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Posted on 01/25/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by kiryandilEdited on 01/25/2013 11:24:37 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
It will be an uphill battle--all the way. I know this.
But we need to ask ourselves:
Do we let the gun industry take over and dictate policy to this country? Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?
Or should we empower our elected representatives to vote their conscience based on their experience, based on their sense of right and wrong and based on their need to protect their schools, their malls, their workplaces and their businesses?
This legislation is my life's goal. As long as I am a member of the Senate, I will work night and day to pass this bill into law. No matter how long it takes, I will fight until assault weapons are taken off our streets.
Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all. That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned. And that is not the America I want my children and grandchildren to live in.
So I ask everyone watching at home: please get involved and stay involved.
The success or failure of this bill depends not on me, but on you. If the American people rise up and demand action from their elected officials, we will be victorious. If the American people say ``no'' to military-style assault weapons, we will rid our Nation of this scourge.
Please, talk to your senator and your member of Congress.
By Mr. FEINSTEIN (for herself,) Mr. BLUMENTHAL, Ms. AYOTTE, Mr. BENNET, Mr.
“We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety.”
Nor can we allow the will of many to override the freedoms of many.
We go to war to provide freedom. Do we go to war to provide safety? Yes, and often that war is by exercising our freedoms! You cannot have safety without freedom! Don’t give up your rights to freedom or you will lose your safety.
Something wrong with the lib’s logic?
“Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all. That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned. And that is not the America I want my children and grandchildren to live in.”
I agree with him completely. We cannot allow the priviledged few who live behind gated communities with rent-a-cops or government security to override the rights of the average American to defend his or her family, home, and property. This is why we must push back against the feckless attempts to disarm the American people led by those who do not need these rights to protect their safety.
Remember — support the Second Amendment. It’s for the children.
Sarah for Senate 2014!
Senator Feinstein said the uote in question when she was introducing Senate Bill 150 (her Assualt Weapons Ban bill), not Senator Begich. If you go back one page, you will see that these are Feinstein’s remarks.
After Feinstein finished her remarks with “please, talk to your senator and your member of congress”, Begich began talking about his bill, the Mental Health First Aid Act of 2013.
“Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all” was spoken by Feinstein, not Begich.
PRECISELY One-Hundred-and-Eighty-Degrees out-of-phase with the Founding Fathers:
Rationalized like a true tyrant....
Just substitute “auto industry” for “gun industry” and see if it makes any sense.
How many auto related deaths are there a year? 40,000? That’s the number that sticks in my head for some reason. In any case it’s a lot.
So why don’t we ban cars? Where’s the outrage?
I’m sure He feels the same way about the Homosexual agenda...
I do not like Begich one bit but this is not accurate. Those were remarks inserted in the record by Feinstein accompanying her bill. The part at the end of the page that says Begich was the introduction of a bill that is not related (a Red Cross bill). There are no subject matter breaks in the Congressional Record in the summary of legislation introduced each day.
This thread should be pulled because it is not accurate.
“Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all was spoken by Feinstein, not Begich.”
Who said it doesn’t change my opinion. We cannot allow the rights of the few who don’t need the protections offered by the Second Amendment to override the safety of all by disarming citizens and leaving them vulnerable to assault.
When Feinstein, et. al. set the example by disarming first, and dismissing their armed security, I will *consider* the issue. (Just consider it.)
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