A. Girouard: Punishment overdue

If the state of Maine can deal out punishment in a reasonable amount of time to a state trooper who pleaded guilty to a charge of driving drunk, why can't the U.S. government deal out punishment to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for his part in the gun-selling operation known as Fast and Furious? It is well overdue.

What is fair for one is fair for all.

And why are Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg so set on trying to shoot down the Second Amendment rights of the people? Don't they know that the bad guys will always be able to get guns?

Schumer and Bloomberg (and other government officials) should go after the bad guys; that is part of their jobs.

Their jobs are not to go after the good guys.

Alan Girouard, Hartford

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ERNEST LABBE's picture

Pay attention here folks.

Pay attention here folks. The purpose of gun control is not to make the streets safer. The purpose of gun control is to take away the civilian populations ability to defend thenselves from an out of control govenrment. Without a way to defend your rights you are defenseless from take over from within.

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Alan, I used to ask the same

Alan,
I used to ask the same questions” And why are Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg so set on trying to shoot down the Second Amendment rights of the people?”

However, I’ve finally conclude that their motive has nothing to do with catching the bad guys. Their motive is purely ideology. They feel that an individual citizen should not own a firearm, and they will pull out all stops on the path to achieving their goal. Moreover, to the most extreme of these individuals, the end justifies the means.

Eric Holder, the CEO of the justice department, is either completely incompetent or complicit in fast and furious. I don’t think the man is stupid, so perhaps the latter is more germane to this discussion. Anyhow, he needs to go in either case along with every manager in the chain of command that is not forthwith about the truth.

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Holder

So, Holder should be held responsible for a program that began with Operation Wide Receiver in 2006?

MARK GRAVEL's picture

Yes, Eric Holder is the CEO

Yes, Eric Holder is the CEO of the justice department. He should be able to find those responsible and hand them over to congress. He should also dismiss anyone in the chain of command that is not upfront with the facts.

Jim Cyr's picture

Yes he should

as Fast And Furious was taken in a very different direction from the original !! And does all the cover-up mean anything other then investigations to pursue their evil intents ??

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