Holder wants to renew Assault Weapons ban for Mexico's sake, Lou Dobbs takes him to task

Attorney General Eric Holder calls for Assault Weapons ban renewal to help Mexico, while CNN's Lou Dobbs dispels Holder's claims

The battle begins: Holder calls for passage of permanent assault weapons ban

Attorney General Eric Holder announced yesterday that President Obama would pursue passage of a permanent Assault Weapons Ban

After meeting with his Mexican counterpart, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration is planning to pursue a permanent Assault Weapons Ban.

From ABC News:

"As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons," Holder told reporters.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum," said Holder. He went on to say that he believed that passage of the assault weapons ban would be vital to ensuring domestic stability in Mexico, ridiculously implying that Mexican drug cartels are buying guns from American gun stores.

Since when is it the job of the U.S. Government to police Mexico? Since when are law-abiding American gun owners responsible for the conduct of criminals and thugs in another country?! Why should we pass legislation that will only benefit another country, at the expense of U.S. citizens?

Holder also went on to say that he believed that the Heller Decision would allow for a permanent re-authorization of the assault weapons ban.

"I think closing the gun show loophole, the banning of cop-killer bullets and I also think that making the assault weapons ban permanent, would be something that would be permitted under Heller," Holder said.

This emphasis on policing Mexico's violent drug cartels sheds more light on portions of the recently passed stimulus bill

The stimulus bill included $10 million grant to the notoriously anti-gun Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) to fund their task force to stop Mexican gun running. This could very well mean that the Obama administration intends to use $10 million of the so-called stimulus package to maliciously prosecute gun owners.

While Holder was cagey about a time line on this issue, one thing is clear: we have a difficult fight ahead of us.

Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.

"It's something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign," he said. "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."

CNN's Lou Dobbs sharply criticized AG Holder and President Obama over assault weapons ban

CNN's Lou Dobbs takes Eric Holder to task for his anti-gun, pro-Mexican Government comments about renewing the assault weapons ban, simply to help Mexico.

 

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