My response to my Congressional reps:
Dianne Feinstein’s legislative proposals to ban ‘assault’ weapons and 30 round magazines are not only a testimony to her ignorance of weapons, but present a clear case for the need for term limits for members of Congress.
I served in the U.S.Army Reserve-Infantry, with an Honorable Discharge as Captain. I learned small-unit tactics and movements and had extensive familiarization with small-arms weapons.
Let me tell you a few things about the ‘assault’ weapons that everyone is getting all lathered up about.
First, a REAL assault weapon is one in which you have the capability to have full-automatic (keeps firing as long as the trigger is depressed) and/or select fire of three-round bursts. This kind of weapon is used to achieve suppressive fire against an enemy and in a final ground assault against a fixed objective.
The weapons that Feinstein is trying to ban again (the previous ban by the way had no impact on crime levels—check the FBI stats) are SEMI-AUTOMATIC-one shot for every time you pull the trigger. This is the same action that is in every pistol (not revolver) in the world.
Anything that Congress attempts to pass that erodes our Second Amendment (which is a God-given, not government-given right)is going to be met with a response at the voting booth.
exactly - same here - MP CPT - and I agree that the Citizen should have - and has the God given right to own weapons that are equal to the military. The very fact that the Colonials had weapons that matched the Imperial British brought to bear equal force on the battlefield that ultimately won our Independence — so take such away at this point - is to do exactly what you have stated, “erode our freedoms” and is a direct attack against the US Constitution - something you and I both took an oath to defend, against foreign or domestic enemies...