Last night, President Obama expressed his desire to introduce another assault weapons ban (AWB) in his second term. ” . . . what I’m trying to do is to get a broader conversation about how do we reduce the violence generally. Part of it is seeing if we can get an assault weapons ban reintroduced.” the “I’m not making any promises” phrasing indicates that the President isn’t too optimistic on the AWB front. In the context of an election year and a nationally televised debate, he may have simply been playing to his Democratic base—realizing that he’d have a snowball’s chance in hell of getting such legislation through Congress. Then again, Executive Order. What do you think? Was the Prez blowing smoke or would he really go for gun control in his second term?