This Just In!
Like, we couldn't see this one coming.
Holder said that putting the ban [on semi-automatic firearms] back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.
A State Department travel warning issued Feb. 20, 2009, reflected government concerns about the violence.
"Some recent Mexican army and police confrontations with drug cartels have resembled small-unit combat, with cartels employing automatic weapons and grenades," the warning said.
Allow me to translate:
"Crystal meth manufacturing and use is in on the rise. Therefore, we must ban ketchup and drywall screws."
Holder then goes on to say:
Holder declined to offer any time frame for the reimplementation of the assault weapons ban, however.
"It's something, as I said, that the president talked about during the campaign," he said.
And, by "talked", he means, "lied his ass off".
As a long-time resident and elected official of Chicago, Barack Obama has seen the impact of fully automatic weapons in the hands of criminals. Thus, Senator Obama supports making permanent the expired federal Assault Weapon Ban.
Of course, as Say Uncle reminds us, this is nothing but the continued implementation, by the Obama Administration, of the strategies of deceit and manipulation outlined years ago in the Civilian Disarmament Playbook.
The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.
The dishonesty is part of the plan.
The agenda must be advanced at all cost.
These people have no intention, whatsoever, of allowing for an open and honest discussion, based on factual information. Facts and logic are like Kryptonite to the authoritarian agents of Hopenchange.
UPDATE: Here's some absolutely stellar "comment fail" on a related post over at Say Anything that illustrates, better than anything I could write, how the misinformation campaign is bearing fruit among the malleable gray matter class.
It was not about “stopping crime”; it was about stopping automatic weapons getting in the hands of the drug smugglers who are better armed than law enforcement in Mexico.
You really need to start getting the facts right Rob.