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Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

February 26, 2009  | 

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.

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Tags: Barack Obama, Eric Holder, Gun Control Advocacy


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ROB ROY @ 2/26/2009 8:38 PM

Well we all knew it would only be a matter of time before they would show thier true colors.

mdsurbrook @ 2/26/2009 8:56 PM

How in God's name are we the Police going to be able to tell the pre-ban / post ban weapons from the Clinton era to the sunset under the G.W. Bush era to the proposed Obama era ?.............we will NEVER figure it out. And neither will anyone else.
GOOD LUCK and the proposed ban is totally UN-AMERICAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

breaktrack @ 2/27/2009 6:46 AM

I'm sorry, but with new Supreme Court rulings backing up the right of Americans to own weapons (Heller), it will be against the Constitution for any officer to enforce any regulation thought up by these liberal gun grabbers. There are plenty of laws already on the books to use against the criminal element without making our law abiding Citizens into instant criminals by decree. If it cannot be enforced, or if we refuse to enforce it, then it has NO power. I will refuse.

rsahinbas @ 2/27/2009 5:12 PM

Well if it happens then all I can say is "I TOLD YA SO" Oh by the way be sure and vote for him again. We already have light years of gun laws on the books and they are not enforced or stupid or used in a retarded fashion.

atbarr @ 3/4/2009 5:37 PM

What are they thinking? Do they actually thing the BG's care about any law? They have the $$ to go anywhere in the world to buy "REAL" assault weapons.

charliemike @ 3/4/2009 10:06 PM

The Elite class once again wanting to feel safe by disarming the serfs. Never fails. Tatus once said "The more laws the more corrupt the republic." This is just a socialist doing what we all knew he would do. Being ordered to take firearms from the populace? Is that even a lawful order? After the Hammer brought by the Heller case I would believe it to be illegal to even give such an order much less act on it. And I ask you all. Constitutionally, what measures may a citizen take to resist an unlawful arrest? Look It up...

Morning Eagle @ 3/4/2009 11:20 PM

They were able to ram the 'stimulus' bill without proper process and they will try to do the same with anti-gun legislation. Ulitmately they intend to ban all semi automatics, including shotguns, to include those designed and used for hunting and accuracy sports. Criminals couldn't care less what laws are on the books and they don't obtain fireams at gun shows or legit gun dealers. Closing those will NOT have any impact on criminals selling or possessing guns. Here OR in Mexico ! "Cop Killer" bullets is another bogus phrase coined by anti-gunners with the enthusiastic help of the media. ANY bullet can kill ANYONE, including LEO's if it is fired carelessly or with the intent to kill another person. Their ultimate goal is to ban all ammunitions and effectively disarm the people because without ammo, a gun is only an expensive club. I believe these are only 'testing the water' first steps to see how far they can push the American sheep. I am also glad to know there are other LEO's who will refuse to enforce these unconstitutional laws.

j706 @ 3/5/2009 4:25 AM

First off I could really care less about Mexico's problems. Second if they are so concerned about guns coming from the US maybe they should seal their border-Oh wait we cannot do that. How would all their people get into the US to commit all the crimes they commit? Third- If they could police their own police their crime rate would drop big time. Fourth- I would feel safe in saying many weapons used in crimes in Mexico come from the US government (Go back to the 3rd point) Fifth- last time I checked it was illegal to own most any type of firearm in Mexico,works real good doesn't it?

Bonk2029 @ 3/5/2009 5:21 AM

Cough cough told you he'd try cough cough...

rthorn @ 3/5/2009 7:45 AM

Another Assault Weapons Ban is not going to happen.

Nancy Pelosi has distanced herself from these remarks. See: http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/reid-joins-pelosi-in-opposing-weapons-ban-revival-2009-02-26.html

The Democrats in Congress know that the voters don't want more gun control.
Check out a more recent article on ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=6998816

Before publishing this article, Police Magazine should have checked on more recent events.

Punisher @ 3/5/2009 2:58 PM

Nice. Any cop worth their weight knows that banning or restricting guns doesn't work. What about those of us in small agencies who fit the bill ourselves to purchase weapons, magazines, and "toys" for our own rifles so that we at least have a rifle to carry on duty? Dumb. Let's worry about what will help the Mexican government and what will prevent the flow of weapons across the border? As if the current laws have stopped that problem from happening. Statistically, firearms aren't the highest weapon on the criminals usage to commit crimes. They just happen to be the most efficient. Does this mean that kitchen knives are next on the ban? Or fists and hands because of domestic assault? Knee jerk reactions never work and only hurt the non criminals.

jwpedraza @ 3/5/2009 3:46 PM

Anyone with any common sense can see that the gun ban in DC did not help reduce crime, crime only went up. It has been proven that countries with tolal gun bans have a higher crime rate compared to the US. In states which allow concealed permits have lower crime rates. As the saying goes "If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns".

sgtrepik @ 3/5/2009 4:08 PM

the fop just sent a letter saying they endorsed holder for his post. It has been known that he and many others in the Obama administration are anti-gun and are mostly from the Clinton gun ban crowd. WE will be effected by any new gun laws personally. We will not be immune to new gun laws. What are you going to do? Stand by and see the USA dismantled by this administration or take action to remove the problems. Write your elected officials and let them know you aren't playing along with this ridiculous attempt to disarm and dismantle the US.

lzehnder @ 3/6/2009 12:20 AM

What a load! It hasn't occured to anyone in the new administration that the problem is criminals not hardware. Mexico's crime problem could be controled if the Mexicans got a handle on their own corruption. The Second Amendment is not to be sacrificed to satisfy a foreign government.

ajvictor @ 5/8/2009 10:18 AM

Fellow brothers and sisters in blue. As a member of this great profession for the past 33 years, and still going strong, and also a Life-Time Member of the NRA, I would like to share with you some information reference the NRA. The National Rifle Association is giving FREE 1-year memberships to everyone that wants to join. Please join and pass around to your family and friends if they are not already a member of the NRA to start a nationwide grassroots movement to save our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA is trying to build up their membership to fight pending legislation that impacts our right to bear arms. The web site to join is as follows: http://www.nrahq.org/nrabonus/accept-membership.asp. Thanks and please keep alert, focused, safe and alive.

ajvictor @ 5/8/2009 10:18 AM

Fellow brothers and sisters in blue. As a member of this great profession for the past 33 years, and still going strong, and also a Life-Time Member of the NRA, I would like to share with you some information reference the NRA. The National Rifle Association is giving FREE 1-year memberships to everyone that wants to join. Please join and pass around to your family and friends if they are not already a member of the NRA to start a nationwide grassroots movement to save our right to keep and bear arms. The NRA is trying to build up their membership to fight pending legislation that impacts our right to bear arms. The web site to join is as follows: http://www.nrahq.org/nrabonus/accept-membership.asp. Thanks and please keep alert, focused, safe and alive.

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