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Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Califailure) has been scheming for “over a year” on a way to re-ban “assault weapons,” according all the pictures of them that she’s studied:
On Dec. 17th, Feinstein said, ”I have been working with my staff for over a year on this legislation” and “It will be carefully focused.” Indicating the depth of her research on the issue, she said on Dec. 21st that she had personally looked at pictures of guns in 1993, and again in 2012. [Emphasis added]
Not prone to the same thrill I get when looking at pictures of cool guns, I’m sure, she wants to ban the scariest looking ones first.
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:
Read more for a list of the changes
Leftists everywhere I’m sure see nothing wrong with an outright ban on everything, but the more moderate liberal types might not see anything wrong with simply registering weapons at the very least. I mean, what could be the harm in that?
Well, ask registered gun owners in New York’s Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam counties what harm there could be. Gun owners nationwide would be one FOIA request away from having their names and addresses splayed all over the internet by leftist zealots:
New York’s “Journal News” ignited a fierce debate Sunday after publishing the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in two New York counties. They are actively working on acquiring data for a third county.
The article, titled “Map: Where are the gun permits in your neighborhood?,” reads:
The map indicates the addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties. Each dot represents an individual permit holder licensed to own a handgun — a pistol or revolver. The data does not include owners of long guns — rifles or shotguns — which can be purchased without a permit. Being included in this map does not mean the individual at a specific location owns a weapon, just that they are licensed to do so.
Data for all permit categories, unrestricted carry, premises, business, employment, target and hunting, is included, but permit information is not available on an individual basis.
To create the map, The Journal News submitted Freedom of Information requests for the names and addresses of all pistol permit holders in Westchester, Rockland and Putnam. By state law, the information is public record.
Putnam is still putting together its records and could not immediately provide any data. The map will be updated when that data is released. [Emphasis added]
Putnam County, as it turned out, politely told the Journal News to get stuffed, but it could just as easily have caved as well.
Can you imagine what an administration as loose with our rights as the Obama Regime would do with all that registration info if it had it? Can you imagine them turning down a request like the one the Journal News made? That it hasn’t happened yet to firearms owners who are currently required to federally register their firearms is a major miracle to me.
Seriously, the idiocy of publishing a list of citizens who’ve broken no law as easily as they would a list of registered sex offenders should engender a mass of lawsuits for whatever cause a resident registered gun owner can dream up. What, with burglars rushing to their website before breaking into houses, I mean:
“That was the most asinine article I’ve ever seen,” former burglar and jewel thief Walter T. Shaw said. “Having a list of who has a gun is like gold – why rob that house when you can hit the one next door, where there are no guns?”
The FBI reportedly blames Shaw, 65, for more than 3,000 break-ins that netted some $70 million in the 1960s and 1970s. In other words, his credentials as a thief are legitimate.
“What they did was insanity,” Shaw added.
What Shaw calls “insanity” is nothing more than standard operating procedure for the leftist Democrats, with whom the end always justifies the means.
- American Gun Owners to be Fingerprinted and Registered: Feinstein Announces Nightmare Plan (dprogram.net)
- Second Amendment: Gun Grabbers Forge Ahead (maddmedic.wordpress.com)
- Feinstein: More Power, More Money to ATF to Register All Guns (a4cgr.wordpress.com)
- Ex-Burglars Say Newspaper’s Gun Map Would’ve Made the Job Easier, Safer (foxnews.com)
You knew it would be coming…
Already Democrats like Sen. Frank Lautenberg are rushing forward with bills no doubt already crafted for such an occasion:
“Let’s stop wasting time and start saving lives,” Lautenberg, D-N.J. said on his Twitter account. “Congress must prioritize a ban on high-capacity gun magazines.”
At least one other lawmaker has already called on President Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney to address the issue.
“Soothing words are nice,” New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a radio interview, “but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country.”
Lautenberg was also among the first on Capitol Hill to comment on the shooting massacre early Friday at a suburban Colorado movie theatre that left 12 people dead and dozens wounded. The alleged shooter, James Holmes, was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle and three other weapons.
Lautenberg hates the idea of private gun ownership, and I’m guessing he fairly sprinted to a microphone with a basic gun grab bill already written. Just throw in a few platitudes about Rush Limbaugh and the Teaparty being to blame and it’ll be properly finished.
We have our work cut out for us, and lots to do before November.
“I did not choose the pen, or the microscope, or the musical instrument to make a living. I chose the gun”
h/t (interestingly) Ricochet.com
Many people, in their chosen fields of endeavor, use various instruments and tools to make a living. A tool is basically an extension of one’s own body. The hammer – used to replace the palm of your hand to hit hard metal objects. The musical instrument – an extension of your voice to help you express emotions you otherwise would keep inside. The pen – also replaces your voice in a more permanent way, to enable you to continue to speak long after death.
We remain free in America today because we have guns. We, the people. Even IF Admiral Yamamoto never said it, it certainly was true; had Japan somehow been able to invade the mainland United States, there most certainly would have been a gun “behind every blade of grass.
This is the bomb! Awesome Get Out The Vote video from Trigger The Vote
Better “ponder” real hard on this one, folks
“The Second Amendment and the National Rifle Association are always one bad incident away from politicians like Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin exploiting their agenda of gun control,” said Andrew Arulanandam, an NRA spokesman.
What the NRA is failing to consider here is the Second Amendment is also one bad Supreme Court confirmation away from losing the whole thing. One DISCLOSE Act away from being muzzled (and not the “shootey kind”) just before an election. One bad Attorney General pick.
Hey, does it seem like the NRA has been on the wrong side of nearly everything since Obama was elected?
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It shouldn’t have taken beating the NRA over the head to get them to do the right thing on the Kagan nomination, but for some reason it did.
Now the NRA comes out and says;
NRA Opposes Kagan, Will Score Senators on Confirmation VoteThe National Rifle Association announced Thursday it will oppose Senate confirmation of Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court and plans to score senators’ votes in its annual evaluation of their records.
Read About It: CQ Politics
Posted: 7/1/2010 1:58:42 PM
So now we have to do the same thing with the NRA with respect to their possible coming endorsement of Harry Reid?
Don’t know about you, but they’re on strike three with me. This was strike one.
*sigh* Hope the NRA hasn’t become an AARP clone.