Hey everyone, this is a website called Factpronouncement.com (which I just made up) but you can pretend that it's an Obama-support website like
another name that sounds similar to Factpronouncement.com.
(warning: satire ahead, don't take things literally)
Operation Gunrunner is not the Problem. Operation 2nd Amendment is the problem.
The blogosphere is buzzing with conspiracy theories that Obama is in deep water over some thing called Operation Gunrunner, or better known as
operation "Fast and Furious". No, not the movie made in 2001 starring Vin Diesel which received a dismal 6 out of 10 stars on IMDB, and one reviewer
on the website Rotten Tomatoes says it is a "bad, bad, movie and you should skip it." While this Fast and Furious was just a movie, operation Fast and
Furious seems like a bad, bad, movie to the tin foil hat birthers that swarm the internet from the sanctity of their mother's basement. And for them,
they should also "skip it."
Before they put the entire blame on Obama, even though they know we are still recovering from the effects of the Bush catastrophe, they first decided
to go after attorney general Eric Holder. They claim Eric Holder knew about the operation and it was written into the health care bill. This is
obviously false, why would a health care bill contain something about gun smuggling?
Moving on, we now come to the accusations that the Department of Justice is covering up the operation. According to the DOJ,
Other reports we issued focused on the Department’s law enforcement activities, such as our review of Project Gunrunner, the Department’s
efforts through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to combat firearms trafficking on the Southwest border.
So clearly, operation fast and furious, which was part of operation Gunrunner, was a law enforcement activity meant to combat firearms trafficking on
the Southwest Border, not to 'give drug gangs guns' or some other type of ridiculous conspiracy theory.
Now for the accusation that 30,000 guns were given to drug gangs.
Of the nearly 30,000 firearms recovered in 2009 and 2010 in Mexico, where gun possession is illegal, some 70 percent were determined to have
come from the United States, ATF officials told lawmakers last week.
So that right there shows you the US did not give 30,000 guns to Mexico but rather 70 percent of 30,000, and they also recovered these guns, which the
tea party people are seeming to forget.
In December 2010 Border Agent Brian Terry was killed by drug gangs with guns tied to the Fast and Furious program. First of all, since only 70 percent
of the guns were from the US, there is a 30 percent chance this gun did not come from the US. While this loss of life is tragic, the Republicans and
tea partiers should stop pointing the finger at others and start to point fingers at guns. Guns are responsible in this death, regardless of who made
them or which country of Origin they come from. Isn't it amazing how Republicans dismiss Obama as originating from the United States but are so quick
to say a gun used in a crime originated from the U.S.? Operation Gunrunner is not the problem, Guns are the problem. So the real issue here is not
operation Gunrunner, it's operation 2nd Amendment.
In conclusion, Eric Holder should not step down just because of the specious reasoning that operation Fast and Furious in some way led to this murder.
Instead, we should focus on how little gun legislation there is, which allows for drug gangs to get a hold of guns so easily. We need more protective
programs such as operation Gunrunner and operation Fast and Furious so that we can have more surveillance of these guns on the Southwest
edit on 10-7-2011 by filosophia because: (no reason given)