Why is the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence attacking Republicans’ efforts to obtain documents regarding the Operation Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal?
In a statement issued yesterday, Brady Campaign President Dan Gross ridiculed the vote to hold Holder in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide documents regarding the government’s botched gunrunning operation. Two guns from the operation were at the scene where murdered U.S. border agent Brian Terry was found.
Gross calls Republicans’ efforts to obtain documents regarding the gunning operation “ridiculous political theater” and an effort to “do the bidding of the NRA” (emphasis added):
“As House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and Speaker John Boehner lead the ridiculous political theater of a contempt of Congress vote for the first time against a U.S. attorney general, American and Mexican lives remain at risk because of the out-of-control Mexican gun violence fueled by guns trafficked from American gun shops. As Issa and Boehner do the bidding of the NRA, innocent people are dying, including Americans.”
And, on June 18, Brady Campaign Vice President For Law and Policy Dennis Henigan attacked the House probe in a piece titled “How About If We Hold Congress in Contempt?”
Henigan characterizes Attorney General Holder’s refusal to provide the documents to Congress as “alleged.” He says that Republicans are waging “war against the Obama Administration” (emphasis added):
“The contempt vote will be the Republican leadership’s latest escalation of the war against the Obama Administration over “Fast and Furious,”in which about 2,000 guns purchased from border state gun shops were allowed to “walk” into the hands of the Mexican drug cartels in a misguided effort to get at the higher-ups in the cartels’ gun trafficking operations. A month ago, in a precursor to the contempt strategy, the House Republican leadership, led by Speaker John Boehner, sent a letter to Attorney General Holder decrying the Justice Department’s alleged “lack of full cooperation” in responding to a document subpoena from Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight Committee. Even apart from the silence of Republican leaders about the Bush Justice Department’s use of similarly flawed “gun walking” tactics, the letter wreaks of hypocrisy.”
Ah, hypocrisy, from so-called gun control advocates. They care about “control” of you, and me, but if a Liberal administration ALLOWS guns to be bought, and delivered to ultra-violent cartels? Well, move along, nothing to see here. If the Brady nut cases were at all interested in actually preventing gun violence, they would be demanding Holder comply and come clean. But, they are not interested in anything but their Neo-Marxist ideology.