AWB: Eric Holder fires the first shot…

Eric Holder fired the first shot in the battle for a new ban on so-called assault weapons.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=6960824&page=1

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29389404/

The White House when asked to comment referred them to the DOJ. Nancy Pelosi made a comment on the need to utilize the current laws instead of passing a new AWB is being seen by some as a glimmer of hope. But I think it more likely that she is merely saying “too soon” and we can do most of this via executive order without a need for a vote that will put our legislative power in hard straights.

http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/pelosi-tosses-cold-water-on-reviving-assault-weapon-ban-2009-02-26.html

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  1. You know, I thought that the idea of weapons flowing from the US to Mexico was a crock. That is until I stumbled upon a small ring of arms dealers right under my own nose.

    One former employee of the business that I work at had some ties to Mexican nationals. One day he became very curious about guns, gun prices, and the best place to buy them. Everyone at work knows I’m a gun lover, and if a question about firearms comes up I’m the first to be asked. So I thought nothing of it until he showed up at work with a couple of AR-15s. He purchased them at Cabela’s. When I asked why he bought two he said one belonged to his friend. When this “friend” showed up, he loaded both into his car and left. I thought it was suspicious, but didn’t think he was doing anything wrong. That was until soon after when he asked for more advice concerning other kinds of black rifles. I asked why he was buying yet another rifle and he told me EXACTLY what he had been doing. His “friend” hired him and a couple of other guys to go into random gun stores and buy all the black rifles they had in stock, he would then pay them some amount and take the rifles into Mexico. They disappeared from there.

    Needless to say, he’s no longer an employee and the police have all the details.

    Something does need to be done about it, but I don’t think restricting the rights of law abiding citizens in the proper way to do it.

  2. “You know, I thought that the idea of weapons flowing from the US to Mexico was a crock. That is until I stumbled upon a small ring of arms dealers right under my own nose.”

    I am not saying it’s a crock. We know there are some dealers that sell illegal guns in the U.S.

    However, when they talk abou fully automatic assault rifles, grenade launchers, etc. These are not things the average gun shop can sell illegally.

    And yes, I am sure that a number of AR’s and SKs make it down illegally. But frankly, a LOT more of the guns the cartel’s get come straight from the Mexican military. This is well documented, they have something like a 17% desertion rate.

    Oh, and tightening up the borders and building a security wall like people have been asking would do wonders for the issue. Banning these things is NOT going to make any difference. It’s merely an excuse for the leftist politicians to enact disarmament agendas.

    Even the government’s own studies of the assault weapons ban show negligible effect on crime.

    Just as making an automatic $1,000 fine/90 day sentence for failure to report a lost/stolen firearm was not the right choice of action.

    The choice is always the same….prosecute. We just lost another Philly cop. Same thing as the last cop killed. The shooter had a huge rap sheet with multiple weapons violation never prosecuted. That’s where you stop crime…

    IMHO

  3. Actually prosecuting criminal offenders?!?! You must be a mad man! We operate on what’s known as a “revolving door” justice system. 😉

  4. I thought we operated one the “Shoot the Sheriff” system. That we keep letting you go free until you shoot a Philly cop.

    😦

    At least that’s how it works here in Pennsylvania.

  5. Speaking of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:

    Eric Holder is a racial-minority individual, and in his heart and mind he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG
    _____________________
    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

  6. “Eric Holder is a racial-minority individual, and in his heart and mind he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.”

    First off, you have no way to know what Eric Holder endorses in his heart and mind.

    Second, being a racial-minority is irrelevant. Racism, prejudice, hate, are not restricted to any one ethnicity. Nor is it an absolute attribute of all members of a particular ethnicity. It is a trait of human in general.

    Third, please elaborate on what you consider hate crimes. You’re repeated attesting that he committed hate crimes is

    Fourth, I do not adhere to the advocacy of hate crimes. I adhere to the prosecution of crimes.

    ***

    “Bush was absolute evil.”

    Balogne… in fact he did a number of really good things. He also did some really bad things. But he was the first President to seriously protect America’s coral reefs and precious water

    “Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.”

    What, you mean U.N. justice? Which is the same justice that puts violent dictatorships and totalitarian governments in positions of justice on issues of human rights?

    “Bush is a psychological prisoner.” What does that even mean?

    “In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy….GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S.”

    Actually, he’s not. He did far less than many others in the past have done. Even ones who are idolized. Let’s look at someone who’s actions far far exceed George W. Bush’s.

    This president did the following:

    1. He seized the property of U.S. citizens.
    2. Crippled the economy and extended an economic downturn into over a decade.
    3. He put over 100,000 U.S. citizens in concentration camps.
    4. He was so horrible that Congress passed presidential term limits after his service.

    Oh yes, FDR’s actions were far far worse than President Bush. His war crimes far far worse as well.


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