CBS Breaking news - Fast & FUrious intentional attack on 2nd amendment
Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (ATF) discussed using their covert operation “Fast and
Furious” to argue for controversial new rules about gun sales.
In Fast and Furious, ATF secretly encouraged gun dealers to sell to
suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels to go after the “big fish.” But
ATF whistleblowers told CBS News and Congress it was a dangerous practice
called “gunwalking,” and it put thousands of weapons on the street. Many were
used in violent crimes in Mexico. Two were found at the murder scene of a
U.S. Border Patrol agent.
So you remember Fast and Furious. This is where we arranged for thousands
of guns, long guns, automatic, semiautomatic, AK-47s, machine guns,
bazookas, whatever, to end up in the hands of drug lords, right out of gun stores,
gun shops in Phoenix, just walked outta there right across the border into
Mexico, into the hands of the drug cartel and the cartel was supposed to do
with those guns what drug cartel people do, start using them, bam, bam, you
’re dead. They did. Hundreds of people died as a result of these guns
being walked out of Phoenix gun shops and others along the border. And in this
period of time a border agent got killed. So when attention was brought to
bear on this, I said, “Well, it’s clear what this is all about. Who do we
have in the White House? We have a quasi-liberal socialist Marxist. What do
they hate? They hate citizens having guns. They hate the Second Amendment.”
It took me a split second to understand what this was all about. They have
lost the gun control argument. In presidential debates they don’t dare
bring it up, they have lost it, the left has lost the gun control argument,
just like they’ve lost the abortion argument. But that doesn’t mean they go
away, they never accept defeat. Okay, so let’s engineer a program where the
baddest of bad guys get hold of American guns easily because we essentially
give them to them, but we don’t tell anybody that. We make it look like
the drug cartel could just cross the border, walk in there and buy ‘em and
walk back across the border or really rotten Americans could walk into the
gun stores, buy those guns, go to Mexico and sell them to the drug cartel.
Yes, evil Americans could, and then people would die, and the conclusion is
supposed to be, “See, we have got to have more control over guns. Look at
what happened here.” That was the plan. Backfired. Sharyl Attkisson with
repeated random act of journalism after random act of journalism has been
doggedly following this story and her latest report on the Early Show on CBS
today featured this. One of the hostettes said, “Some officials originally
discussed using the gun walking case to press for new gun regulations?”
ATTKISSON: That’s right. New e-mails that we have add to some documentation
that we already had that show government officials never planned to reveal
publicly their role in letting those guns fall into the hands of Mexican
drug cartels but planned to use the end result to argue for new gun
regulations that they wanted, and you can read more about that story on our
RUSH: Which we’ve done and we’ve read the e-mails, and Sharyl Attkisson is
exactly correct, exactly right. It’s exactly what this program was all
about, to a T. Another El Rushbo bull’s-eye. Precisely what it was all about.
So now they’ve got Holder up there, and they’re asking him about this.
Before we get to that, back in 2009, this is in Mexico City, Obama and the
Mexican President Felipe Calderon held a joint press conference. This is a
portion of what Obama said back in April of 2009.
OBAMA: This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the
United States. More than 90% of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the
United States, many from gun shops that line our shared border. So we have
responsibilities as well.
RUSH: Damn right. It’s your program. So you go to Mexico after instituting
this program with Eric Holder, you engineer these guns walking across the
border, you engineer it, then you go to Mexico and you point out how
horrible it is these guns actually came from the United States. It was all part of
an Obama scam. This is who liberals are. Don’t ever doubt yourself or me.
RUSH: (I redacted commercial stuff) Folks, during the break here, I
actually was setting here. I am so enraged at Obama, and I"m asking myself,
"What's the most effective way to express it to people without it arousing
sympathy for this poor schlub or without people mad at me?" But I can't tell
you. I literally cannot describe. It would require profanity for me to
accurately tell you what I think of this and what -- what he's done, what he's
continuing to do. It infuriates me, beyond my ability to express it, and this
fast and Furious? There he is down there in Mexico apologizing?
He set this whole thing up and he has no clue? He doesn't know what it's
about? Holder doesn't know what it's about? Holder, the first memos were
lies, this is past the most corrupt administration that we have had in my
lifetime, and I'm including Nixon in this. Nixon was a piker! Nixon could only
dream of this kind of stuff because Nixon never had the media covering up
for him. But I'm telling you this is bad! It really was. I'm a master
communicator here and I'm stymied in trying to convey the depth of my outrage over
what's happening to this country, right out in front of everyone. What
benefit from Fast and Furious? Look, let's go to the audio sound bites. Get
benefits? Okay. So it's up on Capitol Hill, same Capitol Hill where _Corzine_
"I have no idea where the money is!" James Sensenbrenner, Wisconsin, said,
"Since it's obvious that there was knowledge within the justice department
about Fast and Furious, you all knew what you were doing. What are you gonna
do to clean up the mess?"
HOLDER: Lemme make something very clear and in response to an assertion
that you made -- or hinted at -- nobody in the Justice Department has lied.
SENSENBRENNER: Why was the letter withdrawn?
HOLDER: The letter was withdrawn because information in th-there that was
inaccurate. The Justice Department letter of February --
SENSENBRENNER: Okay, tell me what's the difference between "lying" and
"misleading" Congress in this context?
HOLDER: Well, it -- uh -- eh -- um -- i-i-if you want to have this legal
arg -- uh, conversation it all has to with your state of mind and whether or
not you had the requisite intent.
RUSH: Riiiight, right. You can't lie unless you intend to. It's all about
your state of mind! True, true enough, folks. It could hold true for
rapists. "Yeah, I thought she loved me." Sandusky. "No, no, those boys loved me!
Those boys begged for it. Those boys followed me. I loved those boys! Prove
I'm lying. My state of mind wasn't to abuse those kids; I love those kids!
You can't accuse me of abuse; it wasn't in my state of mind. So this little
conversation continued. Sensenbrenner followed up with this.
SENSENBRENNER: You know, the thing is is that if we don't get to the bottom
of this -- and that requires your assistance on that -- there is only one
alternative that Congress has, and it's called impeachment, where our
subpoena powers are plenary and there can't be any type of a legal immunity or
privilege that can be asserted on that.
RUSH: These people, again, are not smarter than you and I, and what
Sensenbrenner has just said and what we know is that Eric Holder, the attorney
general -- number one law enforcement officer in the country -- sent letters
and documents to Congress filled with lies. They were part of a cover-up,
and Holder hasn't given up on that. Obama's attorney general is participating
in a scheme to undermine gun laws, a scheme to undermine the Second
Amendment. The attorney general of this country and the president are
participating in a scheme to undermine the Constitution of the United States -- and
not just with Fast and Furious, but with as many policies as they can. It is
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