Saturday, November 22, 2008

Eric Holder: A frightful prospect for AG

Via Glen Reynolds, Volokh looks at Eric Holder's stance on what citizens should do with guns, versus what federal paramilitary agents should do.

What would you call an Attorney General using al-Qaeda as a scare tactic to justify restricting civil rights?Oh wait... it's about gun rights.
Beyond that, if any member of al-Qaeda had ever bought a gun at an American gun show, we would have heard about it, endlessly. The fact that these two are the only examples citable out of the millions of transactions at gun shows over the past decades suggests that on the list of threats to U.S. national security, the probability of a terrorist buying a firearm at a gun show ranks just above an invasion from Mars.

And it's a democrat. Never mind then. Because everyone knows only Republicans can "shred the constitution" and that the 2nd Amendment doesn't count anyway.

I guess it's only bad if Bush is the one using fear of terrorism to take away our rights.

Holder's also no friend of the First either.
Again he uses the populace's fear of an attack, to justify restrictions of civil rights. You see Free Speech should be limited to better "protect" us from school shootings.

"I guess when you've decided the Second Amendment is optional, I guess it's easier to conclude the one right next to it is optional, too."

Eric Holder *change* Obama believes in.

Rand Simberg notes a report on how mass shootings go.
They may select schools and shopping malls because of the large number of defenseless victims and the virtual guarantee no on the scene one is armed.

As soon as they're confronted by any armed resistance, the shooters typically turn the gun on themselves."

Unfortunately, too many in the media and the gun-control community are too stupid to recognize it as obvious. You might think that this startling result could be the basis for a more sensible policy, but judging by the election results, I fear not. Particularly if someone like Eric Holder becomes Attorney General.

It's not about saving lives or safety; it's about power.

Clearly the Obama Admin thinks that guns are a threat in the hands of the public.

Keep an ear to the ground. They're going to do something.

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