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It’s happening: Democratic lawmakers say Fast and Furious proof of need for harsher gun laws

by Tina Korbe

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.

Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) recently explained:

This not only raises serious questions about your ability to serve as the head of the Justice Department, but also begs the question of why an anti-gun Administration would knowingly force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals. I raise this because Operation Fast and Furious — if the facts of this case had not come to light — would have been used by this Administration as another false argument to attack law-abiding American gun owners.

The American people deserve to know if your Department had any intent to link the legal purchase of firearms here in the U.S. to crimes committed near our southern border. Operation Fast and Furious funneled firearms legally purchased at gun shops in the U.S. to known criminal syndicates to prove these syndicates have access to legal purchased weapons. This is a deliberate attempt to vilify and attack the millions of gun owners in America who value our Second Amendment and have never broken the law.

Walsh made the assumption that the administration would not be able to use OF&F as a support for greater gun control because “the facts of this case [have] come to light.” But, unfortunately, the facts have reached only those who’ve consciously followed the case. Fast and Furious has still largely been ignored by the mainstream media — and, when news outlets like CNN do cover it, it’s frequently with an administration-friendly spin.

Reminder: This operation resulted in the deaths of at least 200 Mexicans and at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S. The program intentionally funneled firearms into the hands of straw purchasers, and the operation’s architects made no apparent attempt to track the weapons. Officials still can’t account for more than 1,000 weapons. We don’t need new gun control laws: We need responsible Justice officials who would never allow ideology and political purposes to tempt them to implement a dangerous and disastrous program.


Added: Nov-6-2011 Occurred On: Nov-6-2011
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  • Democrats are corrupt souless idiots.

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  • What is needed is a harsh punishment for those behind this.
    Like treason trials and executions.

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  • I believe there is another obvious point that is being ignored by this administration.

    If our fucking borders were a bit more secure maybe, just maybe a lot smaller number of these guns would have ever made it over the border.

    Just saying!

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    • @aussite

      The PREDICTED attempt's by the leftist democrats to instill *stricter* gun laws is comical. We all know what's going to happen before they do it and yet they carry on straight faced...sheesh. I also like that proving one's citizenship before being allowed to vote is cosidered "voter suppression". Laughable, but yet get away with their assertion's because the leftist media is not willing to address the core problem as you have just pointed out!

      Cheers aussite!

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    • @aussite It's not being ignored it's part of the North American Union plan

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    • @boomersooner Top of the morning to you my friend.

      Nice to see you about!

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    • @BOMBBOMBIRAN It's scary enough let's not go there "yet."

      I do believe you have a very valid point about that though.

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  • Excellent upload. I live in arizona and I CANT BELIEVE how many people I ask "do you know about operation fast and furious?" respond- "you've been watching too many movies". This is such an outrage.

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  • 2012 cannot come soon enough - - - so that U.S.A. can rid itself of these Corrupt - - - Criminal - - - Parasites ! ! ! BYE - - - BYE - - - barry ! ! !

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  • After the 2012 elections there are not going to be enough democrats left to even care what they think. That is one good thing obama had done for this country,he is going to destory the democrat party,and they know it too.

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  • Fast and Furious is proof we need more control of our government.
    Which is why we have the 2nd Ammendment to begin with.

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  • What?!?!?!?!?!?!!? What the fuck are these dimwits thinking? They can't even keep firearms away from drug cartel and yet they have the hypocrisy to impose gun control to keep us "safer"?

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  • Shiiit. THEY create the problem, then tell US they're going to save us from ourselves?
    Bullshit! I'm loading up on guns AND ammo, and the Democrats and their current DOJ can KISS MY FUCKING ASS!
    Come an get'em, you squirrely little bitches! I've got something for you!

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  • 'Like an arsonist starting fires to prove the need for tougher laws against arson.

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  • Well folks once again the government creates a problem and decides it can fix it by punishing the citizens of this country.

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  • You want to see a rise in homicides, home invasions, and just crime in general? Take away the guns from those who legally own them and the criminals will run rampant.

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  • They want to take away your means of resisting tyranny, soon the people will have to shit or get off the pot

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  • They day the democrat thugs come for my guns is the day I die in a hail of gunfire.

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    • @TheMule Sad, glad I dont have that problem. All my guns were lost at the bottom of a lake when my boat overturned. You see I go duck hunting with a 30-06 and 357 among other things. So,if they want them they are going to need some scuba gear.

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  • Dianne Feinstein, Wasn't that bitch caught at an airport with a pistol, and when asked about it she said something to the effect of,"Those laws are for normal people"

    I can't wait till a pissed of guy puts a crossbow bolt through her smug, wanna be royalty face.

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  • Does it matter? Anyone can buy guns in large amounts, blah blah. Banning gun sales aint going to do the trick if you have Federal Agents selling fucking guns.

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  • The Demorats just waited a little to push thier anti-gun agenda, untill the sheeple forgot that they caused this!

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  • @crassmockery Yeah the Obama administration hasn't pushed forward any gun control legistration because they know it wouldn't pass. That's where Fast and Furious comes in. The leftists don't like using the Legislative process.

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  • That was what they had in mind from the beginning. The problem is the criminals both in and out of the government.

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    • First, anyone associated with it from Hizzoner..head of homeland security on down needs to be tried for their crimes. That should get more guns off the street than any bill congress could pass

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  • make harsher gun laws. more cops will be dead that way because the need to get away is even greater so the perps would take greater risk.

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  • I am a responsible gun owner and don't need the governments crime to muddy the waters about my 2nd amendment right. The Obama administration needs to be bloodied over this sick federal police action that got out of their control. This crime needs to be prosecuted all the way to Obama because that turd knew all along what was going on and how he could further his antigun policies if they were smart enough to get away with it.

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