All illustrations were added and are not found in the original commentary by Mr. Norris. Original post can be found on www.wnd.com
Obama smuggling guns and registering yours.
President Obama wants you to believe America’s founders were in error when they gave citizens the right to bear arms.
Based upon those illegalities, my friend and the NRA EVP and CEO, Wayne LaPierre, disclosed on Fox News recently that the NRA filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, or BATFE, to issue an injunction barring enforcement of the rule. And with NRA support, the U.S. House has also voted to withhold funding for the enforcement of the new regulation.
As LaPierre wrote in his weekly commentary last week, “The cartels run a $40 billion industry … and the [Obama] administration wants the public to believe that it’s going to disarm cartels with a form? Who is the president kidding?”
Doesn’t Obama know that restricting the right to bear arms primarily ties the hands of good guys, while the bad guys purchase them from a host of other illegal sources? And what part of “shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment do the feds not understand?
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Justice Department will “vigorously oppose” the NRA lawsuit.
The facts are, as Wayne LaPierre points out, that cartels get their machine guns, grenades, missile launchers and tanks from Central and South America, Russia, China, international black markets and defections from the Mexican army. State Department cables, released by WikiLeaks, support those facts.
On the one hand, Fox News reported that, in 2009-10, more than 20,000 guns recovered in Mexico came from U.S. manufacturers. On the other hand, 75 percent of guns submitted to the U.S. could not be traced to a licensed gun store. But there is one place more than 2,000 crime guns could be traced: the federal government.
The winner of the largest-American-supplier-of-guns-to-Mexico award is actually the Obama administration via the Fast and Furious program -- a botched, foiled and disastrous sting operation by the agency’s Phoenix division to uncover a large network of cartel-linked gunrunners. During 2009-2011, through Operation Fast & Furious, the ATF facilitated the sale of 2,020 firearms to suspected smugglers over 15 months!
Among the tragic consequences was the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, gunned down in the Arizona desert last December. Two AK-47 semi-automatic rifles found at the scene traced directly to the Fast & Furious sting.
To add insult to injury, the ATF recently promoted three key supervisors of the Fast and Furious sting operation, who allowed firearms to be illegally trafficked across the U.S. border into Mexico, to new management jobs in Washington!
The truth is that the Obama administration is involved right now in a monumental cover-up regarding its criminal activity to hand over thousands of firearms to gun runners and smugglers. And to duck and dodge their responsibility of those illegalities by now coming across as the vanguard of gun control by cracking down on the sales of two guns sold to Americans at one time is preposterous hypocrisy.
Moreover, to unilaterally mandate this new federal rule so close to the Fast and Furious debacle is more than coincidental, especially in light of the fact that the administration tabled the proposed regulation in January of this year because it was “not an emergency.” The only thing that has changed is the embarrassing revelation of the ATF disaster.
God, guns and guts made America. Let’s keep all three.