Skip to comments.Government Officials Can Still Own Assault Weapons Under Feinstein Bill
Posted on 01/27/2013 3:53:06 PM PST by grundle
Not everyone is exempted from owning military-style assault weapons under new legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Weapons used by government officials and law enforcement will not be prohibited by the law proposed by the California Democrat, which would prohibit the sale, manufacture and importation of 158 specifically named semi-automatic weapons and ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Any weapons legally owned before the bills enactment would also be exempt, although those firearms would have to be registered in a national database.
In addition, more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles and manually operated firearms would also be exempt.
The ambitious measure seeks to reinstate and expand the federal ban on assault weapons that expired in 2004. While gun control restrictions -- typically extremely unpopular -- have floundered in Congress in recent years, there has been a renewed push for tighter regulations in the wake of last months elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
But gun rights activists, led by the National Rifle Association (NRA), have vowed to oppose any legislative action that could increase regulations on firearm ownership, claiming it is an undeniable violation of the Second Amendment.
"Senator Feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades," the gun lobby said in a statement. "The American people know gun bans do not work, and we are confident Congress will reject Senator Feinstein's wrong-headed approach."
Some tea-party affiliated conservatives have alleged the Obama administration is attempting to strip citizens of their weapons in a move that has constantly been compared to Adolf Hitlers Nazi takeover of Germany. Pro-gun extremists, such as NRA board member Ted Nugent, have recently stated that any additional gun laws are the first step toward all-out confiscation, an event the conservative blogosphere argues could potentially lead to the rise of a totalitarian state. The exemption of government officials and law enforcement from the Feinstein bill may encourage that line of thinking.
Nugent, for his part, recently told the conservative World Net Daily that gun owners should model their resistance on the 1960s civil rights movement.
There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks, and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed, Nugent said, comparing gun owners to the civil rights hero.
Liberals have created every problem in America. They have a very ignorant base and they know it.
These people don't even try anymore to hide the fact that they view themselves as some superior "ruling class" over the rest of us unwashed masses, worthy of rights which must be denied the rest of the "common rabble"...
Keep that gun frankenstien your gonna need it if you keep this sh## up
Then circle back in an hour to see how he fared, and whether his attitude had changed. Just as a hypothetical exercise.
Here’s the same video with some diseased blog involved:
Stop the pimping, you esteenkin’ pimp.
They will need eyes in the back of their heads if this keeps up.
But hey, you go ahead. Tyrants ALWAYS get it in the end.
Government Officials Can Still Own Assault Weapons but citizens cannot.
Its time to get out in the streets they way the left does.
We are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. So...I guess we are all set.
I would like to drop both Biden and Bloomberg into the middle of the Alaskan wilderness, full of huge brown bears and grizzles, hand Biden a double barrled shotgun with bird shot and Bloomberg a bolt action rifle with just two cartridges and then tell them: Good luck.
YES: Congress again exempts themselves from the laws that they wish to shove up our patoots.
Let’s see how many votes ya got Harry.
I want to see the Senate vote on it this week.
So can I.
all-out confiscation, an event the conservative blogosphere argues could potentially lead to the rise of a totalitarian state.
I beg to differ, confiscation MARKS the rise of a
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
It is an inalienable right that government officials keep their own assault weapons. Inalienable, in their religious climate-change god, sense.
The rationale is that it protects these govt officials from a tyrannical populace that might rise up just because they want to keep a little individual liberty.
And then watch the fun as they discover that the .223 really is a fairly low powered cartridge.