Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon: “Is [Fast and Furious] part of the President’s gun proposal?”

Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) lashed out against President Obama’s gun control proposals on Wednesday, asking if a Fast and Furious probe would be included in the list.

“My home is the home to Fast and Furious, where there was gun-running across the Mexican border, and you know we still haven’t gotten any clear answers,” Salmon said. “Is that part of the President’s gun proposal? To finally come to grips and find out what actually happened with Fast and Furious and how far it went up to the top, to Eric Holder? Because I haven’t heard that yet.”

The Arizona Congressman said stricter enforcement of the current gun laws would provide a better solution to gun violence than creating new restrictions. Salmon joined several other Republican Congressman for the monthly “Conversation with Conservatives” held on Capitol Hill. A few of the other Representatives echoed Salmon’s call for more enforcement.

“I agree with my colleague from Arizona,” Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) said. “The President did offer 23 executive actions that he proposed. I believe it was number 13 that I do agree with, which is enhanced enforcement of our current laws. The problem is, that’s his job. That’s the attorney general’s job. And I would appreciate if they would do their jobs.”

Many of the Representatives at Wednesday’s meeting expressed their dislike for all or part of the President’s gun control proposals. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said that it’s not just conservatives who disagree with the President on this matter, but all Americans.

“You talk to anyone in the firearms industry, anyone in the ammunition industry right now their business is just booming,” he said. “So I think it’s Americans in general because Americans understand the Second Amendment is truly about freedom.”

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  1. Marc says:

    Matt Salmon, you took the words from my mouth and put them right where they needed to be heard. Thank you!

  2. Robert says:

    Great story and comments.

    I love my country, It’s the government I’m afraid of.

  3. Roger Mitchell says:

    Quote Thomas Jefferson ( “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government”

    And as for anyone to fear the Government he also covered that aswell A Jefferson quote also
    ( When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny)
    I’ve fought and damn near was killed had the medals to prove such fighting for someone else’s liberty I’ll damn sure use all of my weapons now to fight for me and mine..I do not fear the Gov. I despise it it corrupt and crooked and god now Obama wants to sell face time for $500,000.00 to build another organization to bring down my country.. ACORN was bad enough I can only wait to see whats next..

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