Obama, Holder dedicated to controlling Americans’ weapons, says police group

Jim Kouri
Law Enforcement Examiner
2/2/2012

“It appears those committed to attacking gun owners and the Second Amendment simply can’t help themselves and are engaged in blaming guns and gun owners on the heels of this terrorist attack.  Sadly it looks like ‘politics as usual.'”

 

In the wake of the Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling scandal and Attorney General Eric Holder’s appearance before Congress to discuss the Fast & Furious scandal, the Obama administration appears even more intent on disarming American citizens in the name of public safety.

After explaining and defending his decision to give enemy combatants constitutional protections and the right to public trial in civilian courts in New York City, Attorney General Holder revealed his support for a national gun owner registration scheme and authorizing the government to ban firearm possession for any person by merely adding that person’s name to the terror watch list, Law Enforcement Alliance of America’s president Ted Deeds said in a statement.

Drawing reasonable conclusions from what Holder publicly said, Deeds points out that:

Holder wants a national, permanent gun registration system administered by law enforcement. A registration of honest citizens that have cleared the federal background check for gun purchases with those records permanently retained by and shared among law enforcement.

Holder wants new federal authority to prohibit any person on the federal watch list (reported to be 400,000 names) from buying guns and supports confiscating guns from those on the list who possess them.

General Holder testified before Congress: “The position of the Administration is that there should be a basis for law enforcement to share information about gun purchases.”…

The article continues at the Law Enforcement Examiner.

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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, questions Attorney General Eric Holder during the full committee hearing “Fast & Furious: Management Failures at the Department of Justice” on February 2, 2012.

 

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