May 01, 2011

NRA Calls For Holder's Ouster for BATF "Gunrunner" Incompetence

Wayne LaPierre wants U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation for the guns his agency intentionally supplied to drug dealers.

The National Rifle Association's CEO Saturday said Attorney General Eric Holder should step down for allowing an operation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to occur on his watch that involved the sale of guns to suspicious customers with ties to Mexican drug cartels.

The ATF allegedly encouraged gun dealers to sell multiple firearms to known and suspected criminals as part of a broader sting operation to crack down on gunrunning. In a speech to thousands of gun activists here, NRA chief Wayne LaPierre said two assault rifles that the ATF "let walk" were found at the crime scene where a border patrol agent was gunned down in December.

"Operation Fast and Furious may have gotten one or perhaps two federal agents killed, and countless other innocent victims have been murdered with the illegal guns that our own government allowed into Mexico all to advance a political agenda," he said.

The specific political agenda that LaPierre refers to is the oft-debunk fiction pedaled by the Obama Administration that civilian gun stores in the United States are responsible for 90-percent of the firearms the Mexican government has recovered from cartels. The actual figure is just eight-percent, and that includes the thousands of firearms that Holder's Justice Department knowing let gun smugglers take into Mexico.

"Gunwalker" AKA "Fast and Furious" was a transparent scheme by a radical President and Attorney General to create death and violence to justify more stringent gun control laws for our nation, and they were willing to put the lives of law enforcement officers and civilians on both sides of the border in jeopardy in order to do so.

Republicans in the House and Senate should hammer the White House relentlessly over the apparent crimes carried out by Obama's Justice Department. Congressional investigations and criminal charges should be investigated. At least two weapons these men gave to some of the most violent criminals in the world have been used to killed a U.S. Border Patrol Agent.

Holder is morally an accessory to murder. His resignation is the least Americans should be calling for as this scandal continues to unravel.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 1, 2011 11:40 AM

Well, its nice to see the nra finally acknowledge this issue.

What took them so long? Seems like the folks at sipseystreetirregulars were beating this drum for months before LaPierre finally threw down.

Now, if they can start to act like the organization they consider themselves - things might happen.

NOW is the time to flex their muscle and get this creep ousted.

Posted by: george at May 1, 2011 02:30 PM