Attorney General Eric Holder Wanted to Brainwash Americans Against Guns

Attorney General Eric Holder has been under a lot of fire recently for Operation Fast and Furious, in which 10 million dollars of taxpayer money was used to purchase firearms for Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to follow the guns to the big fish to take them down, but the plan was poorly executed with no way to track the weapons.

Several guns have been recovered ... at crime scenes. Most famously in this case, Mexican drug runners armed with AK-47s murdered U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The guns were part of the nearly 2,000 firearms that were sold to known or suspected cartel members.

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Eric Holder claims that he knew nothing about Fast and Furious, which, if true, is an important reason why bills should be read before being passed into law. This was part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus. Additionally, the Attorney General had received numerous memos and updates on the project. He’s either lying or incompetent.

Whether her knew about Fast and Furious to begin with or not, Eric Holder and his liberal buddies have used the fiasco to advocate for stricter gun laws. You know, because criminals love nothing more than following rules. I’m sure they’ll just turn their guns right over to the authorities, and everyone will be safer.

It’s also possible that criminals would become emboldened by the knowledge that law-abiding citizens were unarmed, and crime would increase. It’s amazing how crime decreases when everyone is allowed to bear arms. Just look at Washington, D.C.’s murder rate, which plummeted 25 percent in the year after its gun ban was struck down by the Supreme Court.

Anyway, there’s no way that Holder can now claim that his misgivings about the second amendment grew organically from Operation Fast and Furious. Over the weekend, Breitbart.com recovered a C-SPAN video from 1995, in which the then U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia said he wanted brainwash Americans about guns.

According to the clip, Mr. Holder said he wanted to use media outlets like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Martin to promote an anti-gun campaign, as well as push that agenda through public schools, “every day, every school, at every level.”

Holder said these resources would be the driving force behind a campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.”

Brainwash? If something is a bad idea, no brainwashing is necessary. Simply providing facts and evidence should be enough for people to make up their own minds about an issue. To brainwash someone implies that you’re depriving them of their right to think for themselves, and instead filling their heads with what you want them to think or feel. 

No matter where you stand politically, think for yourself. Don’t let politicians or the media brainwash you.

Does this make you angry, too?

 

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