Well, that didn’t take long…
The Obama Administration made it excruciatingly clear since before the election that a reinstatement of the onerous, Draconian – and, in the decade of 1994-2004, already proven useless – Assault Weapons Ban would be reinstated. It was the sound of one shoe dropping.
Some observers felt that the other shoe would never drop, because the new Administration had its hands so full with so many real problems that might actually have legislative solutions. Others of us felt that those factors were merely slowing down the inevitable.
It seems that the latter were the ones who bet the smart money, because the other shoe has just dropped.
Eric Holder, the most documentably and vehemently anti-gun Attorney General in United States history, just said as much. See it here in his own words.
The Administration appears to care nothing for the many jobs that would be lost to the firearms industry if these hugely popular arms were banned. See more here from National Shooting Sports Foundation.
Speaker Pelosi is saying Congress has more important fish to fry but given her on the record stance, I’m finding cold comfort in her words.
One Internet message that’s racing around prefaces the link with the acronym BOHICA. (Bend Over, Here It Comes Again.)
In deference to my good friend Jim Supica, a tireless fighter for gun owners’ civil rights, I respectfully suggest that we change that rallying cry to SUPICA.
Stand Up Positively, It’s Coming Again.
We all need to inform our elected officials on Capitol Hill in polite but unequivocal terms that this inexcusable waste of time, money, and effort will not be tolerated by the public…and will be well remembered by that public in its next collective trip to the voting booth.