Thursday, February 26, 2009

Out in the open

(Via the Drudge Report)

Well, we gunnies knew this was coming. Now it's out in the open for all to see:

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.

The part about this that I just have to find humor in is that this time, we're not doing it because of crime, or for the children, but we're going to do it for...

The Mexicans.

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 that's where all the evil black rifles have went. And here I was, blaming Obama.

(Edit, 2/27/2009 2033: It seems that there are some interesting fracture lines in the Democrat party. Nancy Pelosi, no friend of gun owners, has said "No" to Holder's proposal.

This could be simply a "nose out of joint" issue, since she says she wasn't consulted before Holder started talking up the subject. It could also be a sing of a split between the old and new Democrats--a sort of generational feud, as it were. It could also be the voice of pragmatism, saying "Hey, a bunch of us lost our jobs the last time we tried this, Sparky." Or it could simply be a smart pol, biding her time.

What it isn't is a change of heart. So don't get suckered in, boys and girls.)

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