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chrishiggin29 12-17-2012 03:30 AM

Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress
 
Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Friday's mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress.
"I'm going to introduce in the Senate, and the same bill will be introduced in the House -- a bill to ban assault weapons," Feinstein said on NBC's "Meet the Press."
The shocking murder of 26 children and adults in Newtown, Conn., on Friday has sparked a national discussion on gun control, with mostly Democratic legislators saying laws need to be tightened.
President Bill Clinton signed an assault weapons ban into law in 1994, but the measure expired a decade later. Democrats have tried several times since then to renew the ban, without success.
Feinstein called for the ban to be renewed after the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater that killed 12 people and injured 58 others.
"Who needs these military-style assault weapons? Who needs an ammunition feeding device capable of holding 100 rounds?" Feinstein wrote on her campaign website. "These weapons are not for hunting deer -- they’re for hunting people."
On Sunday Feinstein laid out details of the bill.
"It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively, but prospectively," and ban the sale of clips of more than ten bullets, Feinstein said. "The purpose of this bill is to get... weapons of war off the streets."
Feinstein would not comment on whether President Obama had failed to lead on gun control. "He is going to have a bill to lead on," she said.

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Obama could use executive powers to enforce existing gun laws, as well as throw his weight behind legislation like Feinstein's.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/12/16/dianne-feinstein-assault-weapons-ban_n_2311477.htm

texaswoodworker 12-17-2012 03:36 AM

Banning possession sounds like a damn fine way to start a war.

Marlinman 12-17-2012 03:37 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 1054451)
Banning possession sounds like a damn fine way to start a war.

Ooooh rah. Agrred

rainmakerat92 12-17-2012 03:44 AM

Yep. Come and get 'em...........

Jpyle 12-17-2012 04:07 AM

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Originally Posted by texaswoodworker (Post 1054451)
Banning possession sounds like a damn fine way to start a war.

How do you ban possession prospectively? It is a thing of the moment, you either do or do not possess something...

chrishiggin29 12-17-2012 04:47 AM

And with it being prospectively and not retroactively you'll get to keep what already got. Stock up!!

And if I hear one more ignorant liberal day you can't hunt with a AR-15. I'm goina bitch slap um!

I started stocking up a week after the election.

Mosin 12-17-2012 04:56 AM

More proof liberals don't have a brain.

sputnik1988 12-17-2012 04:57 AM

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Originally Posted by chrishiggin29 (Post 1054534)
And with it being prospectively and not retroactively you'll get to keep what already got. Stock up!!

And if I hear one more ignorant liberal day you can't hunt with a AR-15. I'm goina bitch slap um!

I started stocking up a week after the election.

But you also can't pass it down either, ban of the transfer.

nitestalker 12-17-2012 05:17 AM

Once this calms down there will be little desire to start a battle with the American Gun owners. I really don't expect a lot of support in government for a fight like this. The gun running issue with Mexico will rear its head if they open this can of worms.:o

zaitsev44 12-17-2012 12:25 PM

Try to get mine you, you'll walk away from here with a bayonet up your a$$ and looking like Swiss freaking cheese!


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