Friday, June 12, 2009
MCDANIEL SENDS LETTER TO U.S ATTORNEY GENERAL IN OPPOSITION TO REINSTATEMENT OF ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
LITTLE ROCK- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, along with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and 21 other State Attorneys General, sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder expressing their opposition to the reinstatement of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994's semi-automatic firearms prohibition, which is commonly referred to as the "Assault Weapons Ban."
In the letter, Generals Abbott and McDaniel note President Obama's appreciation for the great conservation legacy of America's hunters. They go on to say, "We share that appreciation for hunters and are committed to defending our Second Amendment rights--which is why we believe that additional gun control laws are unnecessary. Instead, authorities need to enforce laws that are already in place.
"I certainly share the President's desire to reduce violent crime in our country, and across our borders," McDaniel said. "However, based on the facts available, there is no reason to believe this law will result in any meaningful reduction in such crime and, therefore, does not justify further infringement on Americans' Second Amendment rights."
Dear Attorney General Holder:
We the undersigned Attorneys General respectfully write to express our opposition to the reinstatement of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994's semiautomatic firearms prohibition, which is commonly referred to as the assault weapons ban...As Attorneys General, we are committed to defending our constituents' constitutional rights - including their constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms...
Full Text of letter @