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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Proof that Socialists Lie: Rep. Elijah Cummings Introduces Gun Control Bill

I hate to have to reiterate but the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) is on his way to doubling down all the way to the abyss. In the wake of ALL the revelations that are coming out about ATF's 'felony stupid' Operation Fast and Furious, that ATF leadership is responsible for putting guns in the hands of drug cartels, Cummings wants to give the agency more power. In the wake of ALL the revelations that are coming out that this scandal likely reaches all the way up to the highest levels of the Justice Department, Cummings has introduced gun control legislation.

So how is this proof that socialists lie? For starters, Cummings is one of 70 congressmen registered with the Democratic Socialists of America caucus so it's established that he's a socialist. As for the lying part, on June 15th, at the House Oversight hearing into Fast and Furious, Cummings looked directly into the eyes of the family of murdered Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, and said this:
"...I promise you, we will not rest... we will not rest until every single person responsible for all of this, no matter where they are, are brought to justice... I promise you, we will not fail you."
That was just a small part of Cummings' pledge coupled with righteous indignation. It appears that now, Cummings might be more interested in running interference for those responsible for Terry's death in the first place. It didn't take long either. On June 15th, he made a commitment to the Terry family and on July 15th, he officially abandoned it for political reasons.

Via LAT via Sipsey Street:
The debate surrounding gun control laws has reignited following the Fast and Furious investigation, and the latest volley was launched Friday.

Two House Democrats introduced a bill that would make the trafficking of firearms to known felons or someone intending to commit a felony a federal offense. The bill, put forth by Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), was drafted in response to testimony from law enforcement agents, who have said current law leaves gaps in enforcement against straw purchasers who often supply drug cartels with weapons.

In a letter to congressional colleagues, Cummings cited a July 4 transcript in which embattled Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Chief Kenneth Melson asserts that a dedicated firearms trafficking law would be "most helpful" in imprisoning known traffickers.
Isn't that nice? Cummings cites the acting ATF Director, who is one of those implicated in this scandal as a credible source in his argument for giving more power to the ATF. Later in the article, Cummings proves the part about socialists lying:
Cummings denied that the legislation was an attempt to detract from the ongoing investigation.

"I want to make it clear we are very troubled by Fast and Furious. It is our belief that we are going to have to look at this case very carefully and we must go where the evidence leads," said Cummings, who is the ranking member on the committee investigating the matter. "But conducting oversight is pointless unless we translate what we learn into action."
Uh, if Cummings wants to go where the evidence leads, why is he running away from it?

In this Monty Python metaphor, Cummings represents King Arthur and the bunny represents the evidence.

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