Friday, January 16, 2009

GOA: Oppose Holder nomination

From Gunowners of America, comes this important message:
Barack Obama is wasting no time poking a sharp stick in the eyes of gun owners.

The incoming President's choice for U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder, is an anti-gun extremist who has assailed gun owners since his days in the Bill Clinton administration.

Holder, who served as Deputy Attorney General from 1997-2001, supports a 3-day waiting period for handgun purchases, one-gun-a-month rationing, licensing and registration of all gun owners, mandatory so-called smart gun technology, a lifetime gun ban for certain juvenile offenses and regulating gun shows out of existence.

As Janet Reno's top deputy, Eric Holder was the go to guy on gun control issues. In a 1999 statement, Holder told members of Congress not to cave in to "the special interest that value the cold hard steel of guns more than the lives of children, neighbors and police officers," and urged them to pass legislation that would have destroyed the gun show industry.

Read the rest here, then please consider contacting your U.S. Senators and urging them to oppose Mr. Holder's nomination.

Here is a YouTube video of then-Clinton administration Deputy Attorney General Mr. Holder's 1999 testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Subcommittee:

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