Sunday, February 28, 2010

Obama Wants New "Assault" Weapons Ban


"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," --Eric Holder

The Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 banned 19 types of semi-automatic military-style guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds.

[The proper term is "magazines", not "clips," but we are dealing with the MSM here.]

The ban expired in 2004.

This time, it's being sold as a 'help' to Mexico in their drug war. Frankly, that's BS.

Drug gangs purchase their AK-47's (and any other weapons they want) from all over the globe, not "Joe's Gun Shop" in El Paso. Most likely, the arms are coming from countries south of Mexico, not the US. Further, the problem in Mexico has a lot to do with corruption. (How do you think those guns get into Mexico, anyway--no matter where they come from?)

So Holder proposes an un-Constitutional act to deprive US citizens of their rights in order to solve a Mexican-corruption problem.

That makes sense.


Billiam said...

Since when has the left cared about Constitutional rights that they don't like? They pick and choose. Look what they've done to Freedom of Speech.

BillT said...

Most of the cartels' automatic weapons *did* come from the US.

They were sold to the Mexican Army under the Foreign Military Sales Program -- and how they got from the Mexican Army to the Mexican drug lords is a matter that Holder conveniently ignores.

What a shockeroo, huh?