Sen. Dianne Feinstein rolled out sweeping legislation that would ban more than 150 types of military-style semiautomatic rifles on Thursday, kicking off the congressional debate on a new assault-weapons ban that both sides say faces a steep uphill climb on Capitol Hill. The measure is by far the most ambitious of the number of gun-control bills introduced in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month. “This is hard to do. It’s not easy to do,” Mrs. Feinstein, California Democrat, said. “I think if the people in [a] red state want their representative
Doesn´t anybody in Washington know the shooter in Newtown DIDN´T carry any AR into the school?????? It was reported BY THE LOCAL NBC AFFILIATE that the young mental case had an AR in the trunk of the car but didn´t have it on him during the commission of his crime.
PS - "AR" does not, nor did it ever mean "ASSAULT RIFLE". It was and is a designation for ARmalite...
Dittos #1 - I just heard the same news report that NBC News is now admitting that only handguns were found inside the Sandy Hook school. The so-called assault rifle was found in the perpetrator´s car, NOT in the school. This puts the Big Lie to the Democrat´s war on rifles that look "scary" as a rifle had nothing to do with the shooting at the school. We just caught the DemocRATS using a big lie to try to get their agenda across and to interfere with our second amendment rights. Perhaps more stories will come out regarding this Big Lie by the DemocRATS in Friday´s news.
Whenever I hear someone like Feinstein or Schumer say that we (the people) don´t need assault looking rifles or high capacity magazines,I would like to tell them that they don´t need better healthcare than we do, so why do they?
You can bet that any Republican and a lot of Democrats who would vote for such an over reaching gun ban that would outlaw almost all modern semi-automatic handguns and rifles will be defeated in the 2014 primaries or the general election.
I own an SKS 7.62x39 rifle. For you unintiates out there, that´s basically a Chi-com version of the AK-47, but longer (making it more accurate) and with a fixed magazine. Well, ´fixed´ is in the eye of the beregulator. My fixed magazine holds 20 rounds. It can be re-loaded with a stripper clip (don´t know what that is? google it). I can put 20 rounds in it nearly as fast as a magazine change, using stripper clips. Which are way, WAY cheaper than magazines. My SKS has a Swedish ´hunting´ stock on it, which means it looks like a hunting rifle - which means it has no scary (to gun haters) black plastic (or polymer) stock, and no ´pistol grip´. The stock of is beautiful walnut, with an integral cheek rest, which makes it look more like a target rifle rather than a hunting rifle. The bayonet (and the mount) have been removed. It is perfectly legal, even under Feinstein´s new ´ban´. It looks like a beatiful gun with a walnut stock (which it is) with a 20-round integral (as opposed to detachable) magazine, which I can fire and reload as fast, with greater accuracy, than an AK-47, without the ´panic-inducing´ pistol grip. All perfectly legal now, and will be perfectly legal even if DiFi´s bill were to pass. But this gun is every bit as deadly, with as much firepower, as the AK-47 (which I also own). The cosmetics have been changed to make my gun less scary-looking to Di-Fi than any real AK-47 or AR-15.
What happened to America? When did it become a country run by Marxists, homosexuals, and privileged minorities? When was the Constitution abandoned and replaced with this awful mountain of federal laws and regulations that no one can know or understand? When did our children and young adults become so completely ignorant of history?
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pete moss, 1/25/2013 10:36:23 AM (No. 9138531)
Feinstein and Schumer and many other of our elected criminals want to disarm the American people before they wake up and realize that we have been taken to the cleaners. Both parties, but especially the Democrats, have spent us broke and are in the process of destroying the country.
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