Attorney General Holder Will Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

February 26, 2009

(ChattahBox) — The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.

Holder made clear that President Obama was not looking to make sweeping gun-related changes but the sale of assault weapons, was a priority that would benefit Americans and cut the flow of guns going to Mexico supporting the drug cartel violence.

“I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum.” Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.


One Response to “Attorney General Holder Will Seek New Assault Weapons Ban”

  1. Jose on February 26th, 2009 8:55 pm

    Reinstating a so called assault rifle ban (real assault rifles are already illegal) will create a bigger black market for them than we already have. More regulation and stiffer penalties will lead to more corruption and more profit in the government and drug cartels.

    Besides, this seems to be a complete farce since Mexico refuses to release the serial numbers of the so called weapons flowing from the US. There is a lot of suspicion that this is a cover up for weapons transferring directly from the Mexican military to the cartels. Even more likely is that these weapons were provided to the Mexican military by the US Government.

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