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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gary Johnson Slams DOJ, Defends Gun Rights

By Chris W
The Libertarian Patriot

Unlike the current occupant of the White House, the former New Mexico Governor has a spine.

Last week Governor Johnson blasted the FAMiLY LEADER "Marriage Vow" pledge as being offensive and now he is taking President Obama and the Justice Department to task in defense of gun owners after the DOJ tightened gun purchase regulations along the southwest border, in the wake of Operation Fast and Furious.

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"This is the same Department of Justice that thought it was a good plan to intentionally allow hundreds of firearms to be smuggled into Mexico in a disastrous effort to somehow follow the trail of those guns to the bad guys. Now, the DOJ’s plan to address gun trafficking is to require law-abiding citizens in border states to be reported and entered into a federal database for buying perfectly legal rifles from licensed dealers.

Not only will this requirement do absolutely nothing to curb violence on either side of the border, it is yet another unacceptable infringement on fundamental 2nd Amendment rights. It is an outrage that this Administration is using border violence as an excuse to add the names of more law-abiding gun owners to their database. The President and his Attorney General need to get off the backs of American gun owners, and focus on policies that will actually work to stop border violence – without eroding basic constitutional rights."
Gary Johnson, like many others, realizes that government created the problem and trampling on our Constitutional rights is not the solution. For them to facilitate the sale of 1500 guns to the Mexican drug cartels and then to turn around and point to border violence as the justification for making it harder for law abiding citizens to purchase weapons is hypocrisy in the highest form.

We need more people like Gov Johnson who will fight to prevent Leviathan from stripping us of our freedoms.

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