Dianne Feinstein Starts the Gun Grab

by Cassy Fiano on January 25, 2013

Apparently Dianne Feinstein learned nothing after getting schooled by a United States Marine. She’s introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. Obviously, this bans the mythical assault rifles that don’t actually exist. But wait, there’s more!

She’s after your handguns and shotguns, too.

Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) seemingly endless pursuit of a ban on “assault rifles” since the Sandy Hook tragedy has now led to the introduction of her “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013″–a bill that not only bans “assault rifles,” but numerous handguns and shotguns too.

Here’s a question: When did handguns and shotguns become “assault rifles”?

They didn’t, but Democrats see this as their big chance to take away as many guns as they can, and they’re not about to pass that chance up.

That this move is as shameless as it is unconstitutional is evident in the fact that the vast majority of the weapons Feinstein seeks to ban were not even used in Sandy Hook, the Clackamas Town Center shooting, or the shooting at the Aurora theater. It is a gun grab, pure and simple.

That’s exactly what it is. Never let a good crisis go to waste, right? Because let’s be honest here. Dianne Feinstein has been eagerly awaiting a chance to go after the 2nd Amendment and take our guns away. The Newtown tragedy gave her the opening she needed. And she’s wasting no time exploiting the tragedy to push her own anti-gun agenda.

The (somewhat) good news is that Republicans still hold the House, and Republicans senators can still filibuster. And while our guys have been rather spineless lately, we can still take action. Contact your congressman, be vocal. Don’t let up. Put the pressure on, and get Republicans to stop this bill in its tracks. And next year, vote wisely.

UPDATE:

Apparently, government officials won’t have to give up any of their guns under Feinstein’s ban. Just us regular people.

Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.

“Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.

The Huffington Post confirms these exemptions, and adds that guns owned prior to the legislation becoming law will be permissible, too. “[T]he bill includes a number of exemptions: It exempts more than 2,200 hunting and sporting weapons; any gun manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action; any weapons used by government officials and law enforcement; and any weapons legally owned as of the date of the bill’s enactment.”

Some animals are more equal than other animals. Right?

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Kate January 25, 2013 at 1:55 pm

The ruling class, passing laws for the little people only.

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LD Jackson January 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I doubt there is much of a chance of this legislation becoming law, at least for the time being. However, it is disconcerting enough to know that the supporters of this bill would gladly perform a gun confiscation of epic proportions, if given half a chance.

Not only does this need to be defeated, it needs to be defeated soundly. Those who would want to take away our 2nd Amendment rights need to realize we will not stand idly by and watch it done.

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K Dunipace February 16, 2013 at 8:22 pm

I encourage everyone who reads this to contact your elected reps US and State House and Senate. Try the President if you are are an incurable optimist. It is important that they get a sense of the true attitude of the public versus the skewed opinions from both sides reported by the media. It’s time for Nixon’s “silent majority” to speak out again.
Change to the Second Amendment, as to any aspect of the Constitution, should be accomplished by Amaedment, not by presidential spin doctoring.

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