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Pelosi’s revelation came during an interview on ABC’s Good Morning, America. While insisting that Congress “never denied” the gun rights of American Citizens, Pelosi told Roberts, “We want them registered. We don’t want them crossing state lines” Gottlieb noted that citizens’ rights do not stop at state lines.
“But that doesn’t really matter,” he observed. “History has shown that around the world, registration has always led to confiscation.”
In Mexico, according to the Wall Street Journal, Holder was asked if the administration might encounter constitutional issues as it tries to crack down on alleged gun trafficking. His response: “I don’t think our Second Amendment will stand in the way of efforts we have begun and will expand upon.”
“They imposed registration of semi-autos in Pelosi’s California and it led to a ban, but it certainly didn’t disarm criminals, like the convicted felon who killed four Oakland police officers last month. We know from Holder that the Obama administration wants to renew the nationwide ban on such firearms, but that won’t prevent crime, either.
Incidents involving a firearm represented 9% of the 4.7 million violent crimes of rape and sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault in 2005.
Originally posted by elston
reply to post by DarkStormCrow
Can you provide a link to a news story regarding this statement?
Asked whether gun rights under the U.S. Constitution complicated the effort, Mr. Holder said, "I don't think our Second Amendment will stand in the way of the efforts we have begun and will expand upon."
Atty. Gen'l Eric Holder, fresh from a visit to Mexico -- whose escalating drug war has spilled into the United States as well -- had said during his Senate confirmation hearing that he supports reinstatement of the assault weapons ban. But "he's been silent on the subject since,'' CBS News notes.
"Did someone tell you to back off?'' Evening News anchor Katie Couric asks the attorney general, in the second part of her interview of Holder airing this evening.
"No one's told me to back off,'' replies Holder, who goes on to make several more guarded statements on the subject. "I understand the Second Amendment. I respect the Second Amendment.''
Originally posted by traderjack
We will soon be a nation of cowards, weaklings, and brainwashed morons.
At the same time, the unrelenting meme being pushed by the right that Obama will mount an assault on the Second Amendment has helped fuel the panic buying of firearms. According to the F.B.I., there have been 1.2 million more requests for background checks of potential gun buyers from November to February than there were in the same four months last year. That’s 5.5 million requests altogether over that period; more than the number of people living in Bachmann’s Minnesota.