Dianne Feinstein introduces legislation which would ban assault weapons and most handguns along with some rifles and shotguns
The big news of the day was Dianne Feinstein introducing an assault weapons ban which would include most handguns along with some rifles and shotguns. This should not come as a surprise to anyone paying attention because–in an unabashed attempt at shameless self-promotion–I wrote a post on December 27th in which I warned everyone that this is what she intended to do.
So instead of wasting time covering this issue again I will repost below what I wrote in my article from one month ago, Dianne Feinstein to introduce legislation which would ban most handguns, and here it is:
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.