Listeners of mine know that I believe the Fast and Furious operation was always designed to give a false impression that the US needed tougher gun regulations to keep weapons from ending up in the third world. Even though it’s the government who intentionally created the problem. When Fast and Furious ended up being the disaster it was, the feds backed off of the gun control mantra … for a time.
Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein brought it back up again last week.
“My concern, Mr. Chairman, is there’s been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made, but I think this hunt for blame doesn’t really speak about the problem,” Feinstein said during the Tuesday hearing. “And the problem is, anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50-caliber weapons, sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico.
Uh … no. No they can’t, unless the government forces the dealer to sell those weapons.
After her hearing, her staff refused to answer questions on how tougher gun control measures could have prevented the scandal, and subsequent deaths. Probably because the problem would not have existed had it not been artificially created by the government themselves.
And now this today from Holder himself.
The push for tougher gun control as a result of the government’s own negligence appears to be in full court press.
- Fast and Furious Fallout: Feinstein Seeks National Gun Registration (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- US Attorney General Eric Holder on the defensive in Fast and Furious testimony (100gf.wordpress.com)
- Holder: We need to tighten gun control laws so we at the federal government don’t give any more guns to murderous Mexican drug cartels (crushliberalism.com)
- Holder to call for tighter gun control in Fast & Furious testimony tomorrow (hotair.com)