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Feinstein: Goal is to Dry Up the Supply Of Weapons Over Time

byeBarry Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:54 PM
How many civilians have been killed in the US by "assault weapons"?
DWinch Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:59 PM
More have been killed with knives and hammers. They should put Home Depot out of business if they really cared about public safety!
Happy Jake Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 1:58 PM
Actually, even if you remove the scare quotes, the number is probably higher than you think. Gangs and drug cartels (particularly after Fast & Furious) have access to REAL assault weapons (those that can go fully automatic or fire in burst mode) despite numerous, mainly unopposed, federal and state bans against them.
byeBarry Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 2:01 PM

Surrounded by law enforcement officers, mayors, police chiefs, gun “safety” groups, Democratic legislators and a display of semi-automatic rifles and pistols, California Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced her new gun control legislation today on Capitol Hill.

“This is a tough battle,” Feinstein said in her opening remarks. “Some of us have been working to reduce gun violence for decades.”

The event kicked off with Rev. Gary Hall preaching about gun violence to the cameras, a mix of church and state liberals typically frown upon unless it serves a certain political purpose.