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Holder feels 'frustration and anger' over gun bill defeat
thehill.com ^ | 18 April, 2013 | Jordy Yager

Posted on 04/18/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by marktwain

Attorney General Eric Holder expressed frustration and anger Thursday over the Senate's defeat of gun control legislation this week, but vowed he will continue to fight for measures to prevent gun violence.

“Despite my disappointment and, quite frankly, my frustration and anger at the filibuster in the Senate yesterday that led to the failure to adopt some of those changes, despite the fact that a majority voted for them, I and my colleagues throughout the administration remain committed to standing with the families of Newtown,” said Holder in testimony before the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday.

In pursuing the administration’s gun control agenda, Holder told lawmakers that the Justice Department could stand to increase the number of cases it prosecutes against people who have been denied federal permission to purchase a gun because they failed to pass a criminal background check.

Many Republicans, such as committee member Rep. Andy Harris (Md.), have long criticized that the Justice Department prosecutes a small fraction of the more than 83,000 people it denies the right to buy a gun.

Republicans argue that no new background check laws should be implemented until the department steps up its prosecutions of those who are barred from buying guns but attempt to do so anyway.

Holder defended the department’s actions, saying it prioritizes prosecutions based on who it feels would do the most harm to society if left unpunished.

“What we try to do is focus on those people who are most dangerous, who, if they did get a weapon inappropriately, are most likely to do something bad [or] harmful with it,” said Holder.

“With those people who try to get guns and then are not prosecuted, yeah, the number perhaps ought to be a little higher, I don’t know.”

“Not everybody who was denied a gun was in fact dangerous. There are a whole bunch of reasons why,” he said. “There were a host of people who, if they had gotten guns, undoubtedly would have done things that were harmful to their fellow citizens.”

Harris shot back, “But not bad enough to prosecute.” He then switched topics in his line of questioning.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: banglist; constitution; guncontrol; holder; secondamendment
Leftists tend to be angry all the time. It is their natural state.
1 posted on 04/18/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I’m feeling elation and joy at Holder’s frustration and anger. So it evens out.


2 posted on 04/18/2013 4:24:14 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: marktwain

Perhaps a few hours at the practice range would help.


3 posted on 04/18/2013 4:27:31 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: marktwain
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed frustration and anger Thursday over the Senate's defeat of gun control legislation this week, but vowed he will continue to fight for measures to prevent gun violence.

Forward! More guns for Mexico!

4 posted on 04/18/2013 4:28:15 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: marktwain

Holder:
“...my disappointment and, quite frankly, my frustration and anger at the filibuster in the Senate yesterday...”
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There was no filibuster you dumb ass.


5 posted on 04/18/2013 4:30:10 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Nervous Tick

In retaliation he will run another 2500 weapons across the border.


6 posted on 04/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: marktwain

I love to hear that all O’s slugs are angry and depressed and frustrated. We the People have won once again.


7 posted on 04/18/2013 4:31:54 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: marktwain

48,000 felons and fugitives illegally attempted to buy a gun in 2010. Holder prosecuted 44 of them. That’s 0.1%.

Liar.


8 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:23 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Leftists' favorite Mass Murderer: Kermit Gosnell)
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To: marktwain

I hope he feels a coronary sometime soon.


9 posted on 04/18/2013 4:32:46 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: marktwain

Those people who would cause a problem if denied guns legally will get them illegally.

All they have to do is go to the Capitol city of this country , go in the right neighborhood, and buy them off the street.

High school kids in Anacostia know where to get guns.


10 posted on 04/18/2013 4:33:38 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: marktwain

"YOU have no right to any protection, stupid cracker.
Weapons are ONLY for terrorists and
those to whom we decide in Fast&Furious and our ArabSpring incitements."

11 posted on 04/18/2013 4:34:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: marktwain

Twilight zone administration. Newton has nothing to do with yesterday, nothing at all except for the fact that the propaganda and human-shielding possibly made the vote closer than it should have been.


12 posted on 04/18/2013 4:36:25 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Nervous Tick

Not that David Koresh wasn’t a self-appointed “messiah” false prophet but I’d swear I saw Holder on TV back then lying, saying that Koresh was never in town (where they could have arrested him easily).

Yet the townspeople said Koresh was in town all by himself many times.

But I don’t have video of what I saw on TV.


13 posted on 04/18/2013 4:40:34 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: marktwain

Well, we feel frustration and anger over Holder’s handling of the voter-intimidation case vs the NBP, Fast and Furious, etc., etc...

So FY Holder. ESAD.


14 posted on 04/18/2013 4:41:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: marktwain

Tyrants don’t like being told no.


15 posted on 04/18/2013 4:42:23 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: marktwain
HOLDER: “. . . I and my colleagues throughout the administration remain committed to standing with the families of Newtown,”

What about the families of Newark, Chicago or Detroit? Not the right color for the media spotlight. Not the right color for political expediency. And what about the families of Tijuana you shameless, phony hack?

16 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:45 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: marktwain

How about some anger over the Boston Marathon terrorism, Holder?


17 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:47 PM PDT by AppyPappy (You never see a massacre at a gun show.)
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To: marktwain

18 posted on 04/18/2013 4:43:53 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: marktwain

             

             L Ø L

19 posted on 04/18/2013 4:44:03 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: skeeter

“...but vowed he will continue to fight for measures to prevent gun violence.”

Then he will have to crack down on The Holder Jugend.


20 posted on 04/18/2013 4:44:07 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: marktwain

“Holder defended the department’s actions, saying it prioritizes prosecutions based on who it feels would do the most harm to society if left unpunished.”

My “feelings” and Holder’s “feelings” are seriously at odds with one another.


21 posted on 04/18/2013 4:45:03 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: marktwain
Leftists who are committed show no tolerance when they do not win.

They always play to win by cheating. When that fails, they still act as though they have been wronged. Their leadership is just corrupt; the followers are like a cult to me.

22 posted on 04/18/2013 4:48:31 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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I don’t know. I’ve been feeling very angry since the Obamas moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


23 posted on 04/18/2013 4:50:20 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Huskrrrr
"Perhaps a few hours at the practice range would help."


24 posted on 04/18/2013 4:51:51 PM PDT by Minutemen ("It's a Religion of Peace")
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To: bboop

I was angry and sad after the terrorist attacks in Boston. O’s defeat was the one bright spot in my week.


25 posted on 04/18/2013 4:53:10 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: Nervous Tick
I’m feeling elation and joy at Holder’s frustration and anger. So it evens out.

There's such balance in nature. :-)

26 posted on 04/18/2013 4:55:17 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: marktwain
Poor Eric the Red. The far left fringe tried for too much too soon, and they found that they could not defeat the Constitution. Yet. And when they try again? Churchill said it best, speaking of a different branch of socialism but the same enemy:

. . . we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Barack, Eric, Nancy, Harry, and the rest - we're ready for you. We shall never surrender.

27 posted on 04/18/2013 5:02:21 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Huskrrrr

As a target?


28 posted on 04/18/2013 5:03:54 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: marktwain

When DEMS lose....America WINS! Sad that it has come to this.


29 posted on 04/18/2013 5:15:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: MarkBsnr

Yes, Kool-Aid is the correct term!!!


30 posted on 04/18/2013 5:26:52 PM PDT by drinktheobamakoolaid (If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: marktwain

You can always spot a Lefist, when the Constitution is upheld. The tears just don’t stop flowing...


31 posted on 04/18/2013 5:34:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Leftist, Progressive, Socialist, Communist, fundamentalist Islamic policies, the death of a nation.)
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To: marktwain

Boo....frickin....hooo.


32 posted on 04/18/2013 5:35:45 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: marktwain

Why heck, he didn’t even card the drug cartels he sold those AK47’s to.


33 posted on 04/18/2013 5:35:46 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: marktwain

eric, the majority of your colleagues didn’t vote for them, it’s why they failed to pass.

oh wait, he just admitted he only considers other democrats colleagues.

what a filthy piece of scum he is. utterly corrupt bastard. why don’t you go fast and furious yourself eric, right up your ass.


34 posted on 04/18/2013 5:50:00 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: marktwain
Attorney General Eric Holder expressed frustration and anger Thursday over the Senate's defeat of gun control legislation this week, but vowed he will continue to fight for measures to prevent gun violence.

Impeached and disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder expressed his usual frustration and anger Thursday over the Senate's defeat of gun control legislation this week, but vowed he will continue to fight for measures to prevent gun violence.

I would hope that Mr. Holder would take a look at the real causes of gun violence in terms of mental balance, and ways of preventing the mentally challenged from getting guns. Instead, he seems to be measuring his success by taking guns away from responsible, tax paying, law abiding citizens. That approach is much easier. It probably pleases the low information folks that make up most of the voting bloc for the Democrats.

They can all feel good about themselves and not have to deal with actual data and statistics showing a positive correlation between gun ownership and lower crime rates.

35 posted on 04/18/2013 5:50:49 PM PDT by olezip
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To: marktwain

fuec


36 posted on 04/18/2013 6:01:51 PM PDT by BOOHA
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To: marktwain

Is this a joke? I knew Holder was stupid but, just wow.


37 posted on 04/18/2013 7:04:56 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: marktwain

Maybe he’ll get so depressed that he offs himself.


38 posted on 04/18/2013 7:14:09 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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