As they announced on Friday that they would, they did. Several Democrats, with marching orders from President Obama, introduced new gun Control legislation into Congress, Monday, July 11, 2011. H.R. 2554, the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011” has been officially introduced. This is spawned by Project Gunrunner, President Obama’s experiment that spent millions of dollars of Stimulus money on new weapons for the Mexican Drug Cartels. Of course this legislation, as is turns out, is just what Obama’s motive was in the first place.
The liberals wanted new gun control legislation and the Obama administration promised that he was working “under the radar” to get them some. He claims it was an attempt to trace the gun traffic into Mexico so the FBI and ATF could get a handle on how guns were being trafficked into Mexico. Unfortunately, ATF agents lost track of the weapons within hours of them crossing the border. Some of them, however, did show up when they were used to kill two federal agents on two separate occasions. A few of them also show up occasionally in random traffic stops by police, but for the most part, the guns are gone, supporting the Mexican Drug industry and Drug Lords.
Obama needed a good cause to get Americans fired up enough to support new gun legislation. So he and members of the BATFE devised this scheme to show how our current gun sales policies were allowing the Drug Lords to freely buy guns here in the United States and transport them across the border. To that end, they had to virtually force the federally licensed gun dealers to complete transactions that they knew shouldn’t be done. In addition, the Justice Department has found evidence the Obama administration funded the illegal act with Stimulus money.
The problem with this scheme is that they had to force gun sellers to do it in the first place. Also, the US is not the Drug Lords first choice as the supplier of their hardware. The best they can get from the US is semi-automatic weapons. Their weapons of choice are fully automatic “machine guns” that are easily available from illegal gun dealers in Central America. Truck loads of illegal weapons stream north from Central America every day. Yet President Calderon of Mexico and President Obama claim that most guns are coming from the United States. Together, they blame the availability of firearms in this country for the proliferation of guns in the hands of Mexican drug runners. Hence the need for more gun control laws here in the United States.
Now liberal anti-gun Democrats have introduced HR 2554, the “Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011”, pointing to the guns that went south as the reason we need more gun control laws. They are also hoping this will “smoke screen” the scrutiny and news coverage of the Project Gunrunner scandal that is now unfolding in Congress. They, of course, want to look like they are looking out for us so this kind of egregious activity does not continue.
How about allowing our current laws work as they would have if the ATF and FBI had not stepped in to create this scandal. More gun laws will not do anything to keep guns out of the hands of the Mexican gangs.
Please contact your congressional representatives and express your distaste for this underhanded attempt to enact unwarranted legislation that further works to undermine our Second Amendment Rights.