CNN's Candy Crowley, a well known liberal in the media moderated the second presidential debate. The debate was broadcast from Hofstra University on New York's long Island. "Uncommitted voters" in the audience asked questions of the candidates.
- Addressing America's unemployment crisis.
- Soaring gas prices and limited energy production.
- Tax breaks and deductions for the middle class.
- Health care and President George W. Bush.
- Immigration policy: Legal versus illegal.
- Benghazi attack on U.S. consulate.
- Gun control and "Operation Fast and Furious."
The topic that caught my attention was "Gun control" and "Operation Fast and Furious."
On the issue of gun control, Obama was asked what he will do limit the availability of assault weapons. The AK-47 was the topic of Obama's gun control. His response was that the U.S. must enforce laws and keep guns out of the "hands of criminals."
"Weapons that were designed for Soldiers don't belong on our streets," he said, adding that he would like to get an "assault-weapons ban reintroduced" and "catch violent impulses before they occur."
Romney said; he is not in favor of new legislation limiting gun ownership, but he does believe America should address its" culture of violence" by reinforcing traditional family roles and education.
Romney raised the issue of "Operation Fast & Furious" calling it "one of the great tragedies" under this administration.
"I'd like to understand who it was that did this," Romney said, pressing Obama.
The CNN mediator "Crowley" indecorously interjected and cut Romney completely off, redirecting the debate away from "Fast & Furious." Hmm.
The issue of gun control from a liberal point of view is that all crimes are the result of guns. The liberals in Washington are determined to ban all assault weapons using botched figures from the Bureau of Justice Statistics to argue their point.
In addition to that Holder said that in a 1995 clip from youtube, "We must brainwash people about what they think about guns" www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ANRgcvjkk&feature=player_detailpage
The Bureau of Justice Statistics sends a violent crimes report to the Associated Press 24 hours after the debates 10/17/2012, "how convenient."
The FBI reports on violent crimes do not line up with the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Could it be that the Bureau of Justice Statistics may be subjective to Eric Holder? Holder the Attorney General, "Fast and Furious" I think you're getting the point.
Date line 10/17/2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of violent crimes unexpectedly rose by 18 percent in the United States last year, the government said Wednesday, the first time that total has risen in nearly 20 years. Property crimes went up by 11 percent, their first increase in a decade. apnews.myway.com//article/20121017/DA1VHAB00.html
The FBI reports a decrease of 4.0 percent in violent crimes
The number of property crimes in the United States in 2011 decreased 0.8 percent
Preliminary figures indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported a decrease of 4.0 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for 2011 when compared with figures reported for 2010. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Collectively, the number of property crimes in the United States in 2011 decreased 0.8 percent when compared with data from 2010. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Arson is also a property crime, but data for arson are not included in property crime totals. Figures for 2011 indicate that arson decreased 5.0 percent when compared with 2010 figures. www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/preliminary-annual-ucr-jan-dec-2011
I believe the government has contrived the figures to create a crisis. Obama and Holder will try to convince congress that guns are bad and Americans have to be disarmed in the name of socialism and crime prevention.
For now I will believe the FBI figures, and not those manufactured by the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics under the illusory eye of Eric Holder.
Karl Ben Weber