Skip to comments.Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban
Posted on 02/26/2009 10:44:28 AM PST by GL of Sector 2814
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats reluctance to take on gun issues.
Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday that the administration would push to bring back the ban. But Pelosi (D-Calif.) indicated on Thursday that he never talked to her. The Speaker gave a flat no when asked if she had talked to administration officials about the ban.
On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now, Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. I think it's clear the Bush administration didnt do that.
Outside of the dig at the recent Republican president, that phrase is the stock line of those who dont want to pass new gun control laws, such as the National Rifle Association.
The White House declined to comment on Holder's remarks, referring reporters to the Department of Justice. The DoJ did not respond to The Hill's request for comment.
I don’t believe this overly excitable mental midget for a second.
We will see...
I actually wish they would vote on the AW ban again.
I loved it in 1994. Sometimes people need to be jerked out of their slumber.
Thanks for the sound-bite Nan. We'll use it every time you say things like, "financial crisis", "foreclosue explosion", "credit crunch" and "bank failures".
They’re against the AWB like they’re against the Fairness Doctrine. They don’t support either of them... because they’ve figured out a way to screw law abiding Americans EVEN MORE!
She’s got dog looks and dog instincts.
She knows guns are a charged third rail. She’s got other things to piss on.
I don’t trust her either, but she likely knows that if there’s one thing that’ll fast-track her to a checkers game with Tom Foley, this is it.
the only good sign is that they are fighting amongst themselves. Plus they know this issue could sink em.
How drunk could you get if you had a shot every time BHO, Pelosi and Reid blame Bush / Cheney for everything?
Drudge linked the story at 8:00am and the phones melted by 8:05am.
I agree. And we may not even find out about it until it’s already law.
That’s why I was at the gun store this morning at opening to pick up that AR-15 I’ve had my eye on. I was going to wait until next month, but I’m not sure it’ll be legal next month.
Believe her!!!? Hell NO!
She pulled this once before. Trying to remember what it was, but can’t right at this very angry moment.
She’s just affronted that her POWER of scheduling “HER HOUSE” is seemingly being broached by somebody else, and her ego is bruised. She’s reacting. They’ll all get together, do the kissy-face, and within hours she will schedule the vote.
BTW, keep calling anyway, even if the story is debunked.
Nanny and 0bama are just playing for time. It’ll be back as part of Porkulus II or Porkulus III, etc..
That’s a good point.
I was 23 at the time and still kind of clueless politically.
The AWB ban (along with Waco and other Clinton-era abuses of power) really woke me up. Perhaps the Obama era will awaken a new generation of conservatives?
On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now, Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. I think it’s clear the Bush administration didnt do that.
The AWB expired during his term so what law didn’t he enforce?
This one is coming back since our Senator DiFi is a big supporter of it.
That witch is way too busy and having way too much fun robbing the American people for such pesky matters as guns.
San Fran Nan isn’t completely stupid. When we look back at the ‘94 elections, the DNC lost no fewer than 21 seats to NOTHING OTHER THAN THE GUN ISSUE.
And they knew it. Their own internal polling told them this. There were members of the House that were buttonholing Schumer (who was in the house back then) and screaming at him “You did this to us!”
Pelosi knows that she could easily lose the Congress in ‘10 if she pulled a vote on this issue. Easily.
The campaign commercials would write themselves instantly - increases spending, increased taxes, more gun control, you name it - and it would be ‘94 all over again.
She might be talked into it by some of the rabid nitwits in the House... but one of Rahm’s formulas for their current dominance was to curry favor with more rural districts by recruiting pro-gun Democrats. As soon as Pelosi lets a big gun bill go through — even for those Democrats who vote against it - they’re in trouble.
They’re gonna’ do an end-around on us. Make ammo so expensive we can’t afford it.
She realizes the Dems are taking on TOO MUCH unfriendly responsibility, LOL!
Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban”
For now. In a couple days she’ll be onboard once they massage her ego.
***Theyre gonna do an end-around on us. Make ammo so expensive we cant afford it.***
I remember before 1968 when people were so poor they would go to the hardware store and buy three or four rounds for hunting.
Easy..."most open and honest congress in history"
The Obama Depression is now creating unemployed people at the rate of nearly 700,000 per month. If it keeps up at that rate by the end of this year people will be clamoring to shut down DC.
Some Democrats ‘get it’.
THIS WILL DESTROY THEM IN 2010, WITH OR WITHOUT ACORN.
Buying more at lunch. Even if the only thing on the shelves is .22LR. Even that will be a commodity when the shooting starts.
easily fixed. A few of your rounds can harvest quite a few JBT rounds/magazines if you select your weapon carefully for commonality with theirs.
Which has been the position of the eeeevil "gun lobby" for several decades now. But we haven't seen the last of this one by any means.
Hell, even Zero specifically stated that he wouldn't touch our guns back during the campaign. I guess he meant that he personally never actually physically lay hands on them. How lawyerly.
When you consider that the SC just ruled that the right to militia arms was guaranteed by the Second Amendment, this could be really a good thing.
The House is the best place to defeat Obama ... And individual groups can run radio ads made on their PC for cheap in local districts.
I'd probably puke and pass out within the first two hours ....
I don't think it a matter of how drunk you'd get, but rather how long till your liver quit.
Anybody have a transcript? I’m not going to listen to 15mins of Pelosi screeching to find it on the cspan video.
I agree. They realize that any further “ban” would backfire on them.
However, watch what’s happening with ammo importation, coded ammo and excessive taxes... to protect the children.
Current prices for cheap domestic rifle rounds, without excess taxes, are about $20-$25 for a box of 20. 200 round packs of quality imports are available for about $80... about 1/3 the cost.
We need to dredge up all that ancient history ... make sure it doesn't happen again. Getting the sunset clause in the original ugly-gun ban was a huge stroke of luck. Or genius.
I don't want to spend another ten years waiting for it to expire, and I sure don't want to have any more idiot laws that I need to pressure my congressthings to repeal.
You have to understand, the past doesn’t have any affect on liberals. A rational argument, like the AW ban did exactly zero, has no effect. Not one vote will be swayed by that argument.
It’s a common fact, one can’t be liberal and rational at the same time.
Besides, the 1994 ban did not work out too well for them.
Let’s be honest - we all have good reason to suspect that Attorney General Eric Holder is really working on the QT for the gun and ammo industry.
His job would be to increase sales by scaring the bejesus out of everyone who is not a card carying member of the Obama Gun Fearing Wussie Socialist Party.
Holder is probably getting a real nice slice of the increased profits from the skyrocketing gun and ammo sales caused by the wacky statements he makes about gun control laws.
Bullets are worth real money, dollars, not so much so. Ammo has appreciated by about 40% in the last year. Bet you wish you had bought a trailer load last year.
The barter economy is coming.
“Believe her!!!? Hell NO!”
I agree. It is the Democrat version of Good Cop/Bad cop.
With the Democrats, Don’t believe everything you hear and only half of what you see.
They are pathological liars from the President on down.
As the Israelis say, “Never Again.”
This may be the year or penultimate year that real Americans go to jail in droves.
They’ll hide little provisions here and there in spending bills,
things like domestic violence accusations, or if you’ve ever been diagnosed as depressed or prescribed with Xanax, etc,
you’ll be disallowed from owning.
The left, following their father’s example, do everything by stealth and deception.
There is NO downside to buying it NOW...
Just a question - that thing must be way pricey to even still be ON the shelf.
If she opened her mouth, she lied. You can take another AWB to the bank (if there are still banks left after the Obama Depression).
Enough to make Teddy "da swimmer" Kennedy look like a tee-totalling lifelong Baptist Preacher?
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