Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should 'Cower' in Shame Like Smokers

The hot new video at is 1995 footage of Attorney General Eric Holder, when he was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. In his remarks before the Woman’s National Democratic Club, broadcast by CSPAN 2, Holder said people should be ashamed to own guns, just the way that cigarette smokes now “cower outside of buildings” to smoke.

“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’ve changed our attitudes about cigarettes. You know, when I was growing up, people smoked all the time. Both my parents did. But over time, we changed the way that people thought about smoking, so now we have people who cower outside of buildings and kind of smoke in private and don’t want to admit it.” Laughter followed.

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486 comments on “Eric Holder: Gun Owners Should 'Cower' in Shame Like Smokers
  1. Twilah says:

    And Holder should cower in shame by being a gun runner….How can he even look at himself in the mirror.?? What a joke our gov. is!!

    • Remington 870 says:

      And I’ll bet somewhere in the depths of evil surrounding the Newtown murders there are Holder’s fingerprints. This evil empire of a government is looking for another Ruby Ridge or Tim McVeigh bombing so they can initiate Marshal law, and round up gun owners, especially white gun owners.

      • Maggie moo says:

        If they round us all up…where will they put us, who will pay the taxes? How will Holder and his ilk push the entitlement fund? Ahhhh crap….no more free money. no more free phones!!!!

        • Remington 870 says:

          There should be no one allowing themself to be rounded up without a fight. If the Jews had fought back in large numbers..history would have been different.

        • RobinPC says:

          If the Jews had the MEANS to fight back they probably would have. Hard to fight machine guns with your fist.

        • Tiger716 says:

          The did have the means to get these weapons through their wealth. They just did not have the mental ability to realize that there was such horrific evil afoot. I guess they just didn’t believe it till it was too late. Sort of what’s happening here.

        • Tionico says:

          they HAD their weapons, but were tricked into surrendering them by the government that was “out for your own best interest”. Immediately they surrendered their arms, small moves at first, then more significant ones. began to lay out the road to their murder by the millions. Can WE not learn from THEIR error?

        • RedMeatState says:

          ONE HANDGUN kept the Nazi’s out of one Polish ghetto!!

        • Jere Smith says:

          Actually there were about 20 people with guns in the Warsaw Ghetto
          all but one died. There.

        • Antogeny says:

          One wonders what they were thinking when they gave up their guns and marched to concentration camps with little or no resistance…..


        • OLDTIMER says:

          And keep out of the showers

        • suz says:

          Remember the show that was on several years ago called :Jericho” it was about the lies of the gov . to the people and the take over. This is what is going on now , little by little.

        • Tiger716 says:

          Absolutely Remington 870! I don’t want to die but I’d rather go down fighting than be led to slaughter along with the likes of the South Africans, the Cubans, the Jews, the gypsies, the Russian peasants…..need I go on?

        • WellNowDear says:

          That is correct. They were sheep and so awfully law abiding.

        • Krazeehors says:

          Read “Hitler, God and the Bible” by Ray Comfort. It explains WHY what happened, happened. It is extremely informative and a book EVERY true American MUST read.
          You will, if you have any conscience at all, be as shocked as I am.

        • Remington 870 says:

          Thanks. Will look for this book. Having a conscience is what most conservatives are blessed with…whereas the lib mind is nasty, mean and spiteful…something we see every day on our conservative sites.

        • fedup says:

          The government has for the past ten years that I know of, have been taking old factories and plants and re-fencing them with razor and barbed wire pointing inward, not to keep out, but to keep in. That is where they plan to put us. Next time your driving through the country just look around you will see them.

        • Lauralee Hensley says:

          Stretches of I-25 North and South on the sides of the road have fencing up where there was none before. Wonder if they are planning on just adding the barbed wire on later. I told my husband I thought this was strange. They do have an open area every once in a while, so wildlife (deers) can cross through, but I’m sure those could be easily closed up. It’s not the type of fencing you see as snow breaks or wind breaks either. It is strong fencing of large fairly tall treated wood posts with heavy wires in between, much like a chain link fence, but not exactly. I wonder if people have been noticing things like this along stretches of highway where they live?

        • Past Member says:

          If you want to know where they will put us, google FEMA camps.

        • Lauralee Hensley says:

          RED DAWN, but instead of a foreign force to be reckoned with, an internal force. Make sure the innocent are not starved to death in camps, or frozen to death because they won’t give them but one thin blanket. Anything is possible, so just be ready is my motto.

        • time2abolish says:

          the same kind of places the japs put our p.o.w.s, and despite what you believe, they do not need our taxes they simply create money from nothing. 2013 marks 100 years of doing this. Obama’s plan to mint a single coin and place a value on it that is a billion times what it is worth is not anew idea. they have been doing it with paper since 1933.

        • Lauralee Hensley says:

          Yeah and if they make soylent green out of us to feed the lazy, that soylent green will only last so long because the greedies will probably have it all ate up in one weekend of watching football. Then where will there meals come from until the next weekend? They just don’t get it do they?

        • Krazeehors says:

          I like the way our “officials” say “Well, we COULD put armed guards in our schools. BUT WHO IS GOING TO PAY FOR IT??””
          They care not ONE WHIT about our children and/or anyone else in this country.

        • Tionico says:

          yes, they COULD do that. But here’s a better plan tht will cost nothing: repeal the Federal Gun Free SchoollZones Act. Then, ANY person already able to carry a handgun lawfully can then carry it in the schools.. just like we now do to banks, restauratns, shopping malls, Home Cheapo, Starbux, churches…… problem solved. If Adam Lanza had to stop and consider the likellihood that at least ONE adult at that school wwould be armed, he’d have taken up a different tactcic. The Ruling Elites currently hold twenty dead schoolchildren along with half a dozen adults, also dead, as a higher moral vallue than even one armed and competent teacher. One cannot imagine a more twisted pair of moral values.

        • tlc1532 says:

          It’s not the kids they care for. Remember, never let a crisis go to waste? They are trying to use these poor kids to further the agenda that they’ve been trying to get for a long time. Pretty pitiful and hardhearted, if you ask me. Most of them are guarded by armed personnel. Guess their lives are worth more than our ability to defend ourselves. I don’t trust this government. I’ve been lied to too much.

        • suz says:

          Obama’s daughters school have 11 guards protecting them

      • OH PLEAES are you realy serious!?

        • Carl Stevenson says:

          “Anyone who tells you that ‘It Can’t Happen Here’ is whistling past the graveyard of history. There is no ‘house rule’ that bars tyranny coming to America. History is replete with republics whose people grew complacent and descended into imperial butchery and chaos.” — Mike Vanderboegh.

        • WellNowDear says:

          Thank you, Carl.

        • OLDTIMER says:

          Remember 1861 and the Civil War!! This was not a pretty sight

        • Veteranasm says:

          m smith you sir are an idiot !!!

        • RedMeatState says:

          junior’s up… time to change the baby!

        • fedup says:

          Colorado has a memorial set up, where their governor sent in the national gaurd who massacred men, woman, and children, even burning some of them alive all because they went on strike against unfaire practices against them. Don’t think one minute that if the President says we are terrorist and a threat, that he won’t use force to round us up, or even murder us to get what he wants, check your facts before you so openly show your stupidity, I can on believe you voted and support the lying dictator. Its your mentality that keeps allowing these un-goldly, un-patriotic communist socialist to stay in office

        • Lauralee Hensley says:

          Man I wish I had the bucks to move to Wyoming. Colorado is such a Liberal Union, Welfare fiasco. It also has it’s fair share of Christians who just have their hands out for the freebies, so they voted for the guy who could give them the freebies.

        • choate says:

          there you go again , showing your brains again

        • Remington 870 says:

          Wish I were anything but serious. You are a lib and I am not going to waste my time or yours trying to get you to see what is happening in America.

      • okihadit says:

        right on!

    • dshevlin says:

      Oh I know! The hypocrisy is choking us all!! I can’t believe a bolt of lightening has not hit Holder yet! I want to know how many guns Holder owns. I want to know how many dems are locked & loaded. Does the publishing of gun owners in NY give the political affiliation of the owner? I want to know. I also want to know how many guns Pelosi owns, how many does Reid own, how many does Jarett own, how many does Oprah own???? If we are getting it all out there then let’s get it ALL out there already. Tell these idiots to stop forcing us to pay planned parenthood to murder 500,000 unborn defenseless babies every year. Too bad Holder’s mother did not follow suit. Be a much better world if she had.

      • jayhill1947 says:

        i think the only thing that Holder owns, and uses faithfully, is a DILDO!

      • Frank629 says:

        obama righteously acclaims “even if it saves one life”lol because he then fosters partial birth abortion.The left wants complete control and won’t stop even if it causes chaos.VERY SOON THEY ARE GOING TO BITE OFF MORE THAN THEY CAN CHEW..

        • Independent says:

          It’s ALL about CONTROL, Period.

        • Eric says:

          He already has.

        • Paula says:

          Sure would love to know where O’s and Holder’s outrage was when the Benghazi Four were slaughtered! Odd how no one in this bogus islamic run administration of ours wants to disarm muslim terrorists!!!

        • dailyd says:

          I didn’t really see any tears in Obama’s eyes after Newtown. Did you? Appeared to be play acting to me. Where are the tears for the 500,000+ babies killed in their mothers wombs by abortionists? Romans 12:19b Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
          May God in His mercy grant us leaders that will stand for truth and righteousness.

        • Antogeny says:

          I didn’t see any tears either – what a lying phony. He flicked at his eye like a girl trying to get a clump of mascara off her lashes!!!!!!

      • Carl Stevenson says:

        Do not be fooled by a belief that progressives, leftists hate guns. Oh, no, they do not. What they hate is guns in the hands of those who are not marching in lock step of their ideology. They hate guns in the hands of those who think for themselves and do not obey without question. They hate guns in the hands of those whom they have slated for a barrel to the back of the ear.

      • fedup says:

        It was reported at the first of the year that Dems have purchased more guns since the election than any other group of people, but yet they are the ones along with the liberals who are screaming the loudest to take our guns away.

      • Lauralee Hensley says:

        They may not own any, but they hire individuals to protect them that do holster guns on them in the event they need to use them to protect the hypocrites. Just because they don’t own a gun, doesn’t mean they aren’t relying on them to be used by someone else to protect their sorry behinds.

    • DAVID PEACOCK says:

      he is actually an accomplice to murder and should be indicted as such;; maybe some day soon. Along with his lying cowardly kenyan boss.

    • gerf says:

      Wow Twilah I read the article and before I scrolled to the comments that is exactly what i thought of to say . We are definitely on the same wave length . god bless ya

    • Maggie moo says:

      Holder has a nerve to talk about shame. He doesn’t know what that means. “ding” “ding” “ding”……I mean…look what he, his lord and master Obama. and the rest of those treasonist bastards have already done…..SERIOUSLY?

    • Evermyrtle says:

      Scumbugs, the whole crowd of liberals in DC

    • Paula says:

      He is a fine one to talk he gave Mexico drug cartels thousands of so
      called assault rifles that have killed hundreds of Mexicans and a Border
      patrol agent Bryan Terry. He is the one who should hang his head in

    • Evermyrtle says:

      There is a fact that completely bumfuzzles me. These people are voted back into office time after time after time while their people, those voting for them, knowing what they are doing to the country.

      • Carl Stevenson says:

        The “election” was rampant with fraud. Plain and simple.

      • Frank629 says:

        its reason for getting back into office is called”VOTER FRAUD”

      • Jim says:

        REmember Obama has a contribitor that has ballot counting company ,guess who got to count the ballots ,Obams friend ,if all voted for Mr romney ,the votes go to this ballt counting company ,they say what and who won ,we don;t have a clue ,Who really won ,the company has the last word .So mr o won ,the ballat counting co says so .was it fraud ?You decide .

        • Evermyrtle says:

          Whenever the count comes up with more votes that registered voters and the other guy gets not one vote and we do nothing, we are doomed to become a Muslin Islamist country> How can we avoid it. All of you out continue to pray until Jan 20, I believe is the date. GOD is our only chance but why should HE help?? So many who call themselves are Rino’s

        • John says:

          Like Joe Stalin said: ” It isn’t the votes that count, but WHO counts the votes.”

      • doc4977 says:

        the election was a joke, i’ve never heard of a voting district voting 100% for anyone running for office. the computers can be hacked to give anyone the election, go back to paper ballots and this would make it more fair.

    • Krazeehors says:

      Dear Comrade Holder:

      I really HATE to point out how very MIS-INFORMED you are.

      As a FORMER smoker — and I am proud to say that I am a FORMER smoker — I NEVER “cowered” outside of a building to smoke. I WALKED outside, and after arriving, calmly lit my cigarette. When I was finished, I put it out in a designated ashtray, and very calmly went back inside!!!

      And, all of you non-smokers out there — I don’t need any of your bovine feces about the fact that I USED to smoke. The FACT that I received almost DAILY reminders from my family in the form of insults over the telephone and numerous articles in the mail to tell me all about the dangers of smoking is PART and PARCEL of the reason that it took me such a long time to quit!!!

      Haven’t had one for the better part of two years. Can’t stand to even be around it now.

    • DEANS says:

      You are right! I would rather be a safe gun owner/carrier than a LYING GUN RUNNER GUILTY OF COMPLICIENCY IN MURDER IN THE DEATH OF AN AMERICAN BORDER AGENT.,

    • TLady62 says:

      He, Obama, and Nepolitano should all be cowering in shame while donned in orange jump suits with ‘FEDERAL PRISON’ stenciled on the back.

    • Laura Ayala says:

      You can say that again. He has no credability with anyone who has a brain.

    • daveG says:

      Wait a minute. He said he didn’t know anything about the gun running. You don’t think he would lie about such a thing, do you? How do you tell when Ohama and Holder are lying???? Their lips are moving and they are breathing!!!

    • eric says:

      i agree with you 100%. Holder should cower in shame. In fact every democrat including our piece of crap president should also cower in shame for what they have done to our great nation.

    • Janer says:

      As usual, the pot calling the kettle black.

    • Enrique823 says:

      He is cowering in shame. Can’t you see him hiding behind Obama’s skirt?

  2. Mike says:

    Tell me about fast and furious then I’ll list to you about how gun owners should be ashamed – of what?

  3. brabbie2002 says:

    Perhaps he should have taken his own advise and not sold guns to drug cartels in Mexico. Maybe HE should cower in shame like the cowardly idiot he is!

    • John says:

      There is NO shame with marxist alinskyites. Followers of Saul Alinsky believe that ends justify the means, as they surge forward with their agenda to CONTROL every aspect of our lives. Alinksy wrote RULES FOR RADICALS, which he dedicated to SATAN because the latter was the first radical to challenge God’s rules of order in the universe. And you wonder why we are in our current mess? Remember Obama and Hillary Clinton are avid followers of Alinsky.

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  5. Jo Beadling says:

    once a liar always a liar

  6. caskinner says:

    There are no words to describe how I feel about the things Holder and the Obama administration have done and are planning to do to the people of this country. Owning a gun doesn’t make a person bad.

    • Independent says:

      “All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.”
      — Mao Tze Tung (1938)

      “From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil
      interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.”— George Washington

    • there ARE words THEY JUST AINT PRINTABLE!!!!

  7. I hear this non-sense from someone who finds Homosexuality is fine but owning a gun is something shameful. What has happened to morality in this country. Things are being turned upside down.

  8. joebideyourtime says:

    It would be hip to not have Eric Holder as AG or any other government Position.

  9. Twilah says:

    I posted this once…must have been removed, I’ll try again. I think Holder should cower in a corner for being a gun-runner. How can he look at himself in the mirror? Our gov. is a joke.

  10. Kenny_Ray says:

    Holder is a two bit communist just like Obama…why should we even listen to this idiot…this is another one that should be hung for treason

    • DAVID PEACOCK says:

      and Cass Sunstein, Anita Dunn, Valerie Jarret, Van Jones, Mark Lloyd, Bill Ayers Beradine Dorhn, George Soros, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and on and on and on ;;America is currently under the tyrannical communist agenda of the lib/left, thanks to 52% of ignorant low info, pop culture numb skulls.

      • Paula says:

        Quotes from OblameO:

        “Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself.” – Barack Obama

        To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.” – Barack Obama

        • Maggie moo says:

          I know…right? I mean, the azz has literally been upfront with the American people. He has no hidden agenda. He has told us all exactlly who he is and what he stands for. He’s a muslim. he’s anit-american, he has no respect for the Constitution. ALL ANY NORMAL PERSON HAS TO DO IS LISTEN TO HIM! AND WHAT HE SAYS. This SOB in the White House….HATES THIS COUNTRY!!!! ALONG WITH HIS FAT AZZ FRAUD OF A “WIFE.”

        • Paula says:

          That’s right! Anyone with a half of brain (and apparently his core group hasn’t one between them) would have been scared witless when he said, in 5 days we will fundamentally change America!

          He knew then the 2008 race was rigged!

          BTW this is a quote from Feb 2008….

          “Last March, Obama was interviewed by Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times Op-ed columnist. Here’s what the Times quoted Obama as saying:

          NY Times

          “I was a little Jakarta street kid,” he said in a wide-ranging interview in his office [...]. He once got in trouble for making faces during Koran study classes
          in his elementary school, but a president is less likely to stereotype
          Muslims as fanatics — and more likely to be aware of their nationalism —
          if he once studied the Koran with them.

          Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer,
          reciting them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that seemed
          delightfully uncalculated (it’ll give Alabama voters heart attacks), Mr.
          Obama described the call to prayer as “one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”

          Has it really come to this where the uninformed minorities and their
          leftist overlords are going to put this guy in the White House?

          It’s just shocking to imagine this guy in power.”

          And I cannot believe for a minute that the so called representatives didn’t know who and what he is! There was a lot of money spent to get this fraud into the White House then and now! We have been sold out!

        • i cant stand the sound OR sight of said sob!

        • Veteranasm says:

          He really liked the boys with the swish in their drawers !!!

        • Paula says:

          Anit that the truth! Makes me wonder why his handlers picked out Michelle for his “wife” and not some pretty and petite lady! Maybe cuz she is more male than he is!

      • Independent says:

        We may be a minority, but so were those in the Alamo!

  11. thinblueline says:

    Racist Holder have gun will travel!

  12. Gerald White says:

    all of the government should cower in shame for what they have done to this country

    • dshevlin says:

      AMEN! Hopefully that day is coming soon. Our Lord has promised it. Beware commies, HE is, will always BE, and is on HIS way: “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven”……………….

    • OLD MAN says:

      Define Eric Holder. Liberal/ lib-er-al, lib-er-uhl, lib-ruhl…a noun: A person so
      open minded their brain fell out.

    • 13th Floor Looking Out says:

      As James Madison said, “If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.”

    • Always_RIGHT2 says:

      I think there’s sufficient reason/justification to put everyone in congress, the president, the AG, and all the czards in prison for what they’ve done. Quick example, senate hasn’t passed a budget in 3 years – they took an oath to fulfill responsibilities of office, they haven’t, so how ’bout some accountability? Loss of job, loss of pension, loss of healthcare, and loss of citizenship and deportation all sound like a good package deal punishment to me! We gave them nearly a 0% approval rating, and then the illegal president gave them all raises! Fire all of them.

      As for the stupid remark about gun owners, I hope all the gun owners have had enough of Holder and Oblama and it is those two who should be cowering in shame, and hiding in fear. That’s why, this week, Obama signed something to give himself and his family LIFETIME armed guard secret service security!!! Lifetime. It will cost taxpayers millions.

      • Carl Stevenson says:

        I’m being forced by their actions, arrogance, and outright lawlessness to believe that the usurpers, tyrants, and thrashers of our Constitution won’t get it until we show them in no uncertain terms what the Founders had in mind when they crafted the 2nd Amendment.
        When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance becomes Duty – Thomas Jefferson
        We no longer have the model of government that the Founders established. The communist globalists that have taken over our government ignore the Constitution’s limits on what government can do. 95% or more of the federal bureaucracy and its “regulations” are unconstitutional. Most of the federal laws are unconstitutional. The problem is that the traitors have infiltrated all 3 branches, executive, legislative, and judicial.

        • Always_RIGHT2 says:

          I agree. And I hope that day comes soon. It is required for the survival of our country. The useless POS’s in our congress are not doing their job. It’s time they are taught firsthand about the constitution and especially about 2nd Amendment.

        • edup says:

          Obama and his communist socialist regime are pushing for an up rising, he hope for it to happen so he can unlease the UN on American soil, declare martial law and bring genecide, in reality he wants a National blood bath to take place here in America

        • i have heard they bleed a lot!

  13. 1 American 1st says:

    WOW! Does he cower in shame for distributing guns in the Fast & Furious debacle which got an American KILLED?

  14. Jackie says:

    This from the guy who supplied guns to drug cartels, and caused the death of a federal agent. Holder is either an idiot to think people will forget or an outright liar. Or maybe both

  15. Nacho Daddy says:

    He forces people outside to smoke and then calls them shameful cowards for going out to smoke. Does he now get lifetime security as well?