over street violance gone down over the years?no more rapes,murders,kidnappings,home invasions,robberies,all gone thanks to goverment intervention.yea sir,tighter gun control,criminals will never get them again.sleep tight wet dreamers.

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