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Panel Splits Sharply on Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Plan

Posted on: February 27th, 2013

Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee strongly disagreed Wednesday over a proposed reinstatement of the assault weapons ban, indicating that the panel may break along party lines when it marks up the legislation, possibly as early as Thursday.

At a crowded hearing filled with uniformed law enforcement officers and those who have lost loved ones to gun violence, Democrats said the assault weapons legislation (S 150) — which would ban the future production of 157 specific kinds of gun, as well as ammunition magazines with more than 10 bullets — would save lives. Recent shooting massacres could have been prevented or made less deadly had the proposal been on the books, they said.

“The one common thread running through these mass shootings in recent years — from Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, to Blacksburg, Virginia — is that the gunman used a military-style, semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine to commit the unspeakable horror,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who chaired the hearing and is the lead sponsor of the legislation.

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  • reggiec

    The problem with Feinstein’s arguement is that the use of these weapons is the exception not the rule. The majority of gun violence occurs with hand guns predominately in large cities controlled by Democrats. If they actually went after the perpetrators instead of the hardware; The ACLU would be screaming “profiling” from the roof tops.

    • gail2012

      We need to stat fighting back with the media first. America BUOYCOTT COMCAST. MILLIONS have comcast the communist cable netwk. Cancell your subscription and tell them why. They support the leftist communist party. The lame stream nedia is not reporting the truth. That’s a beginning. Dish or other cable outlets will start reporting fair news.

      • whynot

        I am boycotting cable, I cancelled, I got an antenna, and watch about 20 free channels and news that reports unbiased news…..try it you will like it!!!!!!

        • garysvent

          I would, but I don’t live alone. Also, there is no other venue for internet connection.

    • garysvent

      There is no Constitutional provision outlawing profiling.

    • Independentrd

      Simple, as you stated…so we just eliminate/putlaw all Democrats , but we really need to replace/outlaw the Republicans with something else too.

  • Dr. Evil

    If you gave these so called “military-style” semiautomatic assault weapon to any person in any military or police force in the world, they would refuse them. What a gun LOOKS like has nothing to do with the way it works.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Thomas/100000389310609 Steve Thomas

      Some of the guns on her list are to be banned just because they look “scarey”. There are hunting rifles on there that only have 5 & 10 round magazines available, NOTHING over 10.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Harper/1006354778 Steve Harper

    and so the drunk driver that killed your mother last night in a car wreck, the common thread is the car so we must ban all cars to keep the nation safe from drunk drivers, this from Dianne Feinstein

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steve-Thomas/100000389310609 Steve Thomas

      Red cars are statitically more likelly to be in an accident because the other driver “did not see it”. Therefore, since the number of people wearing glasses or contacts is increasing, we should ban all red cars.

      • SteelWolf

        Problem is i can just repaint a car. You wont be removing the stupid driver. An AR-15 no matter how you paint it does the same job with the same ammo it used to use. Your not removing the stupid human. Hunting and home defense are not legit reasons in AU to own a rifle. Only “Sport shooting” is an allowed reason. So… We retool an AR-15 for sport shooting paint it safety yellow add reflective tape and then maybe people can use it in the USA for hunting, home defense, and riot control when the police try to storm your perimeter of your house. Hmm Having seen “Hello Kitty” painted AR’s i’m not pondering a safety yellow with reflective tape AR and how it might look. Check point security >:) And no i don’t live in AU. I just researched their gun laws. Almost stone age. And it only took 1996-2007 to raise violence with guns and have less law abiding owners. More guns now then in 1996 are there. against the law.

      • ConservativeGrl

        Well, there goes my red car! Hey, how about banning air! It’s filled with harmful pollution caused by cars, so let’s ban that too!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Millard-Huff/100001533647046 Millard Huff

        Hey don’t forget the white ones

    • TexasOlTimer

      Chicago has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country and the highest crime rate. Washington DC isn’t far behind. Vermont has some of the laxest gun laws (you can open carry without a permit) and the third LOWEST crime rate. The violence in Chicago is so bad there is talk of bringing in the National Guard to help. When you look at the states or the cities with high crime rates, there are usually stricter gun laws and they are run by Democrats.

      It appears to me that the way to lower ‘gun violence’ is to rid our country of Democrats. That seems to be the common factor.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Millard-Huff/100001533647046 Millard Huff

      IT’S high time we remove the senate

  • gail2012

    It’s amazing that these leftist communist democrats in office are trying to make law abiding families and hard wking people the nut cases because they want to keep their lawful guns. Amazing how these low life democrats in office are working day & night to villianize everyday Americans.The fact is the criminals that have committed shooting crimes are liberals. Occupy Wallstreet were criminals. The people in the Tea Party are families, working freedom loving everyday Americans. So you know what you leftist communist loving wackos that support obama no matter what. GO TO HELL! We are sick of you’re lies you’re destroying freedom and you defending This Coward of a president!

  • tiredofliberals

    all I need is one round

  • Tarachian

    Even if laws are passed, register nothing. It is none of their business what you own. I don’t plan on doing any extra registering.

    • Berzrkr50

      I’m with you. Unless they have a crystal ball that’s good as gold they’ll never know what I’ve got. There’s NO paper attached to my stuff…

  • rougarou

    one thing they left out is almost if not all of those mass shooters were left leaning democrats

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1323487444 C.P. Lund

    What about that nut in China who murdered a bunch of people with a knife, (supposedly because Diane Frankenstein had the AR-15 that he wanted to buy and was using it as her prop.) Does her idiotic legislation also ban knives? I hope so, those Chinese knife wielders have me losing sleep now.

  • James Crawford

    I predict 30 to 1 odds that Feinstein gets banned from America before any AR15 does.

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.fox.98892 Benjamin Fox

    Only hitler brown shirts want gun control that leads to people control, they all need a 22 cal. stuck up their butts and blow their BS to hell.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fred-Palombi/1119591991 Fred Palombi

    The one common thread is that they were all “liberal Democrats” that perepetrated these crimes!

  • LLinLa

    Senator Feinstein converted this to half-truth by not inserting “and all but one were ‘died in the wool’ non-Conservative types thereby proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that Liberalism is the mental disorder killing our citizens at record rates.”

  • jag57

    It makes me furious that all we hear is Hegelian dialectic; why in the hell aren’t we hearing anything about the defining factor in all these slaughters, whether it be Virginia Tech, Aurora, Newtown, or any other, what I call gun free killing zones, where they make a safe place for criminals to carry out their killing. What part of stupid don’t these idiots understand.

    I emailed Dian Feinstein today and let her know exactly how I feel about gun bans, universal background checks, gun registration, or magazine bans. I worked on emails all afternoon; for what it’s worth.

    • garysvent

      And it will likely take her all afternoon to read it.

  • TrueTexan327

    She can pass anything she wants, It won’t change any attitude of any Patirot. It will just lead us to a bad place.

  • genesis

    The common thread in all those shootings is they were staged—CLASSIC false flag attacks to disarm the american people—The elite see their grip on america slipping away, they are desperate to keep americans enslaved—

  • Rob Pobe

    ‘To commit the unspeakable horror, proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif”

    Feinstein and Obama’s mentors and role models in 1938 enacted bans including 22 rimfire ammo.

    “An innovation of the 1938 [Nazi firearms ban and confiscation] law was to ban .22 caliber rimfire cartridges with hollow point bullets, … .”

    Halbrook, P. (2000) “Nazi Firearms Law and the Disarming of the German Jews” 17 Arizona
    Journal of International and Comparative Law, No. 3, 483-535 at p. 513. Retrieved 2/13/13 from: http://www.stephenhalbrook.com/article-nazilaw.pdf

  • Rob Pobe

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif’ is the physical embodiment of committing the unspeakable horror

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1152459709 Facebook User

    The purpose of all theser additional laws is to have them fail so that true Liberal ideals about confiscating guns can then take place. The gun registration will tell the feds where the guns are. Wake up America, From the good folks at Builders4The2ndAmendme3nt.com on facebook

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OOKK3KBK7M2DX5OKOV7ODZ3QTA Jay

    Feinstein is an unspeakable horror. Someone shoild take her out for target practice. No, I meant introduce her to the shooting sports. What were you thinking?

    • garysvent

      Introduce her to target practice. She can practice being the target.

  • mickey

    Does anybody care that Feinstein is amongst the socialist/ unpatriotic SOBs, that has broken their oath of office? And nothing seems to matter anymore, I guess enforcing the oath is no longer a point. Why then do we even give an oath? Obviously it means nothing, to nobody. People like this Feinstein heffer, is a definete threat to America, her communistic threat is not what our congress should be touting, it’s wrong, these people should be weeded out, and JAILED for their Treasonous Actions against the U.S. Where is Joe McCarthy when you need him?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Phillips/1058697065 Randy Phillips

    Yeah, supposedly the amount of people killed yearly from so called assault weapons in shootings is about 35. That will really make everyone safe. There are around 430 people killed each year with a rifle. This includes people shooting bad guys as well as those shot by bad guys.You can walk across the street, go to the hospital, drive a car, or fall down a flight of steps and have more deaths than that. The idea is to punish those that are law breakers, not the law abiding. It is people control they want, not gun control. Dems want you to depend on them for everything you have. It is like Obama said: “If you have a successful business, you didn’t make it.”. More or less he says you don’t have the intelligence or ability to do things without the government’s help to do anything on your own. In he and Mooochelle’s lives it is especially true. Strings have been pulled all of his life to get him where he is now. Mooochelle’s high paying jobs are a product of Jesse Jackson’s intimidation tactics of business. These two people have done little on their own to get the praise they get from the Media.

    • garysvent

      “If you have a successful business, you didn’t make it.”. I suppose that if you have an UNsuccessful business, you didn’t have anything to do with that either.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Randy-Phillips/1058697065 Randy Phillips

        People fail at businesses every day. In the past few years, there have been a lot and there are more to come in the next couple years. The difference is that this administration is doing everything it can to make people fail with increased taxes, regulations, and costs. It more or less amounts to: if you built a business on your own and you don’t tow the liberal ideology, they will do everything they can to make you fail. This administration has always had the mindset that you don’t deserve what you have, because it belongs to the government.

        • garysvent

          And if THEY don’t actually believe that, they sure as hell want YOU to.

          People who have never had to actually work for a living think it’s easy. Yet, they are always working on some kind of alternative, like the extortionist tactics of Jesse Jackson. He’s teaching the left how to live off this nation without work, and this latest affirmative action hire at the White House learned very well.

          We have to get government out of the favor-granting and fix it business. If they can’t grant favors, nobody’s going to lobby them, and they won’t have much reason to stay.

  • girlsNguns

    And why are the Republicans not showing up all over the place with groups of people who have protected themselves and/or others with their rifles, shotguns, or handguns??
    Use the same theatrics that the nutso liberals use.

  • donoesau

    Another common thread is all the shooters we democrats or from a liberal progressive [democrat] family.

  • dee oesau

    Feinstein is a typical anti american liberal democrat who does not uphold the constitution.

  • 1st Sgt

    Also the senator looks like she fell thru a 150 foot ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down. I confess I stole this from Fred Sanford.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.pinto.5076 Chris Pinto

    I think Feinstein pees standing up

  • whynot

    Another statement…feinstein is a card carrying, board certified, communist traitor,that should be hanging from a tree like a christmas orniment!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.corcoran2 Terry Corcoran

    This is my car. It is red. This is my red fu@king car…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.corcoran2 Terry Corcoran

    Maybe if feinstein put fresh Dura-Cells in her vibrator, all of this would go away…

    • garysvent

      She’s a turd in a skirt. Isn’t this the same nincompoop who dissed Gen Petraeus because he called her ma’am? It probably took military-style discipline for him not to call her ig-pay.

  • Gary Ray

    A lot of you senators and republicians better note that your term for re=election Is coming up and I do believe you will be In the un-Imployment line after that .

  • KDS

    What Obama is letting come across the boarder cuts off the heads of unarmed citizens, and they will be armed with Ak’s with automatic weapons. No matter what you do we will not disarm for Feistein or Obumer! They are breaking our laws which nullifies what ever they propose!!! Not one proposal that I’ve heard of takes care of any of this, and they know that it is true.

  • mtncrusr

    Gun don’t harm people, stupid politicians do.

  • garysvent

    “The one common thread running through these mass shootings in recent years — from Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, to Blacksburg, Virginia — is that the gunman used a military-style, semiautomatic assault weapon or large-capacity ammunition magazine to commit the unspeakable horror…” says Sen Feinstein.

    Well, duh. I suppose if you, O Brilliant One, were going to commit mass murder, you would use a slingshot, a garden hose, or a T-ball bat? What a complete waste of DNA you are, Senator.

  • RomyMon

    Ban Obama, Biden, Reid, Feinstein and all communist leaning Democrats instead! Leave our guns alone you morons. You Dems cannot be so stupid you can’t see the truth that no gun law can ever prevent a massacre. Massacres are committed only by deranged people, and the criminally-minded, not by law abiding citizens who need their guns to protect their families and their homes from, you guessed it, the mentally deranged and the criminals. Above all else, as deterrent against government tyranny. A semi-auto rifle or pistol with a 10-round magazine, fires each time you squeeze the trigger and can be easily reloaded so where’s the difference between them and high capacity ones? Three 10-round magazine vs a 30 round magazine is the same. Both contain 30 rounds. Get it Senator Frankenstein? Why are Dems so concerned with same sex marriage, legalized abortion, illegal immigrant rights and gun control, appeasing the Muslims and the ACLU, when the real problems are huge foreign aid to unfriendly countries, the out of control national debt the US is no longer able to pay, perennially unbalanced national budget, drug and human smuggling, crime spill south of the border and overspending by the Obama administration and his family, to name only a few? Give up your salaries for a month, (Obama, cabinet members, members of Congress, and ground Air Force One for 30 days. Then stop foreign aid to Muslim countries, quit supporting families of illegal aliens, close America to more refugees, fire all the highly-paid czars appointed by Obama,and furlough all federal government employees whose services are not critically needed and the huge savings could reduce America’s money woes! Now that’s more sensible than banning guns, isn’t it?

  • ralphwylie

    What Feinstein should have said was that, “The common thread running through these mass shootings was that they were all committed by mentally ill ‘crazies’ and that the existing laws or proposed laws would not stop them.” Of course, she would never say that because it defeats her agenda to disarm legal, law abiding Americans and deny them their Second Amendment Rights. After and if the Feinstein gun grab ban is enacted, the crazies will still kill and disarmed Americans will be defenseless. Feinstein will be OK though. She’ll still be armed because she needs a gun. She says you and I don’t. Hypocrisy and insanity indeed.

  • steve

    thats because she is so ugly that the truth ran and hid from her scared the ugly would rub off!

  • steve

    you know whats funny these liberal leftist always want to ban everything for regular working class AMERICANS but never their selfs.so lets start with them 1st turn off their electricity because coal was used to make it.2nd take away their cars and jets because the fuel that was used to propel it is causing global warming.3rd turn off the heat to their homes because the natural gas is an air pollutant.4th we would have to take away their fur coats bear skin rugs pearl ear rings and necklaces because they killed an oyster to get the pearls.oh and we surely will need to take their bank accounts because at a certain point they should have had enough money according to odumbshit.oh yes most important they also have to get on obama care just like the stupid AMERICANS do.so what do you think will they go for equality that odumbshit keeps trying to spread around?

  • KDS

    The Crime is being committed right now by legislators and idiots, that should all be jailed for going against there oath against our Constitution, the real and only law we have. It may be gone as far as they
    are concerned, but in the hearts and minds of real Americans it lives on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Vomacka/100000299446344 Jim Vomacka

    Kiss my AZS Feinstein. You are breaking your oath of office so you should be fired

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.f.skaggs Kathy Fugitt Price Skaggs

    All of these hearing are stupid because everyone knows that criminals and the insane don’t follow the law. And if they are not following the laws and they know it then they are trying to ban guns from law abiding citizens to unarm them. We already have laws against shooting people and against certain people having or buying guns. The only reason to ban certain guns is to start a gun ban to eventually disarm the entire population of the US. We all know that you can’t take over a country that is armed. Our goverment wants to be in power for ever and have proven that time and again. Liberal would love to stop any one from disagreeing with them to the point that they would imprison or kill people. I also believe that liberals would kill to stay in power. This is how the communists did it in China, Russia, Cambodia etc….

  • Dempseycoleman

    Contact our Senators tell them You Better Don’t Pass any Crap you will loose your seat next time you ask for my vote

  • Ernest

    I think we should ban The Wicked Witch of the West and all other liberals from owning guns ( lack of mental capicity) , but also from being allowed to write a bill or vote on a bill that would create a problem with the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, for the same reason. If they cannot produce a letter of their mental health from a certified doctor, they will not be allowed to vote on anything affecting the future of this country, period.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Bryant/650320019 Mike Bryant

    To many Face Lifts Frankenstein. Your butt is where the Brain Cavity should be.

 

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