Skip to comments.Feinstein Gun Control Bill to Exempt Government Officials
Posted on 01/25/2013 5:27:23 AM PST by Perdogg
Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein's gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.
"Mrs. Feinstein's measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel," the Washington Times reports.
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WE THE PEOPLE are all Government officials.
Gun owners and conservatives. Fire up the ovens, here we come.
What does the actual bill say? The devil is in the details...
E-vil guns here. Warning, your eyes may bleed.
The devil is in the details. What would an liberal judge do with this law?
” or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.”
This could work in reverse. What if an lib judge decided that a 1911 was once full auto, because John Dillenger had one so the 1911, and other semi-auto pistols could be banned.
The Ausies took a bolt action rifle and converted one to full auto in the early years of WWII. Hiram Maxim and John Browning also converted lever action Winchesters to full auto. What if a liberal judge decided that these could be banned because of experiments to make them full auto.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Smart local sheriffs can nullify this law by simply deputizing every gun owner in the county. :)
Times quote implies GUNS used by govt officials are exempted.
So I can use one of them??
I bet not. What does the bill SAY?
Unlike Healthcare, they can't deduct our guns from our paycheck. *If*/When they succeed in making us all criminals, we have a lot less to lose by engaging in civil disobedience and otherwise ignoring their rules. Once they force us to become criminals, we'll become much more creative in disrupting and starving the beast.
Hopefully, saner heads will prevail.
“The United States prioritizes the right to keep and bear arms over the protection of citizens’ lives and personal security...”
Damn right we do! But more to the point. More innocent people were slaughtered by out-of-control governments in the 20th century than all the violent crime and civilian mass shootings in human history combined. The average human being in the 20th century was many times more likely to die at the hands of abusive government than from any form of civilian crime. Gulags, concentration camps, and mass genocide are not the purview of deranged individuals. They are the product of governments that have achieved too much power (and the megalomaniacs who lead them).
How on earth can people not see that getting rid of guns is far more deadly than having them?
Given the choice of trusting my neighbor with a so-called assault weapon, and trusting some bureaucrat in a government office. I choose my neighbor. People of principle realize there are worse things in this world than being gunned down by a nut-job. Living without freedom is worse (and actually more dangerous on the average).
Pro gun states will have to deputize all their citizens.
Yep, and that's the real reason for the exemptions....they don't want to be out gunned.
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I’m exempting myself as well. I could say more, but that will have to suffice for now, I am busy priming empty brass....
WHAT is so special about retired police personnel that they get a special dispensation from our laws?
I smell a Giant Loophole!!!
Get someone like Sheriff Joe to Deputize you and then about a minute later you “retire”, screw you Feinstein!
She really gets off on government power grabs.
You don’t have to. And you won’t be alone if you don’t. But, at some point you may have to fire a shot in anger.
I was wondering the same thing when I read this. I was thinking that they might be used to police the citizens in their own neighborhoods?
Tat old c*** hag should be spending time in a retirement home, not be some loose cannon in the Senate. What are the dumb@$$es in CA going to get rid of this old b**** ?
“...Why do I as a law abiding citizen have to give up the weapon ...”
You don’t. It’s a choice. You either choose to comply, or you don’t.
There’s consequences, sure; how many are willing to bear them? That’s the question.
But there is always the choice. Nobody can ever take that away.
And it’s the same choice as the Founding Fathers and the ordinary folks of their day who just wanted to live out their lives, raise their families according to their belief in God, love their land and Country, and be left the hell alone had to face. Same as us, here, now.
And they agonized over it, same as us, here, now.
It’s all pretty simple when you put it in perspective.
We’re here, we live, we do some things, and then we die. Hopefully, the things we do are good things that leave the world a little better than what we inherited.
And we inherited a pretty damned fine place, paid for in blood and lives.
We owe it to those people who paid that bill to make sure that it’s STILL here after us.
Might be a simplistic way of seeing things...but I’ve found that the simple view is often the right one...
Exactly right - force being the operative word. Even if the majority of gun owners chose to buckle to such an unconstitutional gun grab, those who didn't would still far outnumber the federal jackboots.
I was wondering yesterday with the prayer, if they are attempting to sett up God?
Are they trying to undermind people’s faith in God. Here a man of the cloth ,prayed for God to control guns, and when it doesn’t pass into law- will they blame God?
Will they claim there is no God? Will they erode people’s faith and then swoop in to save them?
I believe that is part of this drama.
Hey, if Princess Fauxcahontis can claim Indian genealogy with no proof, why can’t I claim I’m a high ranking gub’mint employee without proof? There, the ban no apply to me.
Call your Senators.
Don’t let the momentum build, like they are trying to do in VA today.
Um......me neither ;-)
You know, I agree. Some form of a revolution or civil war is going to come again. Not sure just how soon, depends on when the piled and piled upon finally say enough and revolt.
Exempting themselves - just like they did with Obamacare.
What a shock.
Perhaps they fear them...They have training, and maybe some contacts, and access to personal information on most of the sticky butted politicians that are destroying our country...that and a powerful union that would use that info for their benefit....maybe..?? they wouldn't want to make them mad... Blackmail always works on a politician...!! "Political leverage," as they say...
"There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending²if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us! They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come. It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!!"
Part of the speech given by Patrick Henry at St. Johns Church..March 23, 1776.
I think all of us need to once again read his words and give them serious thought...there is little doubt that revolt is coming...We're just waiting for George Washington to show himself...I really believe our Constitution will survive intact...But its going to cost the blood of patriots to make it so.....
My best guess as to why this was included is because most state, local and fed officers all have significant personal owned weapons themselves and are just as concerned about loosing them as we are.
This is an effort to encourage current LEOs to enforce the new restrictions because they have no incentive to do so if it will mean loosing their own guns.
I am a retired LEO and I do not think I have anymore rights than an average citizen. This is the standard dem playbook. Divide and concur, divide the law abiding citizens from the LEOs and military. Because if they are united against government tyranny the Marxists can not achieve their goals.
ahhhhhhhhh...HaleRant...short but sweet !!!
Seriously, any politician should be STRUNG UP for EVEN INTRODUCING a bill that imposes onerous restrictions on citizens while exempting government officials.
Look for the move towards promoting the “oathkeepers” oath for LEOs who are working at this time with the current military.
It’s the “unwashed masses” that they’re afraid of...not themselves. It speaks volumes to their true intent.
Anyone that complies with this law is an outright fool.
Buy hey, since they’ll be illegal anyway, just convert em all to full-auto and literally have a blast. These communist azzhats are nothing but a bunch of moronic fools.
Both banned under the ‘semiautomatic version of a fully automatic weapon’ clause. There were FA versions of both.
Not surprised that Holder explicitly supports brainwashing as a tactic to support anti-gun initiatives. The government and its allies in the media, entertainment industry and education system have already brainwashed our kids into thinking the world is going to burn up or sink under the waves if we keep emitting CO2, and that buggery is no big deal. When you control schools, media and popular culture, brainwashing is not that difficult.
Words fail me when I try to describe how much I loathe this treasonous POS.
If I could write that well, I could be somebody..!! :)
Wouldn’t it be great for some patriotic Senator to get up in the Senate and read Patrick Henry’s speech, word for word, without attribution. The gasps and shouts would come hard and fast, not least because very few of those politicians will recognize the words of one of America’s founders. It’s time for America to return to its roots. And one effective way of doing so is to educate Americans by quoting the Founders at every opportunity.
“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” ~ James Madison
I understand that....
That why I use pictures and caption frames as often and possible!!
“Laws for thee ... “
It’s not much different from the Democrats’ attitudes about the Affordable Care act and exemptions, guards in what schools, what is `private property’ and on-and-on.
I was saying to the wife just before dinner that this country is starting to resemble medieval England: No `poaching’ in the king’s forests, higher-and-higher taxes, only `gentlemen’ wear swords, and on-and-on.
And Congress—federal government generally—is looking more-and-more like Orwell’s bloody swine.
Revelations 14: 18 And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth, for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
The fallacy in your statement is that any weapons would be otherwise prohibited. The 2A is there to insure the populace i as well, or better, armed than government forces.
Further, when the 2A was written people were expected to protect and care for themselves...........in all actuality this is still true today as the police are under no duty to protect you. Even while they are in uniform, on duty, armed, and the crime is being committed in front of them. They are under ZERO obligation to come to your aid.
Its Animal Farm all over again.
Its Animal Farm all over again.
Come to think of it, a close look at Feintein’s face leads any reasonable person to conclude that she is more than slightly porcine.
She needs to be held down just to hear her squeal.
My CAR-15’s manufacturer in not on the list. They left it out. Guess I can take it to California!
These leftists are out of their league.
Perhaps, and I do not know it will be what is to happen, but what if this time a leader of the statue of George Washington comes from and in the form of a woman? A woman, with a voice for all Americans, who holds the Constitution in the highest regard and is willing to raise her voice to instruct in and harmonize with the document of our nation's Founders. Women have the most to lose in a society that is unarmed. Women are the most vulnerable to one holding a weapon on a woman when that woman has no weapon of her own or those persons closest to her could not protect her because they too have been disarmed. Men are vulnerable too. But the key is perhaps a woman of Faith and a woman who holds this nation and this nation's Constitution in the same regard as a man. Men have been demonized to the point of perhaps no man could gain the trust of the American people because of demonizing done by the left wing and the lame-stream media. What if there was a woman who would and could and did? What if there was a woman the left wing and the lame-stream media would attack and those attacks could be repelled and what was done was restoration of America's ideals. A dream, one may say. Yes a dream! A dream of the very ideals of what made America ... America.
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