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  1. #21
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    What makes everybody think all those AK-type weapons come from here? Last I heard all those were being made in every other country except the USA. And they are a lot cheaper and easier to get from european sources.

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    Thumbs down Interesting article on AWB

    I read about this on a different forum. Just the same I do not trust Ms Pelosi.

    TheHill.com - Reid joins Pelosi in opposing weapons ban revival

    Reid joins Pelosi in opposing weapons ban revival

    By J. Taylor Rushing
    Posted: 02/26/09 10:17 PM [ET]
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will join 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.

    Reid spokesman Jim Manley said the Nevada Democrat will preserve his traditional pro-gun rights voting record.

    "Senator Reid would oppose an effort (to) reinstate the ban if the Senate were to vote on it in the future," Manley told The Hill in an e-mail late Thursday night.

    It was not immediately clear whether Reid would block the bill from the Senate, but his opposition casts serious doubt on its chances. Also, Manley noted that Reid voted against the ban in 1994 and again when it expired in 2004.

    Reid's stance joins him with Pelosi, who told reporters Thursday that the administration had not checked with her before Attorney General Eric Holder told reporters the administration would attempt to reinstate the ban. Pelosi gave a flat “no” when asked if she had spoken to Holder or any other administration officials about the issue.

    “On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “I think it's clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.”

    Outside of the dig at the recent Republican president, that phrase is the stock line of those who don’t want to pass new gun control laws, such as the National Rifle Association.

    Holder said during a press conference Wednesday in Phoenix, Ariz., that Obama had made reinstating the ban one of his campaign promises.

    "There are obviously a number of things that are — that have been taking up a substantial amount of his time, and so I’m not sure exactly what the sequencing will be," Holder said. "It is something, however, that we still think would be an appropriate thing to do."

    The news caught Capitol Hill by surprise, immediately pitting Democrats and Republicans against each other and even exposing deep divides among Democrats. A number of House Democrats lost their seats after being targeted by the National Rifle Association for voting for the 1994 ban.
    Semper Fi

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    If the Drug Cartel wants guns I would think they would be looking south of their boarders not north. They could bring in full auto AK's from Cuba or any other country by the boat loads. This is just a lie for PS Eric Holder to justify his first move to the rest of the public. Eric Holder couldn't care less for our second amendment rights. It is easier for them to take control of the people if they are disarmed.
    See Box P Ranch under political/eric holder for the rest of the store.

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    Florida Panhandle

    Exclamation Assault weapon ban update

    : Boren (OK02) : Press Release : Second Amendment Task Force Responds To Attorney General's Comments On Assault Weapons

    For Immediate Release:
    Thursday, February, 26, 2009

    Cole Perryman
    (202) 225-2701

    WASHINGTON D.C. - U.S. Congressman Dan Boren, (OK-2) and U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, (GA-10), Co-Chairs of the Second Amendment Task Force (SATF) in the U.S. House of Representatives, released the following statements regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent comments on the possibility of the Obama Administration seeking to reinstate a ban on sales of assault weapons.

    Congressman Boren
    “The Second Amendment Task Force is adamantly opposed to reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons as it clearly would demonstrate a violation of United States citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution absolutely does not outline any provision to restrict ownership of a gun belonging to a specific category. I will diligently work with my colleagues on the Second Amendment Task Force to defeat any form of legislation in Congress that poses a threat to the Second Amendment.”

    Congressman Paul Broun
    “The Attorney General’s recent comments about reinstating the ‘assault weapons’ ban are extremely troubling since a ban clearly violates our Constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment Task Force opposes the discussed ban and will fight any attempts that infringe on our Second Amendment rights.”

    The Second Amendment Task Force was created in the 111th Congress to monitor legislation regarding the Second Amendment in the U.S. House of Representatives. It acts as a unified and proactive force to promote legislation that protects the Second Amendment and to fight legislation that poses a threat to citizens’ Constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

    The bipartisan task force includes a group of Members from a wide spectrum of backgrounds that represent a large geographical area:

    Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK), Task Force Co-Chair
    Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA)
    Rep. Travis Childers (D-MS)
    Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-IN)
    Rep. Jim Matheson (D-UT)
    Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-NC)

    Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA), Task Force Co-Chair
    Rep. Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT)
    Rep. John Carter (R-TX)
    Rep. John Boozman (R-AR)
    Rep. Steve King (R-IA)
    Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA)


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