There is a pattern to be found with the Obama administration’s desire to disarm Americans. Whether it is the 2009 Fast and Furious plan, which will forever be a stain on the history of this republic, or using a mentally deranged man’s murder of innocent children, dead bodies are seen as a vehicle to be used to advance their agenda.
For decades the Left has called for attacks on our 2nd Amendment. They wish to label American gun owners and even believers in the Constitutional rights, as lunatics and extremists. Years ago Eric Holder called for the same successful extreme propaganda campaign used to demonize law abiding cigarette smokers, to be used against law abiding gun owners. Eric Holder said that gun owners should be made to ‘cower’. These radical Leftist ideas must be exposed and understood.
When then Senator Obama was on the campaign trail for his presidential bid, he gave prepared statements that he supported the Constitutional right to bear arms. Once elected, one of his first missions was demonizing legal gun owners.
In the first four months of the Obama administration, President Obama visited Mexico and blamed the United States 2nd Amendment for the violence in Mexico. He proclaimed that the majority of weapons used in Mexican crime came from the United States. This statement was fiction, not fact, yet he also sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder to Mexico to make similar false statements and blame. As the inconvenient truth that less of the weapons that could be traced, which was a small percentage of the weapons seized, actually came from the United States became well know, they devised a plan to change the numbers.
A few months later they implemented a plan known as Fast and Furious. The plan was for the ATF to purchase military grade weapons with tax payer dollars and get them to the straw buyers for the Mexican drug gangs. To achieve this goal, they lied to law abiding gun store owners, telling them that it was part of a plan to sell guns to straw buyers in order to track the weapons to killers on the other side of the border. These blatant lies gave the gun store owners the idea that they were doing something to help, rather than hurt, their Mexican neighbors.
This plan was not designed to stop violence in Mexico by tracking guns and making arrests. Fast and Furious was designed for the ultimate goal of flooding Mexico with over 2000 military grade weapons which would enable and assist the Mexican drug gangs to carry on their criminal enterprises with increased fire-power. They believed that the top-secret plan would allow them to increase the percentage of arms found at crimes scenes that could be easily traced back to the United States. And indeed, it was highly successful from their point of view. Bodies have piled up across the border with over 200 murders to date having been committed with military grade weapons provided to the Mexican drug gangs through the Fast and Furious plan.
Though many agents in the ATF objected to the Fast and Furious plan within the confines of the agency, their voices of reason were silenced. That changed when Border Agent Brian Terry was brutally murdered by a Mexican drug gang and weapons recovered at the murder scene were found to be part of the 2000 weapons that the ATF provided the criminals. Border Agent Brian Terry’s death emboldened patriotic Americans in the ranks of the ATF to come forward. These heroic public servants put their country above self and informed Senator Grassley of the murderous plan. The courageous actions of these ATF agents lifted the veil on the illegal, heinous plan to attack our 2nd Amendment by putting guns in the hands of murderers.
Though hundreds of innocent men, women and children were murdered with Fast and Furious weapons, no one involved in the implementation of the plan has been charged with a crime.
Given these facts, it is no surprise that the Left jumped on the opportunity to once again attack our 2nd Amendment rights using the murder of innocents at Sandy Hook to promote their agenda.
The goal of the Left is to disarm America, whether using the actions of a mentally ill killer who stole the weapons he used, or arming murderous drug gangs to produce bodies.