Skip to comments.Senator Unveils Bill to Limit Semiautomatic Arms
Posted on 01/24/2013 1:12:47 PM PST by tobyhill
During a lengthy and at times emotionally wrenching news conference, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California on Thursday announced legislation that would ban the sale and manufacture of 157 types of semiautomatic weapons, as well as magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
The bill, which Ms. Feinstein said she would introduce in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, would exempt firearms used for hunting and would grandfather in certain guns and magazines. The goal of the bill, she said, would be to dry up the supply of these weapons over time.
Surrounded by victims of gun violence, colleagues in the Senate and House and several law enforcement officials, and standing near a peg board with 10 large guns attached, Ms. Feinstein acknowledged the difficulty in pursuing such legislation, even when harnessing the shock and grief over the shooting of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., last month. This is really an uphill road, Ms. Feinstein said.
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Ms Feinstein, the common thread running through the mass murders in the country is MENTAL ILLNESS! Please take up Civil Rights of the Mentally Ill with the ACLU!!!
I’m going to take up diving, since all these guns keep getting thrown into lakes.
“Feinstein ... harnessing the shock and grief over the shooting of 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn”
yeah - and the abortion of babies - they are alive b*tch - they aren’t trash - they are humans being put out with the waste...what about those souls — what to “re-visit” that if you care so much!
I HATE liberals!!! - as do all common sense law abiding people...
Sorry - I’m not yelling at you toby..
SEE E-VIL GUNS HERE! Warning, your eyes may bleed!
All this happens as Piaps keeps BSing and John Karry is appointed. All a diversion.
If you’re crazy enough to be a mass murderer, are you too crazy to bring extra ten round mags and reload in a couple of seconds?
Why don’t the liberals in the government also ban all knives with more than 2 inch blades, hammers with more than five inch handles, etc.
All guns except machine guns and muzzle loaders are “Semi-automatic” you Communist flack! You know it. Don’t try to disguise it for your ‘low info’ voters. You want our guns? Molon Labe!
I take it she didn't sweep everyone in attendance with the muzzle of an AK-47 she was holding? With her finger on the trigger? You know, like she did that one time at a press conference about banning "assault weapons" (in quotes because it's an illegimate piece of terminology).
I wonder if Rev. Gary Hall believes in the virgin birth, and Christ died was berried and resurrected on the third day?
Ms. Feinstein said she would introduce in the Senate on Thursday afternoon, would exempt firearms used for hunting and would grandfather in certain guns and magazines.
An other idiot politician that does not understand the US Constitution. The 2nd Amendment is not about hunting......
Did anyone ask her about all those F n F semi automatics without tracking devices that Obama and Holder ordered to be sold for use by the Mexican drug cartels ? No? Incompetents in our ‘News Media’!
I'm not what you'd call a "gun nut." But if I use an AR-15 for hunting would that mean it is exempt?
She was standing in front of a peg board full of these weapons she wants to ban....AND NO ONE WAS SHOT OR KILLED? ?
Maybe because there was no criminal present to use the weapons?
The weapons are not dangerous. Criminals are dangerous! Criminsls will not obey Di-Fi’s law.
Screw this "no transfer of 'grandfathered' guns" crap.
Goodck with that.
1st mantra comes for my guns needs to understand and contemplate just his sad his family will be in mourning.
I am absolutely not joking and will lay down my life for my fellow Americans and it will be on your conscience for provoking this.
"Less than 20 years ago, I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer and the bomb was set to detonate around 2 o clock in the morning, but it was a construction explosive that doesnt detonate when it drops below freezing. It doesnt usually freeze in San Francisco, but on this night it dropped below freezing and the bomb didnt detonate.
"I was very lucky, but I thought of what might have happened. 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. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me."
Guns: Good enough for Di Fi, not good enough for you.
There is about as much justification for this legislation as there is for banning the growing and sale of peanuts. Peanuts can be absolutely deadly and banning them would have done EXACTLY as much to stop Sandy Hook as this legislation would have!
That's a new one to me. A good example of creative spelling, I suppose.
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