02 February 2009

Holder AG Vote Set For Today

Though President Obama promised change (and hope), it is likely not good news for firearms owners.

In his confirmation hearings, Eric Holder, who is expected to be voted on the full U.S. Senate today as Attorney General, stated what many have worried over -- his contradictory beliefs about the Second Amendment.

In 2001, Holder brazenly tried to link gun shows to terrorism, parroting the propaganda of billionaire Andrew McKelvey`s anti-gun group Americans for Gun Safety in his column, op-ed, in the Washington Post.

Worse, during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the past few weeks, Holder stated that the Second Amendment means what the Supreme Court says it means . . . and then went on to declare that the Court's decision in Heller leaves plenty of room for such things as closing the so-called "gun show loophole," restricting so-called "cop-killer bullets," and reinstituting a ban on so-called "assault weapons."

So much for supporting the Second Amendment. So much for a new day in Washington.

As the Citizens Committee For the Right To Keep and Bear Arms has stated in a recent news release, democrats in Washington are showing that they continue to be the party of gun control. Never mind that gun control actually endangers lives and has done nothing to combat crime.

I have called Sen. Voinovich's office here in Ohio, but do not expect my lame-duck U.S. senator, who already has announced he will not seek re-election, to do anything to make his voice heard on Mr. Holder's troublesome nomination. Voinovich, a moderate to left-leaning republican, opposed concealed carry reform when he was governor here.

The vote is today. Call your senator and urge them to vote against the Holder confirmation. If for no other reason than to send a message to President Obama.

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