As ranking member on the House Oversight Committee's hearing into the disgraceful "Fast & Furious" Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms program, Congressman Elijah Cummings appears to be using his position to grandstand against our 2nd Amendment rights. By sympathizing with Mexican President Felipe Calderon's flawed assertion that Americans' historic and legal access to guns is the cause of Mexican bloodshed, and by attempting to use the tragic death of the border patrol agent, Brian Terry, as a tool for the gun control crowd, the congressman's behavior is shameful. The hearing, co-led by Congressman Cummings, should not be questioning our lawful access to weapons; rather it should be looking into who in Washington D.C., including the White House, approved the illegal and ill-conceived "Fast & Furious" program.

Richard Marshall