The conservative blogosphere is abuzz over a 1995 video in which then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder says in order to reduce youth gun violence that teenagers must be brainwashed and carrying a gun must be made as unpopular as cigarette smoking.
"This is further evidence of why Obama appointed him to be the head of the Department of Injustice because they have similar thoughts about these things," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told WND.
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He says this quote explains a lot about the administration's motives in the failed "Fast and Furious" operation. That's the program that allowed guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels and were responsible for the deaths of many people, including U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
"Obama and his co-hort Holder are sick and tired of Americans holding on to God and guns."
The congressman explains how pursuing strict gun control laws were one of the main goals of the operation – only after gun dealers were pressured by the government to allow illegal sales. Also a former judge in Texas, Gohmert says the 1995 comments show Holder's state of mind then and probably still today.