Thursday, February 26, 2009

From The Hill:

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.

"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.

The White House declined to comment on Holder's remarks, referring reporters to the Department of Justice. The DoJ did not respond to The Hill's request for comment.

Looks like the House Dems aren't quite as eager to shoot themselves in the head as Reichsfuhrer General Holder. There's a general belief that the first "Assault Weapons" ban was a big contributor to the Dems' loss of Congress back in '92.

Let me see if I've got this straight. After the election, gun sales went through the roof (Ruger's sales are up 82%, for example). President Obama (may He live forever!) said that panic buying was silly and people didn't need to fear his administration in regard to gun control. Then his SS Chief Attorney General says he wants to reinstate the AWB, which would ban people from obtaining the very firearms that have been flying off the shelves, that The One (Blessed be He!) himself said people didn't need to run out and buy. Someone less in awe of He For Whom the Seas Recede (May his socks never develop holes!) than my humble self might choose the word "duplicitous."

In any case, I'm glad I bought what I did when I did.