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Obama, Holder Called Out for Not Enforcing Existing Gun Laws

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013

A group of 23 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Friday sent letters to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding existing gun laws be enforced before additional limitations are passed.

The committee, which has held hearings in recent weeks on ways to prevent gun violence, again called into focus statistics that show a dramatic drop in federal weapons prosecutions over the past decade.

The letters cite a Syracuse University study that show firearms prosecutions under President George W. Bush peaked at 11,015 in 2004 while the Obama administration has prosecuted about 7,774 firearms cases in 2012.

“A prosecution rate this low is not indicative of a Department of Justice that takes the act of illegally attempting to acquire a firearm seriously,” Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement accompanying the letters.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314248751 Robert Stewart

    You don’t want enforce laws when you run guns just ask Holder!

    • HappyClinger

      You especially don’t want to enforce gun laws when you want gun violence to increase so you will have an excuse to ban guns.

  • DAVID PEACOCK

    liberal hypocricy ;; they use the parts they like and helps promote agenda 21 ; discard the parts that make them accountable for their treasonist actions.

  • usmc1063

    This is true we have ton’s of existing gun laws on the books. The problem is as told by and attorney friend of mine is simple. The Liberal Courts would sooner plea down a case to get a lesser conviction. Where as a firearms violation may get a greater sentence like 5 to 10 years. If the offender pleads to a lesser degree they may get a minial sentence along with time served. This looks good on paper as a conviction but does little to adhearing to the written law. In other words it soon free’s the criminal back to the street to resume their life of crime. But what is worse it teaches others to do the same. Hence the written law becomes nothing more than a written document.

  • edgineer

    When are we going to remove dangerous psychotics from the public domain?

    • http://www.facebook.com/edward.shick.1 Edward Shick

      It would take a lot of Rope to hang all the Communists in Washington DC,, There are about 75 in Congress and White House that are Known!

    • DAVID PEACOCK

      THAT WOULD BE 40% OF THE POP;; ALL LIBERALS ARE CRAZY.

  • Kartua

    Illegal Aliens not being prosecuted by the Obama administration, or Holder!

    • Raymond

      They are his supporter base.

    • TexasJester

      It’s kinda funny (odd) that they don’t have the manpower to go after 11 million (or 20 million or 35 million, pick the number you like) illegal aliens in this nation, but they DO have the manpower to go after 100-150 million LEGAL gun owners.. Shows you their priorities!

      Like saying that inviting an illegal alien (who doesn’t like that title) to the State of the Union speech is a wonderful thing, but inviting gun-friendly Ted Nugent is a “human middle finger” to Obama…..

  • Joe Professor

    Take in to account how much they actually dislike America and many of us and then it can be understood.

  • liam

    “At the end of the day”, will US citizens risk
    loss of whatever entitlements they receive? or just give up on
    Second amendment rights, and turn over weapons?

    If one looks back to the US Government’s demand for all Gold
    turn in during the 1930’s (excessive fine and jail time for
    noncompliance) , then the conclusion is obvious!

    “These are the times that try mans”…….Thomas
    Payne (Common Sense)

    • faithandhonor

      Paine, not Payne. But great observations, Liam.

  • FSHNT21

    The prosecution rate is low because the vast majority of those committing gun violence are Democrats, and think how that would look for the Administration and the Democratic Party for that statistic to get out…
    More extensive background checks for gun purchasers are unnecessary…
    To keep guns out of the hands of the mentally unstable and those likely to commit gun crimes, authorities would simply need to check voter registrations to virtually eliminate gun crimes.
    Simply registering as a Democrat confirms that an individual is mentally unstable and therefore should not own a firearm. Removing guns from the hands of Democrats will greatly reduce gun violence without the need for additional regulations….

    • http://www.facebook.com/greg.whiting.549 Greg Whiting

      You hit the nail on the head

  • http://www.facebook.com/rwyatthaines Raeman Haines

    If they enforced the current laws they would have to arrest Holders Black Panther friends . It would also make it harder to run guns to Mexican Drug Cartels and the Islamic factions they are arming in the Middle East .

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Obozo needs all the drugged out people to vote for him again when he gets the Constitution over turned and become a dictator, he loves crooks because he is one himself along with Holder, both hate America and are bringing about HItlers National Socialist Party, all left wing brown shirts, Turn to God and have a chance or watch this nation fall.

    • http://www.facebook.com/edward.shick.1 Edward Shick

      If we had another Election Chuck Hagel would have to get out his voting Machines which only shows votes cast for Obama,,, could be Voter Fraud!!

      • mrsgunnut10

        No, Not could Be, IS , Voter fraud. You were close Ed..

    • Greggie

      Benjamin-
      Thanks for your final comment. You are right that we as a nation have removed God from our lives. Much like in the old testament, the nation of Israel threw God out and chose a king. Israel as a nation experienced God’s righteous indignation. Have we not learned, yet? Don’t forget to fulfill every jot and tittle of His Word.
      America was a nation under God until our pride and defiance got in the way. As long as our leadership continues down the path defiantly throwing God out in our nation and our lives, He will be a Holy God!

  • 7papa7

    How can he enforce gun laws when he sells thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels to be used on law abiding citizens and on OUR law enforcement. If anyone needs to go to jail for abusing our gun laws it is comrade holder and his buddy in the white house.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Higginbotham/100000261072379 Bob Higginbotham

    The only ones the two racists are eveninterested in prosecuting are WASPs. Obama and Holder run guns to Mexico so they can blame others and confiscate all weapons but their accounting is so sloppy they don’t know what went where until someone is killed. Now they are trying to use several deranged killers as an excuse to confiscate our weapons. The problem is that all the other witless politicians are following suit on gun control without even trying to consider the real root cause. Or if one of the main root causes were identified they would lose a lot of contributions from the pharmaceutical industry.

  • OLD KUTE

    How could we expect them to enforce the laws. Holder would have to have prosecuted him self and several of his ATF people after they provided high powered weapons to the Mexican Drug Cartels. They wan the gun crime to clime so they can get the guns away from the people to prevent them from stopping their unconstitutional grab for total control of our government.

  • CaptTurbo

    The pResident has no clothes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/edward.shick.1 Edward Shick

    I think there should be a law against selling Guns to the Mexican drug cartel ,, When unarmed citizens are murdered in cold blood,Holder should have been on trial and out of office ,, then next comes Benghazi,Obama & Hilary ,,,what next the American Christians ,,, We better stop these Communists now! Freedom is not Free!!

    • TexasJester

      “I think there should be a law against selling Guns to the Mexican drug cartel ,”

      There ARE such laws. But like so many other things these @$$holes do, they feel they don’t have to abide by the laws their Oath of Office says they are to enforce..

  • pysco

    I would like to hold Holder responsible, but Biden said a month ago, while touting more gun laws they didn’t have time to prosecute violaters of federal gun laws…So Mr President and Vice President whats the new registry for, to have the names and addresses of all wepons owners for future confiscation.

    • TexasJester

      He has also said that all the we laws they’re proposing would have no effect on the criminals who perpetrate the mass shootings..

  • GB.

    Great! That is a way to shut up the agitator and lay the blame were it lies.

  • LUCKYME

    I would not trust gun runner Holder as far as i can through him this AH is a menace.

  • slickzip

    ODUMBA and Holder should both be Impeached and deported to KENYA ,,,,

  • mjnellett

    Obama and Holder’s body counts keep getting larger and no one seems to care? Be careful, gentlemen, there are many more of us who still believe in the rule of law, and neither of you are above that law.

  • James Maxwell

    They are not intersted in enforcement just confiscation and subjuction of Ameircans so they can
    destroy our ability to protect and defend ourselves. It is all part and partial of their determination
    to try and keep oscummunist in office for life as dictator.

  • thunderbob

    they will be blown off like any other Republican!

  • 9Spoon9

    NO ADDITIONAL FIREARMS LAWS REQUIRED! The opening paragraph wrecks of RINO compromise. O. & Holder can’t follow the letter of US Laws or they’d self-incriminate themselves and serve as the whipped cream on top of the just dessert the American citizen is due. Removed from office and locked away.

    Causing dissent is all the mongrels aligned with the NWO machine are want to do. Nothing more than a sham 3 shell game of chance and they won’t allow right to check for the pea.

  • Don

    The administration that is trafficking in Guns can’t enforce laws on crazy people using guns for mass shootings can’t enforce laws that are on the books already. I am so sure there are at least twenty laws that congress has passed but has not seen the light of day. But that is why the US Government needs so many warehouses that are much larger than Cosco’s or Walmart building’s and warehouses. That is where they keep all of the Bills and Laws they have passed and has never seen the light of day. Congress does not look to see what laws and Bills they have passed over the years and they waist there time to pass more that will never see the light of day. Congress on every side of the Isle does not know what has been passed and they have not read any of the Bills and Laws they have passed jest like the Obamacare and I am very sure that not one of them has read any of the new laws and Bills jest for the last year. Hell when they work three days a week they only do the work they are paid to do about one and a half day’s and the other four days they are traveling between Washington DC and there Home State. The three days they are in Washington DC they spend a day and a half having breakfast and shaking hands and they only have a day and a half to take care of the country’s business. This is what the people that promised We the People they were going to get things in order and stop so much waist for us but instead they spend most of there time doing insider trading and many other crimes they passed all of the laws that sends use to prison and they must have passed other laws and Bills that exempts them from Obeying the same laws we are forced to obey.

  • Doug Rodrigues

    Nancy Pelosi once said to Howard Metzembaum, “Socialism cannot succeed unless we get the guns.” Bill Ayers had said,”as many as 25 million citizens may have to be eliminated (as in killed) in order to have socialism succeed.” That’s what it’s all about. The majority of the American sheeple don’t have a clue, or don’t believe that anyone in American Government would be the very people who are slowly destroying our Country. The politicians count on that naivety of the citizens to manipulate their treason in the slow overthrow of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. You can associate with others who believe as we do for our mutual protection. Have a contact list available. Be ready to respond to the help of any patriot who is being assaulted by a government team, who for example, may be demanding that an associate turn over their guns. We citizens have more firepower than any government assault team if we organize, but we have to organize or be arrested one at a time. Unfortunately, that’s what it’s coming down to. It can only get worse..

    • TexasJester

      “The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let’s not have any native militia or native police.”
      – Adolf Hitler 1933

      “This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future”………Adolph Hitler 1935

    • TexasJester

      “A Nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious, but it can not survive TREASON FROM WITHIN… An enemy at the gates is less formidable for he is known and he carries his banners openly, but the traitor moves among those within the gate freely. His sly whispers rustling thru all the galleries, heard in every hall of government itself. For the traitor appears, not as a traitor, he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their garments. He appeals to the BASENESS that lies in the heart of all men. He rots the soul of a Nation. He works secretly and unknown in the night, to undermine the pillars of the city. He INFECTS THE BODY POLITIC, so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. ”
      – Cicero 42 B.C.

      As Sandy Dellicker said: “UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, all energy, and all human beings in the world.” Control means TOTAL control. That’s what’s really behind the supposed “global warming” scare as well as the “sustainability” in our local communities. It’s just a tactic to get people to give more control over to the government. Government will never be satisfied until it has TOTAL control to do whatever it wishes without opposition.

  • John W.H.

    Holder would be behind bars with Obama, if they in forced laws all ready on the books,

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Paul-Christensen/100000005327315 Paul Christensen

    Diane Feinstein wants to have another hearing where she will only allow people to testify that are on her side. Not only does she want to control guns but she wants eliminate the 1st amendment also. She should be impeached. If Obama get gun control passed, just think he will not have worry about enforcing the other laws just the one.

    • TexasJester

      Lets not forget that as her first act as mayor of San Francisco, she banned ALL legal conceal-carry permits within the city limits – except for her own!! When she crammed obamacare through the House (and famously saying “you have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it!”), she made sure the lawmakers were exempt from the bill. (Funny thing is, they were cramming this NOW! because its a national EMERGENCY!! – and it would be YEARS before it would be enacted, after it was signed into law..)

      Progressivism – ideas so great they have to be mandatory!

      Socialism is for the PEOPLE, not the SOCIALISTS.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Small/100001199649958 Rodney Small

    Obama would not pass the background check if he purchased a gun. Let that sink in.

  • colt38

    How can Holder and Obama enforce gun laws already in place. They would have to arrest each other over Fast and Furious.

  • Murray Putnam

    Yippee, Some Republicans finally grew a pair and called out Obeyme and his gun running buddy Eric (got guns?) Holder on their hypocrisy with regards to firearms. Most of our politicians are bought and paid for, our main stream media has been muzzled, Our Constitution has been shredded, trampled on and is all but ignored. Does this alarm anyone besides me?

  • AZWarrior

    They don’t want to prosecute Dems constituents.

  • reggiec

    If Democrats actually admitted the major causes of gun violence; they would have to admit their ideology has failed utterly. Every major city that has rampant gun violence is controled by Democrats. DUH!
    You might want to go to “SSRI Stories” to understand the contribution of prescription drugs to gun violence.

  • Sagebrush6

    Obama doesn’t want to do anything on his own. Might infringe on his voters.

  • TexasJester

    One thing most people don’t realize is that “assault weapons” were banned back in the 1930s! We don’t need a bill today to ban them.

    And a note of clarification: there’s no such thing as an “assault weapon” the weapons referred to as such by the politicians are semi-automatic rifles with cosmetic changes to make them look more like military assault rifles, which are “more scary-looking”. They have NO WAY to be changed to full-auto. As such, they CANNOT be defined as “assault weapons”. (A side note – more murders were caused by people employing HAMMERS last year than those using the “assault-style weapons”… Do we ban hammers now? How about motor vehicles? Over 30,000 people lost their lives last year because of them – how many were intentional? Ban cars next? Or the murder-writer staple, the candlestick?)

    An “assault rifle” is defined by the military as a “rifle with full-automatic capability, and switchable between full-automatic and semi-automatic”. Most assault rifles have a 3-round selection as well, and I’ve been informed that many models of assault rifles have a semi-auto and a 3-round auto setting, without the magazine-emptying full-auto selection. (More accuracy, and less wasted ammo..)

    • CrustyOldGeezer

      Adam and Eve sat down one day and said; “Rocks are assault weapons and neither of the boys need them so they are banned.”

      Cain, knowing that Abel was th better minded son, illegally obtained an assault rock and hid it under his fig leaf.

      Cain, being a victim of the public school system of the day, failed to find a “Defensive” rock with which to arm, and thus protect, himself from the evil son.

      Conservatives learned from the mistakes of the past and take steps to prevent a recurrence.

      democrat voters are either too stupid to learn, or are sadly too stupid to learn.

      • TexasJester

        LOL!! Thank you, sir, for the laugh! Great way to point out the idiocy of democrat ways..!

  • Chief47

    If they enforced the gun laws that are on the books right now, Attorney General Holder would be sitting in a jail cell in a federal prison.

  • Berzrkr50

    No surprise here. And the prosecution rate here in Commiefornia is abysmal. They don’t want to hurt the feelings of their poor, poor criminals…

 

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