POSTED: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:42pm
UPDATED: Sunday, November 13, 2011 - 1:08pm
tyler — Keep your eye on the ball here.
Today a senate hearing on the botched government/ATF gun running operation called Fast and Furious, things got heated.
Attorney General Eric Holder said Yes, "Operation Fast and Furious" was "flawed"; No, it "should never have happened,"
But aside from the mistakes that were made and the "irresponsible accusations" surrounding the gun-tracking probe, and the fact that "we will feel the effects for years to come", Holder insisted that the botched ATF operation was simply a "reaction" to a "longstanding problem" that must be addressed.
He went on to say "The mistakes of Operation Fast and Furious, serious though they were, should not deter or distract us from our critical mission to disrupt the dangerous flow of firearms across our Southwest border."
"We are losing the battle to stop the flow of illegal guns to Mexico. This means, I believe, that we have a responsibility to act." Holder then urged Congress to give the ATF more power "the resources and statutory tools it needs to be effective," he said.
Then it gets really creepy. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT.), the committee chair, responded, "I agree with you, that if we are going to stop that flow of guns into Mexico, we're going to have to take some steps here in this country."
As CNSNews.com previously reported, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said in July that he suspected a political motivation behind "Fast and Furious."
Grassley says he cant prove it, but he thinks this bunch in power does not like the 2nd amendment and this whole Fast and Furious deal was to prove to the county guns are bad.
What's next, free speech?
Keep your eye on this ball.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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