From Alan Gottlieb in the Second Amendment Foundation's press release:
The nomination of Eric Holder for the post of attorney general of the United States sends an “alarming signal” to gun owners about how the Barack Obama administration will view individual gun rights, as affirmed this year by the Supreme Court, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.During his campaign, Obama claimed to be a centrist, claimed to work "across the aisle," and claimed to support gun rights. He claimed his previous record did not reflect the path going forward he planned to take.
"Eric Holder signed an amicus brief in the Heller case that supported the District of Columbia’s handgun ban, and also argued that the Second Amendment does not protect an individual right," noted SAF founder Alan Gottlieb. "He has supported national handgun licensing and mandatory trigger locks. As deputy attorney general under Janet Reno, he lobbied Congress to pass legislation that would have curtailed legitimate gun shows.
"This is not the record of a man who will come to office as the nation’s top law enforcement officer with the rights and concerns of gun owners in mind," he observed.
Holder’s nomination, like the appointment of anti-gun Illinois Congressman Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff, tells American gun owners that Obama’s campaign claims supporting the Second Amendment were "empty rhetoric," Gottlieb stated.
So far, everything he has actually done since the election is consistent with his radical-leftist record and not with the
Some of us are not one bit surprised. But then we were paying attention.