Memesters Union

Eric Holder's Biggest Failure: No Gun Control

Feb. 9, 2015

The outgoing attorney general certainly tried. First, there was Operation Fast and Furious, the program that was supposed to track how U.S. guns were making their way to Mexican cartels. Then, Eric Holder pressured the FDIC to dry up the loans going to the firearm industry using Operation Choke Point, skirting Congress and the open lawmaking process. There was even the political push to pass federal gun control because of the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012. It was the latter that Holder points to as the greatest failure of his tenure at the Department of Justice. Holder told MSNBC Sunday, “Well, I’ll say this, [viewing the aftermath of Sandy Hook] was the worst day I had as attorney general. It is, I think, the single failure that I point to in my time as attorney general that I was not able to … convince Congress to really follow the will of the American people – which was to enact meaningful, reasonable gun-safety measures. The gun lobby simply won.” In other words, Liberty was preserved, despite a partisan attorney general with an agenda. More…

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