Friday, February 27, 2009

Bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force Opposes AWB

The voices in opposition to Holder’s comments on a new so-called “assault weapon” ban continue to grow. Now the bipartisan Second Amendment Task Force in the House of Representatives has released a statement indicating the strongest possible opposition to such a move. The task force is co-chaired by U.S. Congressman Dan Boren, (D-OK-2) and U.S. Congressman Paul Broun, (R-GA-10), and their comments on Holder’s proposed ban are right on the mark:

Congressman Boren:

“The Second Amendment Task Force is adamantly opposed to reinstating the ban on the sale of assault weapons as it clearly would demonstrate a violation of United States citizens’ right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution absolutely does not outline any provision to restrict ownership of a gun belonging to a specific category. I will diligently work with my colleagues on the Second Amendment Task Force to defeat any form of legislation in Congress that poses a threat to the Second Amendment.”

Congressman Paul Broun:

“The Attorney General’s recent comments about reinstating the ‘assault weapons’ ban are extremely troubling since a ban clearly violates our Constitutional right to bear arms. The Second Amendment Task Force opposes the discussed ban and will fight any attempts that infringe on our Second Amendment rights.”

Once again, it is encouraging to see such strong bipartisan support of our Second Amendment Rights. It’s well past time for the Second Amendment to be a political wedge issue – it represents an inalienable Civil Right, and our politicians on both sides of the aisle need to recognize that in no uncertain terms. The Second Amendment Task Force is a strong step in the right direction.

Until next time!!!


Micah said...

Suweeet. Hope there are more steps in the right direction. I was surprised just as you were to the comments posted in the underground democrats page as to how many were opposed, this is good news.

Fingolfen said...

Yeah - it looks like the nation as a whole is waking up and realizing that when the Constitution says "the right of the people" and "shall not be infringed" - that's what it really means!