Earth to Holder: the 2nd Amendment right to armed self-defense comes from GOD, NOT from the Executive Branch or any other government office. The Constitution acknowledges and preserves this right, and no president has the power to pick and choose who can exercise it.
Attorney General Eric Holder discussed gun violence at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia on Thursday and called last weekâ€™s shootings at Price Middle School and Morehouse College both shocking and outrageous and said that they were reminders a pervasive epidemic of gun violence. While Holder attempted to say the administration was attempting to strike a balance between advocating for tougher gun regulations while preserving the gun rights of citizens, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, he went on to state quite clearly that Barack Obama has asked him to â€œexpandâ€ the criteria of the â€œwrong peopleâ€ getting their hands on guns.
[…] Â Â Holder went on to take questions from the audience and this is where his comments pointed to the Obama administration determining exactly who the expansion of the categories that would deny Second Amendment rights to entered the discussion.
Holder didnâ€™t say who this might apply to specifically. He did, however, state, â€œA person who has a gun should be a person who is entitled to have one.â€
Holder went on to say, â€œWe have Second Amendment rights and there is nothing in what the President is trying to do that will affect those Second Amendment rights, but thereâ€™s certain people; people who have mental health issues perhapsâ€¦ people who have felony records. These are all categories of people who are not entitled to carry a gun and I think that we have to make sure that that continues to be the case.â€
Never mind that Holderâ€™s own DOJ and ATF put nearly 2,500 firearms in the hands of criminal drug cartels in Mexico.
â€œOne of the things the President has asked me to do is to look at that list, to look at those categories and see if we need to expand it to make sure that, again, the wrong people do not come into possession of guns,â€ Holder added.
Friends, the argument over violent felons is valid only if the law will not mete out just punishment. There was no argument over whether a personâ€™s rights were being violated when someone was found guilty of murder, rape, kidnapping or various other crimes that warranted the death penalty. Now we donâ€™t want to execute people for such crimes, so they â€œpay their debt to society,â€ which is not even close to justice, and then we let them back on the streets, but remove their Second Amendment rights; rights that are claimed to be unalienable and given by God. Personally, Iâ€™d rather see justice served and not argue about who is and is not entitled to what we have been told are God given rights that the government cannot take away.
Additionally, those who were determined to be mentally ill, not by the Federal government though, were relagated to institutions, but we donâ€™t do that now because we donâ€™t want to hurt someoneâ€™s feelings.
However, what should concern every American is just who this â€œexpansionâ€ of categories of those that the Obama administration deems to not be â€œentitledâ€ to arms applies to. Will it be those with a particular political persuasion? ideology? theology? What will determine this and how will they attempt to enforce it?
Personally, it seems clear that any and all attempts by those in Washington at what is commonly referred to as â€œgun controlâ€ are nothing more than Federal infringements upon the Second Amendment and thus unlawful and unconstitutional.