As promised, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced a bill that tramples our constitutional rights to own and bear arms as granted by the Second Amendment. Many are referring to her bill as an assault weapons ban, but it goes much farther than that.
Her bill defines any gun with just one look-alike cosmetic feature (pistol grip, bayonet lug, etc.), of an assault weapon to be defined as an assault weapon and thus will be banned. This not only applies to rifles, but to handguns and shotguns as well. Someone please tell me how many handguns there are that don’t have pistol grips.
Feinstein’s bill will also place a ban on over 100 specific guns. This includes certain semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns that are equipped to take a detachable magazine and have at least one military-style characteristic. It also includes any semi-automatic rifle or handgun with a fixed magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition.
Supposedly, her bill would protect over 900 specifically named guns that are used for hunting and sport purposes.
One of the most troubling and unconstitutional parts of her bill is the creation of a national gun registry under her National Firearms Act, with the purpose to identify every gun owned in the nation. No matter how old the gun or how long it’s been in the family, Feinstein wants the gun registered, the owner photographed, fingerprinted and a background check run on them. I truly fear that if this is ever passed and attempted to be enforced, that there will be blood shed by both law abiding citizens and whoever is sent to enforce it because I know of a lot of people who won’t allow their guns to be registered as long as they are alive.
This one measure alone may be enough to spark a new revolutionary war in America against the same kind of governmental tyranny our Founding Fathers faced with the British. Many lives were shed, maimed and ruined in that war and I’m sure it will be the same this time, especially when Obama has been tailoring the military to those who will shoot fellow Americans upon his order.
God help us escape the tyranny at hand!