Obama to Seek New “Assault Weapons” Ban, says Holder
Previous Ban Expired in 2004 During the Bush Administration.
Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Obama administration will seek to reinstate the “assault weapons” ban that expired in 2004 during the Bush administration, Attorney General Eric Holder said today.
As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstitute the ban on the sale of assault weapons,” Holder told reporters.
In a brief interview with ABC News, Wayne LaPierre, president of the National Rifle Association, said, “I think there are a lot of Democrats on Capitol Hill cringing at Eric Holder’s comments right now.”
The Assault Weapons Ban signed into law by President Clinton in 1994 banned 19 types of semi-automatic military-style guns and ammunition clips with more than 10 rounds.
“A semi-automatic is a quintessential self-defense firearm owned by American citizens in this country,” LaPierre said. “I think it is clearly covered under Heller and it’s clearly, I think, protected by the Constitution.”
Soruce: NRA-ILA, ABC News