A Democrat gift to the GOP
It should be a thrilling prospect for Republicans to show how Democrats have been lying in recent elections on 2nd Amendment issues. They also will face a fundamental problems on the facts which do not support the proposed ban. When is the last time you have seen a story where an "assault weapon" was used to commit a crime. This ban is about emotion and not common sense. Liberals don't like these weapons because they look "scary" to them.
The Obama administration’s announcement that it will push to reinstate the assault weapons ban has stunned Capitol Hill and revived a debate that has been dormant for years.Congress’s leading supporter of the assault weapons ban reacted with surprise and praise after Attorney General Eric Holder indicated the administration will push to renew the ban that expired in 2004.
“That’s a thrilling prospect,” said Ray Zacarro, spokesman for Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), whose 1996 run for Congress was fueled by outrage at the cancellation of the ban. “We have a bill ready to go.”