Sunday, June 24, 2012

Gun Nut Roundup June 2011

House Committee Holds Holder In Contempt/ Obama Invokes Exec Privilege
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, chaired by Congressman Darrell Issa, recently voted to hold U.S. Attorney General/International Arms Dealer/All-Around-Douchebag Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.  Holder has refused to release thousands of subpoenaed documents and has stonewalled the Congressional investigation into the DOJ's ill-fated Operation Fast and Furious.  The full house will vote on the contempt charge against Holder sometime the week of June 25th.  Click here to send your representative a prewritten email urging them to vote in favor of holding Holder in contempt of Congress.

President Obama has now invoked "executive privilege" to hide the documents subpoenaed by the committee.  Said Chairman Issa: "The President’s assertion of Executive Privilege this morning took us by surprise but did not alter the Committee’s conclusion that documents had been inappropriately withheld. Executive Privilege only applies to materials that directly pertain to communications with the President and his senior advisors. This assertion indicates that the White House’s role in Operation Fast and Furious and the response to whistleblower accusations has been greater than previously acknowledged. Just yesterday, the Attorney General indicated a willingness to produce a small subset of documents on the condition that the Committee end its investigation before they were described or made available for review. Today, the President asserted Executive Privilege to ensure they are never produced."

Bill Would Cut Funding For UN Gun Ban

From GOA: "Kansas Senator Jerry Moran introduced legislation to prohibit the Obama administration from negotiating away our gun rights as part of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).

"The ATT is a backdoor attempt to impose massive restrictions on U.S. gun rights. While negotiations on the treaty are being held behind closed doors, it is certain to include language that will:
* Require the registration and licensure of American firearms;
* Ban large categories of firearms;
* Require the mandatory destruction of surplus ammo and confiscated firearms;
* Define manufacturing so broadly that any gun owner who adds an accessory such as a scope or changes a stock on a firearm would be required to obtain a manufacturing license;
* Require 'microstamping' of ammunition."

The Obama administration is pushing for America to adopt this international gun ban, so contact your Senators and urge them to support S.2205, the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act of 2012.

2011: Gun Ownership Up, Crime Down (Again)

The FBI Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report indicates that violent crime dropped 4% in 2011.  This while checks on the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), a good indicator of gun sales, hit an all time record of 16.5 million last year.

“This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBI’s violent-crime rates,” said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the National Rifle Association. “It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to account for this decline.”

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