Thursday, February 26, 2009

Semi-Automatic Rifle Ban Would Reduce Jobs, Not Crime

From the National Shooting Sports Foundation:
Responding to Attorney General Eric Holder's comment yesterday that the Obama Administration will attempt to reinstate a ban against semi-automatic rifles, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reminded Congress and all Americans that such a ban would cause jobs to be lost in a difficult economy, have no effect on reducing crime and would deprive millions of law-abiding sportsmen and gun owners of their Constitutional right to own the firearm of their choice.

Holder made his comments in connection with criminals supplying illegal guns from the United States to drug dealers in Mexico.

"The problem of criminals breaking the law to acquire firearms and illegally smuggling them across the border is not remedied by legislation that would violate the rights of Americans to own semi-automatic firearms," said Steve Sanetti, president of NSSF, the trade association of the firearms industry.
Semi-Automatic Rifle Ban Would Reduce Jobs, Not Crime

1 comment:

RightDemocrat said...

I agree. A semi-automatic rifle ban would be bad politics as well as poor public policy.