Second Amendment Sisters say NO to Scott Brown in New Hampshire
Protest Planned for December 19, 2013 at 5:30pm at the Hunt Memorial Building in Nashua, NH
Concord, NH, December 15, 2013:The Second Amendment Sisters have not forgotten Scott Brown’s support of firearms bans. Brown still has not learned that you cannot stop bad people from doing bad things with bans. Criminals win every time law-abiding citizens pay the price for their crimes by our governments’ continued violations of their oath of office to protect and defend all of the Constitution. Using the deaths of innocents at the hands of a mad man is an example of the political hyperbole being used to justify their actions. Women have the natural right to defend themselves, their family and property. We also have the right to enjoy shooting sports. Placing limits on which firearms the government will allow us to own is equal to the elitist making these decisions that they themselves are often exempt from. We the people need to act now, failure to stand up for our rights will result in having no rights at all.
Honorable Jennifer Coffey
National Director of Legislative Affairs
Second Amendment Sisters, Inc.
SAS Phone: 877-271-6216
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Originally published in the SAS Newsletter - Spring 2013
Our summer 2011 issue reported on the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DoJ) “gunwalking” scandal and the alleged cover-up that ensued. While Justice’s own internal report is expected soon, the congressional investigation is ongoing. We have seen more stonewalling, attempts to blame the previous administration, and now the White House has joined the effort to stifle the congressional investigation.
In an article titled “Fast And Furious-Like 'Gun-Walking' Probe Mentioned In 2007” (nola.com, 11/4/2011), Associated Press writer Pete Yost described a 2007 briefing paper prepared for newly appointed Attorney General Michael Mukasey that discusses Bush-era Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operations, including “Wide Receiver.” Suspected straw-purchasers were allowed to buy firearms from U.S. gun shops and then tracked afterwards in an attempt to nab ringleaders receiving the arms. US agents alerted Mexican authorities when vehicles carrying guns crossed the border, but Mexican agents claimed they never saw the vehicles. The ATF quickly ended the failed operation.
In contrast, the Obama administration’s “Operation Fast & Furious” (F&F) began in 2009, and guns were allowed to “walk” without surveillance and without alerting Mexican authorities. While no casualties were reported from Wide Receiver, F&F has been implicated in the deaths of one and possibly two American law enforcement officers plus hundreds of Mexican citizens. Howard LaFranchi reported that up to 2,500 high-powered firearms were allowed to walk, and the Mexican government has criticized the botched operation (“Why Obama administration’s Fast and Furious troubles may not be over,” csmonitor.com, 8-30-2011). As Dave Workman reported, taxpayer money was used to purchase some illegally-trafficked firearms, and ATF supervisor David Voth allegedly had oversight of both F&F and a separate but similar operation (“Another F&F ‘bombshell’ and a familiar name rises to surface,” examiner.com, 9-26-2011).