Saturday, December 10, 2011

 The following opinion piece from a Vallejo resident is interesting in light of the high amount of criminal and police mis-conduct across Solano County.

2011-12-10 "Gun owners, it's time to take a stand in 2012" opinion by Bob Ireland of Vallejo, published in "Vallejo Times Herald"
If the law is against you, pound the facts; if the facts are against you, pound the law; if both facts and law are against you, pound the table.
Historically, when presidential politics and gun control mix, the NRA wins -- hands down. For proof, just ask Bill Clinton and Al Gore. President Obama isn't foolish enough to revisit that fight, at least not out in the open and not when he has to win another election. The media races to smear, mock and slander the NRA by claiming we are the "crazy far right who hate Obama" (Chris Matthews) or labeling us "insane and paranoid" (Rachel Maddow). They laugh, scorn, and jeer but they never ever try to argue the facts. They can't win on their accomplishments. If they win anywhere, it's because they have to deflect the debate away from the truth. As members of NRA and law-abiding gun owners, we know the facts and the law. America is on our side.
We've had enough of the lies, deception and failure of President Obama and his anti-gun administration. We've had enough of this president saying the American people are "soft" and "lazy." We won't be shouted at or shouted down by this inept president who obviously does not like America or the American people. We won't be lied to by a media that continues to ignore the facts of the biggest political cover-up since Watergate.
"Project Gun-Runner" and its connected undercover operations -- "Fast and Furious" in the southwest, and "Castaway" in Florida -- were what many believe to be federally illegal operations cooked up by the current administration and enforced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms department in Washington and its other branches in the border states. It's also known as BATFE, BATF and ATF, managed by Eric Holder, who is under direct orders from the president. To put it short, this federal government agency ORDERED gun store operators in multiple states to ALLOW thousands of semi-automatic guns to be sold to straw purchasers who delivered those guns to Mexican cartels in Mexico. The first purpose of this was to give the current administration the "statistics" it needed to show that the majority of guns (recovered) in the hands of criminal drug lords and their minions came from American gun stores. The second purpose of this was to give the current administration "standing" for its agenda to put an end to the American people's rights to own firearms.
Thanks to the whistleblowers in the BATFE, it has all blown up in their faces. Thousands of guns "walked" to the cartels, gifted by the United States government. Gun store owners reported suspicious purchasers to BATFE, just to be told to look the other way and to complete the transactions. Those guns will never be retrieved, and many innocent people are dead because of it -- including one border patrol agent, Brian Terry, in December 2010.
Two United States senators -- Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Charles Grassley (R-La.) are currently investigating this outrage and this evil attack on Americans' Second Amendment rights. I cannot urge these two senators strongly enough to get to the bottom of all the facts and all the responsible parties that initiated this monstrous outrage. I'm speaking for the survivors of those killed by the guns that walked by order of the current U.S. administration. So far, Issa and Grassley are being lied to and stonewalled, and obstructed, not only by Eric Holder but also by President Obama and his administration. This is not a figment of anyone's imagination. Our tax dollars were spent to arm Mexican drug cartels and to smear American federally licensed gun dealers. The ultimate price has now been paid with the death of many innocent people. The secret is out. President Obama has slapped gun registration on four border states since the revelation of "Project Gun-Runner." Obama, along with Hillary Clinton are moving forward with an international Arms Trade Treaty at the United Nations that ignores our Constitution and is designed to destroy the Second Amendment.
To all of the NRA members, to all American gun owners, to all Americans who understand and support the fundamental and basic importance of your rights to have the means of self-defense, you all know what you must do in November of 2012. If you have never voted before, this is where you need to do what is right. Vote the most anti-American president in the history of this nation out of office. Make him a one-term president. Send your support to Darrell Issa and Charles Grassley. Write them. Fax them.

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