CORRECTED: Another Video Showing Eric Holder Knew About Fast and Furious in 2009; Gun Control Advocacy
UPDATE: THE STORY I POSTED BELOW IS MISLEADING AND INCORRECT.
Michelle Malkin tweeted this out today in reference to stories like the one I posted below:
Ppl keep tweeting/emailing me “smoking gun” Gunrunner Ogden vid. It’s old & ppl are confusing Gunrunner/gunwalking==>is.gd/CavLOZ
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 22, 2012
After looking at the link she enclosed, I think what I posted below is misleading. I apologize profusely. I will try to be more diligent in my reporting in the future.
I do however, think it’s significant that Eric Holder and the Deputy Attorney General were advocating for gun control in 2009, specifically for the sake of curtailing gun violence in Mexico.
The Right Scoop has reported on an amazing video seeming to show evidence that Eric Holder and Obama knew about the Gunrunner program in 2009. Just in case you still don’t believe it, TRScoop has dropped another video wherein the Deputy Attorney General David Ogden specifically names Eric Holder when announcing the fortification of the Gunrunner program to trace guns smuggled into Mexico.
For those of you who will contest this clip is out of context, go watch the entire 30 min news conference at C-SPAN.
The Left has gone through a lot of histrionics to paint conservatives are conspiracy-nuts because of the general consensus that the intent of Fast and Furious was to increase violence in Mexico, blame lax gun laws, and impose gun control in America.
That’s just crazy, right?!
From Lou Dobbs in 2009:
“As President Obama indicated during the campaign there are just a few gun related changes that we would like to make and among them is we’d like to reinstitute the ban on assault weapons. I think i will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.
Oh that’s just crazy!
Those right-wing nuts act as if Holder advocating this gun ban was completely irrational!
From March 2009, very soon after the “fortification” of the Gunrunner program:
…Arizona state Sen. Jonathan Paton, who testified at last week’s hearing, said additional gun laws are just not the answer.
“It would actually hurt the problem rather than help it,” Paton, a Republican, said of re-instituting the federal assault weapons ban. “They’re not giving us the resources on the laws that we already have on the books. What makes me think they’re going to give us the resources for new laws?”
Paton cited Mexico’s far stricter gun laws as proof that new domestic laws in the United States won’t deter criminals intent on trafficking arms.
“It’s not going to solve the problem you have with M-16s and AK-47s; they’re already banned and they’re already going into Mexico at a feverish pace,” Paton told FOXNews.com. “The day they start taking their border security as serious as we do, Mexico will cut down tremendously on its amount of guns.”
The same Deputy Attorney General David Ogden is quoted in USA TODAY later in August of 2009:
Deputy Attorney General David Ogden has described the role of straw purchasers as the spark which has led to “horrific acts of violence.”
“It’s a nationwide problem,” Ogden said, “that requires a nationwide commitment.”
A national commitment to stop guns going to Mexico? What kind of national commitment would that be?