Nobody should be surprised that Eric "I Hate Guns And Pardon Terrorists" Holder wants a new, non-expiring "assault weapons" ban.
Never mind the original one accomplished absolutely nothing.
Oh wait, this is supposed to reduce crime in Mexico?
Because the automatic weapons, grenades, and other military ordnance used by drug gangs couldn't possibly be obtained any other way than at American gun stores and gun shows. Never mind they already are rigorously restricted or outright illegal in this country. Millionaire drug cartels would never be able to supply themselves any other way.
And just ignore the penetration these gangs have into the Mexican government and military.
An interesting wrinkle is apparent dissent in the Democratic ranks. Nancy Pelosi claims Holder never talked to her about reinstating an "assault weapons" ban, says enforcing current law is sufficient, and the DOJ has declined comment.
Definitely time to keep paying attention.
ETA: John Lott has an op-ed up on Fox that says it all: "If Holder thinks that it is so easy to control drug gangs’ access to guns, one way to show it is by proving that he can stop drug gangs’ access to drugs."