Obama Likely Won’t Pursue Assault Weapons Ban
President Obama said in Mexico Thursday that while he continues to back bringing back the expired assault weapons ban, it would be politically difficult to do so.
He called instead for greater enforcement of existing laws despite the fact that, according to Mexican President Filipe Calderon, such weapons have strengthened organized crime groups in Mexico who are fueling border violence and the drug trade.
“I have not backed off at all from my belief that the assault weapons ban makes sense, and I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the second amendment right in our Constitution,” he said during a press conference with Calderon.(excerpt) read more at cbsnews.com
Friday, April 17, 2009
Obma admits he can't pry assault weapons from Americans cold dead hands
President Obama still wants to bring back the assault weapons ban. However, he has admitted it isn't likely in the current political environment. I guess he will focus on making ammo unavailable instead.