Just what does Feinstein want to ban?
Pretty much everything when it comes to guns it seems. The bill that Diane Feinstein wants to put forth in the Senate next year is even worse then the one that was enacted in the 90’s.
She wants to ban rifles that have been around for 70 years, force gun owners to get fingerprinted and registered, pretty much everything that any self respecting tyrant would want. The NRA1 broke down DiFi’s bill2.
According to a Dec. 27th posting on Sen. Feinstein’s website and a draft of the bill obtained by NRA-ILA, the new ban would, among other things, adopt new definitions of “assault weapon” that would affect a much larger variety of firearms, require current owners of such firearms to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act, and require forfeiture of the firearms upon the deaths of their current owners. Some of the changes in Feinstein’s new bill are as follows:
Reduces, from two to one, the number of permitted external features on various firearms. The 1994 ban permitted various firearms to be manufactured only if they were assembled with no more than one feature listed in the law. Feinstein’s new bill would prohibit the manufacture of the same firearms with even one of the features.
Basically these are cosmetic items. A flash suppressor and a bayonet lug for instance.
Adopts new lists of prohibited external features. For example, whereas the 1994 ban applied to a rifle or shotgun the “pistol grip” of which “protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon,” the new bill would drastically expand the definition to include any “grip . . . or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.” Also, the new bill adds “forward grip” to the list of prohibiting features for rifles, defining it as “a grip located forward of the trigger that functions as a pistol grip.” Read literally and in conjunction with the reduction from two features to one, the new language would apply to every detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifle. At a minimum, it would, for example, ban all models of the AR-15, even those developed for compliance with California’s highly restrictive ban.
Feinstein’s 1994 ban listed “grenade launcher” as one of the prohibiting features for rifles. Her 2013 bill goes even further into the ridiculous, by also listing “rocket launcher.” Such devices are restricted under the National Firearms Act and, obviously, are not standard components of the firearms Feinstein wants to ban. Perhaps a subsequent Feinstein bill will add “nuclear bomb,” “particle beam weapon,” or something else equally far-fetched to the features list.
This just goes to show you want an ignorant cow this tyrant wannabe is. No one mounts a rocket launcher on a rifle. As for the grenade launcher? I do believe those are covered under the National Firearms Act3. In addition, this totalitarian pig also expands what she defines as an “Assault Weapon.”
Three very popular rifles: The M1 Carbine (introduced in 1944 and for many years sold by the federal government to individuals involved in marksmanship competition), a model of the Ruger Mini-14, and most or all models of the SKS.
Any “semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds,” except for tubular-magazine .22s.
Any “semiautomatic, centerfire, or rimfire rifle that has an overall length of less than 30 inches,” any “semiautomatic handgun with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds,” and any semi-automatic handgun that has a threaded barrel.
Now I used to own a Mini-14 with a folding stock. It had a serious malfunction that would have required a factory repair. I traded it in for something else. Do you know what the difference between the one with the folding stock and the standard ranch rifle is? The folding stock. Nothing more. As to the threaded barrel, that probably means one set up to handle a suppressor4
Requires owners of existing “assault weapons” to register them with the federal government under the National Firearms Act (NFA). The NFA imposes a $200 tax per firearm, and requires an owner to submit photographs and fingerprints to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE), to inform the BATFE of the address where the firearm will be kept, and to obtain the BATFE’s permission to transport the firearm across state lines.
This is what people who own machine guns have to deal with. It is an onerous registration process to go through and her idea is to force people to do this so they will give up and turn in their guns. Guess what Feinstein, it won’t happen.
Prohibits the transfer of “assault weapons.” Owners of other firearms, including those covered by the NFA, are permitted to sell them or pass them to heirs. However, under Feinstein’s new bill, “assault weapons” would remain with their current owners until their deaths, at which point they would be forfeited to the government.
Basically, if you own one of these firearms, you can’t sell it to anyone and when you die, it is forfeited to the government. Would you care to guess if they will compensate the owners? I would say that is a big NO. So much for the 5th Amendment as well as the 2nd.
Prohibits the domestic manufacture and the importation of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The 1994 ban allowed the importation of such magazines that were manufactured before the ban took effect. Whereas the 1994 ban protected gun owners from errant prosecution by making the government prove when a magazine was made, the new ban includes no such protection. The new ban also requires firearm dealers to certify the date of manufacture of any >10-round magazine sold, a virtually impossible task, given that virtually no magazines are stamped with their date of manufacture.
Magazines are generally cheap and to be honest, are meant to be disposed of if they wear out or are damaged. The military knows that the soldiers will break them or lose them in the heat of battle. That’s why they are so cheap. (Or were until Feinstein announced her new Assault Weapons Ban a few weeks ago) Feinstein isn’t only going after rifles. She is also going after handguns as well.
Targets handguns in defiance of the Supreme Court. The Court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects the right to have handguns for self-defense, in large part on the basis of the fact handguns are the type of firearm “overwhelmingly chosen by American society for that lawful purpose.” Semi-automatic pistols, which are the most popular handguns today, are designed to use detachable magazines, and the magazines “overwhelmingly chosen” by Americans for self-defense are those that hold more than 10 rounds. Additionally, Feinstein’s list of nearly 1,000 firearms exempted by name (see next paragraph) contains not a single handgun. Sen. Feinstein advocated banning handguns before being elected to the Senate, though she carried a handgun for her own personal protection.
This just goes to show you the utter contempt she has for the Constitution, a document she has sworn an oath to uphold, defend and protect. What a pity we can’t prosecute her for perjury for violating that oath. Perhaps we need an amendment to the constitution that would punish elected and appointed officials for willfully violating their oaths of office.
Now, it looks like a number of Senators are rethinking their initial “Let’s ban guns!” comments of a few weeks ago. This is probably due to their being verbally beaten about the had and shoulders by their constituents. The attempt to ban handguns, which DiFi most certainly has in mind, is opposed by 70%+ of the people. Also, there is a world of difference between 1994 when the first ban went in and today.
To begin with, people have seen just how useless banning firearms is when it comes to stopping crime. In fact, taking guns out of the hands of the law abiding citizen actually increases crime since the criminals know they won’t be getting shot by an armed John Q. Public. The statistics over the years have shown this. States with minimal gun control laws and shall issue concealed carry permits show a marked decrease in crimes against people. Cities and states that have strict gun laws have far higher levels of violent crime. Just take a look at Chicago, which is on its way to being the murder capitol of America again5.
These days we also have far better communications then we did in 1994. Back then, the internet was just starting to take hold. Cable news was basically CNN, (Nicknamed the Communist News Network), and most people got their news through newspapers, magazines and the three networks. Today, the monopoly held by the old news media has been broken. When so called journalists start spouting off about “Automatic weapons”, “gun show loopholes, etc, they are rapidly called to task and shown for the lying propagandists for the Democratic Party they long ago became. (There’s a reason we call them the Obama Steno Pool)
On the “social media” sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+, when the anti-Second Amendment people start spewing their lies, they are quickly called out. In fact, it looks like the bill, if it actually makes it out of committee, will fail in the senate. If it somehow gets through there, it will be crushed in the House. The Senators and Representatives who won reelection have gone home, and as I mentioned earlier, have been getting an earful. Still, we can’t be to careful.
Now, when that lying treasonous cow puts this bill in front of the senate, you need to call, write, email, telegram and visit your senators and representatives and tell them in no uncertain terms that you want this bill to die and die quickly. They need to have the riot act read to them in no uncertain terms. In fact, someone sent this along to me as a possible statement to the committee members holding hearings on this bill.
“Good day Senator, I first want to say that I represent no formal organization, although I have hundreds of thousands of people who will back up what I am about to say.
In regards to your ban (Guns, magazines, ammo, toilet paper), I have one thing to say.
You will not push this further. We are tired of having you constantly taking our God given rights from us AND IT STOPS NOW! (Possible table slap here)
I’m not going to threaten to run someone against you in the next election. If you pass this piece of s***, we’re not going to wait.
You pass it and that *expletive* in the White House signs it, the gloves are off.
We will kill you. All of you. There is no place you can hide, there is no amount of security you can get that will save you. Your bodyguards will be slaughtered.
This will be all out war against those who wish to enslave us.
You might be signaling your security people in here to grab me. I’m NOT the one you need to worry about. It will be the tens, hundreds of thousands of others out there waiting for you to do something so blindingly stupid as to pass this bill and have me shipped to the nearest lockup.
For once in your miserable lives, stop acting like closet totalitarians and actually obey the oath you all took when you were sworn in.
Look up the phrase “Molon Labe6.”
Consider just what people, the very people you have been vilifying for decades are thinking if one of their representatives comes in here and makes the statement I just made, knowing what may come next. We do NOT want to go there, so why does it seem that you do?
Then turn and either hold out your hands for the cuffs or start walking out. If the latter, have a lot of big, burly friends who have been sitting very quietly stand up as the guards start coming to you and glare at them.
That would definitely get their attention, but having one person making this statement would be meaningless. You would have to have hundreds willing to make it. It would, perhaps, restore something that the founders of this nation had always intended. They wanted the elected government to fear the people. Yes, fear. They understood that a politician that was afraid of his or her constituents would probably do the right thing.
These days it’s reversed. Now the people are afraid of their government and have begun looking at what may happen. This is why you are seeing petitions to grant states the right to secede and people looking for ways to recall some of the bozo’s they have “representing” them. The political hacks and bureaucrats have forgotten the four boxes of liberty7 as described by Larry McDonald8:
“We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box”.
I, for one, hope we never reach the point of opening the ammo box. The last time this was done was in 1946 in the town of Athens, Tennessee9. (Not in 1861-1865 as you may have thought) If it happens again, it will be horrible, far worse then the “Recent unpleasantness between the states.10”
So, as I said before, call your reps and have this drek masquerading as a potential law strangled in it’s crib.
~The Angry Webmaster~
Misha I of the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has tee’d off on DiFi’s totalitarian power gran as well.