Newsweek: Holder Backing Off Weapons Ban Under NRA Pressure

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    Newsweek: Holder Backing Off Weapons Ban Under NRA Pressure


    http://www.newsweek.com/id/191037

    "After fierce resistance from the gun lobby and its allies in Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder has dialed back talk about reimposing a federal assault weapons ban to help curb the spiraling violence in Mexico..."

    "Sixty-five House Democrats signed a letter saying they would oppose any new ban—as did Montana's two Democratic senators, Max Baucus and Jon tester. "Senators to Attorney General Holder: Stay Away From Our Guns," read a press release sent out by Baucus's office. In addition, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid both shot down the idea that Congress would take up any new assault weapons ban this year..."

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    OK let's take a few breathes and keep going and is the time we really need to take it up a notch.

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    No time to read the whole article now, just what you quoted. But I'm left wondering what the 'gun lobby' had to do with this. Sounded like the American People spoke pretty clearly through their elected officials.
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    cooler heads prevailed, we have to be vocal and voice our concerns to our congressman, we cant rest now ,the anti are always looking for the next thing to push there agenda
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    Angry Don't quit now!

    Don't think its over yet! They are going to attempt something evil
    in the name of "helping" Mexico and its drug war.

    I know it will be bad, but I don't know just how bad.

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    I think everyone, including those who supported Obama in the election, are speaking loud and clear with their wallets.

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    It may be a moment to catch a breath, but don't think for a moment the anti's are having second thoughts, just worried about their jobs, and rightly so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OM44 View Post
    Don't think its over yet! They are going to attempt something evil
    in the name of "helping" Mexico and its drug war.

    I know it will be bad, but I don't know just how bad.
    I agree.

    That's why I'm trying to respond to each and every threat to the Second, but one person can only do so much. We all need to work together to keep them from imposing their version of Utopia.

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    On a slightly different topic, has anyone seen a PRO gun story in your local media outlets. I haven't seen a positive gun story lately.
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    This is good news. But everyone is right. It is not the time to relax. Time to take a breath and get more involved, if your not already, with your elected officials. Make sure your voice is heard. The anti crowd will be trying again, and as always... they will come at us sideways.

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    Sadly no I haven't seen any pro-gun stories in the news. Latest news here involving a gun was a very tragic Amber Alert. I won't post the info but here is the link to the story.

    9NEWS.com | Colorado's Online News Leader | Father dead, 2 children found safe after Amber Alert

    It is very sad, I'm sure the anti crowd will spin this to make the gun look evil as they always do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    It may be a moment to catch a breath, but don't think for a moment the anti's are having second thoughts, just worried about their jobs, and rightly so.
    That's how I see it - maybe even the calm before the storm.

    Anti's rarely change, only when it benefits them, but even then they are still antis, with the strong desire to ban guns. When their opportunity arises, they will do what they do.

    But I am relieved for the time and maybe we can enjoy the moment.

    It does make me wonder if the intense gun/ammo buying has had a an impact on politicians.
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