Skip to comments.Barr to Announce New Initiative to Combat Violence Carried Out With Guns
Posted on 11/12/2019 11:32:50 AM PST by jazusamo
Attorney General Bill Barr will announce a new Department of Justice initiative tomorrow called Project Guardian. Project Guardian, which will be implemented through ATF and overseen by DOJ, will focus on preventing "gun violence" in cities across the country.
Barr will make the announcement and detail the project Wednesday from downtown Memphis. He will be joined by ATF Acting Director Regina Lombardo, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant and ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Nashville Field Division Marcus Watson.
In the meantime, President Trump's DOJ has been setting records for prosecutions against felony possession of firearms, against criminals carrying out crimes with firearms, illegal firearms sales and more.
"According to data from the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), the number of defendants charged with criminal felony offenses increased by nearly 15 percent from more than 71,200 defendants in FY 2017 to more than 81,800 in FY 2018. In FY 2018, the Justice Department charged the largest number of violent crime defendants since EOUSA started to track this category more than 25 years ago (more than 16,800)surpassing by nearly 15 percent the previous record set just last year," DOJ released last year. "In FY 2018, the Justice Department charged more than 15,300 defendants with federal firearms offenses, which is 17 percent more than the previous record."
In other words, instead of demanding additional gun control, DOJ is enforcing laws already on the books.
Attorney General Barr has a record of Second Amendment support and has expressed the need to go after criminals breaking the law to reduce violence.
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We don’t need crap of that kind.
Raising the High Barr of stupid.
Is the AG allowed to campaign against Democrat candidates?
..yes, but out in the hinterlands, where real Americans live, gun control just about comes down to eventual confiscation... ref: the People’s Democratic Republic of Virginia where all kinds of gun and magazine bans, etc. are just around the corner........
To paraphrase Sheldon Cooper, isn’t this kinda like asking the incredible hulk to open a pickle jar? One would think Barr would have higher priority issues on his plate.
They should ban cases for violins...
Don’t you have Traitors to hang?
How can you argue against the Justice Dept. reinvigorating enforcement of existing gun laws?
Bring back Project Exile. Then watch inner city killings drop like rocks. Barr should have ATF Agents camped out in Chicago courtrooms and every single felon whos been arrested with a firearm should be prosecuted Federally.
Every single one.
There’s a coup against a sitting President, and this clown has time for this ??
Couldn’t be any more important things to do, could there???
I read how smart Barr was, still waiting to see it!!!
Yes, like conducting endless investigations and endless considerations of prosecutions of coup plotters that never seem to reach a conclusion.
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The last thing on earth we need is more power for the ATF. Barr is a big government stooge. The ATF should be shut down entirely not given more power.
We dont need crap of that kind.
That’s what I saw in the article as well. Mostly not new laws, but enforcing the ones we already have. It’s about time.
Why can’t I find anything on the internet except useless headlines about “Project Guardian?”
Start in Chicago, and put every thug that commits a crime with a handgun in jail for a mandatory 10 year sentence.
Because there are thousands of these laws and ALL are unconstitutional, protect no one and will be abused and will wreck peoples lives.
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