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?
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