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Strangely silent

Published: Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

The media, along with many private citizens, are calling on the Obama administration to pass gun control and an assault weapons ban. The Northwest Herald has published many letters from anti-gun advocates who want the government to take control of guns. They don’t want guns in the hands of killers anymore – a lofty goal.

But wait. Where were these same people who abhor violence when the White House Justice Department sanctioned the illegal sale of automatic weapons to Mexican drug cartels?

Eric Holder stonewalled the congressional investigation and held his own investigation which, of course, did not hold him responsible. What a surprise.

Where has the media been for the past few years while U.S. agents and Mexicans are gunned down by weapons provided by our own administration? Where’s the outrage by those writing the Northwest Herald, demanding more gun control when they discovered this incredible story?

It’s been a back-page story, largely unreported by the media, and ignored by those who can’t find any fault with this administration. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made legal dealers sell guns to murderers and it doesn’t make the news or find outrage in the masses.

The slaughter in Connecticut, along with the anti-gun lobby, brought this subject of gun control to our attention. But I ask, where have they been while our agents and innocent Mexicans are being slaughtered every day by guns sold and delivered to drug cartels by the Justice Department? They have been strangely silent.

Mark Rehorst

Woodstock

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