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Itís happening: Democratic lawmakers say Fast and Furious proof of need for harsher gun laws
Hot Air ^ | November 5, 2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 11/06/2011 2:23:38 PM PST by Windflier

Right on cue, Democratic lawmakers have begun to say the DOJ’s lethal and irresponsible Fast and Furious program underscores the need for stricter gun control laws:

“This hunt for blame doesn’t really speak about the problem,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein at a recent Senate Judiciary hearing while discussing Fast and Furious.

“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. So, the question really becomes, what do we do about this?”

The ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (Md.), and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) have introduced a dedicated firearms trafficking statute, but it has stalled in the House Judiciary Committee.

Republicans rightly have pushed back against this narrative. Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) put it best when he said simply, “I get it, I’d want to change the subject too if I were them. I’m happy to have a conversation about broader gun laws, but we’re going to do it after Fast and Furious.”

What’s most troubling about Democrats’ predictable call for tightening of regulations is that it does nothing to dispel the theory that Fast and Furious was orchestrated precisely to “prove” the need to clamp down on gun sellers and purchasers. Rather, it lends credence to the idea.

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Pardon if this should have been in News/Activism, but Hot Air is a blog.

Pretty predictable of the Dems, eh?

1 posted on 11/06/2011 2:23:41 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Senator Dianne Feinstein does not like liberty.


2 posted on 11/06/2011 2:27:22 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Windflier

This is what it was really all about, anyway.


3 posted on 11/06/2011 2:28:22 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: Windflier

That pesky Second Amendment again. Feinstein needs to go back to counting her money and leave Americans alone. We’ve had enough crap out of her.


4 posted on 11/06/2011 2:28:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Windflier

So the Dems’ impropriety with guns means that the Dems should be allowed to pass stricter gun laws. Perfect logic!


5 posted on 11/06/2011 2:29:03 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: BenLurkin
Senator Dianne Feinstein does not like liberty.

None of the Dems do. They're all trapped in their suicidal group think and can't get out. We need to do everything we can to fire every one of them in Congress next year.

6 posted on 11/06/2011 2:29:28 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

No more. I will not comply.


7 posted on 11/06/2011 2:29:28 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Windflier
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. So, the question really becomes, what do we do about this?”

What to do?

Break out the gallows and gather up Holder and gang!

Outside of HIM sending arms to Mexico, the rest is clearly covered in the Constitution under the 2nd amendment as lawful and legitimate freedoms under God.

8 posted on 11/06/2011 2:30:25 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Windflier

I’m so disgusted with the fact that Elijah Cummings is my “representative” in Congress.


9 posted on 11/06/2011 2:31:23 PM PST by RockinRight (One year from now, we have an opportunity to take our nation back.)
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To: Free in Texas
This is what it was really all about, anyway.

Absolutely. The weird thing is, even though they got busted trying to manufacture the case for greater gun restrictions, they're still going forward with their agenda like nothing ever happened.

They're totally shameless.

10 posted on 11/06/2011 2:32:33 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Olog-hai

If they want to disarm all the Dems, I’m okay with that.

;D


11 posted on 11/06/2011 2:34:12 PM PST by Salamander (And I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies, who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: Windflier

Feinstein is right. We need harsher gun laws. We need to ban the federal government (other than the Constitutionally mandated military) from possessing firearms because they have proven time and time again to be irresponsible with their use. Law enforcement is a state and local issue and all LE activities should be restricted to people that are locally accountable. A disarmed federal government would be a government with a servant mentality, which is how it was designed to be!


12 posted on 11/06/2011 2:34:23 PM PST by Bryanw92 (The solution to fix Congress: Nuke em from orbit. It's the only way to be sure!)
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To: Olog-hai

It’s not just the Dems, it’s the elites that don’t like Americans having guns. Think Mittens would better handle the ATF?


13 posted on 11/06/2011 2:36:02 PM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Windflier

We need stricter control of government, not firearms.


14 posted on 11/06/2011 2:37:56 PM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Dead Corpse
No more. I will not comply.

Dittos...



15 posted on 11/06/2011 2:38:04 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bryanw92
Feinstein is right. We need harsher gun laws. We need to ban the federal government (other than the Constitutionally mandated military) from possessing firearms because they have proven time and time again to be irresponsible with their use.


16 posted on 11/06/2011 2:40:13 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Fresh Wind
We need stricter control of government, not firearms.

Bingo. Lord willing and the creek don't rise, that's what we'll get after the next election.

17 posted on 11/06/2011 2:41:37 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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18 posted on 11/06/2011 2:43:06 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Windflier

The rats ‘under the radar’ plan was discovered so now they’ll just do it right out in the open and dare anyone to try and stop them.


19 posted on 11/06/2011 2:44:03 PM PST by JPG (The loons at OWS will soon be at each others throats.)
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To: John Semmens

Hey look...it’s the real-life version of your satire. Hard to tell the difference.


20 posted on 11/06/2011 2:48:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Cain = National Sales Tax; Perry = Amnesty for Illegals; Romney = Obamacare forever. Who's left?)
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