Breitbart.com, via the Big Government site and BreitbartTV continues the 2012 vetting process of Obama and the Obama administration, and has unearthed a video of Barack Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, from 1995 where he clearly states the need to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."
Video below, the use of the word brainwash is at the 3:09 minute mark in the video.
Breitbart.com then publishes three additional pieces connecting the dots between Holder's "brainwashing" mentality and the Fast and Furious scandal that has rolled the Obama administration.
First Ben Shapiro's piece providing the "motive underlying the Fast and Furious scandal, in which the Attorney General apparently gave the go-ahead to an operation that funneled guns to the drug cartels – guns later used in the murder of U.S. citizens. Motivation for Fast and Furious has always been unclear – it surely was not a simple sting operation – and critics have long suspected that the program was designed to stir up anger at gun distribution inside the U.S. in order to provide support for gun control."
The Mary Chastain at Big Government provides a detailed background of the Fast and Furious scandal.
Both pieces mention Matthew Boyle from The Daily Caller, both of which have done a magnificent job keeping track of Fast and Furious as well as the Congressional "no confidence" resolution and Congress members who want Eric Holder's resignation over the Fast and Furious disaster.
AWR Hawkins at Big Government rounds out the vetting of Eric Holder, this morning.
No matter what Holder's motives, according to a news release from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 2011 was a record setting year for gun sales and is on par for strong sales in 2012.
The $4 billion firearms and ammunition industry stands apart from other industries that are struggling in the slow economy. Demand for guns has continued at a robust pace since late 2008. NSSF estimates the industry is responsible for approximately 180,000 jobs and has impact on the U.S. economy of $28 billion.
Indicators such as background-check statistics, firearms production and importation, firearm-retailer surveys and on-the-ground reports from retailers nationwide reveal that interest in firearm ownership is high. "More and more Americans are choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights, and they are doing so in a safe and responsible manner," said NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti.
Reports also suggest increased demand for concealed carry permits and for learn-to-shoot seminars such as NSSF's First Shots program. "We have seen a lot of first-time buyers in our store," said Joe Keffer, owner of the Sportsman's Shop in New Holland, Pa. "People want information. They're interested in instruction."
One of the best indicators of firearms sales is the FBI's National Instant Background Check System, which federally licensed firearm retailers use to conduct the mandatory background check on purchasers of new and used firearms. NSSF downwardly adjusts the NICS data by subtracting checks related to non-purchasing activity, such as checks for concealed carry permits, in order to gain a more accurate picture of market activity.
December marked an unprecedented 19th straight month of background check increases when compared to the same period in the previous year. NSSF-adjusted background checks for December totaled more than 1,410,937 (1,854,400 "unadjusted")--the most ever for any single month. This comes on the heels of the historic "Black Friday" (Nov. 25, 2011) record for the most background checks in a single day--129,166--a 32 percent increase over the previous one-day high.
Another indicator pointing to robust gun sales is the federal excise taxes collected on the sale of new firearms and ammunition, which have risen 48.3 percent over the last five years
Contrary to Eric Holder's beliefs, the rise in gun sales has not resulted in more gun crime, but gun crime has actually decreased from 2006 to 2010, according to the FBI's own reports.