Skip to comments.GONZALES WANTS ARBITRARY POWER TO BLOCK GUN PURCHASES; SAF SAYS HE SHOULD RESIGN
Posted on 05/01/2007 12:47:00 PM PDT by Carry_Okie
BELLEVUE, WA Attorney General Alberto Gonzales troubling support of legislation that would allow him and future attorneys general the arbitrary power to block firearms purchases without due process is cause for him to step down as the nations highest ranking law enforcement officer, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.
The bill, S. 1237, was introduced last week at the Justice Departments request by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), one of the most extreme anti-gunners in Congress. Called the Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2007, this legislation would give the Attorney General discretionary authority to deny the purchase of a firearm or the issuance of a firearm license or permit because of some vague suspicion that an American citizen may be up to no good.
This bill, said SAF founder Alan Gottlieb, raises serious concerns about how someone becomes a suspected terrorist. Nobody has explained how one gets their name on such a list, and worse, nobody knows how to get ones name off such a list.
The process by which someone may appeal the Attorney Generals arbitrary denial seems weak at best, Gottlieb suggested, and there is a greater concern. When did we decide as a nation that it is a good idea to give a cabinet member the power to deny someones constitutional right simply on suspicion, without a trial or anything approaching due process?
Were not surprised that General Gonzales has found an agreeable sponsor in Frank Lautenberg, Gottlieb observed. The senator from New Jersey has never seen a restrictive gun control scheme he did not immediately embrace, and S. 1237 is loaded with red flags. It would allow an appointed bureaucrat the authority to suspend or cancel someones Second Amendment right without even being charged with a crime.
Attorney General Gonzales has no business asking for that kind of power over any tenet in the Bill of Rights, Gottlieb said. He took an oath to uphold the Constitution, not trample it. Perhaps it is time for him to go.
Just emailed my Senators Nelson (D) and Martinez (R).
Speaking of LaRaza, did you know the US Gov. gives LaRaza 5 to 10 million dollars every year? How do you like financing your own demise? Pretty nice scam, eh?
April 23, 2007 - IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Sponsor: Rep Hinojosa, Ruben [TX-15] COSPONSOR Rep Renzi, Rick [AZ-1]
To authorize appropriations for assistance for the National Council of La Raza and the Raza Development Fund.
(b) Authorization of Appropriations- There is authorized to be appropriated for grants under this section
(1) $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; and
(2) $10,000,000 for each fiscal year thereafter.
Emailing Martinez is a waste of bandwidth.
“I prefer someone who shows due respect for the Constitution. The color of his skin or his Abuelita’s immigration status do not matter one bit to me”
It doesn’t matter to me either!
For whatever reason, I couldn't copy the text. This might be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Statism gone mad.
“Gonzales’ parents were illegal aliens. They entered this country illegally. Gonzales is an anchor baby and was also a member of the racist hispanic organization called ‘La Raza’”
I knew about the La Raza connection, but I didn’t know his parents were illegals. Any reference on this? Thanks.
Does this TRULY surprise anyone?
I wager The Constitution will be completely dismantled within the next handful of years
And we’ll have Compassionate Conservatism and it’s older brother Marxism to thank.
Probably doesn’t help my mindset at all that I’m currently on page 374 of John Ross’ Unintended Consequences either...
In a television interview, Gonzales told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that no immigration documentation exists for three of his grandparents and thus most probably they may have entered and resided in the United States illegally.
I'm afraid we'll have to give him a C-
Well, that does make the case a little more damning. I have no problem with calling for all who promote such nonsense to step down. If I heard this from the NRA, I would be right onboard. I dont know SAF and if it has any hidden agendas or not. I do know that liberal staffers and govt employees who are well below the level of Gonzalez and President Bush initiate a lot of stuff, and conservatives tend to assume that the President and his cabinet are the ones doing it. In fact, most times they are so high up and watered down from the details, they find out about such screw ups like you and I, in the papers.
My second comment still applies
We purchased our first and only gun this past weekend.
Was a challenge made, in the Supreme Court?? I can't believe that the FIRST American citizen denied his Amendment II rights wouldn't bring this baloney to the Court, if it even lasted that long.
Got any past shooting experience?
This should be in Breaking News.
First and only?
Got any past shooting experience?
Nope, and we bought a Smith and Wesson, We are signing up for a gun course this week.
Fine that makes him the poster boy for Bush amnesty : )
... we bought a Smith and Wesson
If you don't mind my asking, which model did you buy?
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