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Senate Judiciary chair rejects Dianne Feinstein's assault weapons ban
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1//30/13 | Carolyn Lochhead

Posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:05 AM PST by Nachum

The Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee did not endorse colleague Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban at a packed Capitol Hill hearing on guns Wednesday in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shooting. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., called for “common sense reform,” that closes loopholes in current gun laws and enforces background checks. Buthe did not endorse Feinstein’s tougher ban. “I know gun store owners in Vermont,” Leahy said. “They follow the law and conduct background checks…why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allow (criminals and the mentally ill)

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; awb; banglist; feinstein; feinsteins; fufeinstein; guncontrol; guns; judiciary; nocompromise; secondamendment; senate; weapons; wewillnotcomply; youwillnotdisarmus
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1 posted on 01/30/2013 9:10:17 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Well darn.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 9:11:11 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum

I’d rather close the “bimbo” loophole that allows idiot-esses like Feinstein to have any sort of gubmit job.


3 posted on 01/30/2013 9:12:10 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Nachum

Maybe Fineswine will “dry up over time” after this fail.


4 posted on 01/30/2013 9:12:45 AM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Nachum

I had to double-check to make sure John Semmens wasn’t at it again.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 9:13:27 AM PST by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: struggle

They have their internal polls.They know how the next election would go if gun confiscation happens.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 9:13:37 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: fwdude

I’d bet the farm ole diane dried up long ago.


7 posted on 01/30/2013 9:15:56 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Farmer Dean

They also are probably feeling the heat about even suggesting it. Even Piers Morgan is going off the gun-grabbing track and back to interviewing.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 9:18:10 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: Nachum; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; Gilbo_3; Impy; NFHale; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; ...
RE :”Senate Judiciary chair (Dem) rejects Dianne Feinstein’s assault weapons ban,”

HA-HA, I thought it would get further than that.

He doesnt even want Dem Senators going on record for it,
Republicans would demand a vote on it (if they were smart)

Take that Joe and Mika :

I guess all the freepers claiming that Bohner will put up a bill for a vote on this misjudged a bit or two.

9 posted on 01/30/2013 9:20:09 AM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: Nachum

they only have about 20 other bills that do similar hatchet jobs on the 2nd.

this one was just for show.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 9:20:38 AM PST by digger48
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To: Nachum

DiFi was shot down big time by Leaky Leahy and Dingy Harry on this, they know the Rats would suffer if it passed.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 9:21:28 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: Nachum
"why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allow (criminals and the mentally ill)"

Generally speaking, Congress is comprised of "criminals and the mentally ill".

12 posted on 01/30/2013 9:27:35 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: digger48
they only have about 20 other bills that do similar hatchet jobs on the 2nd.

Exactly right.

13 posted on 01/30/2013 9:32:56 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: Nachum

The Rats don’t believe that universal background checks will stop criminals from getting guns for one second. All they want is to fill in the holes of their illegal gun owner database.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 9:35:00 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Nachum

We got ‘em on the first round look for a fairly innocuous bill to come out that will be interpreted to get more than is the obvious control out of it and then the Kenyan will try to executive order it into existence. We need to blow this crap up big time and get the red state dems in a cross fire....I smell midterm blood in the water!!


15 posted on 01/30/2013 9:35:10 AM PST by ontap
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To: Nachum

How about background checks to hold public office, any government job, receive any government check, or to perform any function protected by the 1st Amendment, so that those guarantees are linked to those of the 2nd Amendment?


16 posted on 01/30/2013 9:39:59 AM PST by Real Cynic No More
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To: Da Coyote

If Feinstein was just a average American she would already be in a locked ward.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 9:40:53 AM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: philetus

If that swine was a Republican she would be banned from the party and/or in jail.


18 posted on 01/30/2013 9:49:32 AM PST by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The Rats don’t believe that universal background checks will stop criminals from getting guns for one second. All they want is to fill in the holes of their illegal gun owner database.

THAT is the whole reason behind this bill...for the gun-grabbers to "compromise" their big, bad, scary ban for registering every gun transaction in the country.

That is simply unacceptable. We citizens have taken too many steps backwards in accepting the demands of the statists - not just on this issue, but on the 4th and 5th Amendments. NOT ONE MORE INCH!

19 posted on 01/30/2013 10:06:51 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Banning guns to prevent crime is like banning cars to prevent drunk driving.)
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To: Real Cynic No More
How about background checks to hold public office, any government job, receive any government check, or to perform any function protected by the 1st Amendment, so that those guarantees are linked to those of the 2nd Amendment?

Along with drug tests. That'd be a good start.

20 posted on 01/30/2013 10:10:51 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Nachum
The feinstein ban is a smokescreen; They want it and would love to get it, but they're introducing so much radical legislation, that they're planning on their usual trick (which they call a "compromise" - which is nothing of the sort) Well we'll give up the ban, but surely you won't object to closing the "gun show loophole" (which is also nothing of the sort) which is just as dangerous BECAUSE IT AMOUNTS TO CLANDESTINE GUN REGISTRATION.

GUN REGISTRATION has long been the wet dream of every liberal freedom hater out there. And if "strengthening the checks" as they call it, goes through they will have gun registration.

21 posted on 01/30/2013 10:32:30 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: fwdude

maybe someone will plug di-fi’s head into a loophole formed by a noose and drop her from the senate gallery rail.


22 posted on 01/30/2013 10:35:37 AM PST by Movemout ( all it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to look away and do nothing-FUBO)
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To: Nachum

They want compromises. They really want registration and bans against certain smaller classes/groups possessing firearms, as they did with the VAWA and other laws. That’s the way to eventually disarming everyone. Disarm people accused of various things in divorce/cohabitation fights. Disarm those who have ever had some little neurosis or other. Perceived “depression” is a big one. Stress syndrome or whatever in veterans is another. Disarm most working class Americans who can’t afford to pay judges to wipe whatever blots on their records.

And eventually, the majority will outlaw firearms for everyone. It’s a conquer-and-divide and eventual class war effort. Then only the government-employed and/or connected folks would legally own firearms. That’s the fascist/socialist/commie plan. Look deeply into and before the Million Mom March effort against the Second Amendment, and you’ll see it. Also look into the opinions of global trade leaders on gun control.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 11:02:49 AM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: Nachum

but but butt

DiChiFi said guns are evil..

Leaky Leahy shoots and scores..


24 posted on 01/30/2013 12:35:25 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Nachum

Leahy is good cop to Feinswine’s bad cop. They are neither a friend to gun owners. Leahy is the D+ to Feinswine’s F-. A D+ average gets you kicked out of college. It’s not passing.


25 posted on 01/30/2013 1:44:25 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Nachum

I can see the hoplophobes saying to themselves: “Great! Now this means that people will stop buying guns and ammo at a record pace!”

Heh-heh!
I think not.


26 posted on 01/30/2013 2:56:54 PM PST by RandallFlagg
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To: Nachum

“...why should we not try to plug the loopholes in the law that allow (criminals and the mentally ill)...”

Which was the GOAL and the exact point of this whole freakshow...

Outlaw private transfers and hand-downs.

The “ban” was theater; she knew it wouldn’t go through, but why not try anyway, as long as they get “something” - in this case, one more cut into our right to do what we please with our lawfully-owned, legally-purchased property.

F***’em. These pieces of garbage are transparent as hell.


27 posted on 01/30/2013 3:08:13 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Nachum
The longer this stays in the headlines the longer the public is getting educated about the REAL issues.

Ex: the NRA is not primarily for hunting rights...it stands for defense against intrusive Gov't.

Keep it up, Dems. The more you talk on this the more we win.

28 posted on 01/30/2013 3:20:32 PM PST by what's up
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To: Nachum
It doesn't matter what “Leaky” or “Dingy Harry” say about “gun control.” We are one more Moonbat appointee to the Supreme Court away to losing the 2nd amendment. I hope all of the conservatives who stayed home last election instead of voting for that “Northeast Rino” remember that.
29 posted on 01/30/2013 4:58:04 PM PST by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Nachum

These bastards have bigger fish to fry like the Republicans in 2014. After that, all bets are off.


30 posted on 01/30/2013 11:19:59 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Nachum

Firing off so much at the same time was going to result in at least one squib.

Then again, she had no intention of passing this garbage, which is why she larded it down.


31 posted on 01/30/2013 11:25:19 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum
I'm a reasonable guy. I'm willing to compromise.

In exchange for closing the non-existent "gun show loophole" I ask for two changes to federal law which will both override state gun laws.

What I give up is that every purchase of a firearm shall be accomplished with a federal background check via telephone. It shall be a federal crime to sell a gun to any person without performing such a check. This will apply to commercial and private sales.

Now here is what I want in return.

First, no person shall be required to maintain a serial number on any firearm which he owns.

Secondly, no government records or background checks shall be required for any transaction in which every party to the transaction who receives a gun also parts with a gun.

Because I was unfortunate enough to be born in the People's Republik of Kalifornia, I find myself in the position that the state or federal government have access to records of every firearm I own or have owned.

If the day ever came that it was practical for me to leave the state, one of my first acts would be to sell every firearm I own and purchase through private transactions an exact duplicate for each of those firearms.

My compromise for the gun-grabbers would allow me to accomplish the goal of recovering my privacy without having to leave Kalifornia.

32 posted on 01/30/2013 11:29:46 PM PST by William Tell
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To: from occupied ga
"The feinstein ban is a smokescreen; They want it and would love to get it, but they're introducing so much radical legislation, that they're planning on their usual trick (which they call a "compromise" - which is nothing of the sort) Well we'll give up the ban, but surely you won't object to closing the "gun show loophole" (which is also nothing of the sort) which is just as dangerous BECAUSE IT AMOUNTS TO CLANDESTINE GUN REGISTRATION.

GUN REGISTRATION has long been the wet dream of every liberal freedom hater out there. And if "strengthening the checks" as they call it, goes through they will have gun registration."

This is exactly what should be expected. Registration is always a prelude to confiscation. This would be accomplished through taking advantage of another false flag event, such as a mass shooting or an event involving "Al-Qaeda" or some such. The feds and military are clearly gearing up for something--something big. This looks like a victory to our side until an analysis is conducted.

33 posted on 01/31/2013 5:45:26 AM PST by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of freedom only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Nachum

what show loophole? if you buy AT the show you have to abide by the background chk law.

Leaky leahy is just trying to take inheritance rights. or there should be a very specific private sale (staw man has always been illegal) and inheritance protection.


34 posted on 01/31/2013 7:40:18 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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