The reaction of the leader of an anti-gun group has actually decided to all but deny that Fast and Furious guns were used in the deaths of hundreds of Mexicans. In so doing, Ladd Everitt actually and unwittingly makes the case that the entire operation itself was about gun control.
Via the Daily Caller:
A spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a left-wing anti-gun group based in Washington, D.C., told The Daily Caller his organization doesn’t believe firearms trafficked to Mexico in Operation Fast and Furious have killed hundreds of civilians in that country. That those guns have been used often to kill Mexicans is a position articulated by both Attorney General Eric Holder and Mexican authorities.Uh, yeah, the guy with probably the most to lose over Operation Fast and Furious - Eric Holder - concedes that guns from the operation have been used in countless murders and Everitt basically accuses the Attorney General of lying.
Coalition spokesman Ladd Everitt argued that there was no evidence for The Daily Caller to report that “[t]here are hundreds of Mexican citizens who were murdered with weapons the Obama administration gave to cartels through Fast and Furious and two American law enforcement officers — Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata — were killed with Fast and Furious guns.”
Everitt argued that he didn’t think there is “actual trace and ballistics evidence to prove that conclusively.”
And when TheDC presented Everitt with video of Holder’s own admission that the death toll from Fast and Furious weapons will likely increase, he scoffed.
During an exchange with Texas Republican Rep. Ted Poe before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 8, Holder was asked if he would agree that “more people are going to die” because of Fast and Furious. “Unfortunately I think that’s probably true,” Holder admitted in his testimony.
But Everitt, an anti-gun advocate, attacked Holder’s statement to Congress as “purely speculative.”
If Everitt is right, doesn't it mean that Holder perjured himself?