Stephen Halbrook with CNN’s Lou Dobbs on Gun ControlDavid J. Theroux • Friday February 27, 2009 12:30 PM PDT •
To follow up on his comments in the U.S. Senate hearings for his confirmation, Attorney General Eric Holder has recently reiterated his call for a new ban on “assault weapons.”
As President Obama indicated during the campaign, there are just a few gun-related changes that we would like to make, and among them would be to reinstate the ban on the sale of assault weapons.
Independent Institute Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook was interviewed by Lou Dobbs on CNN regarding such new threats of gun control. Dr. Halbrook, who testified against Holder’s confirmation, is the author of the bestselling Institute book, The Founders’ Second Amendment: Origins of the Right to Bear Arms. The book has formed the basis for the very timely Second Amendment Book Bomb as well as his earlier Amici Curiae Brief in the historic Supreme Court case of District of Columbia v. Heller on behalf of 55 members of the Senate, the Senate President, and 250 members of the House of Representatives.
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