Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban Defeated


As Gun Owners of America Communications Director Erich Pratt said, there is a domino effect taking place in the United States Senate and Freedom is winning the battle! Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ugly face of tyranny, was shamed today as her treasonous assault weapons ban bill suffered a huge blow. She didn’t even come close to getting the votes needed.

The votes were 40-60.

The legislation that would have banned the sale of 157 different semi-automatic weapons, including handguns and even shotguns, along with high capacity magazines has come to its much deserved end.

This bill was similar but even more expansive than her previous gun ban bill that was passed in 1994 and signed into law by Bill Clinton. The bill was demonstrably non effective, except keeping law abiding citizens from purchasing the various weapons on the list.

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While Feinstein got the support of Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) along with various other Democrats, she just couldn’t make her dreams of disarming Americans of semi-automatic weapons a reality. Reid said from the Senate floor, “I believe you should have the right to own a gun,” Reid said on the Senate floor. “But you do not need an assault weapon to defend yourself and your property. Assault weapons have one purpose and one purpose alone, to kill a lot of people very quickly.”

The problem of course is that not one weapon on the list is an “assault weapon” and furthermore that is just what the Second Amendment is about. It’s about weapons of war. It’s about being able to take on a foreign invader or a tyrannical government and it’s not that Socialists like Reid and Feinstein don’t know this, it’s that they do and they want weapons out of the hands of citizens that can oppose them.

Her goal with the weapons ban was “to dry up the supply of assault weapons and high capacity firearms.” Her amendment would have banned the future manufacturing, imports and sales of certain assault weapons, but would not have taken the guns away from those who already legally own them.

Following the Sandy Hook massacre she claimed that the conscience of America was shocked. It was, but not about guns. It was shocked that little children lost their lives and that politicians immediately began to exploit a tragedy to disarm the American people.

“”Over the years as I’ve watched,” she said. “I’ve come to see that these weapons are attractive to certain types of people: gun collectors, target shooters, hunters, but death tolls show that there is another group that covets these guns even more … their goal is to kill indiscriminately. … The question is, can this group of people who will kill with these weapons, buy these weapons easily, the answer is yes.”

One thing that Senator Feinstein forgot when making her comments was that the shooter in the Sandy Hook killings didn’t buy one single weapon; he stole them.

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