Saturday, November 5, 2011

Democrats and 'Fast and Furious'

In today's Quick Hits, I said the following, "One of the suspected purposes behind 'Fast and Furious' was to create a condition to justify the demands for additional gun controls."  Hot Air's Tina Korbe hammers this point home in her post this afternoon, It’s happening: Democratic lawmakers say Fast and Furious proof of need for harsher gun laws.

She cites comments by Senator Diane Feinstein, D-CA made at a recent Senate Judiciary Hearing over the Fast and Furious program which say that rather than go after the DoJ for the program, the focus should be on greater gun controls to prevent the sale of assault and sniper weapons.  She also notes that Democrat House members, Congressman Elijah Cummings and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, have both introduced a firearms tracking statute citing justification from this program.

These actions do little more than support the theory that this program to walk weapons into Mexico from the US was done purely to generate support for more gun control despite the denials that come from Congressional Democrats or the Obama Administration.

Ms. Korbe sums this up perfectly in her conclusion....

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.

The fact that we don't have, in this Administration, responsible Justice officials who would never allow ideology and political expediency to define their actions, policies, and agenda is precisely why AG Holder must resign or be fired, and the DoJ house cleaned out.

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