The NRA is putting pressure on the White House and members of Congress when it comes to Thursday’s House vote on contempt against Attorney General Eric Holder. In a letter to the House, Chris Cox, NRA-ILA Executive Director, said the NRA is paying attention.
“The American people – including millions of NRA members and tens of millions of NRA supporters – deserve the truth about these issues, and we will support any effort that leads us to the truth,” wrote Mr. Cox. “This is an issue of the utmost seriousness and the NRA will consider this vote in our future candidate evaluations.”
Mr. Cox reminds the House the gun shop owners were forced by the ATF to sell these guns to straw purchasers. The ATF knew there was a high probability those guns would land in the hands of drug cartels. In that same article Sharyl Attkisson from CBS News shows emails of ATF officials discussing how to use this operation to enforce gun regulations.
“There is a belief among a lot of people — and I believe it, too — that Fast and Furious was a political attack on the Second Amendment and that the Justice Department facilitated a crime to further their gun control political agenda,” Mr. Wayne LaPierre, CEO of the NRA, said. “This whole executive privilege assertion is the last gasp of a cover-up.”
Guns from Fast & Furious are connected to the murders of over three hundred Mexicans, and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.