The NRA predicted it. I predicted it. Some scoffed, saying Obama was "middle of the road" and "respected" gun rights. Yeah right. That sound you heard was the thud of hobnailed boot of the leftwing police state Obama and his thug in chief, AG Eric Holder, envision. Step one, seize our guns. Holder today announced an ambitious plan to ban all "assault" weapons, which they generously define as guns capable of semi automatic firing. Since most liberal sknow nothing about guns except that they detest them, Holder and his crew can confuse them to think that military machine guns are being banned. In reality, the ban would make illegal many common hunting, target and home defense firearms. Also banned would be mags of greater than 10 round capacity, which presumably would outlaw high capacity pistols that are pretty uniquitous now. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Story?id=6960824&page=1 Among the more laughable explanations for the ban was to prevent export of such weapons to mexico. Here's a novel idea. How about securing the border instead? There is no proof that american guns are flowing to mexico. Cheap "assault" weapons can be bought easily on the international black market, and the kinds of machine guns being used in mexico's drug wars can't be legally purchased here anyway. As usual however, Obama's thugs don't need to worry about facts, since an adoring lapdog media will only repeat their talking points and attack anyone who raises questions. It's amusing to see how casually liberals dismiss constitutional guarantees after they spent 8 years wailing about Bush supposedly shredding the constitution. The Heller case clearly established a personal right for self-defense firearms. Now Obama would make the most effective types of weapons illegal. The NRA has a plan for dealing with actual firearms crime. Put people who use guns in violent crimes away for a long, long time. It's proven to work, but liberals don't like to put actual criminals in prison. They prefer to turn lawabiding citizens into criminals. One thing is certain: all those people who rushed out and bought guns after the election knew what they were doing. the way things are going, they may need them sooner than anticipated.