Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Holder Calls for New Assault Weapons Ban

Just great:
Holder Calls for New Assault Weapons Ban
According to MS-NBC:

At a press conference announcing the arrests, Holder also suggested that re-instituting a U.S. ban on the sale of assault weapons would help reduce the bloodshed in Mexico, where last year 6,000 people were killed in drug-related violence.

U.S. officials have a responsibility to make sure Mexican police “are not fighting substantial numbers of weapons, or fighting against AK-47s or other similar kinds of weapons that have been flowing to Mexico,” Holder said.

So we are going to lose our gun rights because our government can’t secure its borders, and the Mexican government can’t secure law and order and weed out corruption in its military, which is no doubt a large source of firearms for drug cartels.

Interestingly enough, it was not in his prepared remarks, so it must have been in a question. This is from the Administration, folks. Obama may be willing to burn political capital on this issue. Get ready.


Civis Ordinarius said...

This steamrolling should be a great concern to Americans. Unfortunately, most Americans think that President Obama is infallible, unable to do wrong.

When Rahm Emanuel made his statement about taking advantage of "crisis" - he tipped the administration's hand. Unfortunately, Americans AND the so called fourth estate (independent? investigative? challenging authority?) is enamoured as well.

Ron Ballew said...

Very true. I just read today that the administration is going to try and ban the importation of ammunition. Result: high priced ammo.