Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a golden opportunity for a win-win and it has been presented to him by the Obama administration. Eric Holder and Loretta lynch are the beares of this gift. You know what they did about liars who falsely applied for weapons? They did absolutely nothing. How much nothing did they do? How about prosecuting 20 out of 100,000 false applications. Yearly! Did that get your attention? Read how the Attorney General can get a big score.
As Written By Thomas Lifson for the American Thinker:
Politics, it is often said, is hardball. But sometimes even Major League Baseball pitchers lob a slow floater right over the plate, all but offering the other team for a home run for the taking. Something metaphorically like that sort of pitch has come AG Jeff Sessions’s way, thanks to a Department of Justice Inspector General’s Report.
Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation spotted it:
More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30 to 40 people each year, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
The Obama administration may have publicly aligned itself with anti-gun activists, but it consistently turned a blind eye to prosecute known criminals who tried to buy guns.
A June 2016 Justice Department Inspector General’s report revealed that between 2008 and 2015 the U.S. Attorneys office considered prosecuting “less than 32 people per year” for lying on form 4473, the federal application to buy guns. (snip)
“People could do what is called, ‘lie and buy,’” explained Lawrence Keane, a senior vice president of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a nonprofit organization that represents gun manufacturers.
“But very infrequently is anyone ever prosecuted. What’s the point of making it a crime if you don’t enforce it?” he asked in an interview with TheDCNF.
There is a simple, if cynical, answer to….
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