Not having had much luck with the trial balloon last week, the media would appear to be stepping up the story:
U.S. officials acknowledge that U.S. gun laws are partly to blame. The 1994 ban on the sale of assault weapons like AK-47s in the U.S. led to a decrease of such weapons south of the border. But the ban expired in 2004, and the numbers in Mexico spiked. Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said the Obama administration would seek to reinstate the ban. Contributing to the problem is the fact that Mexico’s customs control is famously weak, and authorities rarely check inbound traffic from the U.S.
I think it is very interesting that the Brady Campaign has not commented on Mr. Holder’s statements publicly.Â Why?Â Quite likely because they understand what the consequences of it were.Â It can successfully be classified as a “gaffe” which distracted the Administration from its legislative agenda, and angered enough Congresspeople that now Brady has to deal with a total repeal of D.C.’s ridiculous gun laws.
Not much hope/change for the Bradys yet.Â They are still on the defensive.Â Â But for how long?
UPDATE: They did make a release on it.Â I must have missed it.