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Obama laments not being able to ban assault weapons
Many of those stories have quoted anti-gun pundits as saying gun owners are being paranoid and that the new government isn’t out to ban guns. This claim was repeated when U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said, "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 reinstate the ban on the sale of assault weapons."
About a month later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton echoed that claim when she opined, "I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don’t belong on anyone’s street." She also noted, "We’re going to talk to the Congress, I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s a very heavy lift." It’s a heavy lift because the People don’t want more of their rights taken away.
Now, after letting his administration hammer away at the issue, President Obama let his true feelings be known during a press conference yesterday.
"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.
The last president to lie to the American people was impeached (That being Clinton, Bush definitely lied his share of times but was never impeached, unfortunately). Obama must have been directing this particular lie to Mexican citizens. It is a lie because in the United States, gun that were covered by the expired AWB accounted for a very small percentage of all gun related crimes, hardly qualifying them to "fuel violence." It is also a lie because his administration continues to perpetuate the myth that 90% of all weapons used in the Mexican Drug Wars come from the United States. All people have to do is watch news footage or read articles showing automatic rifles, grenades, explosives, and RPGs being used, none of which are readily available in the U.S.
Traffickers have escalated their arms race, acquiring military-grade weapons, including hand grenades, grenade launchers, armor-piercing munitions and antitank rockets with firepower far beyond the assault rifles and pistols that have dominated their arsenals.
The Truth? (http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner%7Ey2009m3d30-Do-90-of-Mexican...)
Most of these weapons are being smuggled from Central American countries or by sea, eluding U.S. and Mexican monitors who are focused on the smuggling of semiautomatic and conventional weapons purchased from dealers in the U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
It will cost you a $200 Select Fire permit and extensive background check to get an “Assault Weapon”, just like it has since 1939… or, you can go down to the gun store and buy a semi-auto version, that looks like the real thing only without the “ASSAULT full-auto (machine gun)” function that has been regulated and licensed for 70 years.
Its the old bait and switch… calling lawful semi auto’s “Assault Weapons” because of appearance… they are not even the same thing, and to convert them into a full auto select fire arm, takes expertise and would cost as much as the rifle cost you in the first place, if you could find a gunsmith stupid enough to do it for you.
Poor Barack… just found out that they have been banned since 1939…. boo-hoo....
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