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Get ready for a gunfight.
Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to "confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired Federal Assault Weapons Ban, gun advocates claim.
Holder revealed his intention to reinstate the ban last month while announcing more than 700 arrests in connection with a crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the United States.
In the five-year period (1990-1994) before enactment of the Assault Weapons Act, assault weapons named in the Act constituted 4.82% of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) crime gun traces nationwide. After the law’s enactment, however, these assault weapons made up only 1.61% of the guns ATF had traced to crime - a drop of 66% from the pre-ban rate
Originally posted by spec_ops_wannabe
Pfft. Yeah it's from Fox News (or faux news like some of you say).
But anyways this is majorly outlining what many people are saying and thinking about Mr. Eric Holder's proposition to reinstate the "assault weapons" ban from the Clinton years.
We all know what a load of crap this is with people thinking semi-automatic rifles are actually assault weapons.
An actual assault weapon is a firearm that at the single pull of the trigger fires multiple rounds or multiple rounds when the trigger is held down. A semi-automatic does not qualify as such since it is one trigger pull means one round until you pull back the trigger again.
And do we really think that the drug cartels are actually using American made semi-automatics when in fact they laugh at that notion. They use actual automatic weapons.
Is there anyway we can vote or petition the Attorney General out of office?
* Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day.1 This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.2
* Even anti-gun Clinton researchers concede that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department, there are as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense with a firearm every year. The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of "Guns in America"—a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.3
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will join House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in opposing any effort to revive the 1994 assault-weapons ban, putting them on the opposite side of the Obama administration.
That's right, Pelosi is using talking points which used to be standard NRA talking points regarding gun laws for years... "start with enforcing the law" on the books.