Eric Holder: We must ‘brainwash’ people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way

In 1995, speaking at a Women’s National Democratic Club event, Eric Holder talked about how we must convince people that it’s unacceptable to carry guns, that we must ‘brainwash’ people in to thinking vastly different about guns (via Breitbart):

What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes. …

One thing that I think is clear with young people and with adults as well is that we just have to be repetitive about this. It’s not enough to simply have a catchy ad on a Monday and then do it every Monday. We need to do this every day of the week and just really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way.



Fast and Furious anyone?

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Tommy
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Tommy

Okay, so I still don’t understand how this is an indictment of Obama’s evil Socialist agenda. The political right helps brainwash the country when it comes to smoking (as Holder discusses in the video), the obesity epidemic, and the war on drugs. So now, on this one issue, the right suddenly hates brainwashing – when it works against them. Not that you care. To quote my fellow Okie Will Rogers: “If you ever injected truth into politics you have no politics.”

Brian Smith
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Brian Smith

Interesting that he used the world brainwash and he said it right out in the open. Can you imagine what they might be saying behind closed doors?

Harry
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Harry

Holder belongs body & soul to Obama- but Holder has ALL the aces because he refuses to prosecute Obama for FORGING his birth certificate- Obama is the biggest FRAUD of ALL TIME who as Donald Trump says pulled “THE SCAM of the CENTURY”- a CON-fidence-MAN who has deceived America- (with a FORGED birth certificate & 2 SSN’s used in real estate scams) a lot of super rich people helped him- If Nixon had people COVERING-UP for him like Obama has, he woulda NEVER have been impeached- a good CON-man always seeks the spotlight-

anneinarkansas
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anneinarkansas

Demand that this person be fired now.

Arthur Autrey
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Arthur Autrey

Remember in the months before “Fast and Furious” the Progressive meme was that the gun violence in Mexico was to be blamed on American gun manufacturers?

I fully believe that F&F was designed to be a PR campaign to push some anti-gun legislation that they had waiting in the wings but it blew up in their face.

Jeff Pearce Sr.
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Jeff Pearce Sr.

If we could change the way people think about guns, they willingly disarm themselves, we can also change the way they think self-rule. Then, every year, the willing subjects would come out and celebrate Dear Leaders birthday. The children, by the thousands, would dress in colorful costumes and dance in front of Dear Leaders palace. The children would receive an extra teaspoon of rice and with all that extra nutrition would have the energy to run off into Utopialand and ride Unicorns until the sleepytime fairy sprinkled moondust in their eyes. They could then dream up better dances and costumes to wear in front of Dear Leader so as to receive 2 teaspoons of rice. Sorry, I’m getting myself choked up. Sniff, sniff.

Jay
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Jay

Eric Holder is a True Believer. Scary.

Clifton
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Clifton

Community leaders Jesse Jackson and Marion Barry…how out of touch can one man be? Maybe you could get Marion to do an anti-drug message while you’re at it, Holder.
Typical left wing fashion to completely ignore the action of the individual. I don’t see any guns being used by those “mob” beatings by all the thug youth.

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

“To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.” ~John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States, 475 (1787-1788) “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on… Read more »

kong1967
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kong1967

Anyone who gets brainwashed by a dopy-looking airhead like you is a mushbrain to begin with. Oh, never mind. You have your entire base to work with.

screagle101
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screagle101

the people that need to steered away from guns aren’t the ones that practice responsible gun ownership,

kong1967
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kong1967

..and aren’t the ones that have registered guns. Registered guns are rarely used in crimes and usually they are stolen.

StandingGround
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StandingGround

“…especially young people, and make it something that’s not cool, that it’s not acceptable, it’s not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.”

What the heck is he talking about? Seems to me that 17 years worth of brainwashing and yapping has done nothing. There are still tons of young people (and old) smoking cigarettes and packing on the streets.

Oh, brother! Another liberal making himself feel good by implementing a lame program.

kong1967
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kong1967

Maybe we should let our kids play “cowboys and Indians” using bananas.

Granny J
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Granny J

Yes, I am a “Granny” and I own a gun. I believe in self-protection in this cold, cruel world where there are criminals who have no respect for persons or life. I am taking classes to use this gun safely, and they’ll have to pry it out of my cold, dead, hands, as TENCOLE said. It is a right inherent in the Constitution and Holder is not going to change that unless we let him. So…there!

kong1967
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kong1967

Hey, granny. You remind me of something that happened to another granny. Some guy broke into her house and she heard him upstairs. She grabbed her shot-gun, went upstairs, opened the closet and blew his ass away. Good job!!

Another granny made a robber call the police on himself.

Guns are a good thing when used by good people….and they always own registered guns. The libs target them even though it’s the gang members and criminals that have black-market guns that they don’t even know about.

stevenbiot
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stevenbiot

Your ads may be useful; but when someone breaks into my house, the gat is gonna do work!!

kong1967
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kong1967

There was a comedian that was blasting the law that didn’t allow home-owners to shoot robbers that break in unless their lives are in danger. He said “if I have 40 bullets in my gun they’re going to get 40 bullets (shot at them)”. I agree. Robbers are afraid to invade a house when they don’t know if you own a gun or not.

yippeekayay
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yippeekayay

we changed our attitudes about cigarettes? when was this?

kong1967
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kong1967

I don’t know, especially since I still smoke. I have since the day my party-friends thought it was cool 25 years ago. I don’t think it’s cool any more, lol, but my body freaks out if I don’t get ’em.

Ela1
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Ela1

I’m rather tired of radical, racist blacks like this guy and Obama (even though he’s not really black) in power.

Time to clean house.

Vote — and sweep them out.

librtifirst
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librtifirst

What do we do if election fraud votes for us?

sDee
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sDee

Hey! Eric! It worked. I think vastly different about guns than ever before. And, I thank you. You and all the the other marxist, statist and control freaks who are so damn afraid of the very citizens you intend to control and enslave to the State. Yep. Now I think about DAO, multi-caliber AR lowers, 6.8mm uppers, red dot sights, muzzle control, autoloaders, semi automatic shotguns, CCW, and, buying ammo in cases instead of boxes Oh yeah, I think vastly differently. I think about why the citizens and Founders refused to ratify the Constitution without the Second Amendment. I think now about how the Founders knew one day it would be left to citizens like us to stop a tyrannical government formed by treasonous bastards like you. I think about what was going through Patrick Henry’s mind when he warned “I smell a rat” and that “give me liberty or… Read more »

p m
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p m

Another great post sDee. Thank you.

librtifirst
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librtifirst

Are you the one who bought up all of the 45acp reloading supplies that I have on backorder? Are you the reason I am having to wait several weeks to get a Stag model 8? smile

I hear you. saga12stagbushmasterglocks&wm4gaspistonlazerreddot20rddrumlakecitystrupperclipsteelcorefmjmagpul……………………..

shagstar
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shagstar

and to think,,,he was brainwashed by the black panthers and S.L.A.!

edwardlee
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edwardlee

Erm … is it just me, or does Holder in this video look an awful lot like an ethnic Mr. Kotter?

GretaN
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GretaN

Holder looks like a Simpsons character here.

Chris Dias
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Chris Dias

No hate speech, right?

unclesamnephew
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unclesamnephew

our second amendment protects us from the likes of this thug. this thug would like nothing better to send conservatives to his brainwashing re-education camps…listen closely mr holder.. well punk do you feel lucky? did i fire off 5 rounds or six?

Amy
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Amy

They’ll have to pry my weapons from my cold, dead fingers ~

27Words
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27Words

27 little words stand for SO much more than our right to bear arms… this 1st freedom fight has done much to protect ALL our freedoms. PBO has to go!

maketcomp
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maketcomp

You know that brainwashing plan can really work. I mean we got Obama with “Yes we Can” for months before the election. And because the Republican establishment, media and political, have told us for years that Romney is the only cnadidate that can beat Obama, we may also get Romney.

librtifirst
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librtifirst

We’ll get Romney due to election fraud. Nothing else.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7h76BG42_Q&feature=related

The state GOP leaders are ramrodding Romney delegates down our throats, breaking the rules and using guns to stop dissent.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

This is interesting! When I first heard about this the first person I thought about was Mitt Romney. Missouri had a primary to determine the candidate and for Romney to change that is really an indication that he knows his message is weak and pathetic.

librtifirst
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librtifirst

From what I can tell, Romney has nothing to do with it. The establishment GOP is rigging the caucus’ and primaries. Romney is obviously the one that they are putting in. I have no doubt that Romney knows it, because he has been paying people to stand on the street with signs, and handing out home made looking signs at events, for the cameras. It is all theater. Romney is the guy, like it or not.

JungleCogs
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JungleCogs

Too late AG Holder. It’s because of you that guys like me carry. You create more violence than you cure. You are a big part of the problem and America will safer when you are replaced in January.

librtifirst
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librtifirst

Our entire system is built around propaganda and brainwashing. Brainwashing is simply taking reality from mentality, and replacing it with content that does not require free thought. The public schools were co-opted by the brain washers back in the early 1900s, but really got a hold on things in the seventies with the DOE. Charlotte Iserbyte worked for Reagan in the DOE when they were in the process of shutting it down, and reveals a plan that she found out about dating back to the thirties. She was given carte blanc to the records, and nobody was paying attention. The only way to break the brainwashing is to completely throw out everything you have been taught, and question everything for yourself. More importantly, you must not limit your ability to accept certain things that would otherwise be unacceptable. Liberals will not be the only ones keeping us from our second… Read more »

Joe
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Joe

Off topic – This is quick

The insanity is spreading across the pond!

Wait – Maybe it started there –

Yeah! – That’s what happened

Gift to Pres Zero made in China

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9151444/David-Camerons-table-tennis-table-gift-to-Barack-Obama-made-in-China.html

The unions must love this

toongoon
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toongoon

Ping pong for the ding dong.

PChandler
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PChandler

Well, at least he’s honest… just like nazis.

TANGO40
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TANGO40

I love my guns…

GOD BLESS THE SECOND AMENDMENT!!!

librtifirst
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librtifirst

They are kind of like puppy dogs for adults. I never have been able to sell one.

Trust1TG
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Trust1TG

Holder is so corrupt and so far left… He was known to be corrupt and radical left long before Obama was president.

Look at his accomplishments in corruption during this administration:
FAST AND FURIOUS
VOTER PHOTO IDS
ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
BORDER CONTROL
and there are many more…

Now he has been exposed for HIRING based on political leanings: “PJ Media examined ten divisions — the Civil Rights Section contains 11 in total — and found 100% of the new hires had the same or similar political leanings.” – http://pjmedia.com/blog/a-pulitzer-for-pj-media-the-case-for-our-‘every-single-one’-series/

PJMedia has nominated investigative reporters for a Pulitzer Prize: http://pjmedia.com/files/2012/03/PJMPulitzerSubmission.pdf

Will this nomination be considered, or has the Pulitzer already gone the way of the Nobel Prize?

Joe
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Joe

Thanks for ANOTHER arrow in the quiver

Unfortunately – the bow is broken and this will go nowhere fast

Holder must go – and nothing will happen even if he doesn’t

The current bunch of clowns in the congress have NO SPINES

probably because they have their own closets full of trash

It really is pathetic what has happened to this wondersul Country we call America

I am crying right now!

Trust1TG
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Trust1TG

Speaking to the NRA, Newt explains why the Second Amendment is essential to preserving our freedom as the framers of the Constitution and Bill of Rights recognized. – http://www.markamerica.com/2012/03/05/gingrich-speaks-to-the-nra-he-gets-it/

Newt giving a lecture to the cadets in a class at the Citadel, explains further: http://conservatives4newt.blogspot.com/2012/02/speaker-gingrich-on-conservative.html

unclesamnephew
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unclesamnephew

thank. you. awesome links. i have never heard the 2nd ever defended this way. dear cousins of TRS this is must view

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I’ve asked…community leaders (like) Jesse Jackson, Mayor Barry, people who have credibility…‘ – Holder

I guess he wants these kids to be doing crack cocaine (like Barry and Obama) or having extramarital affairs with staffers, resulting in children, (like Jackson) rather than learning how to own and use guns responsibly to protect themselves from people like Jackson, Barry, and the government (like Holder).

I do want to congratulate Holder for accomplishing one thing, though. He successfully got this thread going to promote the best weapons to own for our protection from him. No ad campaign necessary. Just 3:29 of his time is all it took. Thanks Eric.

Bill Redder
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Bill Redder

It’s bad enough an 0bama appointee feels comfortable with brainwashing in the interest of social engineering. But that this same person is behind the selling of guns to Mexican drug runners should be an outrage to all Americans.

Kari George
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Kari George

He’s not the only one, or the worst/ most pernicious. Look at Cass Sunstein and all the people/ groups he’s advocating for (i.e. PETA, HSUS, Texas Humane Legislation Network are my big hatreds). This guy is Mr Mind Control. The OFAs are his most common creation, but he has operatives in more forums/ comments columns than I can count. (I would swear that some of them are Mittbots. They use identical techniques.)

Considering that Holder was mixed up with the Clintons, I wouldn’t be surprised if this was going on then.

Sinsonta
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Sinsonta

We better wake up! They have been working hard to promote their radical agenda for sometime!

SaraPFan
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SaraPFan

Herman Cain did tell the truth about the Democrat Party essentially. He said that most black who vote Democrat were being brainwashed by the Democrat Party into thinking that Democrats care about black people. Didn’t the media have a fit about Cain using the word “brainwash”?

The Hollywood Hammer
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The Hollywood Hammer

I know, “Guns cause global warming”. We can kill two brainwash birds with one stone.

dmacleo
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dmacleo

or…bear with me…

guns kill global cooling.

see we even got the word kill in there and made it seem like guns warm the world.

or something smile

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Here’s a black man advocating gun control which would necessarily include black citizens. How could black people, those who have the most to lose with a government take over, support such a idea, unless they had an inside track the rest of us do not have? And yet they do support Holder and his little tricks. The CBC flaunts its racism in the face of a country to which it owes it’s slimy bloat and the NAACP appeals to an authority outside the United States to weaken US voting standards. When will the NAACP appeal to a Muslim country for its grievances? When will the CBC caucus meet off-site, in an office building owned and protect by CARE? Why does CARE feature a picture of a black child at the top of it’s webpage preceded by the words, “I am powerful,” pictures of typical Aryan muslo-slaves appearing below? http://www.care.org/about/index.asp Is… Read more »

librtifirst
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librtifirst

Blacks were the first people in this country targeted with gun control after the civil war. Go figure.

Sam Anello
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Sam Anello

I smoke boldly and don’t cower. You’ld like that. FU! I am going to quit now before I violate the comment policy you sick …

toongoon
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toongoon

He should have started in his people’s neighborhoods.

RosiesSeeingRed
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RosiesSeeingRed

Kind of on the same subject of liberals showing their true colors, has anyone ever seen this video of Maxine Waters saying liberals want to socialize the oil industry? It’s unbelievable:

http://youtu.be/o3I-PVVowFY

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