Obama has been pretty careful about the topic of gun control, a stance that has left some of his supporters less than impressed. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been warning the people about a second Obama term without offering any real solution, Obama has been fulfilling his promise of working on gun control under the radar in the form of Fast and Furious. Fast and Furious has been a fiasco, one so severe Congress put a prohibition in the Department of Justice appropriations bill against using funds for another Fast and Furious-esque operation. As Uncle brought to our attention, Obama wants to strip that prohibition from the appropriations bill:
President Obama is using his budget to advance an anti-gun agenda just before the election. One particularly sneaky provision buried deep within his submission to Congress Monday would, if enacted, allow the mistakes of the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to be repeated.
In November, the president signed the Justice Department appropriations bill, which included language from Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, prohibiting federal agencies from facilitating the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected to be in a drug cartel, unless they monitor the weapon at all times.
Now Mr. Obama is proposing to remove that provision from the 2013 spending bill, thus making it legal to revive gun-walking operations in the future. The White House justification is merely that the prohibition is “not necessary.”
Emphasis mine. The prohibitions isn’t necessary? I think the very fact that Fast and Furious exists is enough proof that such a prohibition is necessary. Fast and Furious isn’t a hypothetical operation that has been whispered about in the halls of the Department of Justice, it is an actual operation that went down and cost lives.
Wanting to remove the prohibition from the appropriations bill demonstrates the desire of Obama to enact stronger gun control in this country. The same goes to every member of the legislature that agrees to the removal of the prohibition. Fast and Furious being about gun control isn’t an unsupported conspiracy theory, it’s an accusation backed by strong evidence.