Post by Oscar "DoubleAction" Knight on Feb 7, 2013 10:11:02 GMT -5
Have we arrived to the day when foreign governments are invading our borders, and we are told to surrender our arms; by our own government ?
From : U.S. Senator Max Baucus & U.S. Senator Jon Tester
"SENATORS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER": STAY AWAY FROM OUR GUNS"
Baucus And Tester Send Warning Shot To Protect 2nd Amendment
March 3, 2009
(Washington D.C.)- Montana's U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester sent a simple and clear message to Attorney General Eric Holder today: any new gun restrictions are a non-starter.
In a letter to Holder, Baucus and Tester emphasized the need to enforce current laws on the books instead of passing additional laws which could infringe on Montanans' 2nd Amendment rights.
"We oppose reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons, and we call on the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws before it considers imposing any new restrictions on gun ownership," Baucus and Tester wrote.
The letter continued by explaining Montana's proud outdoor heritage and how important gun ownership is to that heritage.
"We value our outdoor heritage, and a large part of that is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Passing this heritage down from one generation to the next is a sacred part of being a Montanan, and something that we will always fight to protect," the letter states.
The Senators' letter was prompted by recent comments that Holder made about wanting to introduce new gun restrictions.
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock applauds the stand that Baucus and Tester have taken.
"Max and Jon are exactly right—we need to be enforcing the laws that we have on the books," Bullock said. "These one-size-fits all gun laws might be popular in some parts of the country, but they don't work for Montana."
As senators, Baucus and Tester both are members of the Congressional Sportsmen Caucus, which consists of Senators and Representatives working together to protect public lands so future generations can hunt, fish, hike and enjoy other outdoor activities. Baucus is a past Chairman of the caucus, and Tester is the current Vice-Chairman.
Dear Attorney General Holder:
This letter is in regards to your recent comments suggesting the reinstatement of the ban on assault weapons. We oppose reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons, and we call on the Department of Justice to enforce existing laws before it considers imposing any new restrictions on gun ownership.
Your comments noted increased violence among international drug traffickers as a reason to reexamine the ban on assault weapons within this country; however, this statement fails to acknowledge laws already in place that work to address this issue. Under current law, both transferring a firearm to someone knowing that it will be used to commit a violent or drug-trafficking crime as well as possessing a firearm in furtherance of a Federal drug trafficking crime are already federal felonies punishable by imprisonment.
We will strongly oppose any legislation that will infringe upon the rights of individual gun owners. We value our outdoor heritage, and a large part of that is our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Passing this heritage down from one generation to the next is a sacred part of being a Montanan, and something that we will always fight to protect. In the light of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling of District of Columbia v. Heller, affirming the Second Amendment right to bear arms as an individual and constitutionally protected right, we urge you to avoid any legislative proposals that would jeopardize the Constitutional right of law-abiding Americans to own firearms.
Sincerely, U.S. Senator Max Baucus U.S. Senator Jon Tester
Now Let Us Hear From The Traitors and Conspirators To The Constitution.
The Brady Campaign called on U.S. leaders to strengthen American gun laws to make it harder for Mexican criminals to arm themselves with U.S. firearms at a news conference.
The Brady Center also issued a new report on the problem called Exporting Gun Violence: How Our Weak Gun Laws Arm Criminals in Mexico and America.
Exporting Gun Violence details how America's lack of effective gun laws is helping to create a regional security risk and costing Mexican and American citizens their lives. The same weak gun laws that are enabling the supply of Mexican criminals are supplying criminals in the U.S. as well.
Brady President Paul Helmke said, "For too long, we have been putting our own citizens at risk by making it so easy for criminals to get gun. Now our neighbors are threatened as well, and our national security is at risk." He stated that "'enforcing the laws on the books' will never be enough: we need stronger laws, and strong enforcement of those laws."
"Democrats Want to Stop Holder Vote and Debate Tougher Gun Laws"
June 27, 2012
The National Rifle Association believes the gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was a vast conspiracy to promote tougher gun control laws.
House Democrats appear intent on giving that theory some help.
On Wednesday, Democrats gathered to demand that Speaker John A. Boehner cancel Thursday’s vote to make Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. the first sitting cabinet member held in contempt of Congress – and to call for more gun control.
African-American lawmakers led the walkout as members filed up the aisle and out of the chamber to protest the action against Holder, who is the nation’s first black attorney general. Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California joined the boycott, saying Republicans had gone "over the edge" in their partisanship.
Post by Oscar "DoubleAction" Knight on Feb 7, 2013 10:18:43 GMT -5
"The Gunwalker Scandal" :
There are six key accusations against the BATFE and DOJ made by BATFE whistleblowers and other sources within the Federal Government:
1. That BATFE instructed US gun dealers to proceed with questionable and illegal sales of firearms to suspected gunrunners, knowing that the guns were going to Mexican drug cartels.
2. That BATFE allowed, and even assisted in those guns crossing the US border into Mexico to “boost the numbers” of American civilian market firearms seized in Mexico, thereby providing the justification for more firearm restrictions on American citizens (particularly the upcoming blatantly unconstitutional UN Small Arms Treaty) and more power and money for BATFE.
3. That BATFE intentionally kept Mexican authorities in the dark about the operation, even over objections of their own agents.
4. That weapons that the BATFE let “walk” to Mexico were involved in the deaths of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and ICE agent Jaime Zapata, as well as at least hundreds of Mexican citizens.
5. That at least since the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry on 14 December, the Obama administration is engaged in a well coordinated cover-up of the facts behind what has come to be known as “the Gunwalker scandal”.
6. That at the highest level, the Obama administration either ordered, or directly approved the BATFE policy of promoting illegal weapons trafficking in order to create a significant retail gun smuggling reality that had not previously existed, and that this policy was intentionally implemented to support the deliberately fabricated lie that, “90% of Mexican drug cartel weapons come from US retail sources”, with the objective of justifying a planned unconstitutional gun control strategy against American citizens.
......Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, and Federal Gun Control Laws :
Shortly after the November 4, 2008 election, Change.gov, the website of the office of then President-Elect Barack Obama, listed a detailed agenda for the forthcoming administration. This includes "making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent." This statement was originally published on Barack Obama's campaign website, BarackObama.com. When President Obama took office on January 20, 2009, the agenda statement was moved to the administration's website, WhiteHouse.gov, with its wording intact.
On February 25, 2009, the newly sworn-in Attorney General, Eric Holder, repeated the Obama Administration's desire to reinstate the Federal Assault Weapons Ban. The mention came in response to a question, about 20 minutes into to a joint press conference with DEA Acting Administrator Michele Leonhart, discussing efforts to crack down on Mexican drug cartels. Attorney General Holder said: "[...] there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons."
“The proposals that the president will be announcing are ones that we have been considering for some months,” Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder said this morning on ABCNEWS’ Good Morning America. “I think if we can get this legislation considered and get it passed, that would be a fitting tribute to the people who died in Colorado
Post by Oscar "DoubleAction" Knight on May 20, 2013 18:36:51 GMT -5
Attorney General Eric Holder and his Department of Justice have asked a federal court to indefinitely delay a lawsuit brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. The lawsuit seeks the enforcement of open records requests relating to Operation Fast and Furious, as required by law.