I see Nancy Pelosi has now taken up the NRA's "enforce existing gun laws" mantra.
“On that score, I think we need to enforce the laws we have right now,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference. “I think it's clear the Bush administration didn’t do that.”Isn't that sweet--and Pelosi and LaPierre would look so good together, too.
Outside of the dig at the recent Republican president, that phrase is the stock line of those who don’t want to pass new gun control laws, such as the National Rifle Association.
I hope no one in the gun rights advocacy committee thinks Pelosi's lack of public enthusiasm for a hard push for a new AWB is any more than a timing issue, as David points out.
Actually, I have to kind of wonder about what Pelosi meant about the Bush administration not enforcing gun laws. It reminds me that Congressman Eliot Engel is claiming that an import ban on so-called "assault weapons" is an "existing gun law" that isn't being enforced.
Was she just telling Holder to get on that, while they wait for the right time to strike on domestic "assault weapons"?