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Feinstein: Election year not ideal for gun debate
Associated Press ^ | July 22, 2012

Posted on 07/22/2012 11:22:17 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the nation needs to have a "sane" discussion on gun control and ban military-style assault weapons. But the California Democrat acknowledges that probably won't happen before the November election.

Feinstein tells "Fox News Sunday" that "people haven't rallied" in years because of the power and reach of the gun lobby, and that with the election looming, "it's a bad time to embrace a new subject."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012; 2012issues; banglist; democrats; elections; feinstein; guncontrol; youwillnotdisarmus

1 posted on 07/22/2012 11:22:21 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree. Politicians trampling the Second Amendment is not a very good idea right now with the elections coming up. Public servants should always wait until AFTER the elections to stick it to We the People.


2 posted on 07/22/2012 11:25:58 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
acknowledges that probably won't happen before the November election

Translation: We know we'll lose our asses if we even attempt to pass gun legislation this close to the election.

3 posted on 07/22/2012 11:26:32 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Any “sane” discussion on gun control will necessarily exclude Sen. Feinstein.
4 posted on 07/22/2012 11:27:55 AM PDT by JPG (Whatever semantics are used, it is still a TAX.)
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To: Domandred

I think your translation is spot on.......


5 posted on 07/22/2012 11:28:03 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
LOL! Sounds like Pelosi's "The tax thing is a distraction" after calls were made for HER to show her tax returns.

Lots of land-mines out there for the Dems, and they know it.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/22/2012 11:31:57 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Commies love guns too, and they don’t want their Democratic leaders taking them away. What dimwit Dianne is saying is that Democrats have forgotten the lesson they’ve learned in the past, and now they are ready to relearn it, but not when it will hurt them, not before an election.

Democrats should make this an opportunity to go after Hollywood again. That’s the ticket. Go after the big money donors. Go after the bad guys.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 11:32:06 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, we need a sane discussion on the lengths of prison terms and other punishments that will be given to politicians that try to subvert the Constitution by implementing gun control.


8 posted on 07/22/2012 11:33:11 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I think we conservatives should clamor for gun control right now. It will put pressure on the Dems to toy with it; they know it is a vote-killer and will never implement it; a few more independents will see them for their true colors.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 11:33:33 AM PDT by bboop (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? St. Augustine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson challenged Feinstein on Fox by saying the issue wasn't about guns, but rather "sick, demented individuals." Feinstein disagreed, saying "people use these weapons because they can get them."

Feinstein, you ignorant Fluke.

10 posted on 07/22/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Domandred
Ick’s nah on the gun ban ray…

[She’s saying wait and see if Barack Hussein is able to buy his way back into the WH, then we can really put the screws to those individuals who want to be able to defend themselves]

As a side note: Does anyone get the distinct impression that this mass murderer’s rampage {Let’s not use his name please} wanted to hand the DNC a ready made campaign issue?

11 posted on 07/22/2012 11:37:53 AM PDT by Voice of Reason88 ( Freedom is never lost all at once - Edmund Burke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This show was better than Meet The Press. No pro-gun voices there at all, just ignorant politicians who don’t know the difference between a “clip” and a “magazine”.


12 posted on 07/22/2012 11:50:21 AM PDT by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Screw Fineswine, The Rat is like a broken Socialist record, Just keeps saying the same thing over and over.


13 posted on 07/22/2012 11:55:50 AM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: JPG

My thought exactly.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 12:00:17 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is dead wrong. The dems need to strike while the iron is hot.

They need to push a new and expanded AWB. Make it illegal to own AW’s and magazines over 6 rounds, with mandatory turn-ins, felonies if caught in posession, etc.

They need to push this hard and force Obama to take a stand on it before the election.


15 posted on 07/22/2012 12:05:02 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“People haven’t “rallied for years” because of the power and reach of the gun lobby”

Rubbish. The gun lobby lobbies congress, not people. People want to protect themselves, Nancy.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Di-Fi can read the Tea (Party) leaves.

Even someone as radical as her has to know that even the best gun control IN THE WORLD (i.e., Norway) will not stop a nutcase. She obviously knows this is a losing crusade for her and is wise to end it now.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 12:13:51 PM PDT by BobL
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To: pallis

“Democrats should make this an opportunity to go after Hollywood again. That’s the ticket. Go after the big money donors. Go after the bad guys.”

I agree. It really seems like this guy was inspired by Batman much more than by the availability of guns. I think it’s clear that if we don’t want people thinking about mass murder, we should take steps to prevent the glorifying of it.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Voice of Reason88

“As a side note: Does anyone get the distinct impression that this mass murderer’s rampage {Let’s not use his name please} wanted to hand the DNC a ready made campaign issue?”

If that was his goal, I think it’s backfiring (LOL), just by Di-Fi’s ABJECT FEAR of debating the issue.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 12:17:37 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think I have this figured out. Military style weapons ? Is that category going on looks? I say that because automatic weapons are already banned. So, they are talking about semi-autos. Now if they ban semi autos that look like military rifles, why would they not ban ALL semi autos? That is their long range plan.
20 posted on 07/22/2012 12:20:31 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IOW, the voters won’t go for taking away their right to bear arms. Imagine that.


21 posted on 07/22/2012 12:20:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

After all, we have the example of how well strict gun control is working in places like Chicago, Washington, DC and New York City. Not to mention Norway.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 1:00:35 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Diane Feinstein:  SS Camp Guard, So-called "senator" Diane Feinstein has proved beyond any doubt that she is the moral equivalent of a Nazi SS camp guard with her remarks regarding taxpayer-financed baby-killing. Diane Feinstein Whether it's the 2nd, 5th or 14th (the Due Process Clause prohibits state and local governments from depriving persons of ***life***, liberty, or property without certain steps being taken to ensure fairness) amendment, Diane "Assault Weapons" Feinstein hates them all.
23 posted on 07/22/2012 1:15:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: fish hawk
I think I have this figured out. Military style weapons ? Is that category going on looks? I say that because automatic weapons are already banned.

I think the technical term used by many leftists, democrats and other GFW's is "Scary Black Rifles".

Those who consider themselves to be better informed make a distinction between an AK-47 and a Glock


24 posted on 07/22/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: JPG
Any “sane” discussion on gun control will necessarily exclude Sen. Feinstein.

Any “sane” discussion on gun control will also have to omit the made-up phrase "assault weapon."
25 posted on 07/22/2012 1:21:12 PM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Second instance I’ve seen in two days-—it seems that the DC Rats are warning off their state and local flying monkeys from pushing for gun control because they know that it’s a loser issue, even with this latest nutcase attack. Just ask Al Gore.


26 posted on 07/22/2012 1:27:27 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep. “I’m the Gun Lobby, and I vote! And I’m done voting for Democrats. Not real fond of Republicans, either, but we have at least a chance of steering them right...”


27 posted on 07/22/2012 1:44:17 PM PDT by Old Student (Do NOT make me get out the torches and pitchforks...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

This is a relief.

Honestly, with the UN Arms Treaty looming and Ubama going to Colorado at about the time the Treaty Signing is at hand. We all know his propensity to have his decisions made by others until he gets credit. Here is his chance to blame his evolution to banning guns on the sorrow he felt while doing photo-ops with the victim’s families.

But, if Senator Diane is already running away, the polling is so bad for gun control that she sees every possibility that an anti-gun rant could be a real tsunami quake in the upcoming election.

I suspect that we may get the I feel your pain battleground state, photo-op speech and hell you and I get to pay for it.


28 posted on 07/22/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: fish hawk

“I think I have this figured out. Military style weapons ? Is that category going on looks? I say that because automatic weapons are already banned. So, they are talking about semi-autos. Now if they ban semi autos that look like military rifles, why would they not ban ALL semi autos? That is their long range plan. “

i agree. if it doesn’t shoot full autto IT ISN’T AN ASSAULT WEAPON. and they are magazines not clips. the way the language has been corrupted and abused by lazy pseudo-intellectuals makes me want to puke. if a carpenter used his tools the way most so-called school trained (indoctrinated) use their tools (words) he wouldn’t have any work.


29 posted on 07/22/2012 1:51:40 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (If the little things really bother you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hi I’m John. And I am the gun lobby.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 2:39:58 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Democrats are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: pallis

“dimwit Dianne”

Has a California CCW Permit! “It’s just for me, not for thee!” I am one of the “important people.”


31 posted on 07/22/2012 2:41:58 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw the show. Feinstein quoted some stats that claimed over 300 people have died since the ban was not renewed.

Then, demonstrating that he will not ask questions that haven’t been pre-approved, Wallace failed to ask, “And how do those statistics compare to the years when the ban was in effect, Senator?”


32 posted on 07/22/2012 3:19:39 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: bravo whiskey

“this is my rifle, this is my gun, this is for fighting, this is for fun” LOL


33 posted on 07/22/2012 4:39:24 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: bravo whiskey

“this is my rifle, this is my gun, this is for fighting, this is for fun” LOL


34 posted on 07/22/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by fish hawk (Religion: Man's attempt to gain salvation or the approbation of God by his own works)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“”Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the nation needs to have a “sane” discussion on gun control “”

Just as soon as we can find a “sane” person in DC to have this discussion with....Since we don’t have any sane people there, we won’t be having the discussion.

AND I still want to know why the time is so wrong on FR?? I am in the Eastern time zone and it’s now 9:12 pm. I have no idea what time any of these threads or posts were actually done today or yesterday!!!


35 posted on 07/22/2012 8:00:12 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama, speaking in CO this evening:

...And I hope that over the next several days, next several weeks, and next several months, we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence that ends up marring this country, but also reflect on all the wonderful people who make this the greatest country on Earth. http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/22/remarks-president-after-hospital-visit

What else can this mean, but a push for more gun control?

36 posted on 07/22/2012 9:46:22 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: Domandred

That about sums it up.


37 posted on 07/22/2012 10:21:11 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is asking us to surrender to the state.

Diane, get rid of Obamacare, bloat government thug programs...

we were not born yesterday.


38 posted on 07/22/2012 10:47:41 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: BobL

His explosives were illegal... but we are going to discuss guns... this is not a gun issue, this is a terrorist issue.

But we know the Brady Bunch never went after the Soviets or the terrorist who shot Reagan either...

These people are traitors... they want these terrorists and they protect them.


39 posted on 07/22/2012 10:52:43 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think Obama already covered this. Something about under the radar or behind the scenes if I recall.
40 posted on 07/22/2012 10:58:53 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Aw, c'mon Di-Fi, go for it.

No, REALLY...go for it.

Let's have a serious debate about EMASCULATING THE CONSTITUTION.

I mean, what's the worst that can happen? Maybe YOU GUYS lose your collective asses in November?

Well, worst for you maybe. As for me...:)

Yeah Diane, let's "throw down"...no time like the present.

41 posted on 07/22/2012 10:59:56 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: JudgemAll

“His explosives were illegal... but we are going to discuss guns...”

Actually, judging from WiFi’s words herself, the LAST THING that the Democrats want right now is a discussion about guns. They have enough on their table just to keep from getting cleaned out as it is.


42 posted on 07/22/2012 11:28:10 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Domandred

Translation:

We will try AGAIN to screw the American public out of yet another Constitutional Right AFTER the election.

She doesn’t approve of any weapon she can’t hide in her purse.

These elitist bastards of both sexes in both parties who continue to get elected to an office they view as a personal sinecure are a menace to the Republic.

We need term limits or an electorate intelligent enough to deprive them of their “Titles of Nobility” after two terms.

Frankenfeinstein should be out out to pasture with her Bolshevik colleagues like Frank Lautenberg et al.


43 posted on 07/23/2012 1:03:33 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Domandred

“Translation: We know we’ll lose our asses if we even attempt to pass gun legislation this close to the election.”

Yes. And after the election, any stealth gun-controllers who manage to fool the public and get re-elected will have some “breathing-room” for “flexibility”


44 posted on 07/23/2012 9:55:54 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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