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Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban
The Hill ^ | 02/26/09 | Mike Soraghan

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 didn’t do that.”

Outside of the dig at the recent Republican president, that phrase is the stock line of those who don’t 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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; assaultweapons; awb; banglist; congress; democrats; guns; holder; pelosi; shallnotbeinfringed
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1 posted on 02/26/2009 10:44:28 AM PST by GL of Sector 2814
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To: GL of Sector 2814

I don’t believe this overly excitable mental midget for a second.


2 posted on 02/26/2009 10:45:15 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: GL of Sector 2814

We will see...


3 posted on 02/26/2009 10:47:41 AM PST by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: Constitution Day

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.


4 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:00 AM PST by Tarpon (If you don't stand on principle, you stand for nothing at all.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
I think it's clear the Bush administration didn’t do that. - Pelosi

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".

5 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:05 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: Constitution Day

I agree


6 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:22 AM PST by EdReform (The right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed *NRA*JPFO*SAF*GOA*SAS*CCRKBA)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

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!


7 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:24 AM PST by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A GUTLESS SOCIALIST LOSER WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: Constitution Day

She’s got dog looks and dog instincts.

She knows guns are a charged third rail. She’s got other things to piss on.


8 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:24 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
So far it looks like the average amount of time between when a bill becomes public and when it is voted on in the House is about two days. I wouldn't be surprised to see some gun control regulation go even faster. They don't want to give the grassroots opposition to their tyranny any chance to build. Even though Pelosi has thrown some cold water on gun control for now it could still be passed as soon as tomorrow afternoon.
9 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: Constitution Day

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.


10 posted on 02/26/2009 10:48:43 AM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: GL of Sector 2814

the only good sign is that they are fighting amongst themselves. Plus they know this issue could sink em.


11 posted on 02/26/2009 10:49:33 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

How drunk could you get if you had a shot every time BHO, Pelosi and Reid blame Bush / Cheney for everything?


12 posted on 02/26/2009 10:50:07 AM PST by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
Outside of the dig at the recent Republican president, that phrase is the stock line of those who don’t want to pass new gun control laws, such as the National Rifle Association any American that values our Constitution and our Republic.
13 posted on 02/26/2009 10:50:26 AM PST by NativeSon (Fight for America - if you don't, who will?)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Drudge linked the story at 8:00am and the phones melted by 8:05am.


14 posted on 02/26/2009 10:51:07 AM PST by chuckles
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To: KarlInOhio

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.


15 posted on 02/26/2009 10:51:08 AM PST by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: GL of Sector 2814

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.


16 posted on 02/26/2009 10:51:44 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, Call 'em what you will, they ALL have Fairies livin' in their Trees.)
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To: chuckles

BTW, keep calling anyway, even if the story is debunked.


17 posted on 02/26/2009 10:52:54 AM PST by chuckles
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Nanny and 0bama are just playing for time. It’ll be back as part of Porkulus II or Porkulus III, etc..


18 posted on 02/26/2009 10:54:52 AM PST by Lou Budvis ( 'Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson are rolling in their graves.')
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To: Tarpon

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?


19 posted on 02/26/2009 10:55:19 AM PST by Constitution Day
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Broken clock?


20 posted on 02/26/2009 10:55:29 AM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: GL of Sector 2814

“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 didn’t 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.


21 posted on 02/26/2009 10:55:58 AM PST by edcoil (Slave owners could justify themselves too. Think about it Arnold.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
"Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban"

That witch is way too busy and having way too much fun robbing the American people for such pesky matters as guns.

22 posted on 02/26/2009 10:57:06 AM PST by avacado (Bipartisanship is when Democrats and Republicans get together to rob the American people blind)
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To: Tarpon

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.


23 posted on 02/26/2009 10:58:51 AM PST by NVDave
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To: GL of Sector 2814

They’re gonna’ do an end-around on us. Make ammo so expensive we can’t afford it.


24 posted on 02/26/2009 10:59:56 AM PST by GringoSalado
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To: GL of Sector 2814

She realizes the Dems are taking on TOO MUCH unfriendly responsibility, LOL!


25 posted on 02/26/2009 11:01:41 AM PST by acoulterfan
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To: GL of Sector 2814
Dennis Miller (on the O’Reiley show) called her Obama’s “hack in the box” because of the way she popped up and clapped during O’s speech.
26 posted on 02/26/2009 11:02:25 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban”

For now. In a couple days she’ll be onboard once they massage her ego.


27 posted on 02/26/2009 11:04:22 AM PST by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: GringoSalado

***They’re gonna’ do an end-around on us. Make ammo so expensive we can’t 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.


28 posted on 02/26/2009 11:04:54 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: rockinqsranch
She pulled this once before. Trying to remember what it was,

Easy..."most open and honest congress in history"

29 posted on 02/26/2009 11:05:01 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: acoulterfan
Too much? Way too much!

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.

30 posted on 02/26/2009 11:05:08 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: GL of Sector 2814

HOLY CRAP

Some Democrats ‘get it’.

THIS WILL DESTROY THEM IN 2010, WITH OR WITHOUT ACORN.


31 posted on 02/26/2009 11:05:54 AM PST by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: GringoSalado

Buying more at lunch. Even if the only thing on the shelves is .22LR. Even that will be a commodity when the shooting starts.


32 posted on 02/26/2009 11:06:15 AM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: GringoSalado

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.


33 posted on 02/26/2009 11:06:22 AM PST by griffin (Love Jesus, No Fear!)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
"On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said...

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.

34 posted on 02/26/2009 11:07:20 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: GL of Sector 2814
I believe this evil hag not for one nanosecond. To think she has the moral compass to make a statement like this and do exactly the opposite five minutes later is a big mistake.

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.

35 posted on 02/26/2009 11:08:12 AM PST by AngryJawa (Obama's Success is America's Failure)
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To: NVDave
The AW gun issue was responsible for over 50 wins in 1994, I was personally involved in 6 races, including defoleyate. None of the races I was working for were in the state where I lived, California. Even BJ Clinton said it cost him 56 House seats.

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.

36 posted on 02/26/2009 11:09:09 AM PST by Tarpon (If you don't stand on principle, you stand for nothing at all.)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How drunk could you get if you had a shot every time BHO, Pelosi and Reid blame Bush / Cheney for everything?

I'd probably puke and pass out within the first two hours ....

37 posted on 02/26/2009 11:10:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How drunk could you get if you had a shot every time BHO, Pelosi and Reid blame Bush / Cheney for everything?

I don't think it a matter of how drunk you'd get, but rather how long till your liver quit.

38 posted on 02/26/2009 11:10:41 AM PST by gilor (Pull the wool over your own eyes!)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

Anybody have a transcript? I’m not going to listen to 15mins of Pelosi screeching to find it on the cspan video.


39 posted on 02/26/2009 11:11:57 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: GringoSalado

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.

.


40 posted on 02/26/2009 11:13:38 AM PST by ataDude (My incredulity has already turned into disillusionment and is now turning into hatred.)
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To: Tarpon
There are too many voters, now, who don't remember the great Gun Control Wars of 1990-1994 (ish). Possibly a few congressthings that don't remember them, either.

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.

41 posted on 02/26/2009 11:16:13 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

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.


42 posted on 02/26/2009 11:20:35 AM PST by Tarpon (It’s a common fact, one can’t be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814
I'm guessing they have other plans.

Besides, the 1994 ban did not work out too well for them.

43 posted on 02/26/2009 11:20:40 AM PST by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

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.


44 posted on 02/26/2009 11:22:02 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: ataDude

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.


45 posted on 02/26/2009 11:22:17 AM PST by Tarpon (It’s a common fact, one can’t be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“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.


46 posted on 02/26/2009 11:22:48 AM PST by TFMcGuire (Life is tough. It is even tougher if you are stupid--John Wayne)
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To: snowrip

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.


47 posted on 02/26/2009 11:23:46 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

There is NO downside to buying it NOW...

Just a question - that thing must be way pricey to even still be ON the shelf.


48 posted on 02/26/2009 11:24:32 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: GL of Sector 2814

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).


49 posted on 02/26/2009 11:26:27 AM PST by GnL
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
How drunk could you get if you had a shot every time BHO, Pelosi and Reid blame Bush / Cheney for everything?

Enough to make Teddy "da swimmer" Kennedy look like a tee-totalling lifelong Baptist Preacher?

50 posted on 02/26/2009 11:32:43 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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