Skip to comments.Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration
Posted on 11/03/2011 5:41:59 AM PDT by SJackson
(CNSNews.com) Making a case for national gun registration, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said perhaps mistakes were made in the botched gun-walking program known as Fast and Furious, but she said trying to assign blame misses the larger problem.
This is a deep concern for me. I know others disagree, but we have very lax laws when it comes to guns, Feinstein, an advocate of gun control, said during Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.
My concern, Mr. Chairman, is that theres been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made, Feinstein said. But I think this hunt for blame doesnt really speak about the problem. And the problem is, anybody can walk in and buy anything.
In Operation Fast and Furious, a Justice Department program that began in September 2009, law enforcement knowingly allowed about 2,000 U.S. guns to flow to Mexican drug cartels, with the intent of tracking the weapons and making arrests. However, law enforcement lost track of most of the weapons. The program was halted in December 2010 after two weapons from the program were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the Justice Departments criminal division, revealed Monday that he knew about Operation Fast and Furious going back to April 2010, but did not inform Attorney General Eric Holder about the matter.
Feinstein asked Breuer about the number of U.S. guns in Mexico.
From my understanding, 94,000 weapons have been recovered in the last five years in Mexico. Those are just the ones recovered, Senator, Breuer said. Of the 94,000 weapons that have been recovered from Mexico, 64,000 of those are traced to the United States. We have to do something to prevent criminals from getting those guns, Feinstein said.
Then she asked Breuer, Do you believe that if there were some form of registration when you purchase these firearms that would make a difference?
I do, Senator, Breuer said, adding that information is the tool we need to challenge the people that are committing this crime.
"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."
--U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Associated Press 11/18/93
Yes, that Dianne Feinstein.
Of course, when it comes to royalty, the rules change.
"Because less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. ... I was very lucky. But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home."
"And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."
Diane Feinstein, April 27, 1995
Classic hypocrital dem elitist.
No, Di-Di, we have lax enforcement when it comes to GOVERNMENT AGENTS OBEYING THE LAW.
If obama gets another 4 - you better believe he’s going to crack down on guns. If for no other reason, I will vote for Perry as a Second Amendment rights protector if he’s still standing.
Well, for starters you could fire Holder.
“And the problem is, anybody can walk in and buy anything”
Her lies are endless.
They continue by insisting there was an intent to track the F&F weapons.
No such effort was ever made.
Di Fi Redux:
It was good for me BUT...
No, Nancy, we have very specific laws regarding trafficing guns in this country.
Enforce them, and prosecute those who violate them!
California already requires handgun and assault weapon registration and will start long gun registration Jan 2014.
The problem originates with the beginning of one of her statements: “From my understanding, ...” No, she doesn’t understand anything except her need for power.
There, fixed it.
The relevant point is that these sales would never have been made without the extra-legal involvement of law enforcement. There was no problem with the law. Anybody can walk in and buy anything only with the connivance of a compromised federal agent.
Some people wonder why it took so long to give women the right to vote.
The very reason BOY ZERO changed tactics from Bush operations was to usurp the second amendment and therfore should be tried for sedition and treason... Boy Zero talked this over with James Brady and told him how he was going to usurp the Second Amendment. Disarm The American public was the plan all along.
No, Senator Dipstick, only when the ATF tells the dealer to sell is the system subverted. How absolutely over-the-top for you to try to play out the end-game of this fraud.
If for no other reason, I will vote for Perry I’d for for a mules behind before I would vote for obama.
Of the 94,000 weapons that have been recovered from Mexico, 64,000 of those are traced to the United States. “
I’ve complied with just about all the “gun laws” I’m going to. Anything further restricting my Rights will be ignored.
Just as soon as Diane Finestein has personally registered the 1000 plus weapons the Justice Department let walk to the Sinola Cartel, I will register my weapons!
I will pay her airfair to Sinola State.
Rule #1: never let the government know where all the guns are!
Keep in mind that the reason the British headed to Concord was to sieze the store of arms to nip the colonial rebellion in the bud.