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Feinstein Assault Weapons Ban Covers Rifles, Pistols and Shotguns

vwarde Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 4:14 AM
Feinstain may have made a huge mistake here. Support for gun control is dropping like a rock. More people support the NRA's idea of armed guards than any major gun law changes. 41 states are shall issue or better (no permit required). Just to get out of the Senate, this bill would need the votes of more than half the Senators from those 41 states. I doubt that she will get enough votes for closure on this bill - and by trying to ban most handguns, she has tipped her hand. Any bill she pushes now will be tainted by the memory of this first version. My guess is that Harry Reid buries this bill.......... and it doesn't stand chance in the House.
jlayer Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:46 PM
The NRA's idea of armed police presence in schools would be a huge "trojan horse." It promulgates acceptance of the police state in society's mind collectively and especially in our childrens' minds individually. The "discreet armed educator" model would be at least as effective, faster to implement, and cost nothingto implement.

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...