Now that President Obama has issued an executive order to “maximize enforcement efforts to prevent gun violence and prosecute gun crime”, is Attorney General Eric Holder’s job safe? That action was number 13 of the 23 gun control mandates he signed in the emotional wake of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newton, Connecticut.
…was a crime actually committed in this Holder case? Apparently so. The full House voted on a bipartisan basis to hold him in both civil and criminal Contempt of Congress. That criminal resolution was then forwarded to Holder’s subordinate, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald Machen, for prosecution. And despite being legally required to bring forth charges against Holder, Machen, obviously under his instruction, chose to ignore the resolution.
Vice President Joe Biden, who recently headed a gun violence investigation task force, defended Obama’s issuance of executive orders, stating: “The president is going to act on gun control”, whereby: “There are executive orders, there’s executive action that can be taken. We haven’t decided what that is yet. But we’re compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action that we believe is required.” He continued: “As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking.”
He somehow failed to mention, however, that under Holder’s watch, his Department of Justice oversaw a program which allowed thousands of guns to enter the bloodstream of the Mexican drug war…guns linked to the deaths of at least one U.S. border patrol agent and hundreds of their citizens.
Two of the Fast and Furious weapons were found at the Arizona murder scene of Brian Terry. Two other walking guns were recovered at the location of Sinaloa drug cartel members who allegedly kidnapped and killed the brother of Mexico’s attorney general, Mario Gonzales Rodriguez in November 2010. In fact, one of those illicitly-transferrd guns was originally purchased by George Gillett, then a deputy special agent in charge of the ATF’s Phoenix office. That one was later recovered at the scene of a shootout between a Mexican drug cartel and military troops that left Mexican beauty queen Flores Gamez and four others dead.
It remains unclear who is responsible for intentionally passing assault weapons of the same types that the Obama administration is determined to ban law-abiding American’s from purchasing, into the hands of drug cartels. As Representative Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) recently commented from the House floor: “We have a president who makes speeches, and an attorney general that makes speeches, about how they’re going after illegal guns…and yet there is blood on the hands of people in this administration, and we can’t even find out who they are.”
The story misspells the name of whistleblower John Dodson.
Every time Obama says gun control, the response should be swift and immediate… you could say… FAST AND FURIOUS.
They worked to undermine the Second Amendment by creating a crisis. They murdered hundreds (if not thousands) of our Mexican neighbors and two federal agents – Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata (though Zapata was killed by a parallel gunwalking program run by Texas’ ATF).