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Angry Speaker of House Pelosi talks about AWB compromise!

Clearly Speaker Pelosi wants more gun control. She clearly sounds like she wants a new Assault Weapons Ban. The fact that she is even bringing up the AWB in the interview is interesting simply because she related it to several high profile shootings that didn't involve so-called assault weapons (well maybe 1 did, but the rest did not).

Interesting too that she does not view gun rights as a civil right Last time I checked, gun rights were civil rights, guaranteed in our Constitution and reaffirmed by our Supreme Court
April 7, 2009

Pelosi pledges compromise on assault weapons ban
@ 10:29 am by Michael O'Brien
The ball is in Congress's court to craft a compromise in reinstating regulations on assault weapons, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) acknowledged Tuesday.

During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Pelosi said that the Congress will work to find some middle ground between the previous ban, which expired in 2004, and the precedent laid by the Supreme Court in a ruling enumerating more concrete gunowners' rights last term.

"We have to find some level of compromise," Pelosi said, citing 53 victims of gun violence nationwide in less than a month. "And we have to rid the debate of the misconceptions people have about what gun safety means."

"Yes, it is," the Speaker said when asked if the ball is in Congress's court now that Democrats control the White House. "And we are just going to have to work together to come to some resolution."

Pelosi indicated that new regulations might entail registration and prohibitions on transporting some firearms across state lines.

The Speaker also expressed displeasure at the attachment of a gun rights provision to legislation that would grant Washington, D.C. a voting member of Congress.

"Right now, we have the debate in Congress over the District of Columbia wanting a vote on the floor of the House, something we all want. That's a civil rights issue," she said, pledging to find "middle ground" on the issue. "And, yet, they want to put a gun…bill, attach that to that. I don't — I don't think that that should be the price to pay to have a vote on the floor of the House."

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