Obama Selects Janet Reno’s Anti-Gun Point Man As Next Attorney General
So much for “I support the Second Amendment,” and so much for the notion of “change.”
Media reports say President-elect Barack Obama has selected Eric Holder as his Attorney General, and that Holder may already have accepted the offer. Holder, as Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno during the Clinton Administration, said that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right, but instead protects the right to have a firearm when serving with a militia. After leaving office, Holder stuck to that assertion when he signed Janet Reno’s brief to the Supreme Court in the Heller case, which stated, “The Second Amendment does not protect firearms possession or use that is unrelated to participation in a well-regulated militia.”
At the Justice Department, Holder advocated a waiting period, limiting gun purchases to one per month, and so-called “gun show loophole” legislation–the fine print of which would have driven gun shows out of business. Holder made it clear that he, Clinton, and Reno were more interested in stopping gun sales than in regulating them. When ABC’s George Will asked him about guns being used for self-defense more often than to commit crime, and Right-to-Carry states having lower crime rates than other states, Holder dismissed the facts that Mr. Will raised, with the flippant statement, “I’m not sure that we need more than the 200 million or so guns that we have on the streets.”
More in the article.
I can’t believe that President-elect Obama would name this apparent anti-Constitutionalist as Attorney General. Unbelievable.
I am appalled at the blatant disrespect of the Constitution by someone that President-elect Obama has chosen.
I do not own a gun, but I have used a gun in target shooting (see my 2005 article on this subject noted later in this posting). Guns in rural areas are a life blood. My grandmother, during the depression — who was an excellent shot — used her guns to put food on the table for her family and as protection against attackers such as wild dogs, ‘possums, racoons, weasels etc. in the hen house, as well as larger animals like bobcats, cougars, foxes, etc. Not to mention personal protection of your home and family, particularly on farms in deep rural areas against those who might do you or your family harm or steal from you.
And how much longer before we see the following happening here in the states:
Game beware: it’s the return of the poacher
As times get harder in Britain’s cities, armed gangs are heading for the countryside – and stealing deer, salmon and rabbits to feed a burgeoning black market in food. Andy McSmith reports
Once, the poacher was a man with big pockets in his raincoat sneaking on to an aristocrat’s land to steal game for his family pot. Now he is likely to be part of a gang from town, in it for hard cash, rampaging through the countryside with guns, crossbows or snares.
Police in rural areas across Britain are reporting a dramatic increase in poaching, as the rise in food prices and the reality of recession increases the temptation to deal in stolen venison, salmon, or rarer meat and fish.
And as all that is happening, British subjects are being warned “not to take matters into their own hands.” Are the British police going to replace what’s stolen from their food stores? I think not.
Some 40,000 show up at Colo. farm to pick up free vegetables left on fields after harvest
PLATTEVILLE, Colo. (AP) _ A farm couple got a huge surprise when they opened their fields to anyone who wanted to pick up free vegetables left over after the harvest — 40,000 people showed up.
Joe and Chris Miller’s fields were picked so clean Saturday that a second day of gleaning — the ancient practice of picking up leftover food in farm fields — was canceled Sunday.
“Overwhelmed is putting it mildly,” Chris Miller said. “People obviously need food.
With the current major downturn of the economy, and recent events, it really appalls me that he would do this. I am seeing no real change coming out of the Obama camp … at least not where the Constitution is concerned. Unbelievable.
I think it behooves all Americans to take a close look at Gun Control and the Right to bear arms provided by the Constitution of the United States of America. Back in 2006, I posted an entry here on my blog about this very thing; The Right to Keep and Bear Arms talks about this. I hope everyone will take a few minutes to read that posting. It concerns not only our Right to bear arms but what happens to countries in history who have moved first to control and ultimately gun bans … and it doesn’t stop there. It never does.
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
Thanks to Staying Alive blog for the heads up on this.