Liberals want more gun control. Whenever a shooting occurs, it’s the first thing they look at. They claim that tighter gun control policies will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and terrorists. If you are on the ‘no fly’ or ‘terrorist watch’ lists, liberals want to prohibit you from buying a gun. Anybody can make it on either list without due process. Democrats have also demanded that people who are suffering from a mental disorder of any kind should also be prohibited from purchasing a gun.
If it’s the Obama Administration’s goal to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, then why did they allow the illegal sale of weapons to criminals? Someone in the Obama administration had a great idea. They thought that if they sold guns to known criminals and gun runners that would be providing guns to Mexican drug cartels, they could track the guns and arrest those along the way. The program known as Fast and Furious became the largest gunwalking operation to date. Obama would have had to sign off on the plan that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of Mexican citizens and one U. S. Border Patrol agent.
Now, fast forward to Paris, November 13, 2015, another gun from the Fast and Furious program surfaces. A gun made its way from Phoenix, Arizona, to the hands of a terrorist in Paris, France, and was used in a terrorist attack to kill civilians. A gun running program still exists today but has grown to include grenades, grenade launchers, and military night vision goggles as well as guns.
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The Obama administration is determined to tighten gun regulations and background checks, and to add hundreds or thousands of veterans to a list that will prevent them from buying guns for sport, personal protection, or simply for pleasure because “guns are dangerous and can fall into the hands of criminals and terrorists.” At least that is the purported aim. Many of these people will lose their Constitutional right to own a firearm without any due process. And the real secret is the long term objective, which is to confiscate all guns from law abiding citizens, whether that takes months or years.
The irony is that while the Obama administration has been working overtime to take guns away from any number of Americans (and we are talking tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands), the Justice Department, under the direction of Attorney Eric Holder, launched a program called Fast and Furious early in Obama’s first term that placed thousands of guns in the hands of criminals, including exceedingly violent gang members, with the purported purpose of “tracking” them to Mexican drug lords, thus allowing Mexican and U.S. police to arrest and incarcerate these criminals. The end result, however, was that the Justice Department lost track of virtually all of the weapons, with a few notable exceptions.