Our new Attorney General, Eric Holder, has recently come out against semi-automatic weapons. He says that our laws permitting semi-automatic weapons are fostering the shipment of these weapons to Mexico for the drug cartels, exacerbating the drug violence at the border. Thus we must control the sale of these weapons in the United States and restrict ownership to address this crisis. Boy does this ever sound reasonable. I personally have no use for semi-automatic weapons, but I think that we do need to agree that the second amendment gives my solid citizen neighbor a right to own these weapons.
The truth, not told by our Attorney General, is that the Mexican drug cartels use not only these semi-automatic weapons, but fully automatic P90’s, hand grenades, and RPG’s as well. The truth of the matter, not heard from Mr. Holder, is that the semi-automatic weapons are being purchased in the United States in such bulk as to be a currently illegal sale or they are bartered for drugs, also not legal. The truth of the matter is that the Mexican authorities have not installed the proper detection equipment at the border to catch these weapons coming in to Mexico. The truth of the matter is that Mr. Holder is using the Obama Administration playbook to “not let a good crisis go to waste”. As was done with the stimulus bill and with the omnibus spending bill, we are told that an action is needed to solve a crisis, when in reality the bulk of these actions are designed to install their brand of socialism and government control of how we live. For a very good and informative read on the Mexican gun and drug violence, read Stratfor’s piece: Mexico: Dynamics of the Gun Trade.
Mr. Holder has told us just enough to justify the Administration’s longstanding desire to eliminate gun ownership to fight crime. Do you really think drug dealers apply for a gun permit before acquiring a gun? Just how much illicit gun violence is there from permit carrying gun owners? Mr. Holder would do better to spend his time marshalling his forces to track down and stop the wholesale market for illicit guns going to the drug cartels. He need not spend his time trying disingenuously to snuff out the second amendment, simply because he and the rest of the Administration do not like it.
There are many people in this country who really want socialism, just read various blog comments on the internet. Those who want socialism should study up on the effects of socialism. It is a disease that slowly deprives a populace of freedom, and prosperity, with the non-workable utopian hope that the government can right all ills by bringing economic balance from those who have more to those who have less. There are also many who open mindedly want to cut the Obama Administration slack because they feel that the Administration is working to solve our problems. These people should stop and take a very close look at what the Administration is doing, under the guise of fixing a financial crisis. If they did look under the hood, so to speak, they would find a host of actions that have nothing to do with fixing a financial crisis, and everything to do with installing heavy government control over the citizens.
We must start to really listen to the Administration when its members speak, and we must really start to look at the people who are chosen to be in this Administration. We cannot assume that because they say they are fixing our problems, that they are. We must prevent them from acting like that distant cousin who shows up to stay, acts like he is mowing our lawn and fixing our shingles to help us out, but is really quietly cleaning us out of our silverware and other valuables. When Erik Holder and other members of this Administration speak, listen very carefully to the actual words used, and you will hear the real agenda. You will hear the very slick use of the English language to make you believe one thing, while they are doing something else.
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