1/12/2009

New Fox News Op-ed: On Eric Holder's Nomination

The new piece start this way:

Despite a huge Democratic majority, Eric Holder’s confirmation hearings are going to be difficult. He has a long record to defend. Whether it is his involvement and inconsistent statements about Bill Clinton’s pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich’s pardon or his pushing Clinton’s clemency of the FALN terrorists or his failure to disclose his work for troubled Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich after Blagojevich's legal problems surfaced, he faces tough questions.

But Holder’s nomination raises other questions about what President-elect Barack Obama claimed that he believed during the campaign. Numerous times he promised that he supported an individual right to own guns and that he wouldn’t do anything to take away people’s guns. . . .


I hope that it isn't correct that the NRA will not oppose Holder, but they may have been told by Democratic Senators that there will be a cost to the NRA's opposition. With a huge Democratic majority in the Senate, the NRA might have to trade off a loss with Holder in exchange for some promised protection on other issues. I have no inside information on this, but it is just my guess.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Mr.K said...

As a member of the NRA, I hope they oppose the nomination of Eric Holder as Attorney General, as he is not the right man to be the leading attorney of the United States of America when he is 100% oppossed to gun rights.

1/13/2009 9:34 PM  
Blogger Luke said...

Why is it that none of the other 9 amendments of the Bill of Rights are questioned for their applicability to the individual?

1/15/2009 12:45 PM  
Blogger John said...

Mr. Lott, In your interesting book Freedomnomics, you indicate that there are studies that show a strong deterent effect with the Death Penalty & that crime is reduced in States with Right to Carry laws. However this Violence Policy Center web site (http://www.vpc.org/press/0905gundeath.htm) claims that "States with Higher Gun Ownership and Weak Gun Laws Lead Nation in Gun Death". Yet again in the Washington DC Examiner's "Prime Numbers" feature it was claimed that Washington DC at city with very strict gun laws leads all states in gun killings! How do you respond to such polar opposite claims all back up (supposed) by studies & statistics?

J Relph

6/10/2009 8:35 PM  

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