January 28, 2013

“Feinstein Says She Wants To Go After More Than Just ‘Assault Weapons’”

Wait, you mean this isn’t only about scary-looking weapons found in the trunk of the car of an elementary school shooter who exploited a government-sanctioned gun-free zone / vulnerable children turkey shoot?

Well, then. I feel misled.  And violated.  Freedom Outpost:

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday told host Candy Crowley that the push for gun bans won’t just be about her alleged “assault weapons.” Today, she basically updated her 1995 60 Minutes interview where she said, “Mr. & Mrs. America, Turn ‘Em All In.”

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“Will it only be ‘assault weapons’?” she asked. “No,” she declared, answering her own question. “Most likely there will be a package put together.”

“If assault weapons is left out the package and I’m a member of the Judiciary, number two in seniority, I’ve been assured by the majority leader I’ll be able to do it as an amendment on the floor, which is the way I did it in 1993,” she said. “So that doesn’t particularly bother me. What does bother me is I’ve seen weapons spawned and grown and now in the hands of younger and younger people over these years.”

Sen. Feinstein said, “I think enough is enough. Do military style ‘assault weapons’ belong on the streets of our cities? And the answer, according the United States Conference of Mayors, according to major chiefs of police, according to the largest police organization in the world, is absolutely ‘No.’”

So you mean those who would reserve for themselves either armed protection by security forces using such weapons, or the right to have and use those weapons to police the populace, are against the idea of the populace acting as a counterbalance against potential government or police abuse?

Why, that’s just crazy talk!

– Not to mention, wholly irrelevant.  The fact of the matter is, I don’t much care what some collection of government officials thinks.  They work for us. We, the people.  And the Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights, essential to the ratification of the Constitution, protects for us our natural rights as sovereign individuals to defend ourselves, our loved ones, and our property, not to mention serves  specifically as a check on the kinds of government officials who would take away our access to certain one-pull, one-bullet firearms and high capacity magazines while declaring themselves exempt from such denial of access.

This may seem antiquated to the self-appointed bien pensant crowd (in both parties), but that antiquated feeling cuts both ways:  for instance, I find antiquated their posturing as a kind of aristocracy meant to rule subjects rather than represent citizens.

In fact, I believe we have Second Amendment to begin with for just such a reason.

Dianne Feinstein has called the NRA “venal.”  She suggests it is just a front group for Big Arms Manufacturing, the latest private enterprise the government wishes to scapegoat and subject to their media-aided two-minutes of hate.

And yet the NRA has multiple millions of individual members — whom the left and the media are increasingly attempting to characterize as “fringe extremists.”   Along with just about anyone who stands up to constitutional abuses of any kind.

To which I’d say, people like Feinstein should be more careful about who they describe as venal extremists. Because at some point, those newly-minted venal extremists might just figure that, if they’re going to be cast in that role anyway, they may as well throw themselves into the performance.

(h/t Darleen)

 

Posted by Jeff G. @ 11:00am
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Comments (46)

  1. she’s kind of a fascist whore isn’t she

    I’m a bit taken back

  2. My gut is clenching up again.

    I voted for that bitch when she ran for the first time. I’m very sorry, everyone. I was young and dumb.

  3. I’d leave off the ‘whore’ part, because that, visualized, is projectile-vomit nauseating.

  4. “She suggests it is just a front group for Big Arms Manufacturing”

    http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/12/whom-does-the-nra-really-speak-for/266373/

    That turns out not to be the case, which won’t surprise anyone here.

    @serr8d: Yeah, I’ve seen some gnarly street hookers in my day, but..

  5. I say again: If you want to repeal the Second Amendment, file a bill to do it.

    Good luck with that.

  6. See? See? We need term limits. These rooted fascists need be sent home occasionally, or they become powerful monsters who can’t be easily overcome. Freakin’ ogre belongs in North Korea. On a plate.

  7. Di-Fi doesn’t know the difference between a collapsible stock and a bump-fire stock, and we’re expected to justify to collossal jewels of glittering ignorance like her why we need intermediate cartridge, detachable box magazine, semi-automatic rifles?

    Because Fuck You is why. Bitch.

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  9. Anyone who’s seen DiFi brandishing a rifle for the media, finger on trigger, knows that she knows absolutely nothing about gun safety.

  10. The Chinese oligarchy may be reading Tocqueville’s L’Ancien Régime et la Révolution in preparation for mere possibility, but we can rest reassured that Dianne Feinstein wouldn’t be.

  11. What does bother me is I’ve seen weapons spawned and grown and now in the hands of younger and younger people over these years.

    Anybody know where I can get some of those AR-15 spores, or have any shotgun seedlings they can spare? Because growing them would be a lot cheaper than waiting for the local gun farm store to get more in.

  12. Speaking of waiting for the local store to get more in, according to the pleasant man behind the gun/ammo counter at my friendly neighborhood hardware store this morning, it’s going to be 3 to 9 months before .223/5.56 is back in supply.

  13. CTD still has .223 bullets (for reloading) in stock. For the moment.

  14. She just discovered the Mini-14 Ranch is just a Mini-14 Tactical Rifle in blue jeans and a Stetson.

  15. Ammunition may be in short supply, but cunts like Feinstein are a dime a dozen.

  16. Wait until she finds out that the spikes and chains and dog collar all come off the motorcycle jacket the Mini-14 Tactical Rife wears.

  17. “Because at some point, those newly-minted venal extremists might just figure that, if they’re going to be cast in that role anyway, they may as well throw themselves into the performance.”

    Been saying that for a while too. Just call me Cassandra.

  18. Remember, Cassandra’s fate was not a happy one.

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  20. (I think I mentioned this here before)

    During recent home cleaning and maintenance I was wondering if I got carried away stockpiling ammo. Hauling around all that lead didn’t help my aching back. Now I feel like I invested in gold.

  21. We Can Disarm America “Within a Generation”

    If only disarming criminals was as easy as disarming America.

    Maybe America should take that lesson to heart.

  22. Bo Deitl is on Cavuto’s show talking about taking illegal handguns off the street.

    Eric Bolling is in for Neil and he suggested that this would work about as well as the War on Drugs.

  23. A valid suggestion, and far more polite than most of the suggestions that came to my mind.

  24. We Can Disarm America “Within a Generation”

    As a legal and lawful CA gun owner, my response is “Sure thing, champ… get back to me just as soon as you have all the criminals (i.e. non-lawful gun owners) disarmed and then we’ll talk”.

  25. Wasn’t it during the first assault weapons ban that damn near every law enforcement agency in the country decided that, because they were outgunned or something, they all needed to paramilitarize themselves?

  26. CTD still has .223 bullets (for reloading) in stock.

    CTD (Cheaper Than Dirt) pissed off A LOT of gun owners with their knee-jerk “OK, we’re no longer selling firearms” reaction in the immediate aftermath of Sandy Hook. Even though they later tried to back-pedal from their initial statement and claim that they were merely temporarily “reassessing” their online firearm sales, a lot of folks are calling BS and refusing to shop there. I’d be curious to see whether their online sales suffer over this.

  27. First let me say, you guys calling Senator Feinstein a “bitch”, please, I wish you would stop it.

    Beside the fact I find it personally offensive, it lacks honesty and precision. For my sake, and the advancement of truth, I respectfully implore you, the right characterization for Madam Feinstein is “evil bitch”. Thanks.

    Second:

    And there may be reasons for it to worry these days. Although it looms large in the nightmares of liberals and swing state politicians, the NRA is not, in fact, the most extreme of gun rights groups. Gun Owners for America is the sort of organization whose head is willing to openly speculate about armed revolt against the government.

    The second amendment is all about speculation of armed revolt against the government. The constitution explicitly constrains government with that very speculation as the ultimate authority. There is really nothing more “American” than that belief, honor, and duty as an American.

    The evil bitch wants to make the federal military the ultimate authority, despite whatever stated goal she lies about. This is all about securing the ruling class the Washington establishment has already created. When they have the guns, there will be no hope left of escaping the chains of a subject.

  28. Remember, kids…

    In the hands of the government, cut down, concealable, fully automatic AR’s are good and noble “Personal Defense Weapons”.

    However, in the hands of civilians, 16 inch (minimum) semi-automatic AR’s are deadly and dangerous “Assault Weapons”.

    Link

  29. I’ve chatted with enough people in local gunshops to take CTD at their word about being overwhelmed with orders within hours of news breaking about the Sandyhook shooting.

  30. Oops, dave. Beat you to it: http://proteinwisdom.com/?p=46912

  31. We would not expect Mrs. Sen. Feinstein, stepping in to do the media’s job for it, to inquire on the Senate floor of her fellow Democrat and good friend Mr. Sen. Menendez whether he has been ass-fucking those underage girls in the Dominican, would we? So where’s the evil?

  32. CTD (Cheaper Than Dirt) pissed off A LOT of gun owners with their knee-jerk “OK, we’re no longer selling firearms” reaction in the immediate aftermath of Sandy Hook.

    Ammo price gouging and cancelling backorders to then sell the same products at higher prices didn’t help them much either.

  33. Oops, dave. Beat you to it

    D’oh!

  34. True, Ernst, but their “Cheaper Than Dirt does not sell firearms online” statement on all firearm product pages speaks a bit more to their intent at the time. If they’d said “Time out, we’re swamped!” that would be a different thing.

  35. Hadn’t heard about cancelling backorders, but I don’t believe there is such a thing as price gouging.

  36. I’m not sure I follow sdferr. The evil is in wanting to disarm free men in order to enslave them. As in, the evil bitch’s goal is to insure evil can flourish, unchallenged.

  37. I believe sdferr is saying Senatrix Feinstein is not consistant in the banality of her evil.

  38. True, Ernst, but their “Cheaper Than Dirt does not sell firearms online” statement on all firearm product pages speaks a bit more to their intent at the time. If they’d said “Time out, we’re swamped!” that would be a different thing.

    Also true, and likely more to the point.

    Until they go Tiffany on us, and declare themselves too good to stoop to selling tactical firearms that no reasonable deer hunter could ever possibly need, I’m still (mostly) on their side. Because they’re still (mostly) on our side.

    Past performance, variable mileage, consult your doctor before beginning a new regimine, and all that.

  39. Until they go Tiffany on us, and declare themselves too good to stoop to selling tactical firearms that no reasonable deer hunter could ever possibly need, I’m still (mostly) on their side. Because they’re still (mostly) on our side.

    Fair enough.

    But can we all agree that Dick’s (aptly named) Sporting Goods can seriously go f*ck themselves?

  40. Evil bitch it is, then, Lee.

  41. Remember, Cassandra’s fate was not a happy one.

    Choked to death on a ham sandwich, as I recall.

  42. But can we all agree that Dick’s (aptly named) Sporting Goods can seriously go f*ck themselves?

    swordfish style dave,

    sideways

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