"Obama is not reinstating the assault ban"


according to the white house press secretary Robert Gibbs they plan to hire more Police instead of banning assault rifles

When asked today during his daily briefing if President Obama would reinstate the assault weapons ban, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made it clear that Obama was looking at other strategies, such as hiring more police officers, instead of reinstating the ban on assault weapons.

"In answer to Helen Thomas's question about reinstating the ban, Gibbs said, "Obviously, we, while we were overseas last week, were surprised and shocked at the news at what had happened in New York. ... That's one of the reasons that increased money to hire more police officers as in the Recovery Act. I was asked specifically about assault weapons. I think the president would — the president believes there are other strategies we can take to enforce the laws that are already on our books."

This new position is in direct contrast to an ABC News story in late February that Obama was seeking a new assault weapons ban. Last night on CBS News Attorney General Eric Holder said that he looks forward to working with the NRA, and would not endorse bringing back the assault weapons ban. Obama's new position is bound to upset many anti-gun Democrats, because then candidate Obama campaigned strongly on reinstituting the assault weapons ban during the 2008 Democratic primaries.

Even though the White House website still mentions reinstituting the ban, the administration seems close to abandoning the idea. At a time when Obama should be focused on the economy, reviving the assault weapons ban issue would only serve as a distraction. If Obama does decide not to revive the ban, it would be a major blow to his critics on the right, who have been spreading rumors that Obama is out to take everyone's guns away.

By reading between the lines, it is clear that, as much as it may anger those on the left, Obama has no intention of bringing back the ban. It must be pointed out that none of the recent civilian shootings in states like New York and Alabama were carried out with an assault weapon. The ban is more symbolic than it is effective in reducing violence. I agree with the White House that there are better ways to reduce violence than banning assault weapons. If disturbed people want to kill, they will find a way to kill whether assault weapons are legal or banned.
Uhh....... Call me negative, Call me Biased, BUT

Is'nt this White House source the same guy who just said that Obama definetly did not "bow down" to the King of Saudi Arabia like he was a subject ???????

BTW......For those buying in to this, I have one of the new super lightweight Ar-15's with the new cardboard barrel for sale, shoots awesome. Make me an offer.
Not sure, but I'm worried that if this story is true that the next fight will be to keep our ammo flowing. If ammo prices ever go back down to what they were even a yr ago people that got taxed this last few months are gonna flip
Obama is not going to try to reinstate the assault weapons ban??

Just like he was going to stop all earmarks, have a transparent staff hiring process-ie Tax cheat Geithner, 3 others removed themselves for not paying taxes, cut the deficit in half but end up tripling it over the next 10 years, bows to tyrants, insults the USA all over Europe..etc, etc, etc

Besides, he will have his henchmen(Emmanual, Pelosi, Reid, etc) so the dirty work.

I tend to not trust liars..........


If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.


Dont listen to politicians, watch what they do.

Past behavior predicts future performance and Obama has a very anti gun past. They will try something, it may not be as extreme as gun owners fear but it will be another step down the road. E.G. the restrictions in Kalifornia would be reasonable to make federal, we're only thinking about the children....
Jim has an interesting point of view....let's hope he's right.

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I think we're seeing some of this play out in Washington State. There are plenty of Democrats representing conservative areas of the state where talk of gun control doesn't go over very well. As a result, Democrats aren't pursuing gun control as actively as they might otherwise.


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