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Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Covers Rifles, Pistols and Shotguns

Col Bat Guano Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 6:54 PM
Feinstein comes by her hoplophobia honestly. She was there when Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk were shot dead by a very disturbed Dan White back in 1978. The event seems to have left a deep seated fear within her of guns and gun owners. This bill is so over the top, an irrational fear is a plausible explanation for its inception in her mind.
commodorerock Wrote: Dec 30, 2012 11:50 AM
Um... dan white was a former police officer and fireman who was a san fran supervisor at the time of the killing. He would be exempt from all of these laws if they come to pass anyways... everyone knows the law is only for the common man, ex- cops and city officials are above the law. She of all people should know this?
CarlStevenson Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 9:46 AM
Moscone and Milk are just "convenient excuses" for Feinstein. Quo bono? Her political career, and thusly her personal wealth and power, were advanced greatly by their demise.
Feinstein, Schumer, Obama, Holder, and their whole gang are tyrant wannabes. To them, anyone who does, or might, oppose their control over every aspect of our lives, is "a criminal" because they said so.
These same people through DHS and other alphabet agencies have recently purchased over 1.5 BILLION rounds of ammo – enough to shoot every man, woman, and child in the country 3-4 times – ammo that’s illegal for military use under international law. Who are they planning to kill?.

Bigdogoffthechain11 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:03 PM
this fear did not prevent her from acquiring a concealed carry permit and carrying a firearm herself.
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:18 PM
Now that's very interesting. I hadn't heard that before.
Col Bat Guano Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 7:30 PM
She started packing after some left wing nut group tried to bomb her house and shot out the windows failing that. She's since concluded:

"Now having said all of that, that was period of time ago and I’ve watched through these 20 years as terrorism has increased both on the far extremist left and the far extremist right in this country."

Every act she refers to was due to a nut job. She still has an irrational fear of people with guns. That's what drives her to write poorly conceived bills like this one that will get a lot of people needlessly killed if it passes into law.
DixT Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 9:00 PM
But it's TRUE. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid also! In fact, I do believe Harry Reid is a member of the NRA.

The New Year is just around the corner and although the Senate still hasn't made a fiscal cliff deal, Senator Diane Feinstein already has parts of new gun control legislation ready to go. Two Sunday's ago on NBC's Meet the Press, Feinstein talked about giving President Obama a bill he can "lead on" and used the term assault weapon loosely.

Feinstein has posted a summary of what the legislation will cover, which inculdes a ban on semi-automatic handguns and shotguns in addition to rifles. The legislation also requires registration...