Skip to comments.MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday
Posted on 01/23/2013 4:21:18 AM PST by marktwain
Sen. Dianne Feinsteins office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday.
The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an assault weapon. This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug, then it is illegal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the same ban in New York last week.
Furthermore, instead of grandfathering in current firearms, she would create a national gun registry for the government to track lawful gun owners. Magazines would again be limited to 10 rounds.
The Clinton-era bill was not renewed by Congress after the Federal Bureau of Investigation and law enforcement agencies reported that it was ineffective in reducing crime.
President Obama said that a top priority is to get an assault weapons ban that is meaningful passed this year.
A summary of Mrs. Feinsteins legislation is below.
Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of: 120 specifically-named firearms; certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by: Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test; eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and banning firearms with thumbhole stocks and bullet buttons to address attempts to work around prior bans.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
If it passes, I predict a sweeping wave of boating accidents in the near future.
I wouldn’t screw her with your dick, buddy!
... or emperor Hussein to issue an edict.
500 rounds is a fun afternoon.
If you have any Class III toys, 500 rounds is about two minutes of rock-n-roll.
500 rounds of .22lr is a box about 4” square. Of .223 about 8” square.
In 1999, 1000 rounds of .223 was $99 shipped. Now it’s closer to $1000 IF you can find it.
That’s one reason I don’t shoot very often. I do it often enough to be accurate when I do, though.
Ban away, bitch.
2 or 3 species in fact ~ 2 of them holding one of them down!
The “ invalid corp” might be just the ticket to take out some of these a$$holes!
My wife and I love the idea of using our SS checks to buy ammo and firearms. The govt. is funding us to protect us and our family members from THEM in the future.
It won’t pass, it’s not even intended to pass.
It’s “cover fire” for the “compromise bill” that they really want.
This is why it’s DiFi that’s offering it up. She’s safe in her seat to offer up this piece of crap and provide a “starting point for compromise”.
And don’t think the GOPers are ignorant of this tactic.
If anything they may even be complicit.
“Sen. Dianne Feinsteins office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban”
Where it will promptly be sent to committee and die. Dingy Harry has practically said he’s not going to bring gun control legislation to the floor of the Senate for vote as too many Dems will be at risk if they vote for it.
I love the American spirit of innovation to overcome obstacles.
It must never be forgotten that our fore fathers debated the reason and need of the Second Amendment. It is quite clear that it was given to us to protect us from tyranny from within our government in addition to repeal external threats. See quotes below:
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." THOMAS JEFFERSON
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. (Quoting Cesare Beccaria) THOMAS JEFFERSON
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." THOMAS JEFFERSON When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." THOMAS JEFFERSON
"An elective despotism was not the government we fought for." THOMAS JEFFERSON The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure." THOMAS JEFFERSON
The constitution shall never be construed...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. ― ALEXANDER HAMILTON
"The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals." President JAMES MONROE (November 16, 1818)
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." THOMAS JEFFERSON
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." THOMAS JEFFERSON, Proposed Virginia Constitution, 1776
"For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security." THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826), US Founding Father, drafted the Declaration of Independence, 3rd US President. Source: Eighth Annual Message, November 8, 1808
"The said Constitution [shall] be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms." SAMUEL ADAMS of Massachusetts -- U.S. Constitution ratification convention, 1788
"...It is always dangerous to the liberties of the people to have an army stationed among them, over which they have no control...The Militia is composed of free Citizens. There is therefore no danger of their making use of their power to the destruction of their own Rights, or suffering others to invade them." SAMUEL ADAMS
"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation... Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." JAMES MADISON, Federalist Papers, #46 at 243-244.
"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed; a well armed, and well regulated militia being the best security of a free country: but no person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms, shall be compelled to render military service in person." JAMES MADISON, Proposed Amendments to the Constitution June 8, 1789
"A people armed and free forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition and is a bulwark for the nation against foreign invasion and DOMESTIC OPPRESSION. JAMES MADISON (1751-1836), Father of the Constitution for the USA, 4th US President
FOLLOW THE BELOW LINK FOR MANY QUOTES OF OUR FORE FATHERS ON THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS. THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THE CONTITUTION IS VERY CLEAR. THESE ARE THE MEN THAT DEBATED WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SHOULD BE (THE DEBATE WAS over TWO YEARS VIA PUBLICATIONS I.E. THE FEDERALIST PAPERS.
this link works
****This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug,*****
And how many people were killed with bayonets on the end of rifles?
confiscation via death
obamacare duty to die
obamacare duty to confiscate.
***This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug,****
With a compass in the stock, or a thing that tells time!
I also hear that those pistol grips like to kill. Without a pistol grip...the gun doesn’t work.
mere ownership is defending the United States.
mere ownership is civil rights.
mere ownership is driving up the stock market.
I am waiting for the song “Grandma got a shot gun for Christmas” by the boston philharmonic.
***I also hear that those pistol grips like to kill. Without a pistol grip...the gun doesnt work.***
Many years ago, Robert K Brown, publisher of SOLDIER OF FORTUNE MAGAZINE, obtained one of the first AK-74 rifles in 5.45mm out of Afghanistan.
I assume it did not work as the pistol grip was broke off.
Oh wait! The bayonet lug was still on it so it might have worked after all.
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