Well, if you thought you’d seen everything, you’d be wrong as it seems life always has more irony that they want to sell you. Guess who united to push gun control and attack the GOP on a segment of “Real Time with Bill Maher?” Who’s the last person who has any credibility at all about gun control in the Obama administration? If you guessed former attorney general Eric Holder, you would be right. And he’s joined with the new poster boy, Parkland student David Hogg, among others to call for more gun control.
Holder, who served under former president Barack Obama, was behind the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, where the DOJ was sending guns to Mexico, guns which later were involved/used in hundreds of deaths.
Holder refused to comply with Congressional requests for information when they tried to investigate and claimed executive privilege, which suggested the involvement of President Obama. He was held in contempt of Congress for his failure to respond.
Holder said just raising the age of buying semi-automatic rifles to 21 and banning bump stocks wouldn’t be enough. And he made it very clear he was for banning.
From Washington Examiner:
“If the only thing that comes out of this tragedy is we outlaw bump stocks and we raise the age at which people are allowed to buy an AR-15, that will be a failure,” Holder, who served as attorney general under former President Barack Obama, explained. “Because the reality – from my perspective – is you need to do what we’ve always tried to do, which is to ban the sale of AR-15s, have universal background checks, and also take away the ability to buy these large magazines.”
The Parkland shooter didn’t use a high capacity magazine and talking about the evil AR-15 is a sop, given most mass shootings aren’t committed with an AR-15. Fewer than 3% of all gun crime is committed with rifles and obviously fewer than that with AR-15s. This is once again a way of saying they’re doing something, but which is about banning guns for no other reason than they look evil.
But the irony of ironies that it’s the Obama administration member who practiced the least ‘gun control’ as to his own operation with ‘Fast and Furious,’ that is now pushing it on the rest of us.
Hogg said there had to be limitations on the Second Amendment.
“I do see the reason to have a weapon, and I do see the reason behind the Second Amendment. But I think we should have limitations on the Second Amendment, the same way we have limitations on the First [Amendment],” he said, comparing shouting “fire” in a crowded movie theater to mentally unstable individuals buying an AR-15.
He said, however, he doesn’t believe that Congress has been doing much, despite the fact that they have opened consideration into various bills.
And Gov. Rick Scott, who he continues to attack, has proposed age limits and expanded background checks.
But that’s not enough for Hogg.
“See, the problem is, is makes way too much f*cking sense for our elected officials to take care of,” according to Hogg.
No, David, it really doesn’t.
What makes sense is holding the criminals responsible. And trying to address mental illness and the threatening signs of people like Nikolas Cruz. And providing security for schools.
[Note: This post was written by Nick Arama]