A recent study conducted by Syracuse University, which indicated that federal prosecutions of current gun laws have been on the wane since Bush left office in 2008, almost by half, in fact, prompted a group of 23 members of the House Judiciary Committee to take action. Letters, written and signed by each of the 23 members, were sent to both Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, in which the members demanded that current gun laws be enforced.
So, why exactly, is that?
In a press release from the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Goodlatte indicated the following:
“Before the President demands that Congress push through legislation to stifle the rights of law abiding citizens, he should take care to enforce the laws that are already on the books.
This action was, no doubt, prompted by the President's unmitigated zeal to craft newer and even far more restrictive guns laws, even while current laws are apparently being ignored by the enforcement arm of the Executive Branch, that being Atty. General Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
One of the main points, within the study, pointed out very clearly, that at the peak of gun enforcement laws, which occurred under President Bush in 2004, there were over 11,000 firearm prosecutions as compared to the 2012 number of slightly over 7,700.
This disparity, given the current atmosphere on guns and the White House's case against them, should prompt inquiring minds to want to know more, but where to look?
Indeed, when you read the facts presented within the letter, as with most published memes, it's not always what has been stated, but rather it's what's not been stated that is the true and most operative point, and this point has spread through the Obama Regime like a loathsome vine of poisonous conspiracy.
You see, the very fact of the DOJ's lack of enforcement of current gun laws could be reason that crimes perpetrated by firearms have "seemingly" been on the increase. By not pursuing the worst offenders, a paradigm is set up in which certain types of disturbed crimes proliferate, while others in essence decline.
These proliferations are then officially designated as reason for a need to increase gun laws to the point that they become draconian and go squarely against America's 2nd amendment Right to bear arms. In essence, a willful lack of enforcement creates a media-driven proliferation of certain types of attacks, which then hastens the illusory need for more stringent gun loans.
A very similar situation could be seen in the Fast and Furious guns debacle, which sought to send several thousand assault style weapons to the drug cartels in Mexico, which would then eventually cause a weapons boomerang back over the US boarder, those to then be used upon US citizens, thereby setting up the need for more stringent gun laws in the US.
The lack of enforcement of current gun laws, after the failure by public detection of the Fast and Furious gun running scheme, might be nothing more than the White House trying an alternative method of ponying up public opinion against a well-armed and ready nation of civilians.
The following is a list of congressional members who signed the letters:
Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.,Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (Wis.), Trent Franks (Ariz.), Howard Coble (N.C.), Lamar Smith (Texas), Steve Chabot (Ohio), Spencer Bachus (Ala.), Darrell Issa (Calif.), Randy Forbes (Va.), Steve King (Iowa), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Ted Poe (Texas), Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Steve Marino (Pa.), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Mark Amodei (Nev.), Raul Labrador (Idaho), Blake Farenthold (Texas), George Holding (N.C.), Doug Collins (Ga.), Ron DeSantis (Fla.) and Keith Rothfus (Pa.).
Newsmax contributed to this report