Re: Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban
Originally Posted by Killer
Uh-oh - Nancy is on the warpath
Pelosi tosses cold water on assault-weapon ban
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.”
I'm guessing she sees the political winds shifting with more and more vocal conservatives and republicans attacking the Stimulus plan, the 500 billion spending bill and the very vocal anti fairness doctrine, the last thing the Democratic controlled congress needs is the pro-gun people jumping into the fray.
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