Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama says revive assault weapons ban

From CNN:
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (CNN) — Reviving a ban on assault weapons, along with more strictly enforcing existing gun laws, could help tamp down drug violence that has run rampant on the U.S.-Mexican border, President Barack Obama said Thursday.

Speaking alongside Mexican President Felipe Calderon, with whom he’d just completed a wide-ranging meeting that included talk of the deadly border situation, Obama said he has “not backed off at all” on a campaign pledge to try to restore the ban, which was instituted under President Bill Clinton and allowed to lapse by President George W. Bush. [emphasis added]

“I continue to believe that we can respect and honor the Second Amendment right in our Constitution — the rights of sportsmen and hunters and homeowners that want to keep their families safe — to lawfully bear arms, while dealing with assault weapons that, as we know here in Mexico, are used to fuel violence,” Obama said. ...

Article here. The clock's ticking on when the next assault on the Second Amendment begins.

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