Holder in 1995: Let’s brainwash Americans with anti-gun messages

Not surprising at all. During a speech to the Woman’s National Democratic Club in 1995, our present-day Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder wanted advertising agencies to create anti-gun campaigns to brainwash people and get free TV airtime.

Holder notes the young people in America are saturated with violence in media and entertainment, so it’s the job of all of us to change the way people – especially young people – think about guns. He wants to make carrying a gun uncool. Well that would be all fine-and-dandy if the attorney general could brainwash the criminal element into not thinking it was cool to carry a gun, but there is no way in hell that’s going to happen.

Want to make it uncool? Make gun crimes a serious felony where you get locked up for decades.

Sure, in part he’s speaking to kids and teens about their attitudes about guns, but his message is clear. Those kids and teens eventually become adults – he mentions adults in the speech as well – and Holder’s message is all about a culture change.

Holder wants you to feel ashamed if you feel the need to carry a weapon to defend yourself at home or in public when all you want to do is even the odds against a criminal and protect yourself and your family. There is something wrong with you if you think that way, so his answer is to brainwash you.

Instead of messing with the hearts and minds of Americans, maybe he should be targeting the hearts and minds of the entertainment industry? Holder talks about getting innovative and creative while working to change the hearts and minds of Americans. Can anyone say Fast & Furious?

Holder: “We must really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way”.

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. johnboy111 on March 19, 2012 at 11:44 am

    let the O protect you..what could go wrong??

  2. Truthseeker on March 19, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    The only thing bad about guns is they have a tendency to wind up in the hands of bad people.? I agree, any crime committed with a firearm should have a very SEVERE maximum penalty.? No insanity pleas accepted.

    • johnboy111 on March 20, 2012 at 10:31 am

      how do the bad people get their guns..not by legally applying? leave us alone and go after the bad guys..never know i may save your life someday

  3. Lynn on March 20, 2012 at 11:15 am

    As always, I have a different take on Holder’s comments. One of the most powerful anti-gun (by children),? stories is the movie and Broadway play, “West Side Story”. It is a story about gangs. Gangs are a “family” to children of dysfunctional families. It is gangs that promote random shootings and machismo (from Spanish “excessive masculinity) NOT guns.
    But, gangs use guns to prove they are a MEN/WOMEN.? Children would NOT join gangs if they had functional families, or TRUE heroes as opposed to Jessie Jackson (in my book, a bully who blackmails corporations to donate to his Rainbow Coalition). True Black heroes are Colin Powell, Condi Rice and Herman Cain. True hispanic heroes are Marco Rubio or David Ortiz ( from Dominican Republic) or Mike Lowell ( from Puerto Rican descent).? These heroes have channeled their abilities to become real men and women. Holder thinks it is Hollywood and ads that make children smoke and make violence with guns. No, it is their role models from neighborhoods where pimps, mafia and drug dealers make more money than guys with jobs or obviously the unemployed. These evil role models teach them the incorrect way to use guns. Thus, we civilized people need guns to keep us and…

    • Lynn on March 20, 2012 at 11:16 am

      our families safe. LOL I am a talker today. Sorry for the rants.

  4. Mild Bill on March 20, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Ok, I’ll be the one to say it again. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.? Criminals prefer unarmed victims and are fearful of being shot by gun owners. Anyone remember Colin Ferguson, the Long Island Railroad murderer. When captured by passengers while reloading, he pleaded with them, not to shoot him.? I guess their being unarmed, saved his life.

    There already are?masses of brainwashed people, running the country.

    • Lynn on March 21, 2012 at 8:48 am

      Sorry, Mild Bill, I wish I could be mild. Anyways, I got lost in my story and you are, of course correct. Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.? I might add people with guns illegally, kill people, sometimes without cause. People who carry guns legally, use them to defend themselves and family.

  5. JBS on March 21, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Holder has long been an anti-gun advocate. He is now involved in murder (with a firearm — how ironic) as a result of the Regime’s desperate “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scheme. Holder is now lying to Congress and stone-walling its efforts to learn the truth. Further irony is that Holder, as Attorney General, would have to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate himself.
    No way Holder could recuse himself.


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