Skip to comments.Feinstein Wants Obama to Pull a Clinton on Firearm Importation
Posted on 03/22/2014 10:25:41 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), sponsor of the federal "assault weapon" and "large" magazine "ban" of 1994-2004, is asking President Barack Obama to direct the BATFE to reinterpret a provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to prohibit the importation of various semi-automatic firearms and their parts.
In a letter to Obama, the text of which was included in an article published by the Daily Caller on Thursday, Feinstein said that, "at a minimum," the BATFE should:
prohibit importation of all semiautomatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more than 10 rounds . . . . prohibit semiautomatic rifles with fixed magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, prohibit the importation of the frame or receiver of any prohibited rifle . . . . prohibit the practice of importing assault rifles in parts . prohibit the use of a "thumbhole" stock . . . . and prohibit the importation of assault pistols.
Though Feinstein failed to gain approval of legislation she introduced in Congress last year, which would have imposed the biggest gun ban in American history, she has reason to believe that she could achieve some of her ends through the president's use of his executive authority. In the 1990s, Feinstein urged then-President Bill Clinton to direct the then-BATF to restrict the importation of semi-automatic rifles, and Clinton agreed. With the White House saying "we're taking the law and bending it as far as we can to capture a whole new class of guns," the BATF prohibited the importation of semi-automatic rifles capable of using standard magazines holding over 10 rounds.
In its report on its 1998 action, the BATF attempted to justify its decision on the grounds that Feinstein's 1994 law had banned...
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Dems at best may hold the Senate or lose and have 49 seats in 2014. If Obama did an EO to ban more rifles, guarantee the Dems WILL LOSE the Senate in 2014 by a larger margin and maybe more seats in the House then currently projected. Obama is trying to use populism (income gap, minimum wage) to make up the Dem gaps, Dems want gun control but they also understand political tactics (something Sen Cruz can learn if he wants to be an effective Senator). IMHO Obama will refrain from such EO till after the 2014 elections. Then he will do it, and hope the Dem strategy in 2016 of electing the first woman as president will be used to cover all extreme leftist policies and hope women voters will be hysterical like the black voters of 2008 and 2012 (many moderate black GOP voters voted for Obama).
this woman is a serious danger to the Republic and should be removed from office at the earliest possible moment along with her counterpart boxer.
It seems like all CA elected officials are a serious threat to the Republic.
A Clear and Present Danger, you might say.
Just keep on axing for more, don't they?
The "thumbhole" monstrosity was a way to get past
the "pistol grip" rifle prohibition of the original
"assault" weapons ban. Freakin' UGLY. I had an MAK set up
with one. Didn't much care for it, it was a bit awkward.
Fixed it with a saw, some sandpaper and some varnish.
Couldn’t such a ban on imported semi-auto rifles be bypassed by foreign manufacturers granting licensing rights to American companies and making profit from the royalties/licenses. Wasn’t that a similar case with the Walther PPK, which is made under license by Smith and Wesson?
We seriously need a minimum IQ or intelligence test required to serve in government. And passing some sort of civics/basic government test. These people are killing us...
I can’t say what I am thinking. E.O.’s can work both ways.
Sure you’re familiar with this, but as a community FYI:
27 CFR 478.39 - ASSEMBLY OF NON-SPORTING SHOTGUNS AND SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES FROM IMPORTED PARTS
(a) No person shall assemble a semiautomatic rifle or any shotgun using more than 10 of the imported parts listed in paragraph (c) of this section if the assembled firearm is prohibited from importation under section 925(d)(3) as not being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.
(b) The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
(1) The assembly of such rifle or shotgun for sale or distribution by a licensed manufacturer to the United States or any department or agency thereof or to any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
(2) The assembly of such rifle or shotgun for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Director under the provisions of Sec. 178.151; or
(3) The repair of any rifle or shotgun which had been imported into or assembled in the United States prior to November 30, 1990, or the replacement of any part of such firearm.
(c) For purposes of this section, the term imported parts are:
(1) Frames, receivers, receiver castings, forgings or stampings
(3) Barrel extensions
(4) Mounting blocks (trunions)
(5) Muzzle attachments
(7) Bolt carriers
(8) Operating rods
(9) Gas pistons
(10) Trigger housings
(15) Butt stocks
(16) Pistol grips
(17) Forearms, hand guards
(18) Magazine bodies
(20) Floor plates
As the word is growing across America, here is my two cents:
Both Feinstein and Boxer need to be removed with a concentrated movement ASAP
Di/Fi is in full-throttle panic. She recently complained her e-mails were being scrutinized----now we know why. Feinstein released a statement on Democrat State Senator Leland Yee's arrest for arms trafficking: The allegations against Senator Yee are shocking. It has become clear he has lost the confidence of his colleagues and for the good of his constituents should step down.
Di's shocked? More like sap-happy Di/Fi's doing a quick CYA before all the dirt comes out.
INCONVENIENT FACTOID: Di's hubby made millions doing deals in China.
Did M/M get any help from Yee? From Shrimp Boy Chow?
HONORED BY DI/FI Shrimp Boy Chow was arrested in connection w/ Yee's terrorist arms trafficing plot....
one of Di/Fi's suckups to ethnic campaign donations and votes.....and their China connections.
REFERENCE The 137-page FBI complaint against state Sen Leland Yee and his criminal conspirators, has many twists reminiscent of the movie "American Hustle".......
EDITED--Leland Yee, a progressive Democrat (born in China), built his political fortune partly through Chinatown connections and had never lost a race until his failed bid for San Francisco mayor in 2011. A few years before Yee's political journey, gangster Shrimp Boy Chow's own political star began rising. Around 2008, he began meeting with at-risk youth to talk with kids about how to stay on the straight and narrow, said Rudy Corpuz Jr, executive director of the youth-led violence prevention organization United Playaz. "He wasn't just the average guy on the street corner when he had that life, he was somebody you wouldn't mess with. And he's little so people were like, 'Damn, that little guy had that much power?" said Corpuz Jr., who said Chow's "redemption" story helped change hundreds of young lives for the good.
Soon, politicians weighed in to suckup ethnic campaign contributions and votes---the political recognition and awards to criminal; Chow started coming. Shrimp Boy was lauded by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California for his work as a former offender who had become a community role model, and praised by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for his "willingness to give back to the community." He posted pictures of himself on Facebook with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. And while Finestein was singing his praises, Chow was running a criminal operation, according to court documents. (NOTE At the same time Di was in thick w/ the tong gang, DI's hubby was making millions doing deals in China).
Then several years ago, undercover FBI agents assigned to Chow infiltrated his criminal organization, and ultimately snared Sen Leland Yee and Lee's campaign consultant Keith Jackson. All three were arrested Wednesday during a series of raids in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area that also netted additional members of the Chinese tong gang.
THE INEVITABLE ETHNIC SOLIDARITY KICKS IN--" This (terrorist) trafficing kind of flies in the face of what he has told me," said Lee's fellow countryman, Millbrae Mayor Wayne Lee, a Yee protege. "He's always been a champion for the downtrodden. I am hoping that he will be vindicated."
Yee is free on $500,000 bail; Chow was denied bail because he was deemed a flight risk and a danger to the public. Jackson was denied bail, too. "The Yee/Chow a very active criminal enterprise, and we won't see this one very busy for the near future," agent Chinn said.
SOURCE http://news.yahoo.com/fbi-sting-shows-san-francisco-chinatown-underworld- 201940947.html;_ylt=ApxPaunTvdK5uNNlNpX_9FbQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTBsbzR0bHJyBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMyBHNlYwNzcg--