Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Bill To Ban Assault Weapons As Well As Large Clips

December 17, 2012 by  
Filed under Featured Stories, Gun Control

(CNN)   Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California said Sunday the president will soon have legislation “to lead on” in the gun control debate, announcing she will introduce a bill next month in the Senate to place a ban on assault weapons. “We’ll be prepared to go, and I hope the nation will really help,” Feinstein said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The senator said she’ll introduce the bill when Congress reconvenes in January and the same legislation will also be proposed in the House of Representatives.

“We’re crafting this one. It’s being done with care. It’ll be ready on the first day,” she said, adding that she’ll soon announce the House authors.

“It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation, and the possession. Not retroactively, but prospectively. It will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” she said. “There will be a bill.”

Gun rights legislation has gained renewed attention since Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that left 20 students and six adults dead.

Many lawmakers and politicians have called for stricter gun control laws at the federal level, including a revisit to the 1994 former assault weapons ban that expired in 2004 but has yet to be reinstated.

Feinstein, who helped champion the 1994 legislation, said she and her staff have looked at the initial bill and tried to “perfect it.”

“We believe we have (perfected it). We exempt over 900 specific weapons that will not fall under the bill, but the purpose of this bill is to get … ‘weapons of war’ off the street of our cities,” she said.

The senator added she believes President Barack Obama will support the legislation. As a presidential candidate in 2008, Obama said he would support such a ban, but he has been criticized for failing to work toward tighter gun control laws since taking office.

After Friday’s shooting, however, the president signaled a change in policy could soon be in place.

“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” Obama said in his weekly address Saturday, echoing remarks he made Friday after the tragedy.

Feinstein on Sunday praised the assault weapons ban of 1994 for surviving its entire 10-year term and predicted a successful future for her upcoming bill.

“I believe this will be sustained as well,” she added. “You know, all of the things that society regulates, but we can’t touch guns? That’s wrong.”

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/16/feinstein-to-introduce-assault-weapons-ban-bill/

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18 Responses to “Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Bill To Ban Assault Weapons As Well As Large Clips”
  1. marcus says:

    I see there is no bill to ban the use of psychiatric drugs that affect the brain. Especially children. No law that allows for arrest the head of the FDA that approved these drugs and no law making it a criminal offense to prescribe these drugs to children on a out patient basis. If children need these drugs so badly, they should be put in a rehab center away from weapons. I don’t think mild autism requires a drug that the recent school shooter was taking. ALL THE SCHOOL SHOOTERS OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS WERE ON THESE KIND OF DRUGS.

  2. Billy T says:

    I guess if one still thinks this government actually cares about the welfare of the people of this country, they’d think any kind of anti-gun legislation following the incident Friday would be a "good thing". Problem is, we’re talking about a government that was complicit in the worst terrorist attack on this country’s soil, where 2000+ people died in a most tragic and frightening manner. Imagine being stuck in a skyscraper as it collapses and the floor literally disintegrates beneath your feet. A lot of the victims probably didn’t die instantly either. Suffocation and bleeding out from injuries caused by the falling debris would’ve claimed many of the lives. I bring this up to stress that there shouldn’t be any trust left in this government when it come to it doing what’s good for the people or the children. No matter what tragedies the future may hold, we must hold the line and preserve our basic God given liberties.

    Also, notice how they intensely focus on the tools used to commit Friday’s atrocity, yet ignore with most vigor it’s possible cause. That shows that they’re not trying to solve a problem, but capitalize off its results.

  3. REFLECTOR says:

    America’s warmongering culture has become a spreading disease within its own borders. Troubled citizens see the example the state sets on how to solve their problems, in a sick and delusional grandioso show of power. Not much different to their own governments actions.
    At this time not a parent in America doesn’t feel overwhelming grief, and to think the massacres in syria alone is multiplyed a thousand times over while the world does nothing. Surely mankind is at a loss.

  4. Domain says:

    Why would anyone be foolish enough to hand their guns over to a ruthless government that murders thousands of children every day and lies about it?

  5. Paul W of Stamford says:

    Man, I can’t even listen to this war whore. Did you know that she profits from selling war toys to the military warmongers against Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and the Palestinians? Every month that those wars continues makes her and her husband Bloom that much richer by a million dollars. WTF, right?

  6. SPARKY says:

    Everyone in authority in that town, including the mother, knew the kid was a ticking time bomb but NO ONE did anything about it….The mother should have secured the guns from the kid but didn’t….(Total failure of all medical & law authorities to avoid this act)

    And, if the principal or teachers had a hand gun, they could have prevented this…So, here comes the liberals to strip us of our ability to protect ourselves using the red herring of military type guns as the bad guy…

    And, I don’t think the House has the guts to fight this coming repressive law… The Speaker is weak and will probably roll-over for the liberal anti-2nd Amendmendant progressives

  7. Bob says:

    Stand back and get this tragedy in the proper prespective. These self hating individuals do not want an investigation based on truth and facts, but rather elevated emotions so they can pass sentence on my and your liberties, freedoms and rights. Oh what evil. The weapon Dianne,is not the crime, what motivated this person is. I believe the monies you and others receive from drug companies is instrumental in hiding the real side effects of psychiatric drugs. If you do not identify the cause, how can you formulate a prevention?

  8. Dean says:

    When is it going to be the 110th time these freakin parasite Jews get thrown out of yet another country…the USA, so the world can finally have some peace?

  9. Bob says:

    A true assault rifle is a select fire weapon and has been under government control since the 1930′s. The "assault rifles in Feinstein’s bill look like real assault rifles but are semi-automatic rifles no different in function from other semi automatic rifles. But then, they would like to ban all firearms, and this bill is merely a foot in the door.

  10. Jeff says:

    Why isn’t anyone in the msm reporting on:

    1. Police chase
    latimes.com/videogallery/73698408/News/Raw-Conn-police-search-woods-after-shooting#

    2.School boy
    youtube.com/watch?v=gl4oDghXLP0

    3.Police conferm at least2 shooters
    abcnews.go.com/US/video/connecticut-shooting-27-dead-sandy-hook-elementary-school-17976251

    4.Police radio communications recording
    youtube.com/watch?v=S59IXI9g6VE

    5.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/15/connecticut-shooter-guns_n_2306913.html
    Three other guns have also been recovered, but it was not clear where they were found, the official told AP. They were a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun.
    Also unclear is which gun the 20-year-old Lanza used to take his own life or his mother’s. The Lanzas autopsies are scheduled for Sunday.

    It is my opinion that this was planed not by the 20 year old but from someone else. Possibly the DHS or other Gov. agency. Otherwise there would be more coverage about this and not just about more gun control.

  11. Miguel Grande says:

    If you listen to the police radio traffic, you hear that the shooter had left that large, unconcealable Bushmaster 223 in his Mom’s minivan. There were 2 handguns found in the school. The 2nd shooter was caught hiding in the woods, handcuffed and arrested. Police now deny it ever happened. Over 1,000 eyewitnesses saw the event.

    The medical examiner claimed that the victims were killed by an assault rifle, yet he wouldn’t say what caliber the bullets that he removed from the bodies were. He simply said that they were traumatic wounds caused by an assault rifle. He also said he couldn’t initially tell if the shooter’s wound was self inflicted. Bull shit!

    Warmonger Feinstein should outlaw minivans especially those with big gas tanks and large seating capacities. Without his mother’s stolen minivan those beautiful children would be alive today. How irresponsible was it for Mrs Lanza to own such a dangerous vehicle when her child was had such a drug damaged brain.

    Actually if there were a trial, Lanza would be acquitted, since the killer had used an assault weapon, Lanza did not.

  12. david says:

    Effective action in this case is not pontificating on blogs or commenting on articles where everyone feels the same way you do. The victory here lies in calling and writing your Congressmen and women and getting groups together to inform the public that this whole charade is a farce. On the street, door-to-door, bumper stickers and calmly worded statements that we will not be overrun by the liberal NWO, imperialist, socialist agenda put forward by the banksters and the crony capitalists.

    The powers that be are afraid of us because we are armed. It is the true balance against government overreach. Talk with your neighbors. Make sure they are aware. Stay frosty. Feinstein wants to win by having us go nuts and then using our brothers and sisters in the enforcement and the military against us. Adapt, improvise, overcome. Keep demanding the facts on the Sandy Hook shootings. The story is full of holes. Don’t let the kids die needlessly. They took a bullet for your freedom.

  13. Bonnie says:

    Yeah, tptb will be allowed to carry, and kill us, but We THE People will not be able to defend ourselves.

    Oh, the Cartels will love that! Look at what’s happenning in Colombia and Mexico!
    The Cartel is slaughtering anyone that opooses them. Last big kill was that Mex. woman Mayor, that was beten and carved up on her torso. She managed to survive that. But, unfortunately, her State guards were removed by the gov, so the Cartel got her, good, the 2nd time! She’s dead, now.

    Americans, give up your guns, and next time, there will be MORE than 20 kids and some adults dead!

  14. Big M says:

    Of course, she wants assault weapons banned. Why not? Why should you have the means to take out some pig, armed to the teeth with military hardware, if they decide they want to plant something on your property and then try to steal your property under these Nazi forfeiture "laws," eh?

    Somebody should take this whore and throw her down a 3-mile-deep well, and then toss a 50-ton boulder in after her. See my raised hand?

  15. flek says:

    Note these Zionist fools were the first
    to scream gun ban after this incident.
    Communist fools.
    Stalin’s Jews
    Disarm the Goyim.

    -flek

  16. gmathol says:

    Does that also mean America will no longer supply the murder group Israel (not a state) with weapons.

    We mourn for the children of Gaza. These American children got what they deserved. Sorry!

  17. Anon says:

    Connecticut’s Strict Gun Control Laws Did Not Stop the School Shootings in Newtown, CT
    http://www.thelonestarwatchdog.com/2012/12/15/connecticuts-strict-gun-control-laws-did-not-stop-the-school-shootings-in-newtown/

    SO, WHY MORE GUN CONTROL LAWS ELSEWHERE, WHEN THEY DIDN’T STOP THE SHOOTINGS IN CONNECTICUT?

    Democrat From NY: To Get Gun Control, Obama Must ‘Exploit’ CT Shooting
    http://xrepublic.tv/node/1419

    List of school shootings known to be linked to SSRIs
    http://www.ssristories.com/index.php?p=school

    Gun-Town USA: 25 Years Murder Free
    http://fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/gun-town-usa-25-years-murder-free/28388/

    Media Blackout: Oregon Mall Shooter Was Stopped By An Armed Citizen Sunday, December 16, 2012 9:02
    http://12160.info/forum/topics/media-blackout-oregon-mall-shooter-was-stopped-by-an-armed?xg_source=msg_forum_disc

  18. Jarheadusmc says:

    Over the last year of so has been many revelations from prominent persons of rank, high ranking law enforcement, investigators and much more that indicate that something big is going to happen, very big, somewhere around March or April, so big that it is unmatched in world history. In the meantime is has become necessary for certain factions to accelerate their plans to eliminate as much of an oppostion as possible, including the disarming of as many of the populace as possible. The reasons for the millions of round of ammo and weapons purchases by government agency’s is in readiness for what is going to happen. Also, there are over 200,000 United Nations Troops (Russians) training on three military bases in the south under the directives of preparing for "civil distrubance" operations (re: gun confiscation).
    A woman mystic in Indiana last year had a vision of "Russian" troops going house to house and confiscating weapons while sending the men to detention centers. This reminds me of the story of the meeting at Columbia Univesity where it was tabled that about 25% of all American Men would have to be "eliminated" as they would not succumb to a Marxist Dictatorship – which this Administration is slowly and methodically putting in place all the necessary means to accomplish this – very soon. Look and prepare for this March or April – and it has been said by very high ranking official – when this Pope dies this late Spring (how do they know that) is the beginning of the largest nightmare ever envisioned in this country and the world. Remember the FBI agent in California who they say went rogue and when he was captured was screaming – that what they plan to do is unbelievable and horrific.

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