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U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires

September 21st, 2010 . by TexasFred

U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires

WASHINGTON — A major Justice Department program aimed at intercepting the flow of U.S. weapons to Mexico’s drug cartels is misfiring due to bureaucratic turf battles and a failure to share critical intelligence about illegal firearms purchases, according to an internal department report.

The draft report by the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General, obtained by NBC News, is a scathing indictment of Project Gunrunner, a law enforcement initiative run by the department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The report also seems to counter statements made by ATF’s own officials.

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U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires

Nearly all of my friends, family, readers and associates are gun owners and users. We all hear a lot of horror stories about guns and how they are going to be taken away from Americans.

The U.S. government is NOT going to do any such thing, they do NOT have the power to do so, I mean MAN POWER. No matter the laws that maybe passed, no matter the wishes of the liberal left and the bleeding hear gun grabbers, we’re pretty safe believe. The BATF, and all of the U.S. government can’t get their act together enough to stop guns from going OUT of the USA.

So, I present this piece I wrote back in February of 2009. It’s as true today as it was then.

Just how much can the ~Gun Grabbers~ really do?

Other than run their heads, look stupid and scare people, just how much do the gun grabbers really think they can do? Just what can they actually accomplish?

How many gun owners are there in the United States of America?

Most estimates range between 39% and 50% of US households having at least one gun (that’s about 43-55 million households). The estimates for the number of privately owned guns range from 190 million to 300 million. Removed those that skew the stats for their own purposes the best estimates are about 45% or 52 million of American households owning 260 million guns). SOURCE

Almost half of the homes in America are gun owners according to that little statistic.

Given the fact that many of those households are at least *2 person homes* and assuming that they are quite likely to have more than one gun per household, I would say that these are conservative figures.

Suppose the current Attorney General, Eric Holder, were to issue an edict ordering ALL Americans to turn in their guns? Suppose *The One* forces our lawmakers into reinstating the AWB? Suppose Obama and Holder decide to enter a period of Totalitarianism and take full control of the citizens of this nation?

Who is going to enforce this edict? The BATF?? The FBI?? Maybe the Army or the National Guard? Maybe State, County/Parish or Local police??

I wouldn’t put it past the FBI or BATF to try, they are nothing more than Federal automatons anyway. They will blindly follow the orders of *The One* and sacrifice themselves in the process.

Our Army and National Guard, as well as our police forces, are made up of regular, every day *Joe’s* and *Jane’s*, folks just like you and me. They work, they live, they have families, they pay taxes and they are just all around plain folks. Most of them are *sport* shooters. Many of them are hunters. Many of them have friends and families that are shooters and hunters, people that are simply *sportsmen*.

I have absolutely NO faith of any kind when it comes to the depravity of our federal government and their minions in suits at the various *Alphabet* Agencies! None!

I do, on the other hand, have great faith in our soldiers and police officers, and their desire to stand by the American people, their homes, their families and friends! I do have the greatest confidence that they will honor their oath to ‘defend against ALL enemies, both foreign AND domestic’. I have total faith that our troops and law enforcement personnel will easily recognize the enemies of this nation for exactly WHO, and WHAT they are.

But suppose they don’t? What are they going to do with roughly 100 MILLION Americans that are gun owners and users? People that have absolutely NO intention of giving those weapons up? As our forefathers said in their day, “Live FREE or DIE�, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately� and more recently, “Death before dishonor�.

The time is rapidly approaching America. Do we sit idly by? Do we engage in some pacifist type of peaceful protest in support of the 2nd Amendment by sacrificing ourselves to the fools on point in D.C. as we show our unarmed support for the 2A? Or do we stand as FREE men and women and fight for our freedom once again? Fight against those that DO intend on disarming this nation and taking us from being citizens to subjects?

My personal view is this: ‘I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death’, and given the fact that our military has taken so long to almost pacify Iraq, and has yet to pacify Afghanistan, nations approximately the size of Texas, if WE, The People don’t lay down and roll over, if WE, The People don’t willingly lay down our guns, HOW IN THE HELL is any of this going to happen to the gun owners of the U.S.A.?

The asshats in D.C. need to remember who they work for, We, The People put them in office, We, The People can damn sure remove them from office too!

These are serious points to ponder and I hope this post generates much thought and many comments!

Just how much can the ~Gun Grabbers~ really do?

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7 Responses to “U.S. bid to block weapons to Mexico misfires”

  1. comment number 1 by: Vigilante

    “Suppose the current Attorney General, Eric Holder, were to issue an edict ordering ALL Americans to turn in their guns? ”

    Fred, I have but a 2 word reply to numb nuts eric holder and his asshole buddies……PISS OFF !!!!!!!

  2. comment number 2 by: Bob Mack

    All of these hypocritical SOBs are either surrounded by bodyguards or they’re packing heat themselves. After all, they must be protected lest they be prevented from forcing socialism upon a recalcitrant public.

  3. comment number 3 by: minuteman26

    The “Heros of Ruby Ridge” need to be disbanded. IMHO they are anti American and corrupt as corrupt can be. Let the FBI take over their responsibilities. How many BATFE agents are willing to die for Obama. Come for our guns and that is exactly what will happen. Any ensuing civil war will make the last one look like a hop sckotch game.

  4. comment number 4 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    Which is why OATHKEEPERS is so important.

    I took an oath; I won’t violate any of our Freedoms whilst a LE officer, and I won’t HAVE my rights violated in my retirement. I suspect that I may possess more than just one gun.

    I suspect that I also possess more than one box of ammunition.

    You are either an actual AMERICAN or you are, ladies and gentlemen, a SERF.

    You and I, TF, we are NOT serfs.

    BZ

  5. comment number 5 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    BTW, I like the flag in your masthead, but I miss the clouds. They were great clouds.

    BZ

  6. comment number 6 by: Texasperated

    Fred you and I heard from a bunch of our citizens last night. Are these the folks (the 100 million) we expect to keep their guns? No, these are people who can’t even stand to have two people expressing opposite opinions at a working session of city council. The meeting last night was so sweet I was expecting some of the diabetics in the audience to need insulin shots.

    Our liberty was not earned by pacifists, but by gunowners. Our independence was not earned by speechifiers, but by shooters. Our liberty and our independence will not be kept by the kumbaya-singing why-can’t-we-all-just-get-along crowd. Our liberty and independece will be kept by those who pack and who know how to use, when to use, and how much to use.

  7. comment number 7 by: Always On Watch


    due to bureaucratic turf battles and a failure to share critical intelligence about illegal firearms purchases


    Big government is always an epic fail at accomplishing anything, even securing our sovereign borders.

    The following has to be the quote of the day:

    The asshats in D.C. need to remember who they work for, We, The People put them in office, We, The People can damn sure remove them from office too!

    Mr. AOW shouts, “AMEN!”