I just hate to see the BS go unnoticed BUT the article is in "the Canadian Free Press: a conservative free press"
The article is "by Second Ammendment Foundation" (SAF)
The first quote in the headline is: "SAF: The Gloves Are OFF"
The second or main headline reads:
"Pelosi: We want registration; Holder: 2A won’t stand in our way"
So who said what and what are the facts?
Pelosi said in February in "The Hill" article entitled
Pelosi throws cold water on weapons
“On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,”
In the same article the author, Mike Soraghan, also reported:
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.
The actual transcript from the Katie Couric interview with Eric Holder is
The interview is a bit too long to quote the whole transcript but a couple of relevant exchanges are as follows:
Couric: Well, it's been reported that democrats on Capitol Hill are getting increasingly chummy with the NRA and receiving more campaign contribution
from that organization than in previous years. And nobody wants to get the NRA riled up. So has this become political at all?
Holder: No, I don't think it has. In fact, I look forward to working with the NRA to come up with ways in which we can use common sense approaches to
reduce the level of violence that we see - in our streets, and make the American people as safe as they possibly can be.
Couric: But why not reinstate the assault weapons ban? Why do you think that's a bad idea? Fifty-four percent of Americans support that.
Holder: Well, I - as attorney general, I've gotta use the tools that I have right now. And the tools that I have that have recently - have been
enhanced by - the recovery act, we have additional police officers that we're gonna be putting on the streets. We have additional monies we're going
to be giving to our state - and local partners. We've reinvigorated the - the relationship we have with our state and local partners. Have to use
those tools right now to try to do all that I can to keep the American people safe right now
If you will notice it appears that the media is pushing on the subject of an assault weapons ban. If you read more in that section of the interview
Katie Couric seems incredulous that the Obama Administration and the Congress are not going to push through an assault weapons ban or even modify the
second amendment. It is all there in the interview.
As for Holder's reported
statement along the lines of 2A won't stand in our way
Here is the Washington Post report on that meeting in Mexico:
Mexican officials, including Medina, have blamed loose U.S. gun-control laws for the weapons smuggled south, and he has repeatedly called on the
United States to pass a ban on assault weapons.
Holder agreed that the "vast majority" of weapons used by the cartels come from north of the border.
"This is a reality we have to face in the United States," Holder said, adding that the United States is not seeking to change any of its gun laws
to slow weapons smuggling. "I don't think our Second Amendment will stand in the way of what we have begun," Holder said.
So we see the Washington Post reports that Medina, a Mexican official, has repeatedly called on the United States to pass a ban on assault
There is dispute about the number of weapons coming from where and I would still like to see cold hard facts on that instead of claims that we can't
sell grenades in gun shops in the US therefore it ain't us.
The Washington Post also goes on to report that Holder is NOT seeking to change ANY gun laws to slow the flow (how ever big or large it is) of guns to
the south. Holders next statement
"I don't think our Second Amendment will stand in the way of what we have begun,"
can be in any way construed to suggest that Holder, Pelosi or the Obama Admin are going to destroy the second amendment. There are already laws on
the books that need to be enforced and that have not been enforced in the past.
But wait, there is one thing I haven't addressed fully and that goes back to the title of the thread and source of the OP and that is this phrase
"Pelosi: We want registration
This was taken from a interview between Robin Roberts (ABC) and Pelosi on April 7, 2009.
ROBERTS: Under the Bush administration, you pretty much said the ball was in their court when it came to reinstating the ban. Now, it's a Democratic
President, a Democratic House. So, is the ball in your court where this is concerned?
PELOSI: Yes, it is. And we are just going to have to work together to come to some resolution because the court, in the meantime, in recent months,
the Supreme Court has ruled in a very- in a direction that gives more opportunity for people to have guns. We never denied that right. We don't want
to take their guns away. We want them registered. We don't want them crossing state lines as this legislation would do in the District of Columbia.
We wouldn't tell any other state what to do. But Congress wants to tell the District of Columbia. So, in any event, there's tremendous work ahead on
this. And we have to rid the debate of the misconceptions that people have about what gun safety means.
"We wouldn't tell any other state what to do". - Pelosi
There you have it, the bias of the original article is exposed as is the bias of the interviewers Katie Couric and Robin Roberts. Couric and Roberts
while supposedly reporting are behaving as advocates for the gun control which we all fear. Odd isn't it that our elected officials have to reign
them in and clarify that they are not trying to change the second ammendment. Our elected officials are closer to representing our views on this
matter than our mega corporate press is. Actually that kind of makes sense.
*MODS* LONG QUOTES keep context of words that are subject of thread. SORRY