Sen. Feinstein vows to introduce assault weapons ban

Following a weekend of mourning for the small town of Newtown, CN, the national debate on gun control and bans on certain weapons dominated the Sunday news talk shows.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein told David Gregory on Sunday’s Meet the Press that she will introduce a bill to ban assault weapons in both the House and Senate on the first day Congress meets in January.

She adamantly said it was important to get “weapons of war” off the streets.

Feinstein was a driving force behind the original ban that lasted from 1994-2004.

 

Watch Sen. Feinstein on Meet the Press:

 

 

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  • http://frontier.com ROBERT MCGUIRE

    HOW TO LEAVE A COMMENT. FEINSTEIN HAS BROUGHT SO MANY BILLS THAT SHE HAS TO HAVE THEM EDITED SO AS NOT TO REPEAT, VERBATIM, HER OLD LAWS AND BILLLS. THE CRIMINAL COMMITED A CRIME, THE INSANE PERSON COMMITED A CRIME, THE PERP SAW A CHANCE AND KILLED INSTANTLY. THESE ARE CRIMES. THESE ARE CRIMES. THE GUN, HAMMER, PILLOW, BRICK, 2X4 WAS A TOOL USED IN THE CRIME. WE ALL, MAYBE EXCEPT YOU, KNOW THIS. IF THIS WERE A BUTTER KNIFE, WILL YOU CALL THE WHOLE HOUSE TOGETHER TO BAN THESE KNIVES?

    OPLZ ANSWER THIS FOR ME, NOT THE HYPERBOLY YOU ARE MAKING A FOOL OF OUR NATION WITH. HAVE YOU SEEN WHAT IS GOING IN IN ENGLAND AND EUROPE AFTER THOSE GUN BANS? 30 TO 40

    BRITAIN AND EUROPE, AUSTRALIA ARE FACING 30 T0 40% INCREASE IN VIOLENT CRIME USING THESE EXACT METHODS TO DECIDE FOR THE POPULATION WHAT IS BEST. MY RIGHTS ARE GRAVEN IN THE STONE OF MY CONSTITUTION. YOU, LEGALLY CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THAT. I SAID LEGALLY, YOU CAN DO IT ILLEGALLY AS THE PRESIDENT DOES.BUT FOR THOSE LIKE YOU, YOU DON'T ANSWER TO US, DO YOU?

  • ronald barr

    for you to take away my guns is like u taking away my freedom

  • https://twitter.com/MikeBPR Michael Dorstewitz

    Gun violence did not go down when the previous assault weapon ban was in place. Gun violence did not go up when it expired in 2004. Obviously guns aren't the problem — people are. End of story.

  • Big Dem

    When I was a boy practically every house had a shotgun and a rifle, typically for hunting. They were often kept in a cabinet, but rarely locked away. Shells were stored with the guns. Guns were far more available than they are today here in West Palm Beach, but shootings were extremely rare in my multi-racial rural county, Why? Because we were raised around guns and taught to NEVER touch them without permission. When we were old enough we were taught gun safety FIRST, then how to shoot, then taken hunting. We respected the power of guns and saw the effects when we killed quail, ducks, rabbits and deer. When you kill something to eat as a youth, you understand the realities of using guns for their intended purpose. Plus, guns held no fantasy or "toy" value for us: They were simply a tool to keep foxes away from the hens and dogs, a tool to get food, and the equioment needed to enjoy a sport. They were NEVER a way to settle a dispute!

    More importantly, we were taught there IS right & wrong, then the difference between the two. We were taught there is evil in the world and to stand against it. We were taught manners, to be kind to others, to help others in need, aand to shun those who disrespect these ideals. We were punished fir misbehavior, including getting paddled by teachers in the front of the class. It did not turn us into killers; it made us upstanding citizens who respected the law, society and each other.

    Now? The liberals imposed upon us the erroneous ideas that morality is relative and that holding someone accountable for failing to follow a code of ethics-morality is intolerant. Everyone and everything HAS to be "respected," which means we must allow all forms of aberant behavior without a peep. Progressives seized control of the movie and television industries and over time began to corrupt society by pushing their vision of society. Then they seized control of the education system, beginning with universities and now controlling public education from kindergarten forward. The degradation of society has always been the goal, though most of those actively engaged in the process are unaware of how they are being manipulated. They are the "useful idiots" who comprise the group Eric Hoffer termed "True Believers." (read his classic book).

    Why would Progressives want to devalue American society and destroy it? Read communist thought:

    Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

    – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.

    – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

    The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.

    –Vladimir Lenin