So About That Gun Violence “Task Force” That The President Put Vice-President In Charge Of – You Ready For This?

Posted on January 8, 2013


Washington D.C. (The Gaslamp Post) – In response to recent mass shootings, President Obama has tapped Vice-President Joe Biden to head up a task force aimed at providing intel and suggestions regarding the prevention of future gun violence (gun grab).  Since then, the vice-president has assembled his posse and gone on ahead with their task.

Since the creation of the task force, a potential lawsuit may be lurking in the wings against the White House, alleging that the way this task force has been going about it’s business has been illegal.  Judicial Watch’s founder and Freedom Watch chief, Larry Klayman wrote a stern letter addressed to the president in which he points out the unethical and illegal practices thus far.

According to World Net Daily, Mr. Klayman wrote:

“On Dec. 19, 2012, you announced the creation of the new Gun Control Task Force, to be headed by Vice President Joe Biden. On Dec. 20, 2012, Vice President Biden met with members of the law enforcement community and other private and/or non-governmental interests for the first meeting of this task force…

By designating this newly formed task force, which is a presidential advisory committee, de jure and/or de facto, you have made the meeting subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act … which applies to ‘any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, or other similar group’ that dispenses ‘advice or recommendations’ to the president of the United States.

Pursuant to FACA, a task force must publish within the Federal Registry notice of any meeting 15 days prior to that meeting, and the meetings must be made open to the public.

The first meeting of this task force was held a single day after its creation, without the required notice requirements having been met.”

Mr. Klayman is now demanding:

“access to all subsequent task force meetings, as well as copies of all minutes and records, in paper, electronic, or any other format (including but not limited to emails), from the first and/or any subsequent meetings to date within twenty days of this letter.

If such a request is not met, Freedom Watch will be forced to file suit to enforce FACA’s provisions. I trust that the appropriate actions will be undertaken on behalf of our administration.”

Now if that wasn’t bad enough, the Gaslamp Post has recently learned that a figure who has been appointed to said task force may be questionable.  One of the vice-president’s appointees is a police officer from Boston, and reportedly the president of the National Association of Police Organizations (a union).  While someone with union ties shouldn’t be overlooked when questioning this particular appointee, it is who he is that is causing concern.

Mr. Thomas Nee, veteran police officer and reported former head of the Boston Police Patrolman’s Association’s appointment to this task force has several things about him which should alarm the American public.  Mr. Nee was described by one source who contributed information to a story found on Sipsey Street Irregulars, as being “notoriously anti-gun” as well as “a political hack/thug/activist who happens to carry a badge.”

Pictured left to right, Atty. Gen. Eric Holder, Mr. Thomas Nee, and Vice-President Joe Biden. Image AP/Carolyn Kaster

In addition to his reputation, what the media has swept under the rug is the fact that Mr. Nee’s son was arrested and convicted of attempting to murder fellow classmates in a “Columbine-style” shooting.  In 2004, Mr. Nee’s son Joseph was found guilty of plotting to murder fellow students at the Marshfield High School in Massachusetts with a .40 cal pistol, believed to have been his father’s police issue side-arm, and then get into a standoff with police.

Joseph and his accomplice were said to have planned to use bicycle chains to seal all of the school’s exits prior to beginning their shooting spree.

According to

“Boston Police plan to contact authorities investigating the alleged Columbine-style attack plot at Marshfield High School to determine if a gun that one suspect allegedly showed to another student was a .40-caliber handgun issued by Boston Police.

A female student told Marshfield Police that Joseph T. Nee, one of the two suspects in the case, pulled what she thought was a black, .40-caliber handgun from his waistband as she was getting off a school bus this past spring and told her “how the school was going to be shot up,” John P. McLaughlin, an assistant Plymouth district attorney, said at Nee’s arraignment Monday.

Nee is the son of Thomas J. Nee, president of the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association, the city’s largest police union. Boston police officers carry .40-caliber Glock handguns, according to a department spokeswoman.

When authorities announced the arrest of the first suspect, 16-year-old Tobin Kerns of Marshfield, earlier this month, they said detectives had searched the Kerns family house and found items such as hand-drawn plans of the high school and a shopping list that included guns and ammunition…

When authorities announced the arrest of the first suspect, 16-year-old Tobin Kerns of Marshfield, earlier this month, they said detectives had searched the Kerns family house and found items such as hand-drawn plans of the high school and a shopping list that included guns and ammunition.”

After spending 9 months in prison, Joseph Nee’s conviction was upheld by the  Supreme Judicial Court.

Joseph Nee, pictured above in 2004 was convicted in the mass-shooting plot.

Mr. Nee’s expertise on gun violence is reportedly the reason he was tapped to serve on the task force.  The so-called task force is believed to be just more political theater, used as a ruse to strip away freedoms form hundreds of millions of Americans while ignoring one major factor of gun violence.  As pointed out by Sipsey Street Irregulars, they’re leaving the subject of dysfunctional parents off the table.

(h/t:  Sipsey Street Irregulars, WND)