James Brady visited President Obama in March of 2011. Brady, President Reagan’s press secretary, was shot when John Hinckley tried to assassinate Reagan. Brady’s wound made him wheelchair bound and a gun control advocate. The law bearing his name requires anyone wanting a handgun to undergo a waiting period and background check before buying one. The Brady Law wouldn’t have kept Hinckley from getting a gun, so Brady wants to ban everyone from getting them as does the president.
Obama told Brady he’s working on it, saying, “We just have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” So much about Obama not knowing about operation “Gun Runner” and “Fast and Furious” that put hundreds of guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. He now says neither he nor Eric Holder knew of the illegal gun purchases abetted by our government. The buying and smuggling of firearms by criminals was the excuse Obama needed to limit the right of law-abiding citizens to buy guns. Gun dealers of border states now have to report the purchase of two or more semi-automatic rifles.
In April of 2009, Eric Holder spoke at the Mexico/United States Arms Trafficking Conference where he boasted of implementing “gun runner,” but in May of 2011, when asked by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when he first heard of “Fast and Furious,” he lied saying, “probably over the last few weeks.”
Thinking he wouldn’t be overheard, Obama told the Russians that this election is his last and after he wins he’ll have more “flexibility” in dealing with their country. What won’t he tell us that he’ll tell the Russians? That he won’t put an anti-missile defense system in Europe to protect us. That he’ll unilaterally disarm our country. Isn’t Obama already gutting our national defense and cutting the military by 100,000 troops? Aren’t three to six hundred people at Los Alamos Labs losing their jobs because of him?
President Obama is a devious man, but will he be decent enough to tell the parents of Jaime Zapata if the guns used to kill their son could have been seized before they crossed the border?
They’ve had to hire lawyers to find out if the guns were allowed to walk.
Jaime Zapata was an ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agent who was murdered by the Zeta Cartel. A gun at the scene was bought by Manuel Barba who was arrested by ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms) a day before Zapata was killed. Barba admitted purchasing 70 guns for the Zetas through straw buyers. A second gun was one of 207 bought by the Ranferi Osorio ring, 40 purchased by an ATF informant.
The Zapata family has a right to know if these men were allowed to smuggle guns. We also need to put President Obama (a professor of constitutional law) in his place by teaching him that our right to bear arms like our beliefs can’t be taken from us. Our Constitution was ratified only because the men who wrote it promised their constituents they would add a People’s Bill of Rights which constrains the powers of government. Furthermore, the Second Amendment is not only for personal defense, but to ensure we enjoy the First Amendment freedoms of religion (conscience), speech, press and right to peaceably assemble (protest) and petition our government for redress of grievances.