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MILLER: The illogic of Feinsteinís Ďassault weaponsí ban
The Washington Times ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Emily Miller

Posted on 03/14/2013 9:50:28 AM PDT by marktwain

The Senate Judiciary Committee passed Thursday Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban by a straight party-line vote, despite Republican efforts to point out the obvious holes in the legislation.

The California Democrat’s bill — which prohibits 157 specific firearms, those with a single cosmetic feature she thinks is scary looking and standard magazines that have over 10 rounds — applies to all Americans except current and retired law enforcement officers. She believes this one class is able to use the firearms for self defense.

Sen. John Cornyn attempted to point out the flaws in the logic of her legislation. During the first part of the markup on March 7, Mr. Cornyn said that the exception for law enforcement is a “remarkable concession” because the “bill sponsors have long declared that so called assault weapons are purely offensive in nature — as in designed for killing — hence the name ‘assault weapon.’”

He explained that the one exception conceded ”that there are at least some Americans who should be allowed to possess these weapons for the purpose of defending themselves, their families and their communities.”

The Texas Republican strongly opposes the “assault weapons” ban, but used the amendment process to show the absurdity of only allowing certain Americans use the banned guns for self defense. Mr. Cornyn offered several amendments in committee and will hold the rest for the full Senate floor debate. Mrs. Feinstein said Thursday that this was an effort to “nip it and tuck it” and opposed Mr. Cornyn’s efforts.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: assault; banglist; feinstein; guncontrol; legislation; secondamendment
The whole idea of "gun control" is absurd in the United States.
1 posted on 03/14/2013 9:50:29 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain
Definitely something to show you are mentally ill ~ to suffer from delusions about banning firearms.

This old bat has 137 other countries more to her liking ~ she should go there soon.

2 posted on 03/14/2013 9:52:41 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: marktwain

Limit law enforcement to only the weapons allowed to citizens.


3 posted on 03/14/2013 9:54:40 AM PDT by Yo-Yo
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To: marktwain

Explosive Exchange at Gun Hearing Between Ted Cruz and Dianne Feinstein http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYI3MEhegvQ&sns=tw via @youtube


4 posted on 03/14/2013 9:55:50 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: marktwain

Di Fi definitely way off her meds. Retirement to a gun control nation such as Cuba surely would benefit her. (and US)


5 posted on 03/14/2013 9:58:34 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: muawiyah

I'd rather see her here

6 posted on 03/14/2013 9:59:40 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: smokingfrog

bump for later


7 posted on 03/14/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: marktwain
She should be mocked. Liberals hate being mocked or ridiculed more than anything else - it is there Achilles heel. They believe that they are superior to all others and cannot stand to be judged by those inferior to them.
8 posted on 03/14/2013 10:07:34 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: marktwain

The left wants to disarm us because they are keenly aware that the number of people in their graves who were murdered while they were armed is miniscule compared to the number of people in their graves who were murdered while they were disarmed. Their heroes are Stalin and Mao. Our heroes are the men who met the British who came to disarm them.


9 posted on 03/14/2013 10:09:34 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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Of course her argument is illogical. That’s because she and the liberals are lying about their true intentions. The ultimate objective is the complete elimination of guns among “civilians” . (I use quotes because cops are, in fact, civilians). They want complete ban and confiscation.

Never forget this. When they say “nobody wants to take your guns” that is an outright lie.


10 posted on 03/14/2013 10:37:30 AM PDT by Castigar
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those with a single cosmetic feature she thinks is scary looking

Soooo, if I take the body off my '73 Pinto & put a Corvette body on it, do I now have a Corvette?

11 posted on 03/14/2013 10:45:22 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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I heard a statistic from a gun grabber (radio show). I think the guest cited 30K gun related deaths in the US as a basis for his support of the legislation. That seemed awfully high to me. I did some research.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calculates that each year there are more than 11,000 gun homicides and nearly 19,000 gun suicides. That’s 30,000 firearms deaths a year in the United States. At that rate, there have already been some 2,500 violent gun deaths since Sandy Hook.”

# Deaths Cause
606 Accidental discharge of firearms

19,392 Intentional self-harm (suicide) by discharge of firearms

11,078 Assault (homicide) by discharge of firearms

252 Discharge of firearms, undetermined intent

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/dvs/deaths_2010_release.pdf

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Here is the problem. The “Assualt (homicide) by discharge category” includes self defense and LEO shootings as well. Also, these statistics (if I am reading correctly) include all Americans as long as their origins are US. If they submit a death cert in the US, regardless of where it happened, it goes in the stats. How many are Military overseas, in Territories, Mexico, etc. I can’t find that info.


12 posted on 03/14/2013 10:51:41 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 ("The British are Coming (to confiscate weapons)" - Paul Revere (We know how that ended))
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13 posted on 03/14/2013 11:25:16 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
That looks like a recipe for disaster, she’s got her booger hook on the BANG! switch.
14 posted on 03/14/2013 11:31:01 AM PDT by infool7 (The ugly truth is just a big lie.)
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To: marktwain

These A$$hats know they cannot legislate morality. All they are trying to do is make political hay.


15 posted on 03/14/2013 12:26:52 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: Castigar
Of course her argument is illogical. That’s because she and the liberals are lying about their true intentions. The ultimate objective is the complete elimination of guns among “civilians” . (I use quotes because cops are, in fact, civilians). They want complete ban and confiscation.

Exactly correct. The whole MSM is corrupt because they know this and do not expose it. They believe it is alright, mandatory even, to deceive and lie to accomplish what they want.

16 posted on 03/14/2013 7:19:48 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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