On the reauthorization of the 'Assault Weapons Ban," which will expire on September 13th. Last March the Senate passed a ten year renewal of the ban and the president promised to sign the measure. He also asked the House of Representatives to pass the bill so he COULD sign it. Neither the White House or the Congress wants to go into the election period facing a group of outraged gun owners, so the bill will not pass in 2004.
However the gun ban will be back in 2005. Senators Fienstein, Schumer and Clinton have assured us of that fact. It is to be the new and improved version, which also bans the Rugers mini-14 and the .30 carbine along with virtually every other semi-automatic hunting rifle. The Senate has already passed this bill once, and President Bush has asked the House to pass this measure so that he could sign it. What would Bush have to lose when he does sign it?
Question - Would you blind party loyalists rather have your semi-automatic hunting rifles outlawed by President Bush or by President Kerry?