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Dianne Feinstein introduces legislation which would ban assault weapons and most handguns along with some rifles and shotguns

January 24, 2013

 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.

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32 Comments leave one →
  1. January 24, 2013 10:26 pm

    I will not submit to any new regulations or registries. End of the story. Unconstitutional laws are not laws, govt that try to enforce them are oppressive and shall be dealt with accordingly.

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    • January 25, 2013 7:06 am

      I hear quite a e people saying the same thing Steven, I think they have overestimated the support for this type of legislation and I also think they over-reached. This could come back to haunt them.

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  2. January 24, 2013 11:04 pm

    Before he leaves us no choice he must first get our guns.

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    • January 25, 2013 7:07 am

      Very true!

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  3. George Cederberg permalink
    January 24, 2013 11:42 pm

    Gentlemen ,

    Stay alert, stay armed, be ready.

    George

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    • January 25, 2013 7:07 am

      We will be watching.

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  4. Phillip Cleary permalink
    January 25, 2013 12:31 am

    Don’t buy into the “Assault Weapons” label. It’s a load of crap invented by liberals to create an object to demonize.
    Although they say they are for hunters rights the next step will be to demonize “Sniper Rifles” i.e. any long gun with a scope.

    This is a piece by piece attempt to outlaw every fire arm regardless of its usefulness. The ultimate goal is to ban all guns period!

    This must be fought to the bitter end!

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    • January 25, 2013 7:09 am

      YOu are right and hve you noticed that they are beginning to phase out the term “assault weapon” and are beginning to use “military style weapon” instead?

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  5. January 25, 2013 2:51 am

    I do not think this has any chance of passing. I think it is a gambit to change the conversation from the economy but we must take it seriously anyway.

    I am most looking forward to how Harry Reid acts.

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    • January 25, 2013 3:48 am

      most likely, it will go nowhere. and they’ll use it as a “see? the republicans won’t let us do anything! gridlock! gridlock!”

      OR…

      they’ll whittle it down to something less offensive, but still unconstitutional, the democrats will cal it a win because they “did something” and the republicans will call it a win because “look at how bad it could have been! we did the best we could!”

      once again, the parties are like 2 wings of the same bird flying us straight to hell.

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      • January 25, 2013 7:12 am

        I think you nailed it and they will probably use both scenarios. They will use the first one you laid out to force the Republicans to the tableto pass something and the Republicans will cave as usul.

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    • January 25, 2013 7:10 am

      I think you are probably right Harrison although I do believe Obama doesn’t support the second amendment and do eliev he is in favor of this legislation so I expect something to pass. How bad will it be? We don’t know yet.

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    • Phillip Cleary permalink
      January 25, 2013 12:26 pm

      This won’t make it through on it’s own. I worry more that they will attach this bill or one similar to something that “must” pass through the Senate like the debt ceiling extension. This would give the sniveling Country Club Republicans in the Senate the excuse to let it slide through.

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      • January 25, 2013 8:27 pm

        I agree! I just put up a post about there not being enough Democrat votes to pass this bill and how I believe these Democrats are simply holding out for bribes, just as they did with Obamacare.

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  6. January 25, 2013 3:43 am

    steve, when they come for my guns, you’ll probably be able to hear it from your house.

    (not that I know where in kingston you live…but rifle fire carries a long way)

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  7. January 25, 2013 8:10 am

    There are plenty of laws on the books right now. This is not about more or better laws to protect us, it is about more laws to take the guns away from us to protect THEM when they start laying down MORE laws for us. Notice in her “list” that not only where there the AK’s and AR’s (aka BIG BLACK GUNS), but there was a list of “pistols” and “shotguns”, as well. Are they just trying to ease into taking ALL the guns and seeing what we will say? Maybe they are doing it to then take the shotguns and pistols out of the package as a compromise, but still win what they really wanted at this time. As for it NOT passing in any form, that will probably be slim, the Republicans are ALWAYS backing down from the Democrats and I do not see this as being any different. Do they feel they have to show some support? What the heck is wrong with them? Like I said before, we have plenty of laws on the books now, why not enforce them for starters and see where that takes us?

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    • January 25, 2013 8:29 pm

      It is possible that she included the handguns, shotguns, and rifles knowing it would be removed from the get go in order to show she is willing to compromise. Cunning indeed…..
      Now it is being reported that she doesn’t have the Democrat votes, but Obamacare showed us that these votes can be bought and that is why I think these Democrats are holding out right now.

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  8. January 25, 2013 8:36 am

    Ponder this: black killing black in Rom Emmanuel’s hell hole Chicago with no mention of or outcry for gun control. White killing whites in Whitelandia and the cries for ditching the second amendment ring out across the land. You figure it out.

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    • January 25, 2013 9:20 am

      All while the ones wanting to pass those bills have CC themselves AND security protection details??? Hmmmm.

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    • January 25, 2013 8:30 pm

      Interesting, isn’t it…..

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  9. bunkerville permalink
    January 25, 2013 10:52 am

    Locked and loaded. And shall remain so.

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    • January 25, 2013 12:07 pm

      As it should be, B!

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    • January 25, 2013 8:30 pm

      Same here!

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  10. January 25, 2013 12:45 pm

    Loaded another 100 .308 rds and 500 .40 Val’s. That’s 1200 .308 rds and 3500 .40’s. I will keep loading.

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  11. January 25, 2013 3:14 pm

    Serious as this VS is one has to laugh at these lefties. While they have no motivation and no time for dealing with the country’s budget and employment issues they manage to have the time and motivation to ferret out 157 – count them- 157 types of firearms. Unf___ing believable.

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    • January 25, 2013 8:31 pm

      Yeah, why is this a higher priority than the economy and the budget? Because Obama is going to use his second term to carry out his ideological agenda and that is what he cares most about, that’s why.

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  12. January 25, 2013 8:02 pm

    A must read article:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/01/28/gun-laws-and-the-fools-of-chelm-by-david-mamet.html

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    • January 25, 2013 8:32 pm

      Thanks Lou, I will check the link out.

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  13. John Thompson permalink
    February 2, 2013 2:31 am

    Missouri is working a law to prevent anti gun laws.

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    • February 2, 2013 6:33 am

      That is good news and there are a couple of other states doing this as well. It is time for the states to begin pushing back.

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