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The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

Posted on: December 31st, 2012

Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January 2013 to retable-yet again-an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to “severely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.” Great idea, Dianne, as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from 1994-2004. It was awesome. It panned out wonderfully aside from the following:

November 7, 1994: Wickliffe, Ohio: (Wickliffe Middle School shooting) Keith Ledeger, 37, a former student at the school, shot and killed custodian Pete Christopher and wounded four other adults.
January 12, 1995: Seattle, Washington: A 15-year-old Garfield High School student left school during the day and returned with his grandfather’s 9mm semiautomatic handgun. He wounded two students.
October 12, 1995: Blackville, South Carolina: (Blackville-Hilda High School shooting) Anthony Sincino, 16, killed one teacher and wounded another before committing suicide.
November 15, 1995: Lynnville, Tennessee: (Richland High School shooting) James Rouse, 17, killed a student and teacher and seriously wounded another teacher with a .22-caliber rifle.
February 2, 1996: Moses Lake, Washington: (Frontier Middle School shooting) Barry Loukaitis, 14, killed a teacher and two students and wounded another student when he opened fire on his algebra class.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.markle Gregory Markle

    I put together a point-by-point dissection of Dianne Feinstein’s so-called “proof” of the effectiveness of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban from her Senate gun control web page. Pathetic!

    http://pc3c.org/files/feinstein_fisking.pdf

  • marineh2ominer

    The enemies of freedom an America , even the domestic ones , cold not care less weather or not gun bans and weapons laws work to do anything or have any effect on public safety , that is why , as they have admitted , they are CONSTANTLY working on this corrupt legislation while waiting and praying for these atrocious events to occur to provide them with opportunities to advance their agenda to destroy the American constitution and the bill of rights . That damnable bill of rights has thwarted their communist goal for decades and they are becoming downright radical on its destruction . They can pass all the laws and bans they want , , they in fact , will have to take them from my dead body . I have four sons , and four grandsons , and now two great grandsons , and I am CONSTANTLY instructing them in the same attitude because every veteran that ever gave his life and limbs gave them for he America that WAS , not the psuedo- America that IS .

  • penguin9penguin

    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You can
    get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country
    illegally.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You have
    to have your parents’ signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an
    abortion.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…An 80
    year old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a Muslim woman in a burka is only subject to
    having her neck and head searched.

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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Your
    government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt
    is to spend trillions more of our money.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… A seven
    year old boy can be thrown out of school for calling his teacher “cute” but
    hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly
    acceptable.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…The
    Supreme Court of the United States can rule that lower courts cannot display the
    10 Commandments in their courtroom, while sitting in front of a display of the
    10 Commandments.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Children
    are forcibly removed from parents who appropriately discipline them while
    children of “underprivileged” drug addicts are left to rot in filth infested cesspools of a
    “home”.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Hard work and success are rewarded with higher taxes and government intrusion, while some slothful, lazy behavior is rewarded with
    EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Being
    self-sufficient is considered a threat to the government.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if…The rights of the Government come before the rights of the individual.
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You pay
    your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your
    neighbor defaults on his mortgage (while buying iPhones, TV’s and new cars)
    and the government forgives his debt and reduces his mortgage (with your tax
    dollars).
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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… Being
    stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you “safe”.

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    You know you live in a Country run by idiots if… You can
    write a post like this just by reading the news headlines.

    • Arizona_Don

      Extremely good points. Hope others listen

  • penguin9penguin

    -
    Subject: FW: Have a
    shotgun?

    Subject: Have a shotgun?

    You’re sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your
    bedroom door.

    Half-awake, and
    nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers.

    At least two
    people have broken into your house and are moving your way.

    With your
    heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your
    shotgun.

    You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door
    and open it.

    In the darkness, you make out two shadows.

    One
    holds something that looks like a crowbar.

    When the intruder brandishes
    it as if to strike, you raise the shotgun and fire.

    The blast knocks
    both thugs to the floor.

    One writhes and screams while the second man
    crawls to the front door and lurches outside.

    As you pick up the
    telephone to call police, you know you’re in trouble.

    In your country,
    most guns were outlawed years before, and the few that are privately owned are
    so stringently regulated as to make them useless..

    Yours was never
    registered.

    Police arrive and inform you that the second burglar has
    died.

    They arrest you for First Degree Murder and Illegal Possession of
    a Firearm.

    When you talk to your attorney, he tells you not to worry:
    authorities will probably plea the case down to manslaughter.

    “What kind
    of sentence will I get?” you ask.

    “Only ten-to-twelve years,” he
    replies, as if that’s nothing.
    “Behave yourself, and you’ll be out in
    seven.”

    The next day, the shooting is the lead story in
    the

    local newspaper. Somehow,
    you’re portrayed as an eccentric vigilante while the two men you shot are
    represented as choirboys.

    Their friends and relatives can’t find an
    unkind word to say about them..

    Buried deep down in the article,
    authorities acknowledge that both “victims” have been arrested numerous
    times.

    But the next day’s headline says it
    all:
    “Lovable Rogue Son Didn’t Deserve to Die.”

    The thieves have
    been transformed from career criminals into Robin Hood-type
    pranksters..

    As the days wear on, the story takes
    wings.

    The national media picks it up, then the international media.

    The surviving burglar has become a folk
    hero.

    Your attorney says the thief is preparing to sue you, and he’ll
    probably win.

    The media publishes reports that your home has been burglarized
    several times in the past and that you’ve been critical of local police for
    their lack of effort in apprehending the suspects.

    After the last
    break-in, you told your neighbor that you would be prepared next
    time.

    The District Attorney uses this to allege that you were lying in
    wait for the burglars.

    A few months later, you go to trial.

    The
    charges haven’t been reduced, as your lawyer had so confidently
    predicted.

    When you take the stand, your anger at the injustice of it
    all works against you..

    Prosecutors paint a picture of you as a mean,
    vengeful man.

    It doesn’t take long for the jury to convict you of all
    charges.

    The judge sentences you to life in prison.

    This case
    really happened.

    On August 22, 1999, Tony Martin of Emneth, Norfolk ,
    England , killed one burglar and wounded a second.

    In April, 2000, he
    was convicted and is now serving a life term…

    How did it become a
    crime to defend one’s own life in the once great British Empire
    ?

    It started with the Pistols Act of
    1903

    This seemingly reasonable law
    forbade selling pistols to minors or felons and established that handgun sales
    were to be made only to those who had a license.
    The Firearms Act of 1920 expanded licensing to include not only handguns but all
    firearms except shotguns..

    Later laws
    passed in 1953 and 1967 outlawed the carrying
    of any weapon by private citizens and mandated the registration of all
    shotguns.

    Momentum for total handgun confiscation began in earnest
    after the Hungerfordmass shooting in 1987.

    Michael Ryan, a mentally
    disturbed man with a Kalashnikov rifle, walked down the streets shooting
    everyone he saw.

    When the smoke cleared, 17 people were dead.

    The
    British public, already de-sensitized by eighty years of “gun control”, demanded
    even tougher restrictions.
    (The seizure of
    all privately owned handguns was the objective even though Ryan used a rifle.)

    Nine years later,
    at Dunblane , Scotland , Thomas Hamilton used a semi-automatic weapon to murder
    16 children and a teacher at a public school.

    For many years, the media
    had portrayed all gun owners as mentally unstable, or worse, criminals.
    Now
    the press had
    a real kook with which to beat up law-abiding gun owners.
    Day after day,
    week after week, the media gave up all pretense of objectivity and demanded a total
    ban on all handguns.
    The Dunblane
    Inquiry, a few months later, sealed the fate
    of the few sidearms still owned by private citizens.

    During the years in which the British government
    incrementally took away most gun rights, the notion that a citizen had the right
    to armed self-defense came to be seen as vigilantism.
    Authorities refused to
    grant gun licenses to people who were threatened, claiming that self-defense was
    no longer considered a reason to own a gun.
    Citizens who shot burglars or robbers or rapists were
    charged while the real criminals were released.

    Indeed, after the Martin
    shooting, a police spokesman was quoted as saying,
    “We cannot have people
    take the law into their own hands.”

    All of Martin’s neighbors had been
    robbed numerous times,
    and several elderly people were severely injured in
    beatings by young thugs who had no fear of the consequences.
    Martin himself,
    a collector of antiques, had seen most of his collection trashed or stolen by
    burglars.

    When the Dunblane Inquiry ended, citizens who owned handguns
    were given three months to turn them over to local authorities.

    Being
    good British subjects, most people obeyed the law.
    The few who didn’t were
    visited by police and threatened with ten-year prison sentences if they didn’t
    comply.

    Police later bragged that they’d taken nearly 200,000 handguns
    from private citizens.

    How did the authorities know who had
    handguns?
    The guns had been registered and licensed.
    Kind of like cars.
    Sound familiar?

    WAKE UP AMERICA ; THIS IS WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHERS PUT
    THE SECOND AMENDMENT IN OUR CONSTITUTION.

    “…It does not require a
    majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush
    fires in people’s minds..”
    –Samuel Adams

    If you think
    this is important, please forward to everyone you know.

    You had better wake up, because Obama is doing
    this very same thing, over here, if he can get it done

    The U N Small
    Arms Treaty that Hilary is negotiating would take away our 2nd Amendment
    rights.

    The U N has NO
    BUSINESS having any rule over Americans.

    That is what our
    CONSTITUTION is there for.

    And there are stupid people in congress
    and on the street that will go right along with
    him.

    Just remember –
    the reason the Japanese didn’t invade the USA is because they knew that most of
    the citizens were armed

    • Arizona_Don

      Is this familiar, or a better question could it happen here? It could be because, no matter what you think it may be coming to this (or worse) right here in the United States of America. Some even veterans will comply with federal or perhaps even coerced local law enforcement confiscating weapons. Without state protection we will either be dead or have to fight our way out of something like this. myself and I’m sure many others will resist, but the question remains can we survive as individuals, I think not. Individually we cannot win organized we cannot lose. Furthermore, we were granted the second amendment rights for just such an occasion or perhaps it is a responsibility. We may very soon need to exercise those intended rights or responsibilities. Prepare to be rounded up and herded like cattle if not prepared. It may happen very soon for sure within the next four years. However, there is ample time to prepare, If we heed the warning.

      Think it can’t happen here, they thought that in Germany also. If you do not think so and do not prepare I guess you are willing to bet your life on this administration, I’m not. Think about this if I prepare and am wrong what am I out a few dollars for guns and planed protection. If I am right and not prepared it could cost my life. Take your pick. I’m preparing

    • Bob Da Grouch

      Thanks for clearing the mud. I thought that shotguns were still ok for the Brits to own, without all the BS.

  • Paul Plasters

    Does ms fienstine intend to keep her guns and her body guards? If so, she has already failed. Her guns will be available to the first break-in at her home. sOME PEOPLE JUST NEVER DO FIGURE IT OUT!

  • johnanaguski

    penguin you are so right.

  • Cinci Jew

    Diane FeinSwine doesn’t care if gun control doesn’t work. That doesn’t matter to her. Her objective and the other progressives objective is to impose tyranny and the first thing tyrants take away is people’s arms to leave them at the government’s mercy. FeinSwine’s objectives sound extremely similar to Hitler’s gun registration and confiscation and we saw what happened after that.

 
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