February 26, 2013

“Feinstein on Gun Control: ‘All The Police’ Support My Gun Ban”

Funny, but I can remember when the left was very anti-establishment and very anti-po-po — and the police, in turn, were quite suspicious of the left.

Those were the days before the Constitution died, though, and before cronyism began spreading across the political spectrum with every interest group staking its claim.   For the political arm of our local police forces, taking away a citizen’s ability to be his own first responder creates a greater need for the police, which in turn leads to bigger budgets, more control, and the increased militarization of their local forces, generally through the largess of a government who joins them in their commitment to move the balance of power away from the individual and toward the state and its policing apparatus.

Which makes the political branch of law enforcement a natural ally of the progressive.

Whereas Sheriffs, on the other hand, tend to lean heavily in favor of keeping citizens as first responders, because doing so helps keep their jurisdictions better policed.

So this is not terribly surprising to me, the support of the nation’s police chiefs for strict gun control — though I suspect it’s coming as a shock to a lot of “pro law-enforcement” conservatives.


Yesterday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC pushing for an assault weapons ban and said that Americans need to make a decision “If personal pleasure is more important that general welfare.” She also said that “all the police” support her bill.


“Our support is very broad. The White House has been very good. They’ve been very clear. I think we’ve got all the police, we have all the mayors virtually. The Conference of mayors, Mayors Against Guns; we have medical experts. We have virtually dozens of religious organizations of every creed supporting us. We have just lists and lists. I’ve put together a little booklet that contains the basics on the bill, as well as a list of the endorsers.

However, CNSNews.com recently reported that a growing number of the nation’s sheriffs are standing up against gun control measures proposed by the Obama Administration and Sen. Feinstein. Many of these law enforcement officials have written letters to both President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden voicing their concerns over what they consider to be an infringement upon the Second Amendment.

Feinstein also responded to comments made by the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre over the weekend about the senator’s “assault” on the Second Amendment.

“I don’t really expect to agree with much Mr. LaPierre says. Of course, he has the right to say it and I have the right to do this. I’ve tried to do it carefully. We have 22 co-sponsors, I recognize it’s an uphill battle. I also know these events are going to continue – America has to step up. The mothers, the women, the men of America have to make a decision as to whether their personal pleasure is more important than the general welfare.

“Grievance killers look for these weapons. These weapons are easy to obtain. There are no background checks, you can buy them out of a back of a car at a gun show. America’s laws are virtually non-existent and therefore I think this is a good bill. I intend to fight; I did it once before. If it doesn’t get done right now, be assured I will continue to press the case.”

She also called the NRA a “volatile” organization that assaults people who go against them: “So, we will be making our argument. It’s very difficult to go against the NRA, because they are volatile, they assault one. We are making our arguments and I hope America will stand up and say ‘enough is enough.'”

Oh, they will, Senator Feinstein.  Just not in the way you hope.

Majoritarianism brought about through federal arm-twisting of state legislators or sweet-heart compromises with the political arm of law enforcement won’t change the fact that we’re beginning to see that for many free men and women, their 2nd Amendment protections are a hill they believe is worth dieing on.

Timid legislators confused about the public mood or terrified about being portrayed as “pro grade-school children slaughtering” may buckle; but in the trenches, there are many who absolutely will not.

It’s almost as if the left is looking to create the conditions for a civil rebellion so that they can paint gun owners as potential domestic terrorists, and by so doing move even closer to the goal of all-out confiscation.

A plan typical of the left:  grand in scope, but without having thought through completely how to pull it off. Because as is often their downfall, the left doesn’t understand human nature, and simply can’t anticipate the attachment to liberty some Americans still hold so very dear.

And that’s because progressives judge all Americans by the actions of their own electoral demographic:  needy, low-information voters or over-educated wannabe masterminds, each of whom, for a number of reasons, is willing to advocate trading liberty and freedom for a safe and secure subjecthood.

Living in the big house on the hill beats 40 acres and a mule, to some.  But I think the left underestimates the numbers willing to light out for the territories.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:33pm

Comments (49)

  1. My rights are not dependent upon your popularity polls, Di. Your opinion doesn’t matter, nor does that of all the police chiefs in the world.

    Piss off.

  2. There have been times in which, rather than take away a citizen’s ability or practical right to do thus and such, the State simply takes away the citizenship, leaving the appurtenances attaching to citizenship in place for the class remaining as citizens.

    In this motion it can behoove the State to carefully define the human beings, who as human beings on the one hand may be considered citizens of the place, and the not-human-beings on the other hand, who as un-human or inhuman beings fall necessarily outside the class of citizenship-worthy members of society. You’ve seen it.

  3. Wasn’t happy just recently telling us that what Dorner was doing was ok on account of the racisty racism of the LAPD?

    If the LAPD is on DiFi’s side, is she now racist?

  4. I’m sure all of the police are in favor of the recent wave of releases of imprisoned illegal aliens, too, right?

    Oh, probably not.

  5. It’s really confuzzling out here for a pikachu…

  6. [A]nd I have the right to do this

    No you don’t. You may have the ability. That remains to be seen, but “the right”, no you do not have that.

  7. “we’ve got all the police, we have all the mayors”

    aaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s why we need the guns. QED

    OT. My oldest just got his appointment envelope from West Point, I want to go up and join the party, but I’m stuck on this damn conference call. I may fake diarrhea.

  8. congratulations Mr. Cookies

  9. Feinstein’s cops. Notice the Hollywood connection too.

  10. That’s wonderful LMC! Congratulations to Sonny and to you and the missus!

  11. I also know these events are going to continue – America has to step up.

    difi: how exactly does your law prevent lunatics from stealing their relatives guns?

  12. “All The Police’ Support ________”

    Man, the opportunities to apply this are endless! Just think how fun life would be if we were granting the police every item on their wish list.

    But do you think “all” the police supported Fast & Furious? Legalizing marijuana? Sanctuary cities?

  13. She has never not been a pathological liar. Not joking.

  14. Congrats, LMC. That is a terrific achievement. Now, get him toughened up for plebe summer…

  15. “How many bricks in that wall, plebe?”

  16. Thanks happy, leigh, RI, Mojo and anyone else…

    R Day is July 1. Thanks for paying for this one guys, I appreciate it. They call it a $4oo,000 education, crammed up your ass a nickel at a time.

    I’m gone get stankin’ and will be totally useless very shortly. He worked like a dog for the honor of working like a dog. I’m about to bust. His three brothers are all digging through his stuff already and saluting him.

  17. Scenario 1:

    EBT cards go to $0.00 ==> Riots in the streets ==> Joe and Jane Average cannot defend themselves from the marauders ==> A hue and cry demands a gubmint “crackdown,” just until peace is restored ==> Peace is never officially restored.

    Scenario 2:

    EBT cards go to $0.00 ==> Riots in the streets ==> Joe and Jane Average threaten the marauders with certain death if they don’t knock it off ==> A hue and cry demands a “crackdown,”

    Huh. I wonder how gun control figures in each scenario.

  18. difi: how exactly does your law prevent lunatics from stealing their relatives guns?

    Lunatics can’t steal guns from people who don’t have them.


  19. Greetings:

    Quoting: “If personal pleasure is more important than general welfare.”

    If I were Senatress Feinstein, I wouldn’t go throwing that quote out in San Francissyco, especially around the Castrom if you get what I mean.

    But I still much admire the Senatress other quote, “You can take my Senate seat when you pry it from my cold, dead ass.”

  20. His three brothers are all digging through his stuff already and saluting him.

    Is he teaching them how to salute him properly, or telling them not to because he works for a living?

  21. Many congrats, LMC!

  22. The police have always been at war with Eurasia.

  23. All the Police? But that’s like, three guys.

  24. “Stop right where you are! You know the score, pal! You’re not a cop, you’re ‘little people’.”

  25. WTF did Rand Paul just do?

  26. He merely displayed his predilections, observe them how you may.

  27. WTF did Rand Paul just do?

    going for the ronPaul vote

  28. And.

    As another example of the lack of Republican Senate leadership, Paul pointed to the decision to back off a filibuster of Chuck Hagel, Obama’s embattled nominee for Defense Secretary.

    “To announce after we got a filibuster that we are already giving up, when we didn’t even get a piece of paper or anything — what a waste of time!” Paul said. “That is people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing.”

    Paul said that he is not sure whether he will vote to confirm Hagel. He added that he is more concerned about Obama’s nominee for CIA director, John Brennan, given Brennan’s involvement with the White House’s drone program.

    “I know people are hot and heavy on the Hagel thing — I’m more hot and heavy on the Brennan thing,” Paul said.

  29. rand should of voted “present” and dedicated it to baracky

  30. Sheriffs are elected. Chiefs of Police are appointed bureaucrats.

    I think our would-be Optimates are grossly overestimating just how much space there’s going to be in the Big House on the Hill. There’s a need for about one Count-equivalent petty noble per county (hence the name). I also think that they’re not quite envisioning just what sort of person is going to be the Count (hint: not Medea Benjamin).

  31. Diane Feinstein is angling for the term limits poster modeling gig.

  32. she’s hyper-entitled like Meghan’s coward daddy

    that fucking senate office is her bought and paid for deluxe-model coffin with the grand tourister package and that’s all there is to that

  33. what do hitler speeches sound like when played on the difi?

  34. Poor California can’t afford a good di-fi router.

  35. The editorial in the current issue of Police Magazine is dead set against Feinstein’s gun ban. Likewise American Cop.

  36. If they liked it they should have put a ringtrigger lock on it

  37. Mass Release of Immigrants Is Tied to Impending Cuts

    that missing “illegal” makes all the difference

  38. Names changed to protect etc… someone very helpful to the “getting LMC’s kid into Hogwarts on the Hudson” process was maybe a bit loud when he opined “YOUR NEW BOSS IS AN ASSHOLE!” while shaking hands with said youngster… in vino veritas.

    Now I am going to ice my head and get to work.

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  40. Seeing that the senator is merely recycling the “all the cool kids are doing it” argument, I’ll recycle General Anthony McAuliffe’s response to the Germans during the siege of Bastogne.

  41. Congrats, LMC!

  42. Can’t have a Police State without the Police.

    It’s self defining diane.

  43. did difi ask sting about this?

  44. Feinstein: ‘all the police support my gun ban”

    Lying bitch.

  45. Congrats, LMC! West Point appointments are rare, and so are sons good enough to get one! Fine job you’ve done for all these years!