Holder and Hogg Counting on Student Bloodbath to Do What Fast and Furious Could Not
“Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed on Friday strategy for how to achieve what he views as meaningful gun control with Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg,” The Washington Examiner notes, reporting on the pair getting face time with fellow gun-grabber Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time.”
“If the only thing that comes out of this tragedy is we outlaw bump stocks and we raise the age at which people are allowed to buy an AR-15, that will be a failure,” Holder claimed. “Because the reality – from my perspective – is you need to do what we’ve always tried to do, which is to ban the sale of AR-15s, have universal background checks, and also take away the ability to buy these large magazines.”
The guy never has been much on Founding intent for either the Second Amendment or the oath of office he took, which is supposed to be for life. So it’s hardly surprising he’s going after weapons that have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia [that] could contribute to the common defense [so that] when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.”
Wannabe tyrants can’t have that, and besides, this is something Holder’s been going after for a long time. From 2009, he floated a premature trial balloon a year-and-a-half before Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in an Arizona desert and a weapon found at the scene was the catalyst for exposing ATF’s lethal Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” plot:
“Holder said … it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.”
And “botched gun sting” media cover notwithstanding, the reason behind the murderous practice was spelled out early on in my investigations by an ATF insider disgusted with what management was doing:
“ATF source confirms ‘walking’ guns to Mexico to ‘pad’ statistics”
Despite perjury, stonewalling, being held in contempt of Congress and being given a pass on ethics violations by insider cronies, or perhaps because escaping accountability has emboldened him to be even more in-your-face about his untouchability, he’s back trying to make murdered schoolchildren do for his goals what murdered Mexicans could not: Disarm countrymen he loathes.
So naturally young Boss Hogg is singing from the same page, although to minimize the role of the totalitarian lobby’s newest citizen disarmament rock star to that of “survivor” is to mask the well-organized, well-funded and well-connected interests bankrolling the “March for Our Lives.” The newly-realized media reality that virtue-oozing youths trump loudmouthed, middle-aged moms at swaying emotions über alles useful idiots.
“I do see the reason to have a weapon, and I do see the reason behind the Second Amendment. But I think we should have limitations on the Second Amendment, the same way we have limitations on the First [Amendment],” Hogg asserted, “comparing shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded movie theater to mentally unstable individuals buying an AR-15.”
See, that makes him appear “reasonable” to mask the end goals from people who don’t know any better and who can’t see though what a fraudulent argument he’s making.
Of course you can — there are no prior restraints. It’s just that there had better be a fire.
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’ conveniently misstated quote was:
“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.”
You can’t open fire in a crowded theater either, at least not unless it’s also legally justifiable. No one but a deceiving gun-grabber would try to get people to think otherwise. And, of course, if this child had gone to a school that actually taught non-”progressive” American “history,” he’d know what people of the Founding era would have said about that:
We have an old subversive and a young one in training. And the kid is supposed to be sacrosanct and immune from criticism, giving the insiders backing him a pass from having their own motives questioned too closely. Proving their power to punish those who aren’t afraid to cross the self-serving boundaries they would impose, “progressive” social media monopolists are deleting the accounts of those who dare question his credibility.
Bull. If up to him and Holder, there will be plenty more victims and mourners. They want — they need — vulnerable schoolchildren. They want our guns. And they want men with guns in the employ of the powers behind them to execute their demands, even if it means more bloodbaths.
The hell with them. And the hell with those they serve.
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