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  • ERIC HOLDER: "BRAINWASH" THEM: Shocking Video shows Holder Advocating brainwashing kids against guns

    03/22/2012 6:02:50 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    WebToday ^ | March 22, 2012 | WebToday
    In one heck of an analogy, then U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C. – Eric Holder – likened guns to cigarettes, saying that perceptions about guns needed to become more stigmatized. He said this during a speech in 1995 and suggested an aggressive advertising campaign to convince the public that this was true. At one point, he literally said that he wanted the advertising to be so pervasive that it would “brainwash” people. To Larry Pratt, executive director of the Gun Owners of America (GOA), such advocacy on the part of Holder flies in the face of his Constitutional oath. “As...
  • On the gun-control theory of ATF's Fast and Furious

    11/07/2011 8:35:43 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | November 2, 2011 | Tim Steller
    The theory, in brief, is that the Obama administration deliberately pumped guns into Mexico through Operation Fast and Furious in an effort to create a justification to impose gun control measures. I boiled the theory down to this...: 1. Obama and Holder support gun control but needed a pretext to implement it. 2. The administration argued falsely in 2009 that U.S. guns made up 90 percent of those used in Mexican gun crimes. That was the same time when Operation Fast and Furious began. 3. By flooding Mexico with high-powered weapons they were able to justify restrictions on U.S. guns....
  • Feinstein Uses 'Fast and Furious' to Make Case for National Gun Registration

    11/03/2011 5:41:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 84 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | November 1, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    (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 there’s been a lot said about Fast and Furious, and perhaps mistakes were made,”...
  • Smoking Gun? Most Gunwalker Guns Targets of Ban Efforts, but not Wanted by Cartels

    10/28/2011 12:03:20 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said. “I just...
  • Hillary Clinton to Face Heat Over Fast & Furious Gun Scandal?

    10/18/2011 10:13:25 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 25 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | Oct 17, 2011 | John Velleco
    The testimony before the Oversight committee by Holder and numerous officials from the Justice Department, Department of Homeland Security, and other federal agencies was a clinic on obfuscation -- and it left Issa with little choice. “It’s time we know the whole truth,” Issa said of this latest development in the widening scandal. “The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago.” The California Republican is not a lawyer by profession, but Issa, along with his relatively small staff, has managed to go toe-to-toe with...
  • NRA's LaPierre: 'Fast and Furious' Was Plot Against Second Amendment

    10/17/2011 9:02:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 14 Oct 2011 | Martin Gould and Ashley Martella
    The government-sanctioned gunrunning operation Fast and Furious was a plot to undermine Second Amendment rights in the United States, National Rifle Association officer Wayne LaPierre charged on Friday in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV. “It’s the only thing that makes any sense,” LaPierre said. “Over a period of two or three years they were running thousands and thousands of guns to the most evil people on earth. At the same time they were yelling ’90 per cent… of the guns the Mexican drug cartels are using come from the United States.’ “That was a phony figure from the very start....
  • Obama Administration Complicit in Murdering Mexicans in Covert War on Mexico

    10/12/2011 9:48:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | 12 Oct 11 | Xzins
    On October 11, Eric Holder broke the news that Iran had been engaged in a covert war against the United States, and had even sent an agent to the U.S. to involve Mexican drug cartels as accomplices in a plot to murder the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. What is truly amazing about this is that Eric Holder has been engaged in his own covert war against Mexico and Mexicans for the past two years. In the bizarre world of Washington D.C., the Obama Administration was doing the same thing against the Mexican government that it accused Iran...
  • Gunwalker: Issa reveals DEA involvement.

    10/11/2011 12:38:31 AM PDT · by Watchdog85 · 86 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11 October, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF." It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges. In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: It...
  • Fast and Furious weapons found in Mexico cartel enforcer's home

    10/08/2011 8:42:23 PM PDT · by Deo volente · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 8, 2011 | Richard A. Serrano
    High-powered assault weapons illegally purchased under the ATF's Fast and Furious program in Phoenix ended up in a home belonging to the purported top Sinaloa cartel enforcer in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, whose organization was terrorizing that city with the worst violence in the Mexican drug wars. In all, 100 assault weapons acquired under Fast and Furious were transported 350 miles from Phoenix to El Paso, making that West Texas city a central hub for gun traffickers. Forty of the weapons made it across the border and into the arsenal of Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, a feared cartel leader in Ciudad...
  • The Myth of 90 Percent: Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

    10/07/2011 11:26:27 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 02, 2009 | William La Jeunesse & Maxim Lott
    EXCLUSIVE: You've heard this shocking "fact" before -- on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States. -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City. -- CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama. -- California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: "It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges,...
  • Gunwalker: Under White House Control?

    10/02/2011 1:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 51 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 2, 2011 | Bob Owens
    For months, congressional investigators have battled a recalcitrant White House and Department of Justice over Operation Fast and Furious, a conspiracy that had the apparent goal of sending thousands of guns from American gun stores into Mexico. Recovery of the guns could be used as evidence to support the Obama administration’s 90-percent lie — and perhaps even serve a more nefarious goal. That deception seems to be collapsing, as the long suspected proof of other gunwalking operations was confirmed by Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News: An administration source would not describe the Tucson OCDTF case. However, CBS News has learned...
  • Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later

    09/29/2011 11:23:24 AM PDT · by SanFranDan · 26 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/29/11 | Jim Hoft
    FULL TITLE: Flashback: Obama Blames US Guns For Mexican Violence, Then Starts Running Guns to Mexico 5 Months Later In April 2009 Barack Obama traveled to Mexico and blamed US gun sellers for “This war is being waged with guns purchased not here but in the United States...more than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States, many from gun shops that lay in our shared border. So we have responsibilities as well.” Just to be sure, a few months later the Obama Administration started running their own guns to Mexico. Also today..Mexican Attorney General...
  • "Fast And Furious" Just Might Be President Obama's Watergate

    09/28/2011 8:34:19 AM PDT · by maggief · 54 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 28, 2011 | Frank Miniter
    Why a gunrunning scandal codenamed “Fast and Furious,” a program run secretly by the U.S. government that sent thousands of firearms over an international border and directly into the hands of criminals, hasn’t been pursued by an army of reporters all trying to be the next Bob Woodward or Carl Bernstein is a story in itself. But the state of modern journalism aside, this scandal is so inflammatory few realize that official records show the current director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), B. Todd Jones — yes the individual the Obama administration brought in to...
  • ‘Fast and Furious’ Explodes: Brian Terry Cover-Up, White House Emails Revealed

    09/02/2011 2:49:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 54 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-02-2011 | John Hill
    by John Hill Stand With ArizonaThe disastrous Obama Administration operation "Fast and Furious", which deliberately put guns in the hands of the Mexican cartel, exploded this week with new revelations of a cover-up, and emails which tie the scandal directly to the White House for the first time."Fast and Furious" was an attempt to intercept gun-trafficking that sent 2,000 guns to cartel operatives via straw buyers. Critics believe that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder saw the program as an opportunity to embarrass U.S.-based gun dealers, and help galvanize support for increased gun-control measures, while controlling where and how the guns...
  • Fighting Back: Lawsuits Challenge New Gun Sale Reporting Law

    08/11/2011 8:30:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 11, 2011 | Bob Owens
    The requirement, which the administration intended to back using data from their own "Fast and Furious" gun smuggling, now faces multiple suits. Firearms retailers, a leading industry trade organization, and Americans’ most powerful gun lobby are making good on a threat to challenge the Obama administration’s attempt to assert gun control measures by executive fiat. The legal challenge is being supported by the Second Amendment Task Force, a bipartisan group of congressional legislators that asserts the ATF lacks the authority “to track the purchases of law-abiding Americans.”J&G Sales in Prescott, AZ, and Foothills Firearms in Yuma, AZ, intend to challenge...
  • Deliberate smear--Media Matters story on ATF gun smuggling

    07/30/2011 5:30:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Conservative Examiner ^ | 28 July, 2011 | Anthony Martin
    As reported yesterday, the ultra-Leftwing, George Soros-funded 'Media Matters' confronted the reporter who first broke the ATF gun smuggling scandal as he sat outside the committee hearings on the subject in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday. Shoving a cell phone camera in his face, the Media Matters propagandist demanded to know why Mike Vanderboegh had 'lied' about the Tampa field office of the ATF smuggling guns into Honduras. Media Matters posted their story yesterday, in which they accused Fox News of reporting Vanderboegh's assertions without doing an adequate fact-check. It goes without saying that Media Matters, the pompous...
  • Yet Again, MSM Repeats the ’90 Percent Lie’

    07/27/2011 1:24:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 26, 2011 | Bob Owens
    This time, it's Hearst reporter Dan Freedman not doing his homework before repeating widely debunked statistics.PJM readers are among the best-informed when it comes to various stories involving firearms and crime because the editors employ writers that know firearms and firearms law. Perhaps more importantly, PJM editors and writers put in the effort to find and print the objective facts of a story. This is a not a trait of the increasingly dumbed-down mainstream media, which in this case churned out little more than a quickly re-worded press release. Yesterday, the San Francisco Chronicle printed a story by Hearst reporter...
  • Pearce: Justice Department’s Cartel Gun Plan ‘Beyond A Harebrained Scheme’ (Rep Steve Pearce, R-NM3)

    07/27/2011 9:39:33 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 9 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 26, 2010 | Michael Coleman
    WASHINGTON – A botched Justice Department plot to send guns into Mexico and trace them to drug cartels has some members of Congress, including Rep. Steve Pearce of New Mexico, suggesting Attorney General Eric Holder should resign. “For our government to allow all these weapons to cross the border – to encourage it or maybe even set it up – that, to me, goes beyond a harebrained scheme,” Pearce told the Journal. “It’s dangerous.” The controversial gun operation – dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious” and carried out by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives starting in 2009 –...
  • Obama DOJ Gave Cartel Enough Guns to Arm a Marine Regiment

    07/27/2011 5:47:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    “These guns went to ruthless criminals,” Carlos Canino, ATF Acting Attaché to Mexico said in testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday regarding the scandal-plagued Operation Fast and Furious. “It’s alleged that over 2,000 guns were trafficked in this investigation. To put that in context, upon information and belief, the U.S. Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment has approximately 2,500 rangers. That means that as a result of this investigation, the Sinaloa cartel may have received almost as many guns that are needed to arm the entire regiment. Out of these 2,000 weapons, 34 were .50-caliber sniper rifles. That is approximately the number of...
  • (122 firearms) Guns from U.S. sting operation found at Mexican crime scenes

    07/26/2011 9:02:04 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 29 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 7/26/2011 | Jeremy Pelofsky
    Reuters) - At least 122 firearms from a botched U.S. undercover operation have been found at crime scenes in Mexico or intercepted en route to drug cartels there, Mexican authorities found AK-47 assault rifles, powerful .50 caliber rifles and other weapons in late 2009 that were later linked to the U.S. sting operation to trace weapons going across the border to Mexico, Guns from the program, dubbed "Operation Fast and Furious," also were found at the scene of the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in the border state Arizona last December. It is not clear if they were...