Steny Hoyer: Brian Terry didn’t die because of Fast & Furious, he died because of violent criminal behavior



It’s unbelievable the things that Democrats will say to excuse their own. Just unbelievable:

THE HILL – The guns linked to the botched “Fast and Furious” gun-walking program did not kill U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday — people did. …

Terry was killed during a 2010 Arizona firefight in which a pair of guns from the Fast and Furious program turned up – a tragedy that launched a Republican investigation and led House GOP leaders to schedule a vote this week to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.

Hoyer pushed back Tuesday, wondering why – if people, not guns, kill people – Republicans are so focused on the guns surrounding Terry’s murder and not the criminals who used them.

“The premise is that somehow letting these guns go across the border resulted in this tragic death,” Hoyer told reporters in the Capitol. “[But] people kill people, not guns, I’m told on a regular basis.

“And controlling guns – whether it’s assault weapons or others – would not solve the problem, I am told by some,” he added, referring to gun-reform critics. “So such legislation is not necessary because it is people who kill people. I hope you see the contradiction in the positions being taken.

The fact of the matter is this life was tragically lost because there are some criminals on both sides of the border who facilitate violent criminal behavior,” Hoyer said.

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