President Obama’s Focus is to keep Criminals Away from Guns Except When it Gives Guns to Criminals
President Obama’s administration needs to work on its communication. Today, Jay Carney said that the Obama Administration’s focus is “to keep criminals and others who should not have those guns, from being able to obtain them.” Memos must not get sent to the right people, or maybe they are sent but are just overlooked.
It was December 2010 when conservative bloggers were trying to get national recognition of the Fast and Furious Scandal. With the murder of ATF Agent Brian Terry came a justifiable outrage for not only bungling a dangerous case, but also for not disclosing any of the documents explaining who was involved and how deeply they were involved. The Department of Justice was directly involved with knowingly allowing criminals to obtain dangerous weapons in an attempt to track the guns to drug cartels purchasing them.
The initial reaction of the scandal was so damning that the ATF Chief, Kenneth Melson, resigned. In an attempt to further investigate, Congress held hearings with some of President Obama’s top administrators. The stonewalling was so bad that Congress voted to hold the United States Attorney General in contempt for the first time in history. Prior to the vote, President Obama invoked executive privilege regarding documents dealing with the Fast and Furious investigation.
When Jay Carney says that the administration is trying to keep weapons out of criminals’ hands by enforcing existing laws, how can Americans trust what he is saying? At what point do voters concede that something must be wrong with the President and his administration? Citizens can at least hope that these mistakes were mistakes from ineptitude. Though, given other examples from the President’s tenure, it seems more likely to be caused by corruption.