Thursday, June 21, 2012

Why All the Fuss?

The rather ponderously named House Committee on Government Oversight (that's a laugh, for a start) voted yesterday on Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CACA)'s motion citing Attorney General Holder for contempt.  This all stems from an ATF operation called Fast and Furious, which basically involved allowing agents of Mexican drug cartels to buy guns at American gun shows, and allowing said guns to be smuggled across the border down Mexico way.

Despite the fact that a similar operation was set up under The Administration That Must Never Be Named, this has caused a great deal of hatred, wailing and gnashing of teeth by Rep. Issa. 

Personally, I can't for the life of me see what the fuss is all about.  And I'll tell you why.

[WARNING:  Sarcasm ahead, and it might get heavy!]

Most conservative and Republican politicians in Washington are part-property of the National Rifle Association, which can be reliably guaranteed to start screaming blue murder if anyone whispers a word about anything that could possibly be construed as gun control.  In fact, the NRA's president has stated that gun ownership should be considered a fundamental right for everyone, not just Americans.

So why the huhu, folderol and whoopdy-do about allowing Mexicans the right to keep and bear arms?

And there's also a good anti-immigration slant to this line of argument, and we must recall that the GOP's Party line is geared against the Scary Brown People Down South.  That line of reasoning is this - that as long as there are vicious and well-armed gangs along the border, it'll be too damned dangerous for illegals to even think about crossing the border.

(And by 'vicious and well-armed gangs,' I'm not talking about Americans.)

[Okay, sarcasm off.]

Considering that Rep. Issa was the target of a pair of ultra-orthodox Jewish terrorists way back in the day, I'm surprised he's not in favor of gun control.  But let that pass.

(Disclaimer:  Don't start calling me a filthy liberal; I'm a lifelong Republican.)


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