Sunday, March 18, 2012

U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder and his views on the Second Amendment

If you thought "Project Gunwalker - Operation Fast & Furious," the Dept. of Justice/Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' supplying of high-powered weaponry to Mexican drug cartels, was just "a mistake" or "merely an example of federal bureaucratic incompetence," it's time to think again.

For sometime now, here at The Bliss Index and at many other outlets, there have been numerous accounts of Fast & Furious being a stealth attempt not to track illegal firearms and their use by the cartels but, instead, to specifically undermine the Second Amendment.'s BREITBART.TV, as part of its "Vetting" campaign, has just released the following video of a talk U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder made a few years before he took the lead at DOJ.

Listen closely -- it's telling and chilling.

From has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.

"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes."

Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation's capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials "that make me buy things that I don't really need." He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.

Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of "every day, every school, and every level."

Despite strict gun control efforts, Washington, DC was and remains one of the nation's most dangerous cities for gun violence, though crime has abated somewhat since the 1990s.

Holder went on to become Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration, and currently serves as Attorney General in the Obama Administration.

The video of Holder's remarks was uncovered by contributor Charles C. Johnson.

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