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Dianne Feinstein’s renewed outrage over assault “weapons of war”
sfgate San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2012-07-22 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 07/22/2012 10:13:43 PM PDT by no-s

Nearly two decades before the Aurora Colorado massacre, an assault weapon-toting madman’s massacre of eight people inside the 101 California highrise in San Francisco sent shock waves around the nation.

In the aftermath of that bloody day in 1993, California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein became a leader in calling for an assault weapons ban.

This week, 19 years to the month later, Feinstein is speaking out on assault weapons, calling for a national “conversation” about their dangers — though she admits that politically, any reforms are unlikely to happen.

“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,” she said Sunday. Feinstein expressed deep concern about Colorado gunman James Holmes’ use of large magazines and assault weapons to shoot dozens and kill 12 in a matter of minutes. “These are weapons that you’re only going to be using to kill people in close combat,” she told Fox News Sunday.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: assaultrifle; ban; feinstein; massacre
I didn't see this in the search. It could use a little Freep. I feel Feinstein's comments are cynical hypocrisy and she is an elitist with her "guns for me, and not for thee" approach towards the subject. It's election year and she is just pandering at best.
1 posted on 07/22/2012 10:13:53 PM PDT by no-s
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To: no-s
What we could really use is a ban on assault politicians.
2 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: no-s
“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,”

Then get them out of the hands of police, and especially federal police.

Oh, by the way, you don't suppose the killer specifically chose the theater because it was a gun-free zone, do you?

3 posted on 07/22/2012 10:16:38 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: no-s

How ‘bout a national “conversation” about throwing out on their asses, any public servant who dares to take about our rights as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights? Sounds like a deal to me.


4 posted on 07/22/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Without the Second Amendment, the other twenty-six will cease to exist.)
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To: no-s

Sales of “assault weapons” will skyrocket.

Thanks, Diane! Competing with Barky for “Firearm Salesperson Of The Year” honors, are ya?


5 posted on 07/22/2012 10:17:28 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: no-s; windcliff
I'm outraged that this idiot keeps getting reelected.
6 posted on 07/22/2012 10:17:43 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: no-s

Perhaps Ms. Frankenstein should ask herself why she is using this situation for political gain. The liberals never let a crisis go to waste.

It’s the liberal media and liberal Hollywood that are creating these monsters.


7 posted on 07/22/2012 10:19:56 PM PDT by mardi59 (THE REBELLION IS ON!!!)
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To: no-s
hey FeinSWINE...

8 posted on 07/22/2012 10:19:56 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: no-s

Please Diane, bring this issue back to the floor of the Senate. We need you now more than ever.


9 posted on 07/22/2012 10:20:57 PM PDT by kempster
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To: no-s

***Feinstein expressed deep concern about Colorado gunman James Holmes’ use of large magazines and assault weapons to shoot dozens and kill 12 in a matter of minutes.***

She would have been thrilled if Holmes had used THESE methods! At least no one was shot!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_Rex_fire


10 posted on 07/22/2012 10:22:41 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: no-s
“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,” she said

Ms. Feinstein later amended her remarks to add further ...
unless me, my family, or our bodyguards have them"

Typical lefty. Me and mine deserve protection, you and yours does not, unless me and mine give it.

Additional remarks from feinstein later included but were not limited to ... "Can't we all just get you'all gone!"

11 posted on 07/22/2012 10:23:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: coloradan
Then get them out of the hands of police, and especially federal police.

Oh, by the way, you don't suppose the killer specifically chose the theater because it was a gun-free zone, do you?

Both good points. And I wonder - Did the killer choose an "assault rifle " and a high-capacity magazine because he wanted to make a point about the call to renew the Assault Weapons Ban? Was he also trying to illustrate an argument for gun control? Seems like he made a choice of implement to commit mayhem, what with the pipe bombs in his apartment and all.

12 posted on 07/22/2012 10:25:05 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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“The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. There’s only one reason for the 2nd Amendment. It’s so you and I can own guns and KILL leaders of our country who have become tyrants!”


13 posted on 07/22/2012 10:25:47 PM PDT by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: no-s

Sorry but “Weapons of War” were on the streets in Lexington in 1775, you SF Communist Anti-American SlimeSlut.


14 posted on 07/22/2012 10:26:10 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (??? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: no-to-illegals; marktwain; Joe Brower

15 posted on 07/22/2012 10:28:16 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: no-s

Sorry but “Weapons of War” were on the streets in Lexington in 1775, you [Diane Funkleshine] SF Communist Anti-American SlimeSlut.


16 posted on 07/22/2012 10:29:28 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (??? . what??? Who knew? .)
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To: no-s
She's back with her finger on the trigger again.


17 posted on 07/22/2012 10:29:55 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: no-s
When it comes to assault weapons, Feinswine is clueless. Note her finger on the trigger.


18 posted on 07/22/2012 10:31:16 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: no-s

Madame Feinsteinn, the only weapon of war on the planet earth is mankind himself.

Without the man, his tools are useless objects.

You are simply too stupid to realize that it is from us that evil comes, not from a device.

Until you can recognize what the actual cause is, you will never have any hope of coming up with a solution, in fact, your ignorance will serve only to make matters worse, so please, go away.


19 posted on 07/22/2012 10:34:22 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Doofer
It’s so you and I can own guns and KILL leaders of our country who have become tyrants!”

Ha ha, I knew this would come up. I think that might be over the top though. Realistically, the "well regulated" part of the 2nd is about making sure we can be disciplined and on target with whatever weapon we use to protect the security of the "free state"...ie being free.

20 posted on 07/22/2012 10:34:47 PM PDT by no-s (when democracy is displaced by tyranny, the armed citizen still gets to vote)
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To: no-s
"“These are weapons that you’re only going to be using to kill people in close combat"

With an effective range of 400-600 yards, I'm not sure that's "close combat". Most people shoot paper with ARs, some shoot varmints. I don't think an awful lot of owners use S&W M&P 15s to kill people in "close combat".

21 posted on 07/22/2012 10:37:39 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Chode

Dear Ms. Fienstein,

Blow me sideways and FOAD.

I hope that articulates my views.

Signed,

The rest of us.


22 posted on 07/22/2012 10:37:47 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: no-s
A treaty here, a broken conversation there, and we have WWIII.

THe war on guns is a declaration of war, of civil war, behind honeyed words of surrender, drafting the American people, tax war on poverty style.

It's what she means by "conversation". You and the state drop the guns first Dianne.

No one asks to regulate and control crutches for the handicaped, nor should we control and regulate their acquisition of weapons to ward of physical attacks from the uninjured and physically healthy...

... and the state for that matter... which has all the intent on regulating free speech the way that mass murderer attacked free speech in the theater... of all places.


23 posted on 07/22/2012 10:38:37 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: no-s
A treaty here, a broken conversation there, and we have WWIII.

THe war on guns is a declaration of war, of civil war, behind honeyed words of surrender, drafting the American people, tax war on poverty style.

It's what she means by "conversation". You and the state drop the guns first Dianne.

The state stops overspending, overgrowing and over taxing the American people first, Dianne.

No one asks to regulate and control crutches for the handicaped, nor should we control and regulate their acquisition of weapons to ward of physical attacks from the uninjured and physically healthy...

... and the state for that matter... which has all the intent on regulating free speech the way that mass murderer attacked free speech in the theater... of all places.


24 posted on 07/22/2012 10:39:20 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: no-s

Ask Diane how a Remington Model 700 .30-06 with a nice Leupold 10X scope would be? We could ensure that it would be kept at least 300 yards away from her entourage. That’s just a deer hunting rifle, isn’t it — no bayonet lug or flash suppressor or pistol grip, eh? Only 5 round magazine—


25 posted on 07/22/2012 10:40:14 PM PDT by imardmd1 (.40 warned is forearmed)
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To: 98ZJ USMC
roger that...
26 posted on 07/22/2012 10:42:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What we could really use is a ban on assault politicians.


YES!!!!!


27 posted on 07/22/2012 10:44:13 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: no-s
We need to ban you, you fat cow! (to Feinstein)

Get out of our lives and take a long walk off a short pier.
28 posted on 07/22/2012 10:48:28 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (June 28th, 2012, the Day America Jumped The Shark.)
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To: no-s
"Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets”

They aren't weapons of war - they are weapons of defense.

They belong in our homes, loaded, waiting by the front door, and ready to defend our families, our homes and our freedom.

Criminals and politiciians (often difficult to tell apart) are the two groups most interested in disarmng citizens.

"A gun is a tool, Marian. No better, no worse than any other tool. An axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that."

-- Shane (played by Alan Ladd in the movie Shane, 1953)


29 posted on 07/22/2012 10:49:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: no-s

“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,” she said


No, you stupid twat. People, who are willing to use those weapons, on a civilian street, don’t belong on the streets.

But that would be 35.7 percent of your constituency, wouldn’t it?

You did well in your undergraduate stupid studies.


30 posted on 07/22/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: no-s
I didn't see this in the search. It could use a little Freep. I feel Feinstein's comments are cynical hypocrisy and she is an elitist with her "guns for me, and not for thee" approach towards the subject. It's election year and she is just pandering at best. ----- Gee, ya' think?
31 posted on 07/22/2012 10:53:44 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Iron Munro

“A gun is a tool, Marian. No better, no worse than any other tool. An axe, a shovel, or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.”
— Shane (played by Alan Ladd in the movie Shane, 1953)


They will never understand that.

Never.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 10:55:44 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

OMG thank you for bring Happyland up. If someone intend to murder a large group of people all at the same time they would do it. Not just Happyland but how about 911. Except one used Gasoline and the other Planes. Looks like Diane Frankenstein forgot about that. It seems for liberals it is NOT the murder that bothers them but the tool.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 11:00:10 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Deadliest campus killing in US history--not a shot fired:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster

Worth the cut and paste. Mz. Feinstein would be well advised to brush up on her history. Guns really don't kill people. Crazy people kill people.

34 posted on 07/22/2012 11:01:13 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Iron Munro

“They aren’t weapons of war - they are weapons of defense.
They belong in our homes, loaded, waiting by the front door, and ready to defend our families, our homes and our freedom.”

Words to live by, sir!

(Except, mine are next to the nightstand. Closer.)


35 posted on 07/22/2012 11:14:37 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: no-s
“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,”

Dianne, you're dead wrong.

First: The shooter didn't use a military rifle; it was a "military looking" semiautomatic sporting rifle. Get your facts straight.

Second: Yes, in fact weapons of war do belong in the citizens' hands per the Second Amendment to the Constitution. You've heard of it...it was in all the papers...and it will allow the citizenry to protect itself from the worst aspirations of people like yourself, and your minions, should you ever attempt to gain the degree of totalitarian power you seem so desirous of. Our current gun regulations are already unconstitutionally restrictive in terms of owning actual military equipment, and everyone with a shred of intellectual honesty knows it, so stop pandering to the soccer mommies with mindless, hackneyed rhetoric.

Third: Seeking to strip the civil rights of a nation is not an appropriate way to deal with very rare individual acts of violent crime, terrible though they may be, unless of course you're actually stupid or have ulterior motives. There could be severe unintended consequences stemming from an unwise overreach. Remember Lexington and Concord? (Yes, they made the papers, too.) How'd that episode end up working out for the British? Take a wild guess what the British troops were there to do. History demonstrates that a government attempting to deny a free people its defensive arms may well end up facing them.

Fourth: You are simply being irrational. If the murderer had taken a razor or knife and slashed throats in the confusion and darkness, would you ban them and have us tear our meat with our canines? Or walk around looking like unshaven mullahs? What if he had driven a truck through the line outside the theater? No more motor vehicles?

Please, I implore you--no matter how much it hurts--try to think a little.
36 posted on 07/22/2012 11:32:08 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Guess she’s gonna vote for Mitt Romney.
After all, good O’l Mitt has a proven record for banning assault weapons.
Great liberal minds think alike!/sarc


37 posted on 07/22/2012 11:52:42 PM PDT by billys kid ("Bury me on my head for one day this world will be upside down." (Diogenes))
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To: Sooth2222
I hunted rabbits in high school with my dad's old bolt action .22LR. Since then, I acquired many other firearms. All of them of been used as precision paper punches. It's a hobby and entertainment. My paper punching has no impact on any other person. The FFL makes some money on my purchases. The range organization gets an annual stipend for my access. I wouldn't mind reducing prairie dog populations in the Spring, but I have even had time for that.
38 posted on 07/23/2012 12:26:57 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: no-s

Is it just me or is her head actually getting bigger as the years go by... it looks like it could topple off from her shoulders any moment...


39 posted on 07/23/2012 1:03:58 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: no-s

The American Revolution began when the Crown attempted to disarm the Colonists.

I guess it’s only fitting that the Revolution ends with the Colonists demanding to be disarmed....


40 posted on 07/23/2012 1:23:03 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: no-s

“Weapons of war don’t belong on the streets,”

Here are two more mass murders in which no guns were used.

Window sash weights don’t belong on the street either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_bombing

And this one. No guns involved.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Times_bombing

Dang! The more I look the more non gun mass murders I find.


41 posted on 07/23/2012 10:21:16 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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To: no-s

How to commit mass murder without shooting anyone.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Times_bombing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Street_bombing
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Land_fire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_Rex_fire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disasterhttp:


42 posted on 07/23/2012 10:40:14 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (I LIKE ART! Click my name. See my web page.)
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It has been 'rumored' that at one time 'someone' taped Di-Fi's CA office staff -

They stated Di-Fi carried an 'automatic' pistol (semi-auto)

Di-Fi's sandbagged staffer quickly said:

No she doesn't! She carries a revolver! (true - a S&W .357 Magnum revolver at that time)

It is 'rumored' that several gun rights groups have copies of that audiotape.....

Keep it up Diane - and you will be listening to that audiotape on FNC!






43 posted on 07/23/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT by devolve (-------------- ------- no servers - no intelligence ----------- ---------------------)
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To: Myrddin

When I was a young teenager our family from around he state gathered for Thanksgiving. While the turkey was cooking, my Dad took my a brother and me and three cousins up into the nearby hills, taught us basic gun safety, then gave us all the opportunity to knock the empty tin cans off the log. I’m a little old lady now, but I still get appreciative glances at the range when I shoot out the center of my target with my pistol.


44 posted on 07/24/2012 12:12:25 AM PDT by ArmyTeach (Our liberties, we prize and our rights we will maintain ... USS Iowa BB 61)
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To: ArmyTeach

A nice family tradition. My family enjoys trips to the range too. Keep it in the X ring :-)


45 posted on 07/24/2012 1:11:36 AM PDT by Myrddin
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