Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Left-Collectivist "News" Defense of the Gunwalker Scandal, sort of. . . A "weak law" I'd like to see remedied.

Weak Gun Laws: The ATF Scandal Rep. Issa Won't Talk About

This week, Rep. Darrell Issa's (R-CA) will hold hearings into Operation Fast and Furious, a controversial effort by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to investigate the flow of guns from southwest across the border into Mexico by allowing certain shipments of firearms to pass. Issa's hearing will likely focus solely on attacking members of the Obama administration for their possible involvement in approving the program, rather than also investigating the weak statutory authority that law enforcement have to stop gun trafficking to Mexican drug cartels. Law enforcement officials have noted that without a federal firearms trafficking statute, they are forced to rely on lesser statutes that carry low penalties. While gun dealers are required to report the sale of multiple handguns, there is no such requirement for the sale of assault weapons, making it more difficult for law enforcement to identify possible trafficking activity. Furthermore, traffickers can purchase such weapons without needing to pass a background check.

It is all the fault of "weak laws." You bet yer ass it is: we haven't hung anyone for treason to the Constitution in this country in a long time and it is long past time we did. We wouldn't be having any of this crap if we had.


MyUSConstitution said...

Certainly the article's mention of Gunwalker is only a self serving ploy. It is interesting to note who backs the publication.
From Wikipedia:
In 2004 Media Matters received the endorsement of the Democracy Alliance. Though the Alliance does not make direct donations to organizations, its endorsement resulted in direct donations to MMfA from Alliance members,[20][21][22] including founding member George Soros.[23] In October 2010 Soros announced his first direct donation to Media Matters.
Ah, George Soros. Where have we heard that name before?


PT said...

The joyce foundation gave media matters a $400,000 grant to increase reporting on why firearms are bad. I thought medias matters was all about reporting conflicts of interest in the media. I guess their own mission doesn't apply to themselves.

1911A1 said...

"Furthermore, traffickers can purchase such weapons without needing to pass a background check."

In what country or on what planet is THIS legal??

Sure as Hell ain't here, dumbass.

Anonymous said...

A hemp rope would be a nice environmental choice!

Thomas/PatriotofPast said...

I'll Bring The Rope!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's another hasilty written shill piece designed to reassure the willfully ignorant left that more gun control is needed. Why are those on the left so eager to accept at face value the word of an agency under investigation for thousands of felonies? I wonder. It would seem that truth has become a subjective concept for some.

Anonymous said...

1911A1 - you nailed it - I basically stopped reading for detail after that obvious bit of 'misinformation' (ie a LIE). Did anyone else not find who wrote this piece of blatant trash?

AFAIK every one of those 'weak' laws is a federal felony.

Anonymous said...

CNN Site is on this today with the "Congressmen Call for More Gun Laws Needed" meme. Same leftist crap about the IROB River, 70% of Mexican Crime Guns lie, and so forth...