12/28/2012

Feinstein's "Assault" Ban Includes Handguns, Fingerprinting Gun Owners

Posted by Brian

Diane "Ma Barker" Feinstein - Do you think she "assumes"
the weapon is unloaded, seeing she has her finger on the trigger? Maybe she should take an NRA gun safety course.
Senator Diane Feinstein, who is leading the charge to reinstate the 1994 ban on so-called 'assault weapons', is not stopping at long rifles.  The 2013 legislation would also include banning handguns.

From her site:
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.
The 2013 legislation also "strengthens" the 1994 ban by using a 1-characteristic vice a 2-characteristic test to determine whether a firearm goes on the list of banned weapons.  Her reason for the legislation also states that it will protect "legitimate hunters" and existing gun owners,  by grandfathering weapons owned on the date the legislation is enacted, though gun owners would have to be photographed and be fingerprinted! I'm sure she will give assurances that this database would not be used to identify and confiscate weapons if a more strict gun bill is passed at some unknown future date.

This legislation, like most anti-gun legislation, is being proposed in the wake of a tragedy capitalizing on the raw emotions of people, focusing on weapons instead of the person who actually committed the act. For them, we are supposed to try to understand what was going through their twisted mind, to sympathize with whatever crappy thing that may have happened to them in their childhood. Yet, most people who have bad, even traumatic things happen to them in their lives, and don't go shoot up a school or movie theatre.

Also, Feinstein speaks of "legitimate hunters".  This is a classic tactic of the leftists.  They try to convince us that the Second Amendment is all about hunting.  "Who needs an AR-15 for hunting?", they say.  First of all, the AR-15 is a military-style rifle.  It is not a military rifle.  It fires a .223 round just like any other varmint or small game rifle.  The round is not even recommended for deer, as it probably wouldn't take down the deer with a single shot unless hit in a vital area.  The only difference is the body of the rifle, which looks like, but isn't a military weapon.  Like any other semi-automatic rifle it only fire one shot for each trigger pull, as opposed to a military weapon's multiple-burst when in automatic mode. Second, the Second Amendment is not there to protect hunter's rights.  It is there to provide the people (who ARE the militia) with a means of protecting themselves from a tyrannical government, and the means to overthrow it, if necessary. It specifically does not mention specific types of weapons precisely because the founders knew that single fire muskets would become obsolete in the future. A populace with the right to own only muskets and cannons going up against a government with M16's, grenades, mortars,  and other sophisticated weapons would be no match, and they knew it. The ability of the People to own modern weapons is vital to their ability to be able to do this.  The hunting argument is a red herring in their argument, meant to dumb-down people, and change the argument.
One is classified "hunting" and the other "assault".
The difference? Body style.  Both are semi-auto and fire .223 rounds.

This new attempt to weaken the Second Amendment is a lifelong goal of the leftists. A people without the means to defend themselves is much easier to control.  For Diane Feinstein and the other leftists, this bill is a move to rid the country of all privately owned weapons, except of course for those in government, the military, and those persons of "privilege" that they designate, else why include handguns be in the bill? This bill is one of creeping incrementalism.  They are selling this as a "reinstatement" of the 1994 ban, but they slip in a line to move from a 2-characteristic to a 1-characteristic test which adds even more guns to the list, and out of the hands of the American people. It is just another example of the "Overton Window".  Move the bar a little further to the left than it previously was to create a "new norm", until eventually the norm will be no weapons.

This is a time for the American People to stand up once more and reject another infringement on their rights and liberty.

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