Monday, July 18, 2011

Bloody Hands

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced HR 2554, Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011, on Friday to great fanfare along with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). They say they want to provide law enforcement with more "tools" to stop smuggling of arms along the border of Mexico. This, of course, ignores all the other laws already on the books which makes each and every thing covered under this bill a crime.

What they say and what they really mean are two entirely different things. Their bill and the fanfare with which it was introduced have dual aims: to promote more gun control and to divert attention from Eric Holder and the Obama Administration for its culpability in the death of hundreds of Mexicans along with Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata. By doing so, they are just as complicit in those deaths as those in the Obama Administration who dreamed up Operation Fast and Furious and all the other variants of Project Gunwalker to build support for more gun control.

The co-sponsors of Rep. Maloney's bill are listed below. By signing on as co-sponsors they share in the goal of diverting attention on this scandal away from Eric Holder and Barack Obama. As I said above, complicit.

Rep Ackerman, Gary L. [NY-5]
Rep Chu, Judy [CA-32]
Rep Connolly, Gerald E. "Gerry" [VA-11]
Rep Conyers, John, Jr. [MI-14]
Rep Cummings, Elijah E. [MD-7]
Rep Farr, Sam [CA-17]
Rep Filner, Bob [CA-51]
Rep Lynch, Stephen F. [MA-9]
Rep McCarthy, Carolyn [NY-4]
Rep Moran, James P. [VA-8]
Rep Norton, Eleanor Holmes [DC]
Rep Quigley, Mike [IL-5]
Rep Rangel, Charles B. [NY-15]
Rep Speier, Jackie [CA-12]
Rep Tierney, John F. [MA-6]

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