In its ongoing crusade to vet the Obama Administration, Breitbart.com has uncovered some rather shocking videos. But, perhaps, this 1995 video of Attorney General Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to “really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way,” is the most revealing video released thus far. That is, it puts to rest any doubts that Eric Holder is unequivocally pro-gun control (or as he puts it, “anti-gun”).
The video, which you can watch below, was broadcasted by CSPAN2 on Jan. 30. 1995, when Holder was addressing the Woman’s National Democratic Club.
In his speech Holder, who was at the time the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, explained the need to use the anti-smoking campaign as a framework for an aggressive anti-gun campaign designed to “change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC” about guns.
“What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes,” Holder said.
For this “anti-gun” campaign, Holder wanted to pull out all the stops. He called on advertising agencies and television networks to heavily promote the “anti-gun” message during commercial breaks on widely watched primetime shows like “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “Martin.”
He wanted to flank his media assault with classroom indoctrination in public schools. He wanted children to be exposed to the “anti-gun” message, “every day, every school, at every level.”
Holder also called on political leaders and celebrities to get involved, including former Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson. In short, Holder’s plan was to make everyone, everywhere embrace his “anti-gun” agenda.
In addition to pointing out Holder’s position with respect to gun ownership, this video also raises some interesting questions: does Holder still want to “brainwash” Americans into becoming “anti-gun”? Does President Obama share Holder’s thoughts on guns? Was the ATF and the DOJ’s fatally flawed gun-walking program: Operation Fast and Furious an attempt to turn the public against gun ownership?
The Daily Caller reached out to the Obama Administration to get a reaction from Holder and President Obama on the video. Thus far, neither Holder nor President Obama has commented on the video.
With respect to Fast and Furious, it’s clear that the deadly consequences of the operation were used to gin up anti-gun public outrage. We’ve seen numerous reports about the escalating drug-violence in Mexico and how “lax U.S. gun control measures are chiefly responsible for this violence” (to read more, click here).
This is a narrative that continues to be parroted on many of the major news outlets despite the fact that evidence indicates that Fast and Furious was a ploy to not only create anti-gun public outrage, but to foist gun control on the American people.
Emails surfacing from a congressional investigation prove that ATF officials were seeking “anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on a long gun multiple sales” (for more on this click here).
As we now know, those “anecdotal cases” were affiliated with Fast and Furious and were then used to create the long-arm, multiple purchases tracking mandate for border states. This gun control initiative was just upheld in a January ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (click here for details).
While Operation Fast and Furious falls somewhere between a convenient disaster and full-fledged conspiracy to pass gun control, what is absolutely clear at this point is that Attorney General Eric Holder is staunchly opposed to gun ownership. One doesn’t use words like ‘brainwash’ and ‘anti-gun’ if he/she is in favor of moderate or, to use a cliche, “common sense” gun reform.
Moreover, what’s shocking about this video, at least to me, is not so much that he has such an extreme position on gun ownership, but that he openly expressed his position in such Orwellian terms, i.e. promoting the “anti-gun” agenda “every day, every school, at every level.” I mean, regardless of one’s political allegiances, how can one not see this as a radical attack on the 2nd Amendment?