Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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
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
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.
Gun Owners of America members flooded the
Congress with postcards and e-mails and stopped Holder's gun control
In 2000, Holder was instrumental in the
Clinton Administration's effort to strong arm firearms manufacturers
into voluntarily accepting regulations that had stalled in the
In a brazen legislation-by-extortion plot, the
federal government filed suit against gun makers but offered to drop
the suit if the companies would bow to the administration's demands.
Again, GOA and its members took the lead in
opposing Holder and the Clinton Administration and slowed down
implementation of the agreement until it completely went away when
Clinton left office.
One company went along with the deal but after
intense pressure from gun owners, no others joined the unholy
After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, in an op-ed
in the Washington Post, Holder pushed for more gun control and
greater restrictions on gun shows, even though the terrorists were
armed with box cutters that could be purchased at any hardware
Just last year, Holder joined Janet Reno and
11 other former Justice Department officials in an amicus brief
before the Supreme Court arguing in favor of the gun ban in
The Holder/Reno brief also took the position
that the Second Amendment protects a collective government right,
not an individual right.
GOA and its members have defeated Eric Holder
and his agenda in the past, and we need to do it again. The Holder
nomination is subject to Senate confirmation in a vote which is set
to occur at any time.
Gun Owners of America has asked all members of
the U.S. Senate to reject this anti-Second Amendment activist.
Now we're urging gun owners across the country
to contact their own Senators and insist that they vote "NO" on Eric
ACTION: Please use the Gun Owners Legislative
Action Center at