Skip to comments.Feinstein Planning to Offer Semi-auto Ban as an Amendment Soon
Posted on 06/04/2004 2:21:55 AM PDT by neverdem
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Well, we knew this day would eventually come.
GOA has been warning gun owners that Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein of California would be looking for an avenue to attach her gun ban to unrelated legislation sometime this year.
According to Senate sources, Feinstein will be making her move quite soon.
While she reportedly has her eyes on a number of different bills as possible vehicles for her amendment, it seems certain that she will try to piggy-back her anti-gun language onto a legal reform bill (such as S. 2062) within the next few weeks.
You will remember that when Feinstein offered her gun ban amendment in March, it passed 52-47.
While a switch of only three Senators would be enough to kill the amendment, it seems that the easiest way to defeat Feinstein will be through a filibuster. Our side only needs 41 Senators to kill her amendment through the art of filibuster, and it would appear that we definitely have that many votes... BUT ONLY IF THE 47 SENATORS WHO VOTED RIGHT LAST TIME CONTINUE TO HOLD THE LINE!
Thats why we need another barrage of phone calls and e-mails going into Senate offices.
ACTION: Please contact your Senators and urge them to oppose any Feinstein amendment to reinstate the semi-auto ban. Tell them to also support any effort to filibuster this unconstitutional legislation.
You can send the letter as an e-mail by visiting the GOA Legislative Action Center at http://www.gunowners.org/activism.htm (where phone and fax numbers are also available).
I have been alerted to the fact that Sen. Dianne Feinstein is planning to offer the renewal of Clintons semi-auto ban as an amendment to legislation in upcoming weeks.
I would join the voices of many other Americans who would urge you to support our call for a filibuster against the reauthorization.
Please know that the Clinton semi-auto ban is one of the most hated pieces of legislation ever enacted, and those who support its reauthorization will find no friends or votes within the pro-gun community.
Pratt To Speak
Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of Americas Executive Director, will be speaking at the Freedom Roast in Sioux Falls, SD on Saturday, June 12.
This is a family event with attractions for the kids while the parents are taking in the speeches or filling up on the free eats at this gala hog roast.
Pratt will be available at the GOA tent when he is not at the podium. His book and GOA membership applications will be available.
See http://www.freedomroast.us for more information.
Someone explain to me how this will affect criminals and not law abiding people? Seems to me the only affect such bills will have is on the decent people while gangs won't give up firepower.
Better still, someone force Feinstein to explain why SHE thinks she's entitled to carry a concealed firearm while she goes out of her way to deny law-abiding American citizens their Second Amendment rights.
There is a low (IIRC 3% national or state) percentage of "assault weapons" that are used in crimes.
Oh yes, I thought not.
If you worry about that I suggest something in 7.62 Nato.
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Sent Emails to both of my Senators.
It is so easy to do - just click the link.
"I fear the day when our 2nd amendment rights are taken from us and freedom becomes a memory."
It is just the prospect of such a day arriving that the 2nd Amendment was enacted in the first place. The 2nd Amendment is freedom's teeth, as George Washington said. When that day arrives, true patriots will show the tyrants just what the 2nd Amendment is all about.
"Better still, someone force Feinstein to explain why SHE thinks she's entitled to carry a concealed firearm while she goes out of her way to deny law-abiding American citizens their Second Amendment rights."
Well, her life is so much more valuable than ours, don'cha know.
It's important to make those phone calls.
Fienswine will attache this amendment to every piece of legislation that she can during the next several months. The anti-gunners simply do not want accept a defeat because they know that their precious "assault weapon ban" is a worthless, useless piece of legislation designed to get people used to banning guns based solely on cosmetics.
Amen to that...bump this to the top and keep it going!!! CT Freepers...send these letters to our oh-so-wonderful /sarcasm Senators in DC. It's bad enough in CT as is, we don't need to give these guys another Federal ban with which to choke off our own rights here in our home state.
Is the article referring to the AWB? some new version of the AWB? or some new piece of crap outlawing all semi-automatic pistols, rifles and shotguns?
Pratt could try to be more clear in his announcements.
is it ever depressing to be offered a quick means to 'alert your Senators..." about some piece of legislation when the legislation belongs to "your" senator.
Somehow, I don't think that "Dianne, please don't do it" would work.