Skip to comments.Sen. Feinstein suggests national buyback of guns
Posted on 12/24/2012 8:40:00 PM PST by neverdem
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I don't think a confiscatory bill would pass. I think a '94-style AWB would pass easily in the Senate and I don't think the reprisals would be nearly as damaging to the Democrats today as they were 18 years ago. Sad truth is, outside of the white male demographic, there isn't much love in America for "assault" rifles and high-cap magazines and demographic changes haven't exactly been in our favor.
It would be up to the House to stop this and I think the chances are much better there. This would require House Republicans to find some fortitude though.
This being said, the Democrats will take some losses in the Senate over this. Maybe not enough to lose their majority but they'll at least lose some seats. So Senate Dems need to ask themselves which ones among them will be the sacrificial lambs willing to throw away their careers so that Dianne Feinstein can have an assault weapons ban because it sure as hell won't be Feinstein herself with her ass on the chopping block.
Don’t know. Regardless, we’re not Australians.
650,000 guns destroyed.
Come and take them, Senator.
Or shall we come to you?
What difference does that make? Man up. The Revolution wasn’t won by folks who hid their guns.If the goobermint ever starts confiscating anything from private residences, do you think your 2A rights are all you have lost? It will have been PAST time to fight then.
That Old Hag is crazy and dangerous to liberty.
I have stated that exact same thing on another thread. Why lay around waiting for prostate cancer, or colon cancer? You won’t get adequate care under the communist health care system. Going to sleep in a warm pile of spent brass is so much better. And, the chance of winning and surviving is also good...
I have given up any hope, finally, that Feinstein would still be a somewhat moderate liberal rather than an wacked out full fledged leftist.
If there is ever an example of a person who means well but who is too stupid and ideologically blind to reality, it is her. (Still didn’t stop her and her husband from being greedy re personal wealth).
As Heinrich Heine wrote centuries ago, “The road to to Hell is paved with good intentions”. Diane has been laying down an 8 lane highway for decades in the name of the “greater good.”
Getting repetitious since that was the same line Hitler, Mussolini, Lenin, Trotskyite, Stalin, Ho Chi Minh, Mao tse-tung and Pol Pot used for the imposition of their genocidal dictatorships and mass murdering programs.
As for Andrew Cuomo, I always thought that he, even more than that idiot of a father of his, was a subterranean fascist just waiting to rise above the political surface. Looks like he is going to prove me right.
The people of America have one last chance to wake up out of the poisoned slumber that Comrade Obama and his marxist minions have put us into, like Snow White’s, and say “NO”, “THIS SHALL NOT PASS”.
Creeping Fascism is a first cousin of Controlling Marxism, and both are on the move across America.
When will a Charles Martel arise to stop this?
I think she should turn in her gun first!!!
It means someone told Feinswine she can't do a confiscation.
Now, the Obamacare decision (!) ruled that the Feds cannot compel someone to engage in commerce which should also cover a "mandatory buy-back" scheme.
Once the Solicitor General tells her that, I want video of her head exploding.
#29 Crazies don’t sell their guns. They buy more or steal them. That is why they are crazy. Not collectors but potential killers. They are the ones who need registration, not legitimately owen guns.
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Dianne Feinstein is old. This will most likely be her last Senate term. Gun control has been her personal crusade since she's been in politics. She's looking for a legacy and wants her legacy as a Senator to have been banning assault rifles --whatever the cost to the rest of the Democrat agenda.
I think we had more people die from shark attacks and snakebite than gunshot. The majority of gun deaths in Oz are suicide...all that great weather, lots of space, sports and low unemployment just gets on top of some people...
Prime Minister Howard seems to have over-reacted to a couple of mass-shooting incidents, but nobody really minded the buy-back, those who wish to can still buy guns with some restrictions and very sensible rules on how and where they should be kept. Sure reduced the suicide and hospital admission rates.
If I lived in the US, I would have a totally different attitude to gun ownership, that idiot Feinstein is comparing apples to oranges.
This isn’t Australia.
#63: In the photo of the Australian gun buyback, I see junk, museum pieces, single shot shotguns, bolt action varmint shooters, and some multiple load shotguns. No handguns. No AK’s. NO SKS’s. No M16’s. No Bren guns.
Australia has a much more homogeneous population which makes it easier to control, like in Japan. Also, it doesn’t have the social problems we do re criminal/drug/ethnic gangs, lots of drug-added wackos, occult believers, and doomsday cults (Heavens Gate, Jonestown (Marxist), Branch Dravidians/Waco); White supremacists, black supremacists, Hispanic irredentists, and at one time the American Indian Movement -aided and abetted by Cuba and Moscow.
Oh, I forgot our latest import, Islamic jihadists and their domestic recruits.
We have some serious problems and until they are addressed and realistically resolved, personal ownership of a gun/weapon is going to be a fact of life. We have family and friends to protect, esp. our children.
Otherwise, under Cuomo/Feinstein, it will become a country of blackmarket weapons and shootouts. If that is what they want in order to seize control of American citizen rights, then they have destroyed the Constitution.
As POGO once said, “We have seen the enemy and it is us!”
And most of those are just ordinary hunting rifles.
“Instead of $200 a gun, Uncle Sam might offer $500.”
Great! I’ve got my grandpa’s old Raven Arms .25 that I’ll happily sell to the government for $500. It’ll make a nice down payment on a Mossberg, or maybe that Sig I’ve had my eye on...
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