Assault Weapons Ban 2.0 is on its way in

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

Attorney General Eric Holder has confirmed that the Obama administration will be reintroducing the “Assault” Weapons Ban. ABC reports:

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 re institute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.

No surprises.


From The Hill (Link from Tom and SayUncle):

Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday that the administration would push to bring back the ban. But Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her. The Speaker gave a flat “no” when asked if she had talked to administration officials about the ban.

“On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “I think it’s clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.”

Do you believe that? I think the attorney general tipped his hand it a bit early.

Hat Tip: Sensibly Progressive in Politically Correct America

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson

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  • Larry Larry on Apr 03, 2009

    This whole ban thing sux....for some reason Idk why but I all
    Of a sudden I wanted an AR but to only find out that they are all over priced and nearly impossible to come across....I purchased an XD .45 which was an awesome gun especially because it was my first, at that point I guess I had entered the world of the "gun owner" lol, and this whole ban just really blows, hopefully it won't go down. I don't see the point of it because it really won't change anything, because people will find a way to get those weapons and god forbid but probably at all means possible

  • Attorney Wilbur Salvia Attorney Wilbur Salvia on Oct 09, 2010

    You bring up a very thought provoking point. I hadn't considered that before. Nice point!