Senator Feinstein and Assault Weapons

Predictably, after Sandy Hook, Diane Feinstein found her opportunity to bring up another gun ban bill. She’s infamously quoted as “picking the time and the place.” So lets look at the synopsis from her Senate page here

  • Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    • 120 specifically-named firearms;
    • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
    • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.

Thumbhole stocks? Like this one? Bullet buttons? I had to look that one up. Used by gun owners in California to turn their detachable magazines into fixed. Have to use a tool to release the magazine.

  • Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds. 

My Glock 19’s standard capacity magazine is 15. I have two. If Feinstein wants them, she stick them up her uptight ass. Sideways. But she’s ‘looking out’ for hunters.

  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.

See, I told you. Wait…what’s this?

  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.

You have to register your guns, for easier confiscation you know. Canada saw the wisdom in getting rid of theirs. Do I have to point out that the ATF let guns disappear into Mexico? So yeah…FAIL.

So call your Senator, tell them to vote NO on ANY gun control. It is a Right, and the citizens are the police to keep the government in check. We’re failing at that by the way.

If it passes, the government got away with confiscation once, after Katrina. So cops and military, uphold your oath to defend the Constitution. The Second Amendment reads “Shall not be infringed.” No ifs, ands, or buts about it.

Other Second Amendment posts by me:

The Most Important Amendment/Analysis and Erosion of the Second Amendment

The Final Argument on Gun Control (I Wish)

Shut down the Spin, and Focus on the TRUTH

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