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http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/08/holder-tells-congress-the-obama-administration-wants-to-ban-guns/

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.

But for all the stonewalling, there was at least one telling moment at this hearing, and it should concern law-abiding gun owners and all Americans who expect accountability from our government.

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.

What’s particularly galling about Holder’s shallow and illogical attempt to use “Fast and Furious” to further the Obama administration’s gun-ban agenda is that during the same hearing, he lectured Congress for playing political “gotcha” games in an election year.

Amazingly, Holder seems incapable of understanding that this isn’t a Republican or Democratic issue, it’s an American issue, and all Americans deserve to know how and why their government purposefully allowed thousands of guns to flow into the hands of murderous Mexican drug cartels. The family of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry deserves to know why two of these guns were found at the scene of Terry’s murder.

Eric Holder’s Justice Department oversaw this illegal operation, but all Holder is willing to do is call for gun bans on law-abiding Americans, withhold critical information from Congress, and pat himself on the back for a job well done. As Holder told Congress on Thursday: “I’m proud of the work that I’ve done as attorney general of the United States, and looked at fairly, I think I’ve done a pretty good job.”

Eric Holder has long since proved himself inept and incapable of holding the trust that Americans place in our nation’s chief law enforcement officer. The longer Holder refuses to step down as attorney general, the more lasting his damage to this sacred institution will be.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/02/08/h...ministration-wants-to-ban-guns/#ixzz1mqH9FYbQ
 

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please please stop trying to scare the kids...

many here on njh are feeling safe and warm knowing that no one will ever attack our 2a rights , i know this because i've seen it writen here on these pages.

this kind of info only forces them to pull their heads out of their asses and confront reality that we are already under attack..

and why get ahead of the curve by becoming pro active when you can just sit back , have another beer and await the outcome.(oh yea i forgot all the law abiding gun owners who are going to then take up arms in revolt...LOL LOL LOL )
 

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Canada just repealed its long gun registration......That means long guns are not subject to registration.... The reason....Because after spending 2.6 billion dollars on this registration, not one gun used in a crime was traced back to its owner. IT DID NOT WORK, SO THEY GAVE UP registering long guns..... Nice to see some politicians in Canada Have a brain that works!!!! Now if only we could get Osama Obama to use his brain and his side kick Holder to find his ... life would be wonderful in the USA.
 

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:D Porky, if we had the same crime rate as Canada, we wouldn't spend 2.6 million on it either. Most crimes are committed with handguns. Everyone knows that.
 

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Actually, Most crimes are committed without ANY guns.....
 

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God, Guns and Guts made America free. We are very quickly losing all three.
 

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Most crimes are committed without ANY guns.....
When it comes to robbery, it's a about a 50/50 split between firearms and "strongarm." Unfortunately, when it comes to homicide, firearms still reign supreme at 67.5% in 2010 based on the FBI's UCR.

From the FBI website -
"Information collected regarding type of weapon showed that firearms were used in 67.5 percent of the Nation’s murders, 41.4 percent of robberies, and 20.6 percent of aggravated assaults. (Weapons data are not collected for forcible rape.)"
 
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