The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
“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,” Holder told reporters.
Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.
To quote Sebastian:
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.
Yup, Mexico has descended into chaos, actively encourages its citizens to illegally migrate here for work because it lacks the political will to enforce/encourage law and order and therefore attract industry, and refuses to police its own… and WE, the U.S. citizenry, have to pay the price for it with our Constitutional rights.
This is so FUBAR. Not only that, we have data that proves the 1994-2004 “Assault Weapons Ban” did nothing for reducing crime in this country (as if any thinking person anticipated it would). The only people such laws affect are the law-abiding; those that choose to ignore existing law will continue to ignore new laws as the always have.
Anyone who didn’t see this coming, though, was fooling themselves. Forget what this administration says, you need to look at what they’ve done in the past. It’s quite simple, really: they say one thing and do another.
“We won’t raise your taxes”…with all this new deficit spending… impossible.
“We won’t take your guns” … you get the picture.