California Democrat and influential senator Dianne Feinstein admitted Monday her gun ban proposals will not be part of a Democrat bill to rollback the Second Amendment. “My understanding is it will not be [part of the base bill],” Feinstein said. “It will be separate.”Feinstein was told by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the decision. Feinstein’s bill proposed making illegal 157 models of semiautomatic firearms Democrats characterize as “assault weapons” and outlaw so-called “high-capacity” magazines.
In addition to endangering the larger and more comprehensive Democrat package, Feinstein’s measures would jeopardize red-state Democrats during the 2014 elections.
Senate Judiciary Democrats have approved what they describe as a gun trafficking bill, a measure to expand background checks, and a proposal to increase school safety following the shooting at the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.
The gun trafficking proposal and its “straw purchase” prohibition has Republican support. Democrats plan to use it as a foundation and add amendments to the bill, possibly including some of the stripped Feinstein measures.
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy will reportedly introduce the legislation on the Senate floor this week. It is believed he will schedule the bill for a vote in April following a two-week congressional recess.
For those who have ever wondered, can you imagine what our country would be like without our God-given Constitutional right to carry and bear arms? I think there has been evidence of that in other countries such as China, Russia and I am sure the list could go on. For those who have ever wondered why China has never invaded the United States with their massive army it is quite simple and that is they know that behind nearly every blade of grass that exists there is a gun. Now imagine what it would be like without those same guns.
Continuing on this rant a bit further….
For those who claim that America would be safer without guns I want you take a moment to examine and look up for yourself the number of innocent humans who are killed every year by cars. However, I do not see anyone in our government doing cartwheels nor hand stands to have those abolished! Could it be that they actually realize in their finite size brains that would be absolutely absurd?
Look, I am no fan of those who choose to go out and hideously kill someone with a gun for no good apparent reason other than for the thrill of it. However, I am no bigger fan of those who choose to drink and get behind the wheel of a vehicle and turn into a weapon of mass destruction. Since our country seems to be so worried about those, maybe they need to take a harder look at the real issue. It is not the vehicle that was used as the weapon but rather the sick person who was in control of it. Point made!
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