Skip to comments.Some politicians fear citizens with .50 caliber rifles--and that's a good thing
Posted on 11/04/2011 7:20:24 AM PDT by marktwain
Yesterday, in discussing Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer's continuation of the attempt to exploit "gunwalked" guns for more restrictive firearms regulation, we noted Feinstein's breathless hysteria regarding .50 caliber rifles:
And the problem is anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50 caliber weapons, a sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico.
As the Sipsey Street Irregulars' Mike Vanderboegh notes, .50 caliber rifles seem to be something of an obsession of hers:
There is one thing that is always fascinating to me about Feinstein. She can't mention gun control without mentioning fifty caliber rifles. I mean she is a monomaniac on the subject. It is obvious that the thought of a projectile which can be fired from a mile away that can penetrate her limousine's armor in some nominal green zone "safe envelope" is the stuff of her nightmares.
She has, in fact, introduced legislation to impose draconian restrictions on .50 caliber rifles and ammunition in the past (are we approaching "the time and place" for her to try again?). Nor is she alone among California's congressional delegation in her terror of these guns. Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) has even specifically mentioned the "limousine-busting" capabilities of .50 caliber projectiles, in an MSNBC hysteria piece years ago:
This kind of weapon can blow up a limousine or a helicopter, can take out a vehicle, armored vehicle, maybe even a mile away. It can shoot through seven buildings!
He does not seem to have outgrown that fear, and still lists more oppressive regulation of .50 caliber guns as a priority on his "issues" (and he has "issues," alright) page:
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Politicians should respect citizens, citizens are their bosses.
Never noting that what she's referring to starts at $2000 and prices move north of $5000 fast. AND she never notes that these things are about 5 feet long and weigh around 30 pounds (supplies not included).
No, she talks like it's $100 and fits in a pocket.
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“And the problem is anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50 caliber weapons, a sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico.”
And the problem is anybody can earn money, a week’s pay, thousands of dollars, and send them to down to Mexico. Should we outlaw the dollar?
...oh, wait. I’ve got to stop giving the Marxists new ideas.
Along with the ignominious end of Khadaffi....
Ever since that Tea Party member shot-down a Chinese satellite with his .50, Diane’s panties have been in a twist.
The entire purpose of the 2nd is to help enforce the 1st by giving the government officals something to think about.
Only the ATF can send .50 cals to mexico without an export permit.
What is the caliber of Waxman’s nostrils?
You do not want an armed government and an unarmed populace. Then the government becomes the boss, and not the citizens. Our form of government is supposed to be one where the citizens are the boss.
Damn...I guess this means I have to go out and buy me a .50 caliber rifle.
And here I was thinking I was all set...
Her highness the pig need not worry. Arnie the RINO already outlawed the 50 cal in her home state. Birds of a feather and all.
And the problem is anybody can walk in and buy anything, .50 caliber weapons, a sniper weapons, buy them in large amounts, and send them down to Mexico.********
I would hope that by “anybody” she’s referring to the chief gunwalker at Justice and his enabler in the WH. Fortunately, Obama’s little under the radar scheme got blown up and Holder is now busy trying to obstruct.
It either takes an idiot or a super-sized set of stones to talk about running US firearms into Mexico after getting caught red handed doing that very thing.
Pathetic is the only term I can think of.
caliber of Waxman’s nostrils?
At least twenty times that of his tiny pocket derringer.