Gun Task Force Member’s Son Planned a School Shooting in 2004
Thomas Nee is one of several questionable appointees to Obama's so-called "Gun Task Force" that is reportedly trying to find solutions to curbing gun violence in America. Vice-President Joe Biden is heading the task force which also includes Attorney General Eric Holder.
The task force is meeting this week with members of the NRA, but critics say it is a dog-and-pony show designed to make the NRA and gun owners think Obama wants to meet them halfway.
Nee is a Boston police officer and the president of the National Association of Police Officers. His son, Joseph Nee, was convicted in 2008 and served over six months in jail for plotting a Columbine-style school shooting in 2004.
Boston.com reports after a lengthy investigation Joseph Nee was convicted as one of two students planning the attack.
Besides Nee, the presence of Holder on the task force is questionable since he was found in contempt by the Congressional committee investigating the Fast and Furious gun running program where thousands of deadly weapons were allowed to be sold in gun stores along the U.S.-Mexican border in the hopes they would lead law enforcement to drug cartel leaders. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a Fast and Furious weapon in a gunfight with drug criminals.
Holder has refused to cooperate with officials investigating.
And finally, Vice-President Biden has made numerous inflammatory statements about gun owners and firearms, including claims the president will act by executive order on strict new gun laws if he has to, thereby bypassing Congress. This hardly builds trust that it will listen to the NRA and other pro-gun groups.