Saturday, April 4, 2009

Setting the stage for a ban: News Bytes

The Obama administration wants to crack down on the sale of assault
weapons that are arming Mexican drug cartels,
Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton said in an interview with NBC television ...
"I think these assault weapons, these military style weapons, don't
belong on anyone's street. During the time period from 1994 to 2004,
when the ban was in effect, our police in America were able to drive
crime down because they didn't have to worry about these assault weapons
getting into the hands of criminals and gang members."

Hillary Clinton
U.S. Secretary of State
US to enforce law' banning assault weapons
AFP News
March 26, 2009
Don’t Blame RKBA for Mexico’s Drug Wars: Here's a summary for the time-
or attention-challenged: Never surrender freedom for laws that can't
affect criminals; they disobey laws for a living. Nobody is surprised
that Attorney General Eric Holder wants to make good on his promise to
ban guns. We just didn't know whose tragedy he'd seize to advance his
agenda. Now we do. It's the drug-driven death and violence in Mexico at
the hands of ruthless criminal cartels. Barely a month on the job,
Holder cited the Mexican cartel killings as the excuse to resurrect the
Clinton gun ban. Though a new face to some, Holder is a rabid Second
Amendment foe from the Clinton administration who helped orchestrate the
1994 Clinton gun ban. America has made this mistake already. So let's
learn the lies that led to their gun ban…

Will War on Drugs Become War on Guns?: The state, Mexican authorities
and their US propaganda arm, known in most circles as the Mainstream
Media, have recently embarked on a huge disinformation campaign to
demonize the American gun owner as the supplier of weapons to the
Mexican drug cartels. Everyone in the media, with the possible exception
of Lou Dobbs, has joined in the campaign of lies. Shown here, on a CBS
special, is video proof of the lies and disinformation by CBS, US and
Mexican authorities. Anderson Cooper and Janet Napolitano are either
ignorant or complicit in the myth that M-203s, RPGs and hand grenades
are readily available to the American gun consumer.
Most intelligent
folks, and those without a state sponsored agenda, realize these weapons
are usually only available to the military The fact is: the Mexican
authorities have refused to release the serial numbers of weapons
confiscated from drug cartel members. Releasing the serial numbers would
implicate the corrupt governments of the US and Mexico and their
involvement in arming the drug cartels

Holder Reined In?: 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 Speaking at a Feb. 25 news conference
announcing a roundup of Mexican cartel members in the United States,
Holder endorsed reinstituting the ban on assault weapons - a position
that President Obama himself supported during last year's campaign. A
federal ban on high-powered, semi-automatic assault weapons, originally
passed by Congress in 1994, expired five years ago¦ When Holder was
asked about the assault weapons issue again at another press conference
on March 25, he steered away from even mentioning a new weapons ban.
"Well, I mean, I think what we're going to do is try to, obviously,
enforce the laws that we have on the books," Holder said, adding that he
planned to discuss the flow of illegal arms with "our Mexican
counterparts" during an upcoming trip to Mexico¦

Black Man with a Gun: "Law enforcement trainer, author, and grassroots
activist of color" (and not to forget, a pastor), Kenn Blanchard has
been a voice of reason in the Second Amendment movement since the early
Nineties. His book, "Black Man with a Gun," was written "to provide
people in the African American Diaspora a resource to learn about gun
safety and personal responsibility from one of their own." A founder of
the Tenth Cavalry Gun Club, "derived from the famous 9th and 10th Army
Horse Cavalry's, better known for their Native American given name
'Buffalo Soldiers,'" Blanchard has also started The Urban Shooter
Association to promote and support his weekly podcast. I approached
Pastor Kenn and asked if he'd like to do an online interview, and was
very happy to receive the following reply…

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