Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments

Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments

“Why did Justice Department and White House staff yell and curse at CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson over questions about Fast and Furious?”…Citizen Wells

“Now, I don’t get upset when foreign and national journalists fail to mention Tony Rezko, or the Daley boys, or how the Chicago machine plans to staff the Department of Justice, and the new Department of Homeland Casinos.”…John Kass, Chicago Tribune July 30, 2008

“Then-state senator Obama had backed a bipartisan bill called the Safe Neighborhoods Act. It would have raised the crime of illegal transport of a firearm from a misdemeanor to a felony. But on the crucial day of the vote, Obama was out of town–and on vacation, in Hawaii. The bill failed by only three votes, and the media pounced–as did Obama’s rivals. It was the moment, Obama later said, when he knew he would lose the race.”… June 21, 2012

Gun prosecutions are way down since Obama took office. And why wouldn’t they be. Obama and the US Justice Department would have to prosecute themselves otherwise for their involvement in Fast and Furious.

From the Washington Examiner December 17, 2012.

“Gun prosecutions under Obama down more than 45 percent”
“Despite his calls for greater gun control, including a new assault weapons ban that extends to handguns, President Obama’s administration has turned away from enforcing gun laws, cutting weapons prosecutions some 40 percent since a high of about 11,000 under former President Bush.

“If you are not going to enforce the laws on the books, then don’t start talking about a whole new wave of new laws,” said a gun rights advocate.

In the wake of the horrific mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Democratic lawmakers have begun preparing a new collection of anti-gun laws, including renewing the assault weapons ban, banning the purchase of high-capacity clips that spring bullets into guns, and tightening rules on who can buy weapons.

Lawmakers are banking that the public will push for new gun controls. But as with other mass shootings, polls find the public split, and blaming the shooter, not the gun. Pew Research Center for the People & the Press on Monday found that public is evenly divided over whether the Newtown shootings reflect broader problems in American society, 47 percent, or are just the acts of troubled individuals, 44 percent.

Figures collected by Syracuse University’s TRAC project, the authority on prosecutions from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, shows that the administration has reduced the focus on gun crimes and instead steered prosecutors and investigators to drug crimes.

Gun prosecutions peaked at 10,937 under Bush in 2004. A current TRAC report shows that the Obama administration is prosecuting about 6,000 weapons cases.

According to an October 2011 TRAC report, “There also has been a shifting emphasis towards drug-related investigations. Since ATF-referred prosecutions peaked in FY 2005, the number of weapons prosecutions actually has fallen by 32 percent, a much higher rate than for ATF prosecutions overall. Making up the difference has been the growing number of drug cases, up by 26 percent during the same period.”

In 2011, the Obama gun prosecutions hit a low for the decade, but there has been a slight uptick in prosecutions this year, said another TRAC report.

Second Amendment advocates said on background that they expect Obama to press ATF to boost prosecutions and use the Sandy Hook case, and other mass shootings, to move gun control to the top of his second term agenda. “It’s in his DNA to push this issue,” said one gun-rights official, speaking on background. “This would be his crowning achievement, if he can ban guns,” added the official.”

From Rush Limbaugh December 19, 2012.

“Jake Tapper Pops Obama’s Bubble”

RUSH: At Obama’s press conference today, Jake Tapper got the last question, and The One did not like it. We have the exchange for you. You talk about a guy that can’t deal with criticism? By the way, it’s our president who I don’t think could live a day in my shoes, actually, but I can’t even say that. That sounds like I’m complaining, and I’m not. Anyway, Jake Tapper basically said, “Look, you’ve been talking about doing something on guns for four years and you haven’t done diddly-squat. Why not?” That’s the essence of the question. Here’s how Jacob Tapper asked it.

TAPPER: It seems to a lot of observers that you made the political calculation in 2008, in your first term, and in 2012, not to talk about gun violence. You had your position on renewing the ban on semi-automatic rifles that then-Senator Biden put into place. But you didn’t do much about it. This is not the first incident of horrific gun violence of your four years. Where have you been?

RUSH: In fact, this is Obama’s fourth. This is the fourth violent, mass death incident. One per year is how it’s averaging out for Obama. And, see, here’s Obama up there, what does he do? Obama gets to live in this phony world where he’s Mr. Perfect and he’s never criticized. And whatever he says is treated as though it’s near biblical. So Obama has lived off this notion that he’s doing everything he can to stop these things, and he was gonna make sure they didn’t happen in the first place. We were all gonna love each other. We were all gonna be unified, and we were gonna get a different country and we were gonna be apolitical and there wasn’t gonna be any partisanship. There weren’t gonna be any disagreement.

That’s what Obama promised people in 2008. That’s what they thought he meant. He did dissuade people from thinking that about him. When they wanted to treat him like a messiah he accepted it and told them they were right, he is a messiah. Whatever people wanted him to be, that’s what he allowed himself to be, no matter how unrealistic it was. So Jake Tapper says, “Here you are, you’re up here pontificating every day about how much you care and you’re working hard on this. Where have you been the last four years?” And here was Barry’s answer.

OBAMA: Well, here’s where I’ve been, Jake. Uh, I’ve been president of the United States dealing with the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, an auto industry on the verge of collapse, two wars. I don’t think I’ve been on vacation. And, so, you know, I think all of us have to do some reflection on how we prioritize, um, what we do here in Washington.

RUSH: Of all that, he keeps talking in virtually everything he says, be the economy or his job or — what is this “two wars” business? This guy couldn’t have put up with World War II. Can you imagine this guy being president during Vietnam? Can you imagine the excuses he would be making for himself if Pearl Harbor happened, or if 9/11 had happened when he was president? Oh, it did, in Benghazi. He was perfect there, by the way. The report’s out. Obama was perfect. See, Obama’s one of these guys, he lives in this bubble the media creates for him. He accepts it. He walks around believing he’s special. He’s it. He’s loved and adored by everybody. He’s special. There’s nobody like him.

Most presidents get questions like this 25 times a day. Sam Donaldson lived off of questions like this to Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s answer was to smile and look at Sam, “Ah, that’s just Sam being Sam.” And he’d laugh it off. I guarantee you, Jacob Tapper is in some crosshairs now for this insolence and this disrespect. There might even be a phone call from the White House to ABC today, say, “What the hell was that?” And the purpose of that phone call will be to make sure that kind of question is never asked again. You don’t ask dictators… uh… presidents, questions like that. Disrespect.

So here’s Obama, (imitating Obama) “What do you mean? I’ve been dealing with the worst economy, Great Depression. Yep. I’ve been working hard to make it worse. It hasn’t been easy, Jake. You think it’s easy making the economy worse than when I found it? I mean, I’ve been working hard. It’s tough keeping people out of work in this economy, it’s real hard, but I’ve done it.” Auto industry on the verge of collapse. What’s the news today? There’s something about GM in the news today. Buying back stock, the taxpayers screwed multiple billions again. There is no saving the auto industry. Not in reality. His chosen vehicle is one that nobody wants. “Save the auto industry.”

And, “I haven’t been on vacation”? He’s taken more vacation time and his wife more vacation… if you add their vacation time they’ve probably been on vacation more than they’ve been working. “Well, I don’t think I’ve been on vacation.” So Tapper’s basically saying, “Okay, these things keep happening. They keep getting worse, but you keep telling us you’re working hard to fix all that. Where you been?” I love the question. It’s one of the rare times Obama gets called out on this little false bubble in which he lives.


39 responses to “Gun prosecutions down more than 45 percent under Obama, Obama and democrats push for new gun laws and don’t enforce existing laws, Fast and Furious, Rush Limbaugh comments

  1. Totally agree, CW. I am a former co-worker of a parent of one of the Sandy Hook victims. I never had a gun before, but this former liberal is going to learn to shoot and buy a gun for protection. This statement below from the NRA needs to be read over and over. We need armed guards in all schools, better mental health care, and less violent images in movies and video games. Just yesterday I stopped my teenage sons from going to a violent movie. They understood. People need to protest the media and Hollywood.

  2. Good Morning All I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas….I agree with you Tina/CW, we definately need to take another look at our mental health care…Remember when the mentally disturbed use to burn things down, putting in place more fire laws/codes, making “fire” a less attractive method of terror…The one common denominator in all these mass murders is ‘mental health’…..I have a friend who is a retired police officier who works at a suburban public school, he makes $13.50 an hour, is armed and perfectly capable of protecting the school…

  3. Conservative Patriots of America
    Convicted felon William H. Spengler Jr. 62, who served 17 years in prison for the 1980 slaying of his grandmother with a hammer set a house and car ablaze Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 in Webster, N.Y., and then opened fire, killing two firefighters and wounding two others. Spengler, just as most other sociopaths, cowardly killed himself after a shootout with police. Question — if gun laws keep guns out of bad peoples hands what was this guy doing with a gun? CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS FIND GUNS, NO MATTER THE STRICTNESS OF GUNLAWS!!
    And how’s this for a DISTURBING statistic… 446 school-aged CHILDREN have been shot in Chicago this year alone — Chicago “follows” some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.
    Disarm LAW-ABIDING citizens? We cannot allow this!!

  4. Thanks Tina.

  5. Home Addresses Of NY Journalists Who Published Name And Address Of Every Handgun Owner In Two Counties…

    If they can do it, why can’t we?

  6. Ha!

    Hah!… Popular British TV Host: “It Took Us 40 Years to Get Rid of Piers Morgan, Please Don’t Send Him Back”
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Wednesday, December 26, 2012, 10:24 AM

    Jeremy Clarkson, a popular British broadcaster, journalist and writer best known for his role on the BBC TV show Top Gear, pleaded with Americans not to send anti-gun crank Piers Morgan back to the motherland.

    “Anti-Piers Morgan petition tops 65K signers”

  7. Tina…………….
    Yes there are many facets of any really meaningful action to keep firearms out of the hands of PSYCHOPATHS. There are all ready a world of laws on the books,but all to often a deranged person can circumvent the laws. As was the case at Newtown. The perpetrator didn’t even need to circumvent the laws, the firearms were already in his hands……put there by his own mother,who allegedly was looking for a place to have him committed for psychiatric care. Who failed here? Certainly here is an educated adult who is supposed to know UP FROM DOWN,yet in spite of her knowledge of his mental condition she provided weapons to him in an alleged effort to HELP HIM. She helped him for sure……… erase herself and a hell of a lot of innocent people. Here EXACTLY is where the FAILURE had it’s origin.

  8. Like I’ve said before…………..

    MURDER is already against the law. Murderers don’t care about the law. Murderers will use whatever means available (gun, knife, bare hands, ball bat, bomb, poison, airplane, auto, etc). Pass whatever law you want. All you will do is keep the innocent from defending themselves. Simple as that.

  9. ………so what do we do about MOTHERS who are trying to help their sons,and or daughters by handing them firearms. Here is where the PSYCHIATRIC exams should begin………and perhaps even prosecution of the person who ALLOWED the weapon to be in the hands of a person who is KNOWN to be unstable. This is where the correction must begin…….with parents who think that nobody will get hurt. We now know better,and most of us HAVE KNOWN better FROM DAY ONE,yet for some heretofore unknown reason we look the other way. Here in Fort Wayne there is even a KNIKE THROWING group who allow their kids to compete in KNIFE throwing competition. The parents don’t think that there is anything wrong with that sort of sport. Perhaps not but somewhere within all of it there is somebody who might not be quite as stable as necessary,and end up using his/her knife throwing skllls to get even with somebody for some sort of imagined,or actual offense against him/her. So there once again we are looking at PARENTS who simply DON’T GIVE A DAMN, and think their kid CAN DO NO WRONG! Until the parent DO GOODERS begin to learn something about REALITY,the crap will probably go on and on irregardless of how many laws are applied. The LIBERAL PARENTS think there is nothing wrong in allowing their kid to learn how to KILL,with an airborne knife.

  10. Sueq…………..
    E-X-A-C-T-L-Y and 10-4 !

  11. The answer is God. “Thou shalt not kill.”

    Amazing how just 10 Commandments can expand into billions of man made laws that duplicate and complicate one another, but if reduced to the basics are so very easy to understand. So easy, even I get it.

    Jesus summed it up. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  12. Many sick people are enabled by relatives, Old Sailor. The mother was clearly at fault here. But the system was at fault for not being more forceful in getting Adam Lanza into treatment. Many people knew of the situation, but no one acted. Plus, where was the father? He conveniently divorced the mother over this son when his family needed him. Only the parents know why they divorced, but our sinking culture of divorce surely did not help this situation. All that aside, my sons’ high school has two armed guards. That may have prevented the loss of life in this situation. In small towns in the liberal northeast, they keep their homes unlocked thinking no one will hurt them. They are very naive.

  13. One other interesting thing, OB only acts when mostly suburban folks are attacked. Then he gets on his high horse and comes up with simple solutions like banning assault rifles. What about the dozens who die in Chicago or other cities every weekend from black on black violence with kids who won’t work, who drop out of high school, with single mothers who give birth out of wedlock, who think school is not cool, who are taking drugs, etc.? There he says nothing. Banning assault rifles will do nothing until urban society looks at itself. Here OB has been a great failure in not encouraging urban youth to stay in school and turn away from violence.

  14. Perhaps Congress should ban automobiles because drunk drivers kill innocent people. Automobiles themselves kill over 55,000 U.S. innocent men, women and children every year.

    Ban them…..


  15. And…..

    If armed guards don’t work protecting our children, why the hell does Obama have 11 ARMED Secret Service escorting his daughters at school?

    The liberal media should be questioning this “Armed Tactic” approach…

  16. Team Obama Freaks: Seeks To Stop Discovery; Obama Subpoena Imposes Undue Burden

    WASHINGTON D.C. – A clearly panicked and desperate Barack Hussein Obama, II has dispatched his lawyers to intervene in Montgomery Blair Sibley’s Electoral College lawsuit to stop Sibley’s subpoenas from revealing information which could prove devastating to Mr. Obama. Ironically wearing the veil of the United States, Mr. Obama’s lawyers filed on his behalf their Motion of the United States for a Stay of Discovery Or, Alternatively, to Quash Subpoenas and Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss, to Stay All Discovery, and for Sanctions.

    In Response, Sibley has filed his: Response to Motion of The United States to Stay Discovery Or Quash Subpoenas and Plaintiff’s Response to Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and Reply to Defendants’ Omnibus Response.

    Sibley said: “Let me strip away the legal gobbledygook and speak plainly: Obama doth protest too much, methinks. There comes a point when Judge Bates should not be ignorant as a judge of what he knows as a man.1 Unless everyone wants to behave like ostriches, we cannot ignore the mounting evidence of Mr. Obama’s ineligibility to be President. Simply stated, what is Mr. Obama hiding and why he is so fearful that his 20th Century records will be released? James Madison said: ‘A popular Government, without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy, or perhaps both.’ I fear we are at Madison’s long-ago predicted Prologue.”

  17. Glenn Beck: Obama destined for prison?
    ‘At this point you can begin to make a case for treason’


  18. Where we are at, is Cowardice from elected officials, nothing more. Yet each of us holds hope bravery from a single elected official within any office will steadfast to our laws; but all are silent. A whisper of treason comes from fear with the GOP as their part cannot be exposed. Their loss (and ours) is a kneeling blow. This ship is beyond rectifying. It is my Time to abandon the GOP (Liberal socialists in disguise). I refuse to support socialism. I Refuse to support a party that refuses to expose our enemy of the United States. I Refuse to support a party of cowards.

  19. Observer,

    Glenn Beck is also a moron. It’s quite humorous for Glenn Beck to decipher Constitutional and International law; yet he plays the role of Moron when it comes to Obama’s constitutional eligibility to hold the office. He (Beck) is the quagmire of audacity within self -arrogance. It’s all about the ratings for Glenn and nothing more. Glenn’s stupidity is simply on the forefront for all to see, as clearly we do.

  20. My dear friends,

    Off the high horse of bickering tonight. Take care, all of you in my prayers and certainly hope your Christmas was wonderful. Personally, I am going to have to diet after the new year. 🙂

  21. Totally agree with you Willaim. Great discussion.

  22. Sorry. William. Hit sent too fast.

  23. i always look at things with a heisman look approach. Which means i keep a arm distance till i find out facts. This sandy hoax. Planned 2 year operation is what the elites want. A diversion. They can blame this on layers of organizations that dont exist. They create this fake fronts. Just like our credit system. Its based on credit that never has a home endless endless un arriving ship to nowhere. The sandy hook got 90 plus percent beieving it. 5 percent say hum? The 5 percenters like me are laughed at silenced .riduculed. I cant even present facts. Like that fake med examiner. The whole thing is controlled emotional reaction.. Most people are blinded by the lies. What was dhs doing there 2 years ago? There would be weeping and screams like never before. Nope never happened. Folks i live nearby there. Parents werent allowed to see bodies? Huh? Only pictures. Alert alert. Please do your own homework. God like productions. I got banned there for telling the truth. Thats why i know i lacthed on to a keeper

  24. Interested Bystander

    Hey All,

    Long day of snow blowing and shoveling.

    I commented this before but I’ll duplicate it here just for the heck of it,


    In my opinion trying to understand why someone does what happened at Sandy Hook and in NY is futile. The FACTS are the warnings were there and the Sandy Hook shooter’s mother was TRYING to get “help” for her son, but yet these terrible incidents still took place.

    I don’t agree with putting armed guards in schools. This is what I call “eye candy”, which I define as doing something just to do something. The school had locked doors and you had to be buzzed in to the school. But yet we need to do more.

    The facts are that you could surround every school in the United States with National Guard troops placed shoulder to shoulder and someone would figure out a way to get in to the school and then we’d look for ANOTHER solution.

    How about we simply take this for what it is. A tragedy.

    I would also comment that “back in the day” we had a “hospital” in Indianapolis where people like the Sandy Hook shooter lived. It was called Central State and because of the “civil rights” legislation of the 60’s, this hospital had to close because people with mental disorders all of a sudden had more rights than those of us sane folks.

    And William, I couldn’t agree more with you, the Republicans are a bunch of cowards. I also agree with you about Beck, all you have to do is research his ACORN investigation and you will figure out that he STOPPED right when he was about to hit the jackpot, at least that’s my opinion, and I researched ACORN also and found some VERY disturbing information.

    We should all feel comfort knowing that our beloved leader is vacationing in warm Hawaii while I was trying to make it home from work today, and spending 5 hours blowing and shoveling snow.

    OH and IF a “deal” is brokered, take comfort knowing that our beloved leader can simply jump aboard AF1 and wing his way half way around the world so he can take credit for not going over the “fiscal cliff” (which I also think is just the stupidest thing ever). I would bet you that 80% of the Country doesn’t even know what the “fiscal cliff” is, but yet it’s pounded in our head every day that it is “bad”.

    It’s “the system’s” goal to keep us ignorant, and it seems to me that “we the people” are more than willing to remain ignorant.

  25. “Obama Forgerygate Accomplice Appoints Obama Forgerygate Accomplice To U.S. Senate”

    “Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced tonight Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz will replace the late Sen. Daniel Inouye as the U.S. senator from Hawaii — not Sen. Inouye’s first choice.

    On the day he died, the late senator wrote a letter to Abercrombie asking that he pick Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, to replace him. […]

    Schatz served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006. In 2006, he launched an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the U.S. Congress.

    Schatz served as chairman of the Democratic Party of Hawaii from 2008 to 2010. He was sworn in as lieutenant governor in December 2010.”

  26. Truthbetold11
    You have it exactly right,………..thousands of people do not WANT to take time from their DRUG SUCKING,their PORN MOVIES, their DEVIATE activity,or anything else to educate themselves about REALITY, or to even take time to wash their stinking lower body parts. Self respect has long since departed these JACKASSES, and you will also see that it is these people who think Soetoro is C-O-O-L,and support him. Perhaps it is all better said by saying that “BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.”

  27. William……………
    I have divorced from the Republican party as well. I saw a VERY WEAK Republican candidate whose own son made a public statement that his father “Didn’t really want to be the POTUS.” If that is the truth then the Republican candidate probably was/and still is IN bed with Soetoro. Such an act is totally against all of those who provided substantial monetary support for Romney. He has ALWAYS looked like a WEAKLING to me,and somehow I saw the loss of the election coming. Had Romney attacked the usurper with the truth early on,he probably would have created a LANDSLIDE election. For the Republicans. But then HINDSIGHT IS USUALLY 20-20.

  28. Gordo………..
    It was Mr. SCHITT who was responsible for the fraudulanty REWORDED HAWAII COE FORM, which “MMMMMMSSSSSSSSS”
    Pelosi SIGNED. Now he will be in a position to do his thing EVERY DAY, 8 hours a day. LIE,LIE,and LIE SOME MORE.

  29. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    William | December 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm |

    “It’s all about the ratings for Glenn and nothing more.”


    The three most important words in the American lexicon –

    1 – Ratings

    2 – Cleavage

    3 – “Absolutely”

  30. Good morning Zach, et al.

  31. Mr. Bill(ms. helga)

    Does anyone remember this? I thought it was a message from Heaven!

  32. I.B.

    I totally agree with armed guards at our schools. Here in Tennessee, there is an armed SRO officer (county deputy) At every school. There is a reason we don’t have school shootings amass like other Counties or States.
    In Israel, there are also armed guards with machine guns at every entrance of schools. They are protecting their most precious values, their children. Not one person will ever walk into their schools and mass murder. We should do the same.

  33. Hi Bob,

    Are we surprised by an attempt to block discovery of Obama? Looking forward to the summer this year and after some weight loss from holiday eating jumping back in the pool and of course – my speedo’s. 🙂

  34. OldSailor,

    “Had Romney attacked the usurper with the truth early on,he probably would have created a LANDSLIDE election. For the Republicans. But then HINDSIGHT IS USUALLY 20-20.”


    I couldn’t have said it any better my friend….

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