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Dianne Feinstein to introduce legislation which would ban most handguns

December 27, 2012

 Dianne Feinstein is preparing gun control legislation which she plans to introduce to the Senate in January. This legislation, as can be seen here on her own press release, would ban 120 specifically named firearms as well as “certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, and shotguns.” The legislation goes on to state that “high capacity” magazines capable of accepting more than 10 rounds will also be banned.

  I am not sure that those who agree with this legislation actually understand what a semi-automatic weapon is so I will give you a simple to understand definition; you pull the trigger and fire a shot, you pull the trigger again and you fire another shot. It is as simple as that, in other words almost every gun produced is a semi-automatic weapon. Unless you have a revolver or a single shot rifle or shotgun it is most likely you own a semi-automatic weapon.

  Now let us move on to “high capacity” as defined in this draft of the legislation. If you own a handgun and it is not a revolver or a sub compact handgun it is also most likely that you own a magazine with a capacity of at least 11 rounds. The majority of handguns produced would become illegal under this version of Dianne Feinstein’s proposed legislation.

  But have no fear because Dianne Feinstein is claiming that she is protecting the rights of “legitimate hunters” and “existing gun owners.”

    She is making this claim because of a provision in the bill which would grandfather people who already own these weapons. If you own a banned weapon before the ban goes into effect you will be allowed to keep it.

  Unfortunately if you want to keep your weapon you will have to agree to be treated as if you are a convicted sex offender by registering with the federal government. This registration would include a background check, a photo ID (suddenly photo ID’s are neither racist nor a suppression of rights anymore), and being fingerprinted. And I am sure a nice little fee will also be included.

  And we will be subjected to this affront on our right to privacy simply for no other reason than choosing to practice a right that is actually written into the constitution.

  The Supreme Court ruled in Heller that reasonable gun control laws were constitutional but this is not reasonable, it is an all out assault on the second amendment.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Chip permalink
    December 27, 2012 10:08 pm

    Bet it exempts members of Congress so she can keep her weapon.

    • December 27, 2012 10:34 pm

      I wouldn’t be surprised at all!

  2. December 27, 2012 10:16 pm

    i doubt her bill has a chance of passing, but something will probably pass. It’s all for show so they can feel good that they did something.

    Chip is right. Congress will be exempt.

    • December 27, 2012 10:35 pm

      I don’t think it will pass either, but we must keep our eyes open!

  3. December 28, 2012 8:12 am

    There are some who will look at this bill, see that that it has little chance of passing as it is written, and say we are crying wolf at nothing. I say we need to be all the more concerned because people like Dianne Feinstein are in Congress. Some rational people really believe stricter gun control laws are needed, but have no desire to conduct such an assault on the 2nd Amendment. Feinstein is no such rational person. People of her ilk have one thing in mind, ie. total control. It troubles me greatly that her bill has any cosponsors at all. She should be laughed out of Congress, but instead, her bill will be debated. It’s a shame it even gets that far.

    • December 28, 2012 7:58 pm

      This bill might not go anywhere but we can’t take that for granted because her bill will make it to the floor and then anything can happen.

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