ABC News Story
"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."
And the NRA types thought this wouldn't happen in the Obamanation.
"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 guess they really want to help disarm Mexico at the expense of American rights. Sure. This, since Mexico's been such a good neighbor over the years??? Right. What they need in Mexico is armed rebellion. They need to throw the corrupt bastards out and start over.
I have a novel idea - let's close the border! That will solve all of Mexico's alleged "problems" with us, not to mention our problems with them. If I were president (heh!) I'd take care of that problem by this weekend, for free, using citizen volunteers (a militia - fancy that!) with their assault rifles in hand, to do the job.
Particularly telling is Wayne LaPierre's tepid response to Holder's announcement: "A semi-automatic is a quintessential self-defense firearm owned by American citizens in this country," LaPierre said. "I think it is clearly covered under Heller and it's clearly, I think, protected by the Constitution."
He thinks. We need to identify the people who know, and get behind them! Here's a start: