Skip to comments.Senate Committee Approves Assault Weapons Ban
Posted on 03/14/2013 10:07:41 AM PDT by Red Steel
WASHINGTON The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.
The bill was approved by the committee on a party-line, 10-8 vote. Chief sponsor, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said she knows "the road is uphill" for the legislation, but sought to press her colleagues to consider the bill.
"Are we going to stand with the thousands of police chiefs and law enforcement officers who do support this bill? Are we going to stand with the victims of gun violence?" she said, stressing that the bill does not take "any weapons away from anybody" but would ban future purchases.
Republicans, though, described the legislation -- which comes nearly a decade after the last assault-weapons ban expired -- as an ineffective response to a genuine problem.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., noted that so-called assault weapons are used in a scant percentage of murders every year and said a ban would merely provide a "false sense of safety." He critiqued another
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The 2013 Guns with Scary Names ban.
What is it about “The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” do you not understand, Senator?
Someone here on FR posted something similar to the following: ‘To say that guns kill people is like saying that spoons make people fat’.
That should be on a bumper sticker.
The ban is just a diversion what they really want is UBC. I know when you purchase a firearm you have to make our 4473 but now they want them all, even the one you give to your Grandson.
The lesson for the day here is that for now, we must suffer these fools...
When the confiscations expand from the likes of California, for the good of public safety, the suffereage will be on them...
When they do not listen to Bill Clinton, then you clearly know this is not the end game for these Fabian Socialists...
Won’t they be in for a nice surprise...
“Are we going to stand with the thousands of police chiefs and law enforcement officers who do support this bill?
let me finish that for her
“Are we going to stand with the thousands of police chiefs and law enforcement officers who do support this bill? Or are we going to take away the right of American citizens and toss the Constitution in the toilet.
It's dead, Jim.
If it ever gets out of the Senate, it's definitely dead in the House. At least for the next two years. Zero hopes and prays ... well, he hopes the 'rats take over the House in 2014, but so far he's tracking Bush #43's approval almost exactly. We all know how that ended.
What is it about:
“Bullets first” and; “From our cold, dead hands” that they don’t understand?
The same was said about healthcare, and it passed.
Colorado, an high plains and western state, is banning guns.
Write your congress critters. This has a better chance at passing than you think.
This will be particularly useful in discussions leading up to the 2014 elections.
Can I sell my property? Can I give it away? Can I dispose of it anyway I see fit?
No. It's a "taking."
What Article I, Section 8 power permits the federal government to "take" my firearms?
Good. Let’s bring it to a floor vote and see how many Democrats up for re-election actually want to put their names to it.
[[If it ever gets out of the Senate, it’s definitely dead in the House]]
Lewt’s not forget not too long ago every expert exclaiming Health care is dead as soon as it gets to the supreme court’
We saw how well that went for our side- thansk to traitor roberts-
That corrupt, vile communist hoe needs to be confined to the borders of California and not allowed anywhere else. Who is dog to dictate to the rest of the country? Cruz put it on her pretty good in the hearing. She even admitted she’d been there a long time. Too damn long!!!!
I read yesterday that the gun ban assault was ramped up and ready to go, just waiting for the next mass shooting, financed by Bloomberg, before the election in November. He was angry that Obama wouldn’t jump on board until after the election and was going to go forward with his campaign, with or without Obama.
So, you are correct, they did exploit the deaths of children for a political purpose.
All bets are off after January 2015 -- but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the rats do as badly as most lame ducks do in 2nd term mid-terms.
Yep... like this worthless, obamaphiliac POS. We'll see if St. Mark will obey his master in the Blight House or heed the wishes of VA's voters for a change.
I hope you are correct.
The Baraqqis are converting OFA (which we have to say was quite successful) into a 2014 campaign apparatus to take the House.
If they can pull it off, the 2015/6 period will complete the transition to socialism.
I hope the NRA and some big money Republican donors do their level best to put Feinstein out of office in the 2014 elections. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be cheap, and it will have to start very early, but the resounding message it would send through the senate is clear and unambiguous.
And what would that do?
They already flout the Constitution at will. We are no longer a Republic; but still those who think they can work within the ‘system’.
The courts, paid by the same gov’t they are to reign in the power grabs (HA) vs. usurping powers themselves.
The People should have been rioting in D.C. in ‘34 and with every other nibble of our Rights. I’m afraid it’s much too late now.
This is little else to do, other than leave the country.
If it is at that point, where do you plan to go?
Oh, if enough finally had enough I’d be willing to be on the front line; I currently have no kids to burden with $1M in debt out of the womb.
But I’m done with the boiler plate (e)mail replies, unanswered phone calls.
Since nobody, in my lifetime(that I know about) has been run out on a rail; let alone tarred and feathered, the ammo box is about all I’m stocking up (when I can FIND ‘em).
Our Country is no longer Free. Not when our politicians berate the base, ones’ own labor (income taxes near indentured servitude) and possessions are routinely stripped from their owners (property tax, takings, etc.) and even the most basic of Rights (especially one that ‘shall not be infringed’) are hoops to jump through to ask permission (licenses) from those that SERVE We the People.
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