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Of course: Feinsteinís assault weapons ban exempts government officials
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Posted on 01/26/2013 7:27:36 PM PST by chessplayer

Hey, they’ve gotta have someone who can sell high-powered firearms to Mexican drug cartels, amirite? You’ve heard about the 158 weapons you’ll no longer be able to use. But what about the exemptions?

"Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt."

“Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; elitists; guncontrol; secondamendment
So she and other more equal govt. officials will be permitted to own any type of gun they want.
1 posted on 01/26/2013 7:27:41 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
So she and other more equal govt. officials will be permitted to own any type of gun they want.

The founding fathers would either have laughed that irredeemably dull-witted, hypocritical woman out of office or reached for their muskets.

2 posted on 01/26/2013 7:32:07 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: chessplayer

Worked great in Mexico, let all the narcos take over with the guns gone.

Sometimes I wonder how much more of this Americans will take before there starts a national rebellion demonstrations.


3 posted on 01/26/2013 7:34:53 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: chessplayer

Ah but I don’t see an exception for manufacturers.

The guys in the factory cannot possess assault weapons or normal magazines, so how can they manufacture them for law enforcement, military, and the various armed executive branch militias like DOE SWAT team?

They will need to buy their gear from overseas, or have special Federalized factories.


4 posted on 01/26/2013 7:37:50 PM PST by DBrow
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To: chessplayer

Right from the start I want to say that I have the utmost respect for law enforcement officers, that being said.
“Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.

Because no one is safer to have these weapons than alcoholic, wife beaters and senile retirees. We the general public are to stupid, too inept, to likely to lose our tempers and do violence. Aint that right Rodney King, Kelley Thomas and countless others. My point is not to belittle or besmirch the many fine professional law enforcement officers in the country,I am just pointing out that they are no better or worse than any other group.


5 posted on 01/26/2013 7:44:02 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: chessplayer

It’s called a police state.


6 posted on 01/26/2013 7:45:07 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: chessplayer

Funny thing, my standard rifle with its standard magazine (read that as an AR with 30 round mags) doesn’t exempt government officials.


7 posted on 01/26/2013 7:45:41 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe)
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To: Standing Wolf
What I don't understand is, if they are going to amend the 2nd amendment. Why not make some changes to the 1st amendment?

Don't give the libs so much leniency.

No more protecting the identity of someone who is lying.

No more letting someone hide in the bushes with a camera with one of our enemy waiting to ambush our troops.

No more of the senseless STUPID editorials they pretend as the evening news.

I don't know how our forefathers were so intelligent when they constructed our Constitution. But the idiots in Congress are trying like hell to undo their work.

8 posted on 01/26/2013 7:47:27 PM PST by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: chessplayer


9 posted on 01/26/2013 7:48:48 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DBrow

or have special Federalized factories.


Bingo.


10 posted on 01/26/2013 7:50:03 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: DBrow

I would kinda agree here...we are probably moving toward a gun and ammo sector situation...all moved overseas, all charging a significant amount of money for their products, and no legal ramifications to be housed in a country like Columbia.

My humble guess is that both the cops and military will be paying 300 percent more for ammo within four years. If you work as a cop for some state organization...you probably get forty rounds a year for practice at that point. The fed cops might still continue at the same rate. You might see the military set most all troops at twenty rounds of ammo for practice a year.


11 posted on 01/26/2013 7:51:11 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: chessplayer

I can think of no better thread for that gun quote by Heinrich Himmler.


12 posted on 01/26/2013 7:52:56 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: chessplayer

That’s a long way off. We have maybe a decade of unintended consequences.

Unless the whole shebang comes to an abrupt end.


13 posted on 01/26/2013 7:53:06 PM PST by DBrow
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To: chessplayer
WAIT! - did someone really think the elitists would write laws limiting their own behavior?
14 posted on 01/26/2013 7:53:36 PM PST by Baynative (I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I can't put it down.)
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To: chessplayer

Divine right of government - laws for thee not for me.


15 posted on 01/26/2013 7:53:55 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Chode

16 posted on 01/26/2013 8:01:29 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: pepsionice

Not sure. Remember recently FedGov groups as unlikely as the National Weather Service ordered half a billion rounds?


17 posted on 01/26/2013 8:02:25 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Mastador1

I have the utmost respect for the taxpayers that pay my salary.

DBD


18 posted on 01/26/2013 8:04:29 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Travis McGee
Der Fuehrer would feel right at home with these 0bamen Volk...
19 posted on 01/26/2013 8:12:01 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Ajnin

God Bless You For your service past and present! I am angry with none of the fine professionals that risk all to protect us, I am angry with the likes of Feinstein that seek to put us into classes of haves and have nots and can and cants. I see no reason why a well trained civilian is prohibited from having one her restricted weapons, but a well trained peace officer can own one as an individual. If these weapons are so damned unsafe then why not restrict them to on duty law enforcement only? And then lock em up at the station at end of shift.


20 posted on 01/26/2013 8:18:00 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: chessplayer
Translation: Only government officials are smart and responsible enough to own guns, all others can not be trusted and are to be considered incompetent.

If anyone believe America is egalitarian, think again.
There is the government class and then everybody else.
The government class write laws to suit themselves, all others must obey.

This is not what America is supposed to be.

21 posted on 01/26/2013 8:23:03 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Mastador1

Semi-automatic rifles are safer than hammers according to crime stats, but you don’t see anybody proposing restrictions on the types of Stanley hammers you can buy.


22 posted on 01/26/2013 8:31:37 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Mastador1

It is coming time to pay the piper. I have spent much time reconciling.

DBD


23 posted on 01/26/2013 8:36:50 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: chessplayer

the whole point of 2a is that citizens are to have the same level of weaponry as government. it’s the only way to stop tyrannical government.


24 posted on 01/26/2013 8:40:38 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 3Fingas

Especially EVIL are the Death Stick and Dead On framing hammers, can any hammer with those names really be for striking a nail HEAD? I think not!


25 posted on 01/26/2013 8:45:58 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
How 'bout the worst hybrid monstrosity contraption ever devised -- the air compressor operated pneumatic nail gun of Death.
Air Compressor Death Gun
Run for the hills! Yikes!
27 posted on 01/26/2013 8:55:24 PM PST by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: chessplayer
Hoplophobic Democrats: Anti-American Enemies of the Bill of Rights. Spartan officer of the Aigidai Clan Pictures, Images and Photos Molon labe y'all, and keep your powder dry.
28 posted on 01/26/2013 8:56:50 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 3Fingas

Had a job in the desert where a framer took out a rattler with one of those, and an electrician got canned because he thought it was a good time shooting it at people. You gain a lot of respect for a nail gun when you see someone shoot a nail through their hand!


29 posted on 01/26/2013 9:03:05 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: chessplayer
If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt...All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others......
30 posted on 01/26/2013 9:05:54 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: chessplayer
So if I work for the gov for a week ad “retire” then am I exempt? What if the local sheriff deputizes the entire population? This is going to have so many holes it will look like Swiss cheese.
31 posted on 01/26/2013 9:16:31 PM PST by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: chessplayer

That demRats might be terrified of their constituents should come as no surprise to anyone.


32 posted on 01/26/2013 9:39:26 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Standing Wolf

I propose an ammendment to the US Constitution to the effect that “Congress shall pass no law which exempts members of Congress or members of the Administration from any stipulations in the law to which citizens are subject.”
That’s the concept; I’m sure someone in the legal field could clean it up.


33 posted on 01/26/2013 10:00:21 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: Mastador1
“Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.

Now they are saying it "exempts" 2,200 types of weapons. The original stated it "protected" our rights to over 2,200. They continue the diversions to lull us...STAY AWAKE!!!

34 posted on 01/27/2013 5:15:41 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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