Democratic California senator Dianne Feinstein announced today that she will be introducing a bill that would ban assault weapons. “He is going to have a bill to lead on,” Feinstein said of President Obama on Meet the Press, “because as a first day bill, I’m going to introduce in the senate and the same bill will be introduced in the house,a bill to ban assault weapons. It will.ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession –not retroactively, but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums, or strips of more than ten bullets.”..
Slightly off topic but why is all of the police talking about tracking the "whole history" of each weapon from manufacture until it´s use in Newtown. They are saying that they want to trace any use of each weapon in any other crimes. Do they know that they will find evidence of this? Thinga that make you go Hmmmmm.
There has been an escalation in weapons purchases since the kenyan klown was elected and now reelected. Feinstein is demonstrating why that is. Instead of focusing on guns, she should be focusing on mental health availability, with qualified, trained professionals providing the service, not kids straight out of undergraduate school, with a lack of coursework to support the job of counselor. She should also be reconsidering the privacy laws that stop parents from being part of their adult child´s treatment.
Go ahead, ban them. It won´t make an ounce of difference. What Feinstein needs to ban is mental illness. Somehow, I doubt she will tackle that problem. Come to think of it, the liberals already tackled that problem and it no longer exists. All those terrible asylmns are gone.
Feinstein needs to be banned. No assault weapons were used in the killing. Last I heard the .223 rifle was left in the car. Now, is the story changing to fit their version of events? Is Eric Holder going to be arrested for Fast & Furious which caused hundreds of deaths at least? Is Obama going to be impeached for treason right along with Holder?
Sorry, #2. You are the one who doesn´t have the facts. The State Police announced YESTERDAY that ALL the killings were done with the assault rifle, not the handguns. Each victim was hit between 3 and 11 times fired from the rifle. All the autopsies proved that. That information was repeated at the press conference today. The only time a handgun was used by the killer was to commit suicide. Try to get the facts before posting criticism of others.
Good point post 10. Here is my two cents. Close to a million illegals sneak across the border every year. If "assault" weapons are banned the demand for those guns could easily be fulfilled by illegals packing guns in with them. Therefore a liberal ban on "assault" weapons would make liberals feel good but the ban may actually multiply the number of such guns in circulation. So in addition to the post 10 suggestion how about attaching an appropriation of $50 billion to close the border. Make liberals prove just how badly they want their gun grab.
Do you know how UNPOPULAR this bill is? Imho, the dems are just introducing it to placate their lefties....because they will have to ban automobiles first before guns because they kill more people than guns. And let´s not forget oxycontin (sp) and other prescribed drugs. How many have been killed from these?
How can Obama really create a police state when we still have an armed citizenry. Its the last step. The good news is where I live they can´t buy ammo fast enough. The above article concerning the ACLU forcing through a ban on forced mental help confinement for violent people will get lost in all this. Wonder how all those hunters in Ohio and Michigan are going to like their President and Senators. Everybody I know has been waiting for this shoe to drop, thought we would get through inauguration first. As Obama ties the Hangman´s noose and grins from ear to ear standby it only gets worse.
House Republicans should tack on mandatory institutionalization of violent mentally ill and "no-buy" database of people receiving psycho-active drugs. Pay for it by eliminating long term unemployment payments to the chronically lazy of all races. The article is typical of democrat logic - ban the symptoms and ignore the root of the problem. Fight back everyone!
Feinstein should get a law passed saying that crazy people can no longer possess guns. That should get the job done as we all know that crazy people obey all laws.
Crazy people can also vote in the USA, and you can safely bet that the crazy people who do vote support liberal Democrats who certainly have more in common with them then conservative Republicans. That´s why liberal Democrats never blame crazy people for their criminal and irresponsible acts. On the other side of the coin, liberal Democrats always blame guns anytime a mass shooting occurs, of course guns can´t vote, so that is the safe thing for the liberal Democrats to do in the short term.
I am not a gun owner. I have noticed that one factor we have often seen in the most publicized mass killings with guns is a mentally deranged teen or young adult whose parents were unable to get treatment for them. I suspect one of the positive results that could come from a national conversation on gun violence is measures to limit the ability of the mentally ill to have access to guns. There are too many guns in our country for them to be ever removed, we could however change the way we treat violent young people.
Look, California is a state whose legislature and moron Governator banned the .50 cal bolt action due to fears that it could "shoot down an airliner". Given idiocy on that level, the definition of "assault rifle" can be expanded to include a slingshot.
BTW, Barrett got around the ban with the .416. Our lawmakers are fascist, but very very stupid.
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