Attorney General Eric Holder, during a talk on gun control with United States mayors on Friday, said that the U.S. government will consider “imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals.”
After going over Obama’s executive orders issued Wednesday, Holder said, “The administration has called upon Congress to renew legislation banning high-capacity magazines, including those used in recent high profile mass shootings, to protect our police by getting rid of armor piercing bullets, to pass a new ‘assault weapons ban,’ updated and stronger than the one enacted in 1994 to keep military style weapons off of our streets.”
But Holder wasn’t finished. In fact, I’m actually surprised the mayors attending didn’t fall out of their chair laughing at his next words. He continued, “…to consider a series of new federal laws imposing tough penalties on gun traffickers who help funnel weapons to dangerous criminals.”
Can anyone take this guy seriously? Fast and Furious, hello! Holder was held in contempt of Congress for not providing documentation in knowingly trafficking weapons across the Mexican border into the hands of “dangerous criminals.” Holder is facing a civil lawsuit by Congress in this matter. Holder’s behind was covered by Barack Hussein Obama in this matter via executive privilege. His own ATF can’t get violations of gun laws properly prosecuted.