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Obama threatens to veto DOJ budget because it blocks Fast and Furious gun control law

Posted By admin On May 10, 2012 @ 3:11 am In Featured Stories,U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Pete Winn
Daily Caller [1]
May 10, 2012

President Barack Obama [2] has threatened to veto a Department of Justice [3] appropriations bill House Republicans passed because, among other things, it includes a provision that blocks a gun control rule passed in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.

The Obama administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wrote, and began implementing, a new rule that would require gun dealers in the four U.S. states that border Mexico to report sales of multiple semi-automatic rifles to the ATF.

In the 2013 fiscal year budget for the Department of Justice and related agencies, House Republicans inserted a rider, or condition, that would force the ATF to not implement that rule.Several House Republicans have charged that the Obama administration had an anti-gun agenda when it carried out Fast and Furious, and are particularly wary of Attorney General Eric Holder, who once expressed the need to “brainwash” the American people into disliking firearm ownership.

In a statement the White House released upon receiving the House appropriations bill, the administration threatened it would veto the legislation because of that ATF rider, among other things.

Full article here [1]


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[1] Daily Caller: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/09/obama-threatens-to-veto-doj-budget-because-it-blocks-fast-and-furious-gun-control-law/

[2] Barack Obama: http://topics.dailycaller.com/politics/obama-administration/barack-obama.htm

[3] Department of Justice: http://topics.dailycaller.com/politics/justice-department.htm

[4] WH Aide Involved in Fast and Furious Was ‘Suddenly’ Transferred to Iraq; Issa Threatens Subpoena: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wh-aide-involved-in-fast-and-furious-was-suddenly-transferred-to-iraq-issa-threatens-subpoena.html

[5] GOP sues to force Obama compliance on Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gop-sues-to-force-obama-compliance-on-fast-and-furious.html

[6] Holder Claims Emails Using Words ‘Fast and Furious’ Don’t Refer to Operation Fast and Furious: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-claims-emails-using-words-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99-don%e2%80%99t-refer-to-operation-fast-and-furious.html

[7] Napolitano Grilled Over ‘Fast and Furious’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/napolitano-grilled-over-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99.html

[8] Holder heading to House hot seat, Fast and Furious grilling on the way: http://www.prisonplanet.com/holder-heading-to-house-hot-seat-fast-and-furious-grilling-on-the-way.html

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