December 19, 2012

The Colossal Hypocrisy of Dianne Feinstein, Queen of Gun Control

From the Media Research Center:

If Dianne Feinstein grants herself the right to self protection, how on earth can she justify denying you your right to do the same. For Feinstein, an “assault weapon” is merely a weapon that cosmetically looks frightening to her. That is, her ban is (and was) nothing but a ban on aesthetics.

And that’s because the general mechanism used by “assault weapons” to fire bullets — one squeeze, one round — is the same as with nearly every pistol and revolver still extant, including I’d bet the one Feinstein herself concealed and carried. And the only other readily available guns sold legally are single-load, manual bolt-action rifles that, against two or more armed assailants who, let’s say, break into your home wielding semi-automatic pistols, would prove useless, even were you to hit and kill one of your attackers with the first shot. Because you simply couldn’t reload the gun quickly enough to get off a second shot before that second assailant was able to empty the entirety of his magazine in your direction.

This is the hypocrisy and dishonesty at the heart of the left’s gun control agenda. It is not about gun violence. It’s about aesthetic preference and control.

My natural rights trump Ms Feinstein’s aesthetic sensibilities. And it’s time we made it clear that we will not be shamed by power-hungry charlatans and hypocrites.

(h/t Mark Levin)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 3:33pm
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Comments (81)

  1. Greetings:

    But, but, but, Senatress Feinstein has said, unequivocally I’m told, that “If you want my Senate seat, you’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead, ass.”

  2. Oikophobia, naturally,

  3. I still maintain that we should encourage the Left to mount a full-fledged assault on the Second Amendment. Pour every ounce of political capital they have into the effort. Stop at nothing to disarm everybody, leaving the nation “civilized” once and for all.

    I do this because I know that two-thirds of my countrymen will resist them. Some more forcefully than others. How fun would it be to see the little fascist bastards get their asses handed to them?

  4. Searches of five kinds of semi-automatic rifles on Wal- Mart’s website showed them to be out of stock at stores in five states, including Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama. Wal-Mart doesn’t sell guns online, instead asking customers to input a zip code to see if their local store carries a specific weapon.

    Wal-Mart Runs Out of Semi-Automatic Rifles

  5. “Big Fucking Deal!”: Praetorian Guard to Surrender and Stack Weapons on National Mall!

    Come for the parades! Come for the festivities! Come to celebrate Advent of Utopia! Come to See How High the Pile Will Grow!

  6. “The country deserves blah blah blah,” says Barack Obama about the resolution of the pending automatic tax raises, citing the recent general pain of the great storm Sandy and the murders in Connecticut. But did the country not “deserve” that the matter should have been resolved by Barack Obama working seriously with Congressional leaders last Spring? — Oh, no! Heaven forfend.

  7. Yup, John. They are legion.

  8. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

    “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor. “Oh no, I’m not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick’s Sporting Goods did … they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America.”

  9. sdferr: maybe we’ll wind up with a Claudius, although that’s really more than we deserve. Perhaps we’ve already skipped him and moved straight on to Elagabalus.

  10. What the Republic deserves, the Republic is going to get –good and hard.

    Because Democracy!

    That little House Republicans should give me my way for the poor dead children really put me in a sour mood tonight.

  11. I know this has been reported:

    Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, has suspended sales of some semi-automatic rifles from all stores.

    The company, which is headquartered in Moon Township, also has removed all guns from its chain closest to Newtown, CT.

    I’d just like to say that until today I’d never heard of this chain and so I can’t say I’ll never buy anything at their stores because I’ve never seen one of their stores. Cabelas, Gander Mountain, Bass Pro, Dunhams, are around where I am but no “Dicks” (appropriately named) stores.

  12. Perhaps we’ve already skipped him and moved straight on to Elagabalus.

    We’d better hope not. a half century of civil war, foreign invasion, plague, pestilence and economic ruin follows.

  13. In this post-Constitutional era, gun control is for the serfs, not the royalty.

  14. Of course gun control is only for the serfs. They aren’t capable enough to handle firearms. Only the nobility know how to choose those who shall guard the nobility from the rabble common man.

  15. - This isn’t goung to end well for the Progs. Thankfully they’re too fucking stupid to ever realize that.

  16. Sheila, show us how it is done. Have all of your security and family turn in their guns. Then, have all of the capital building guards turn in their guns.

    Until such time as you lead the way by turning in your guns, sit down and shut the fuck up, Jackson Lee.

  17. Getting Shiela to STFU is going to take some doing.

    It seems to me that these are dangerous times (aren’t they all?) and turning in your weapons is stupid.

    But until Shiela told us, I had no idea we’d sent men to Mars so maybe she’s onto something there. Crack, maybe.

  18. Speaking of hypocrites [and fools].

  19. - I no longer have any questions on how a large group of people can be led down a garden path to ruin and tyranny by a cult figure.

  20. geoffb, I think maybe you’re giving Biden too much credit. Biden really isn’t smart enough to be a hypocrite.

  21. You’re likely correct Blake, very likely.

  22. I no longer have any questions on how a large group of people can be led down a garden path to ruin and tyranny by a cult figure.

    Living it is really eye-opening, isn’t it?

  23. Sent to a government employee near you…

  24. Sheila, show us how it is done. Have all of your security and family turn in their guns.

    hahahahaha! I know right? YOU FIRST.

  25. So when will slipperyslope ride in to ridicule us for missing the benefits of a do as I say policy exemption.

    Afterall,
    The Constitution is not a politician’s suicide pact.

  26. In all honesty, I thought he was rather sedate today.

    Must have been off of his game.

  27. Probably because he didn’t get banned. He’s confused.

  28. From PJMedia:

    “The Assault Weapons Ban: How Silly Was It?
    Revisiting the comically incompetent law which President Obama wishes to reinstate. ”

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/assault-weapons-ban/

  29. I’ve lived it twice before.

    Carter and Clinton.

  30. For some reason, Carter’s impending third term feels different from either of Clinton’s. Or Carter’s first, for that matter.

  31. Feinstein? Sound Jewish! Jews good decorators! TROLL first wife Jewish! Cave not look same since she fell into glacier!

  32. My small contribution to this ongoing discussion–an illustration of the difference between an “assault weapon” and a “not-an-assault weapon”–can be found on my long-inactive blog. Feel free to grab the image and share it around.

  33. I almost wonder if it wouldn’t be best to just go along with the ban on sales of new “assault” rifles. Those of you that already own them are cool, and the rest of us will just have to make do with mini 14 ranch instead of a tactical.

    I think Sun Tzu would approve.

  34. I’m guessing the difference is the bayonet lug, rjacobse. Which is understandable in light of how many people have been slain by the bayonet that is seen in that position never.

  35. Because surrendering the right to own a particular type of firearm on aesthetic grounds is stupid?

  36. So is not understanding strategy.

  37. “I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor. “Oh no, I’m not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick’s Sporting Goods did … they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America.”

    Wait, Dick’s is giving their guns away? brb.

  38. The point is you are not surrendering the right to own a particular type of firearm, a ranch 14 and a tactical 14 are essentially the same gun. What you are doing is agreeing not to decorated it in a certain fashion, and making the other side believe they have actually accomplished something.

  39. And the flash-supressor Slart.

  40. So is not understanding strategy.

    Give ‘em and inch and they’ll throw you in a fucking gulag.

  41. Oh, I totally missed the horrifying and highly lethal flash suppresor. Thanks for pointing that out.

    It just shows you that I should not be around guns, because I is too ignerant.

  42. Give them an inch and tell them its a mile and they won’t know where the fuck they are.

  43. Roland Martin happily explains it here, at the 3:00 mark. (Warning: Will Cain navigating a perfect storm of lefty nonsense)

  44. When have they ever thought they were done fixing things?

  45. The point is you are not surrendering the right to own a particular type of firearm, a ranch 14 and a tactical 14 are essentially the same gun. What you are doing is agreeing not to decorated it in a certain fashion, and making the other side believe they have actually accomplished something.

    That’s what Bill Ruger thought.

    And his Mini-14 has been used to kill more LEOs than all the AR-clones combined.

    Maybe we should ban the 14 and keep the ARs?

  46. I understand what you’re driving at BMoe, but Pablo is right. They won’t stay satisfied.
    And I for one am tired of trying to accomodate the left. Time for them to start accomodating me. And they can start by buggering off.

  47. Lemme try it this way:

    I think pron should be legal, but all the naughty bits should be digitally blacked out.

    Because aesthetics.

  48. I was wondering how a Mini-14 could kill Low Earth Orbit, and then it clicked.

    Listen: even if you do away with Mini-14s, the next most popular semiauto will get accessorized.

    And on and on and on.

  49. I think pron should be legal

    In keeping with the Obamacare precedent: mandatory.

  50. You should not be able to buy 32 fluid oz.s of pr0n at a time.

  51. “I’m guessing the difference is the bayonet lug, rjacobse.”

    Wait; didn’t the President tell us that bayonets were useless in modern times? I is confuzzled.

  52. Got it. Bayonets -> useless. Bayonet lugs -> deadly.

  53. Bayonets -> useless. Bayonet lugs -> deadly.

    FORWARD!

  54. I need a submarine lug on my AR. Or a Carrier lug.

  55. Got it. Bayonets -> useless. Bayonet lugs -> deadly.

    Nope. Not deadly themselves, but they turn the gun into a killing machine…

  56. I am going to design a Death Star lug and install it on my .22LR lever-action Henry carbine.

  57. A high-speed killing machine.

  58. Do they also make it capable of holding high-capacity rounds? How many strips of bullets will it hold with a bayonet lug installed?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  59. high-capacity repeating bullets!

    The ignorance on display is truly glittering.

  60. Obama is a genius. He’s getting rid of most of our nuclear missiles, but the Russians don’t realize that he’s not getting rid of our nuclear missile lugs on Assault Rifles. Poor Ivan!

  61. They obviously haven’t heard of assault doctors. Thank heavens a gun wasn’t involved – someone might have been hurt.

  62. Dr. Shipman was so lethal, he assaulted himself and succeeded.

  63. The presence of high capacity, belt fed assault doctors cannot be discounted.

  64. The bottom line is that the gun banners track record leads those of us who want the civil right of self-defense to treat any of their proposals as a hudna, the truce Muslims propose with infidels to allow them to build up enough strength to win by outright force. Better not to play at all.

  65. I never tried to feed my belt to a doctor before. Sounds fun. I guess they just kind of chew on the leather like a goat? It’d be cute to get a picture of that on my phone.

  66. Shipman’s bayonet lug may have been ground down. I can’t tell from the photo.

  67. My military grade semi-automatic ASSAULT phone.

    C’mon, I could probably put a little cord on that lanyard ring and smack a guy across his chops pretty hard with it a few times! It’s a deadly weapon in unstable civilian hands! I can hear it’s shadowy whisper in my mind already! It wants me to rob a Baskin Robins! Gimme all your Lime Daiquiri Ice! Don’t play with me son! I’ll put little marks on your chin with this assault phone! And don’t think that hogleg you keep under your counter can stop me! And I’d like to buy two ice cream cakes while I’m here too.

  68. Shipman was a right piece of work. Newer estimates have his victim pool at upwards of 700+.

    If he hadn’t forged a will leaving himself the estate of a wealthy vicitm (whose daughter was a solicitor, drat the luck) he’d be richer and still merrily killing away.

  69. I understand what you’re driving at BMoe, but Pablo is right. They won’t stay satisfied.
    And I for one am tired of trying to accomodate the left. Time for them to start accomodating me. And they can start by buggering off./blockquote>

    No you don’t understand at all. You think this is all some kind of philosophical intellectual battle, its not. It is a pr/marketing fight and you are getting your asses kicked so hard its stupid.

  70. Stupid html.

  71. I understand your point, I just happen to disagree with it. The ratchet rarely gets reversed. This time the ban will likely be permanent.

  72. I don’t consider emotional wailing an ass kicking, nor do I consider the Second Amendment a PR matter. What they want will require a Constitutional amendment. Ain’t gonna happen.

  73. “What they want will require a Constitutional amendment. Ain’t gonna happen.”

    Roberts is magic.

  74. No you don’t understand at all. You think this is all some kind of philosophical intellectual battle, its not. It is a pr/marketing fight and you are getting your asses kicked so hard its stupid.”

    The ratchet rarely gets reversed. This time the ban will likely be permanent.”

    It seems to me the question inside this question is the thing necessary to determine. I’m not certain how to pin down that question myself, but it does appear to arise in every political contest, no matter the time and place, no matter the apparent ‘practical’ issue at hand (public-relations/marketing taken as a stand-in for ‘practical’ in this instance). Practical in this context is a question of actual application, practice, an ‘act’ to be accomplished in deed, and not a theoretical question as such (which, as theoretical in the simplest sense, can remain solely in the realm of thought, in contradistinction to marching out into the political realm of ‘action’ to be imposed in — or on — the world). And yet, there’s the rub: all political action is governed by some extensive theoretical order. Politics, in particular, seems to be a realm in which the ‘theoretical’ and the ‘practical’ cannot be separated, but are ineluctably co-joined. So the question “which order shall rule?” is always joined to the question “what will we do [in the world]?”.

  75. “Roberts is magic.”

    Sure, you can have it. You just have to pay a tax of $300,000 per year.

  76. yup. they’ll just tax the shit out of guns so that nobody can afford to own them.

  77. At that point we’ll know for a fact we live in a police state.

    Worrying about how things look on the Sunday talkshows instead of how things are is why the Republican Party is about to got the way of the Whigs.

  78. I’m not going to worry about any gun-grabbing.

    We were told it is an unspeakable violation of human rights to deport the millions of illegal aliens on board.

    Storming into our homes and confiscating 300M guns, the ownership of which is enshrined in the USC, isn’t going to happen.

  79. I’m actually expecting that to be Obumble’s and Congress’s method of choice, thanks to Roberts. If they manage to make it prohibitively high, WIN! If they only make it outrageously high, well, they loves them some tax money anyway.

    There’ll probably be a blog tax, too, nd a “keeping your person, house, paper, and effects secure” tax, and…

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