Skip to comments.Sen. Feinstein no longer has concealed weapon permit
Posted on 12/26/2012 5:23:01 PM PST by LibloatherEdited on 12/26/2012 7:37:10 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) no longer has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Feinstein, who has taken the lead on efforts to renew a federal assault weapons ban, acknowledged during a hearing in 1995 of previously having a concealed weapon permit.
At the time, she said she needed it for security, but she has since dropped the permit.
"The senator does not have a concealed weapon permit," Feinstein spokesman Tom Mentzer said in an email to The Hill on Thursday.
In 1995 a hearing on terrorism after the Oklahoma City bombing, Feinstein recounted how, in the 1970s, she was the target of the New World Liberation Front which first attempted to blow up her home. After the bomb failed to detonate, Feinstein explained, she decided to arm herself.
"Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home and I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself, because thats what I did. I was trained in firearms," Feinstein said in the 1995 hearing.
"When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon," she said. "I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me. Now having said all of that, that was a period of time ago and Ive watched through these 20 years as terrorism has increased both on the far extremist left and the far extremist right in this country."
Feinstein got rid of the permit once the New World Liberation Front was no longer a threat to her.
Feinstein has pledged to introduce legislation reinstating the federal assault weapons band in the wake of the murders last week of 20 school children and six of their guardians at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
She is one of a number of legislators, including a few senators with "A" ratings from the National Rifle Association (NRA), who have called for action on guns in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. Feinstein has an "F" rating from the NRA.
A previous federal ban on weapons lapsed after ten years in 2004. Feinstein was a leading sponsor of the first ban.
Feinstein's new bill would ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession" of certain types of guns as well as prohibit bullet clips, drums, and strips that carry more than 10 bullets.
"I don't see how Americans can want a situation where a 20-year-old gets a gun from his mother, kills his mother," Feinstein said Monday referring to the Sandy Hook shooter, Adam Lanza.
That's the spirit!
What about her bodyguards?
Then she went crazy ~ ....... some sources say she had 2 permits and she only gave up 1 to fool the goobers.
"I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me. Now having said all of that, that was a period of time ago and Ive watched through these 20 years as terrorism has increased both on the far extremist left and the far extremist right in this country."
So, DiFi, your new thinking is "if somebody is going to take me out, I will go meek as a lamb," right?
They are conceeeled, with bulging blazers.
Well, I probably wouldn’t need one either if I had 24/7 armed guards.
Does she still have the gun???
“I was trained in firearms,” Feinstein said
“Feinstein swept the crowd with the muzzle of the automatic rife, bold closed, finger on the trigger, high-capacity magazine locked in place.”
I don’t believe a word that comes out of her twisted pie hole.
Ok, that's one Senator who has a "gun free zone" around them, only 99 to go!
God forgive you would ever allow a commoner to do the same.
I suspect she considers her armed security as sufficient.
I know if I were a U.S. Senator, I would want to be armed no matter what.
I remember an interview with General Schwarzkopf during the early stages of the Iraq war. They showed his bed and I noticed beside it was a double barreled shotgun. I guess he wanted to be ready no matter how much protection he had.
I'm sure that Ms. Feinstein didn't vote herself a Secret Security detail at about the same time she decided to let her permit expire.
Bet she still has the weapon though! Not to mention a well-armed security staff. I just wonder who would want to provide security for that stupid bimbo...
“Feinstein got rid of the permit once the New World Liberation Front was no longer a threat to her.”
Well, how special. I’m sure she’s the only human in the world who was facing threats.
To paraphrase John Wayne in Rio Lobo “ Mrs Feinstein I see you don’t wear a gun, so I guess you hire it done”. The elite will always have armed security, we are just the little people who don’t matter to them.
There are plenty of statist LEO types who agree with her that “civilians” (statist for “citizen”) should be disarmed, and have no problem taking a check from her kind.
Sorry i meant El Darado.
She is a liar...
She did this on purpsoe...
Her body guards are still armed...
She is do as I say not as I do personnafied! And I resent the living hell out of that anti-American witch!
There must be some guideline for how many years of dipping into the public trough it takes to be declared a FELON.
Hence, the losing of her permit.