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Feinstein: We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety...
The Congressional Record ^ | January 24, 2013 | D. Feinstein D(CA)

Posted on 01/25/2013 8:55:11 AM PST by kiryandil

Edited 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.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: banglist; begich; dianefeinstein; fascism; feinstein; guncontrol; rightsofmany; safetyofafew; secondamendment
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Looks like Markie Boy is gonna sign the Declaration of Treason....
1 posted on 01/25/2013 8:55:17 AM PST by kiryandil
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To: kiryandil
Any time somebody uses the term "common sense," they are merely attempting to distract attention from the fact that they don't have any.
4 posted on 01/25/2013 9:03:32 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: kiryandil

“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?


5 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:12 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: kiryandil

“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.


6 posted on 01/25/2013 9:05:20 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: kiryandil
Sarah, your path to future political office has just been created.

Sarah for Senate 2014!

9 posted on 01/25/2013 9:07:21 AM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: kiryandil

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.


11 posted on 01/25/2013 9:08:06 AM PST by smith5460
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To: kiryandil
Begich: We cannot allow the rights of a few to override safety.

PRECISELY One-Hundred-and-Eighty-Degrees out-of-phase with the Founding Fathers:

Benjamin Franklin: "They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

13 posted on 01/25/2013 9:09:04 AM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: kiryandil

Rationalized like a true tyrant....


14 posted on 01/25/2013 9:09:07 AM PST by Tzimisce (The American Revolution began when the British attempted to disarm the Colonists.)
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To: kiryandil

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?


15 posted on 01/25/2013 9:09:42 AM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: kiryandil

I’m sure He feels the same way about the Homosexual agenda...


16 posted on 01/25/2013 9:11:12 AM PST by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: RandallFlagg

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.


17 posted on 01/25/2013 9:11:27 AM PST by GOPFlack
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To: smith5460

““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.)


19 posted on 01/25/2013 9:12:44 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

AMEN


20 posted on 01/25/2013 9:12:44 AM PST by MEG33
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To: kiryandil
Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all.

Breathtaking (in its simplistic idiocy). Rights of a few? We all have these rights, not just a few.

Our rights don't come from the government or a piece of paper (the Constitution), but governments are known for taking them away. Is that the kind of nation Mr. Begitch wants to live in? How would he squeal if we tried to take away his right to free speech but kept it for ourselves?

Liberalism is a mental disease.

21 posted on 01/25/2013 9:13:35 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: GOPFlack

Write to the mods. People post inflammatory half-truths here all the time and they do a lot of damage.


22 posted on 01/25/2013 9:14:26 AM PST by livius
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To: smith5460

I wondered the same thing since it doesn’t show up at his site. Thanks for clarifying this.


23 posted on 01/25/2013 9:16:32 AM PST by Girlene
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To: kiryandil
"...the rights of a few..."

The rights of a few? The Second Amendment applies to all U.S. citizens. It's Feinstein's proposed bill, with its exemptions for government officials, which grants rights to only a few.

24 posted on 01/25/2013 9:18:37 AM PST by kevao (.)
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To: kiryandil
Do we let the gun industry take over and dictate policy to this country?

Why not? At least they respond to the desires of the American people: unlike the Main Stream Media, the industry that CURRENTLY dictates policy to this country by way of spineless politicians.

25 posted on 01/25/2013 9:19:17 AM PST by papertyger
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To: kiryandil

Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?............................................. Do we stop all the American Citizens from doing as they damn please with their own money? Do we decide what each American can have or not have? Of course, we can, its called Govt. and he who controls Govt. decides!


26 posted on 01/25/2013 9:20:13 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (Who we elect is not as important as who they bring in with them.)
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To: kiryandil

check out post 11. I don’t think Begich said this.


27 posted on 01/25/2013 9:20:29 AM PST by Girlene
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To: kiryandil
Those who sell their liberty for security are understandable, if pitiable, creatures. Those who sell the liberty of others for wealth, power, or even a moment's respite deserve only the end of a rope. L. Neil Smith, Tactical Reflections.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety. Ben Franklin. February 1775.

28 posted on 01/25/2013 9:20:39 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: kiryandil
Do we let those who profit from increasing sales of these military style-weapons prevent us from taking commonsense steps to stop the carnage?

So we're to think that gun manufactures are making the American public, by the hundreds of thousands, go out and buy these weapons?

Screw these people!

Write your congress-critter AND the members of the Judiciary committee and stop these bills in their tracks!

The gun grabber's legislative (National) bill compendium, updated (almost) daily:

House Bills:
H.R. 21: NRA Members' Gun Safety Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Moran, James P., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 34: Blair Holt's Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Rush, Bobby L., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 117: Handgun Licensing and Registration Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Holt, Rush, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 137: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 138: Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 141: Gun Show Loophole Closing Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 142: Stop Online Ammunition Sales Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep McCarthy, Carolyn, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 226: Support Assault Firearms Elimination and Reduction for our Streets Act. Sponsor: Rep DeLauro, Rosa L., Referred to the Ways and Means committee.
H.R. 227: Buyback Our Safety Act. Sponsor: Rep Deutch, Theodore E., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 236: Crackdown on Deadbeat Gun Dealers Act of 2013. Sponsor: Rep Langevin, James R., Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 238: Fire Sale Loophole Closing Act. Sponsor: Rep Meng, Grace, Referred to the Judicary committee.
H.R. 329: To amend the NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 to encourage States to provide records to the National Instant Background Check System.
H.R. 404: To enhance criminal penalties for straw purchasers of firearms.

Senate Bills:
S.22: A bill to establish background check procedures for gun shows.
S.33: A bill to prohibit the transfer or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices, and for other purposes.
S.34: A bill to increase public safety by permitting the Attorney General to deny the transfer of firearms or the issuance of firearms and explosives licenses to known or suspected dangerous terrorists.
S.35: A bill to require face to face purchases of ammunition, to require licensing of ammunition dealers, and to require reporting regarding bulk purchases of ammunition.
S.54: A bill to increase public safety by punishing and deterring firearms trafficking. ("trafficking = "private sales")

And an interesting side note:
H.R. 339: To require the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives to make video recordings of the examination and testing of firearms and ammunition, and for other purposes.

And one to support! H.R. 410: To provide that any executive action infringing on the Second Amendment has no force or effect, and to prohibit the use of funds for certain purposes.

30 posted on 01/25/2013 9:24:12 AM PST by grobdriver (Sic semper tyrannis!)
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To: kiryandil
Confiscation
31 posted on 01/25/2013 9:25:07 AM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable Tyranny)
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To: kiryandil
Put simply, we cannot allow the rights of a few to override the safety of all.

1) It's not the rights of a few. Everyone has the right to self defense. It is a perfect right derived from the natural moral duty and natural right of life.
2) Natural rights are God given and are absolute. The majority cannot violate them without penalty from God.

32 posted on 01/25/2013 9:25:53 AM PST by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: wolfman23601
If you were in this position which semi-auto firearm would you rather have with you?

Or this one?


34 posted on 01/25/2013 9:28:45 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: kiryandil

35 posted on 01/25/2013 9:33:19 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: kiryandil

I sure hope this is an accurate statement from markie boy. He is up for re-election in 2 years and we need every bit of ammunition to bring this phony down. He never has won an election fairly. He was the patsie put in place by a fraudulent DOJ conviction of Ted Stevens. His election decided in a recount was the deciding 60th vote for obamacare. Who knows where the AK state republican party will come down on this or his buddy murkowski. AK politics are really screwed up.


36 posted on 01/25/2013 9:34:52 AM PST by strongbow
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To: bassmaner
Sarah for Senate 2014!

It would be a terrible waste to put our most promising quarterback in as a lineman. I want to see that woman in the White House in 2016.

38 posted on 01/25/2013 9:36:47 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

This:

http://www.chuckhawks.com/firearms_defense_bears.htm


39 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:22 AM PST by mpreston
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To: smith5460

Hmmm... I wonder if Feinswein would allow

“the rights of a few” mentally disturbed individuals to walk freely amongst the citizenry “to override the safety of all”.


40 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:32 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: No Truce With Kings

True. The comment itself is troubling.

My point was to correct the thread’s title. If the thread credited the quote to DiFi, then the thread would be fine. But, the thread erroneously attached Begich to the remark instead.

Accuracy is very important.


41 posted on 01/25/2013 9:39:55 AM PST by smith5460
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To: kiryandil

Who the bleep is Begich and why does he think he can collectivize the Constitution?


42 posted on 01/25/2013 9:41:56 AM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: tired&retired

‘That is not the America that our founding fathers envisioned.’

Actually, the founding fathers are looking more and more prophetic with each passing day.


43 posted on 01/25/2013 9:43:13 AM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: tired&retired

“Something wrong with the lib’s logic?”

That question doesn’t make any sense.


44 posted on 01/25/2013 9:43:19 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: GOPFlack; Admin Moderator

Flack is right...this thread is inaccurate and no link to assertion.

Should be pulled.


45 posted on 01/25/2013 9:44:00 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: kiryandil

NOTE the anti-iife, anti-individual, anti-truth, anti-American treasonous domestic enemy. Thanks for alerting us, kiryandil.


46 posted on 01/25/2013 9:46:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: ohioman
If you knew what transpired with Ted Stevens you wouldn't wonder anymore about Alaskans; which are way freer than anybody in Ohio by the way.

I just received a response letter from Begich in which he said he would not support any gun control, what was needed was in the direction of mental Illness problems across America. He is AAA by NRA. He can win the 2014 election if he becomes a conservative Dem, but will lose to anybody the REpubs field if he votes for gun control. I think this statement from Begich is bogus.

47 posted on 01/25/2013 9:47:35 AM PST by Eska
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

...or that they are willfully ignoring the law (the US Constitution).


48 posted on 01/25/2013 9:48:37 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: kiryandil
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.

As a matter of fact that is exactly what the founding fathers had in mind when they wrote and ratified the Bill Of Rights.

The Bill of Rights delineates the individual rights of the Sovereign Citizen that the Federal Government is NOT empowered to violate.

If you want your children and grand children to live in a dictatorship or to live under tyranny I suggest that you take them to Zimbabwe with you and there renounce your citizenship.

And by the way in case you did not know the words on the Great Seal of the United States “E Pluribus Unum” literally means Of Many One which for the illiterate means that although the citizens of the United States are many each of us is an individual with individual rights; ours by right of birth given unto us by the Creator that can not be rescinded by government.

49 posted on 01/25/2013 9:48:37 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: kiryandil

.... This legislation is my life’s goal.....

Your life is a failure by anyone’s standards.


50 posted on 01/25/2013 9:51:45 AM PST by rolling_stone
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