Sen. Feinstein lunges for our guns

December 27, 2012 - By admin

Gun control worksDec. 27, 2012

By John Seiler

Like King George III, tyrant, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., doesn’t like our guns, which are the guardians of all our other freedoms. If you’re disarmed, the government can do what it wants to you, as the disarmed, repressed societies of Europe show (not to mention China, North Korea, etc.)

So can criminals do what they want to you, as Mexico shows. Mexico has extremely tight anti-gun laws, yet it suffered 47,515 murders just from the drug cartels alone the past five years. The Narcotraficantes love anti-gun laws because it means their victims won’t be able to shoot back.

Feinstein has introduced a new bill that bans “assault weapons,” even some pistols. Except that “assault weapon” is just a fancy name for “mean-looking rifle.” If DiFi ever had served in the U.S. military, she might know that. But she knows nothing of such things. Instead, she went into politics.

In the press release concerning her bill, Feinstein maintains:

“In a Department of Justice study (pdf), Jeffrey Roth and Christopher Koper find that the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban was responsible for a 6.7 percent decrease in total gun murders, holding all other factors equal. They write: ‘Assault weapons are disproportionately involved in murders with multiple victims, multiple wounds per victim, and police officers as victims.’”

But that was a 1997 study.

She also cites a study for which Koper was the principal author. It was written in 2004 for the National Institute of Justice, part of the U.S. Department of Justice. She wrote:

“In a University of Pennsylvania study (pdf), Christopher Koper reports that the use of assault weapons in crime declined by more than two-thirds by about nine years after 1994 Assault Weapons Ban took effect.”

But she didn’t cite this conclusion in the Koper study:

“It is Premature to Make Definitive Assessments of the Ban’s Impact on Gun Crime

“Because the ban has not yet reduced the use of LCMs (large-case magazines) in crime, we cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. However, the ban’s exemption of millions of pre-ban AWs [assault-weapons] and LCMs ensured that the effects of the law would occur only gradually. Those effects are still unfolding and may not be fully felt for several years into the future, particularly if foreign, pre-ban LCMs continue to be imported into the U.S. in large numbers.”

Also:

“The findings of the previous chapters suggest that it is premature to make definitive assessments of the ban’s impact on gun violence. Although criminal use of AWs has declined since the ban, this reduction was offset through at least the late 1990s by steady or rising use of other guns equipped with LCMs. As argued previously, the LCM ban has greater potential for reducing gun deaths and injuries than does the AW ban.”

Magazines

However, her new legislation still would allow 10-round LCMs. So all a potential killer would have to do would be to pop the magazines in and out real fast. I learned how to do that in U.S. Army boot camp at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo. back in 1978. Maybe if DiFi had gone to boot camp, she might know that.

The drill sergeant also told us that, a few months back, on the same firing range a psycho recruit had killed a fellow recruit. But his rampage didn’t last long because one of the drill sergeants picked up a weapon and shot the killer.

Our drill sergeant was trying to stress the importance of range safety, and of how any rampage wouldn’t last long because a gun range, obviously, has a lot of guys with guns. The psycho recruit already had passed Army intelligence and psychological tests. For me, the added lesson was that the only real way to stop a psycho shooter is for sane people to be armed.

Moreover, the shooter in the Aurora killings this year used a 100-round LCM which jammed because the spring in such huge LCMs gets old and loses its flexibility. If he had used 10-round magazines, as Feinstein’s legislation would mandate, he could have kept on killing.

We’ll see how far national gun control goes. Democrats from rural states know that it could lead to their defeat in 2014, possibly giving Republicans control of the Senate. So if we’re fortunate, any attacks on the Second Amendment will fail in Congress.

However, we’ll probably get some state restrictions on guns from the Democratic supermajority in the California Legislature. If they go too far, thousands more law-abiding, productive citizens will leave this state for freedom. Including, eventually, yours truly.

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Comments(16)
  1. Dyspeptic says:

    Dianne Feinstein A.K.A. the Frisco Fascist will fail again. Yesterday’s Gallup poll published in USA Today shows that a majority of Americans still oppose an “assault weapons” ban, and that is only days after the recent mass shooting in Conn. The old witch has to be livid over that. I guess the little people just can’t get with the program when it comes to citizen disarmament.

    There are tens of millions of black rifles privately owned in this country and probably a half a million of them in this state. There are also hundreds of millions of large capacity magazines in private hands as well as billions of rounds of ammo. DiFi will never get them because gun owners simply don’t trust the fascist overlords and refuse to disarm, regardless of what laws get passed.

    When the “Assault Weapon” ban passed in Crazyfornia several decades ago, we were given a few months grace period to register them. HARDLY ANYONE COMPLIED! Only a few thousand were registered though hundreds of thousands of guns were affected by the law.

    DiFi can take her Fascist fantasy gun ban and stick it in her ear!

    MOLON LABE

  2. eck says:

    She’s a senile old woman with a “bazillion” bucks. Why expect any rational output?

  3. jimmydeeoc says:

    eck….

    It’s frightening, isn’t it? For all the talk from the “youts” about being progressive and “Forward” and “Change” and all that….they’re just fine with sending a 79 year old bubbe back to DC for six more years.

    Unbelievable.

  4. Donkey says:

    A few years back the local LE of Denver Co. decided that citizens living in the limits of their city had no need or right to own what they termed vicious dogs, which was any dog that looked like a pit-bull. To which they lobbied the council to enact legislation to remove all these type dogs from their owners by sending armed agents of the state to coercively remove and then kill the family pet. Over 3,500 family pets have been removed and killed by the LE machice in Denver.

    This type of action is nothing more than a test run for the anti-2nd Amendment people in the LE RAGWUS. As Dyspeptic noted: “When the “Assault Weapon” ban passed in Crazyfornia several decades ago, we were given a few months grace period to register them. HARDLY ANYONE COMPLIED! Only a few thousand were registered though hundreds of thousands of guns were affected by the law,” this is the action that citizens should take towards any action to register their rifles, because if you do an armed agents of the state will show up at your home one day and under direct threat of death demand that you surrender all firearms you own, with the caveat, failure to do so will result in your imprisonment and a fine. :)

  5. SeeSaw says:

    Dianne Feinstein lived through a double murder at SF City Hall. She was a lowly paid SF Supervisor at the time. She could have folded right there, but she carried on. She has served the citizens of CA in an honorable manner, as our U.S. Senator. For those of you to refer to her in the terms that you do, because she has aged, which you will do too, by the way, and because she has a different stance on the gun issue than you, says a lot more about you, than it does her.

  6. Lou Sylvestri says:

    SeeSaw,

    Lowly paid supervisor. What laugh. She’s worth more than all of us put together.

    After the Dan White episode She was guarded by the SFPD 24 hrs. per day.

    Get your facts straight. Like most of our renowned politicians they don’t “act”, they “react”!

  7. Sean Morham says:

    Curious, Isn t it true she has one of the few concealed carry permits issued in SF?

  8. Rex the Wonder Dog! says:

    Curious, Isn’t it true she has one of the few concealed carry permits issued in SF?

    YES= it is absolutely 100% true. She enacted a GUN BAN in SF in 1983, and worked with the local sheriff and SFPD Chief to NOT issue ANY CCW to anyne for any reason (unless oyu knew her or were otherwise “connected” in). There were a total of 9 CCW’s as I recall issued by the sheriff (or was it SFPD Chief??) and one of those 9 was issued to DiFi. Rosie O’Donnell is also anti-gun (ask Tom Selleck), as long as it is not applied to her or her bodyguards.

  9. Sean Morham says:

    A fact like that is the reason for the 2nd amendment. Forget the militia wording: the intent to allow for the citizens to replace a self-serving gov t though force if necessary. Certainly difficult to imagine in todays world, but not impossible. Too bad the possibility has to be allowed for.
    Hitler gave the police raises to enforce his gov t’w wishes. It is not difficult to imagine our Supreme leader doing the same thing and getting plenty of support from the corrupt and the those with a self-administered Obamamy.

  10. SkippingDog says:

    Police raises are always a good thing. Firefighter raises too!

  11. sean morham says:

    Thanks for proving my point. Herr Skipping Dog. An American Flag on one shoulder patch, a Swastika band on the other….and more money.

  12. SeeSaw says:

    Well Lou, the Supervisors in SF, as she was at the time, were lowly paid. Her job at that time, had nothing to do with her situation now.

    She was an official when two of her collegues were murdered in cold blood. Of course she would have a permit! Having a permit to carry a concealed weapon for self-protection, has nothing to do with assault rifles used for mass murder.

    No, I cannot imagine our President doing the same thing that Hitler did, Sean, and for you to accuse SK of being synonomous with an SS guard wearing a swastika band is disgusting.

    If you don’t like America, Sean, you are welcome to go!

  13. ddgdoc says:

    After reading all the proceeding posts, I would like to add a little…

    First and foremost I believe in the Second Amendment but, I also believe in a little gun control and I do mean a little. We most all remember that even with gun control all crimes committed with guns will never be stopped. I own and am very proficient with my guns (having been military trained and schooled in the use of firearms).

    What is needed is a real discussion on firearms not the usually reaction by our elected leaders. The only time such legislation gets passed is after a major tragedy and it is a knee jerk reaction.

    A ban on Assault type firearms to include hand guns is another knee jerk reaction… Lest we forget that the weapon used in the Reagan assassination attempt was a .22 caliber not an assault weapon. It isn’t the weapon that is used it is the individual that uses it.

    We may not all agree with what each other has to say but, we should at least hear what is being said and way the options before us. This Country was founded on the believe of freedom and knowledge that all citizens should be afforded the right to bear arms to protect that freedom.

    What we should be looking for is honesty on the issue not rhetoric.

    Have a great New Year and hopefully clearer heads will prevail.

  14. sean morham says:

    Thoughts: Obama pushing through funding raises for police to administer strict gun controls and the police supporting it. What comes next if food for thought My point that greed for salaries and pensions can cause gov t abuse. We may not be that much different from other cultures. Hitler was a master at managing the motivations of humans. Sick and evil, but facts are facts. For those who like the gov t taking away the guns from the law abiding, Just think, we will have a Republican back in the White House at some point. Just maybe, the economy under the current president is a disaster: 25% unemployment, safety net torn to shreds, southern boarder a joke. The new president(yes a Republican) has demonized the left and is elected in a landslide, Just perhaps, the president wants to suspend liberties and remove the leftist poison from America. Hitler did that with Communists, which he saw as a competing philosophy for the Germans. Hitler took away Guns. Many of the educated Jewish citizens supported that.
    Happy New Year to all!!

  15. SkippingDog says:

    Sean – Basic blog etiquette requires you to understand that using the “Reductio ad Hitler” fallacy brings instant discredit on any point you’re attempting to make.

    Congratulations.

  16. sean morham says:

    Whatever, ignore history and be a fool.

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