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A draft of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s plan to make sure that the 2nd Amendment is “not unlimited” in the United States – and her proposed list of banned weapons, has been posted online by the Examiner.
Writer David Codrea said he obtained a copy of the proposal before it was formally posted on the Library of Congress THOMAS database.
Feinstein staged weapons around her Thursday when she announced the introduction of the bill.
She has said she wants banned “sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of 120 specifically named firearms, certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.”
She claims her plan will strengthen the 1994 ban by outlawing weapons that have a particular characteristic, such as a “thumbhole stock.” The 1994 ban eventually was dropped when law enforcement confirmed it wasn’t helping.
Feinstein also wants to outlaw ammunition magazines that take more than 10 rounds.
She claims it would protect “rights of existing gun owners” because it would grandfather weapons already legally owned and exempt “disabled” weapons.
But for any weapons that are “grandfathered,” she would demand that the owners be investigated, photographed and fingerprinted; the type and serial number of the weapon be registered and local law enforcement certify that it is legal.
The Washington Examiner points out that Feinstein’s plan would cost every owner of a semiautomatic rifle another $200 in taxes for weapons they already have purchased and on which they already have paid taxes.
The report said a $200 tax is imposed each time a National Firearms Act weapon is registered or transferred. “Presumably, each weapon registered as an NFA firearm would be subject to the same restrictions,” the report said.
It also points out that Feinstein’s ban on any transfers would include “assault” weapons, which means owners of semiautomatic rifles would be allowed to pay the tax and keep them until they die, when they would be forfeited to the government.
For support, Feinstein cites a letter to the editor on the American Journal of Public Health in which two people wrote that “when Maryland imposed a more stringent ban on assault pistols and high-capacity magazines in 1994, it led to a 55 percent drop in assault pistols recovered by the Baltimore Police Department.”
However, Feinstein’s inconsistency on gun control was captured on video:
At a U.S. Senate hearing on terrorism after the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, she told “a little anecdote” of how she carried concealed to protect herself after two assassination attempts by the New World Liberation Front, the NWLF.
She explained: “I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me.”
Michael Hammond, legislative counsel for Gun Owners of America, asked in an interview with WND, “Do we need any more proof that she is a hypocrite?”
Hammond said Feinstein “has no problem getting Congress to buy armed guards for Capitol Hill.”
“Does she consider herself more precious and more valuable than our children?” he asked.
Feinstein reportedly no longer has her concealed carry permit.
She championed her private firearm ownership the same year she called for banning “all” firearm ownership.
In an interview with “60 Minutes” in 1995 she said, “If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States, for an outright ban, picking up every one of them. Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in, I would have done it.”
See her comments in the “60 Minutes” interview:
Another video shows Vice President Joe Biden in a 2008 campaign speech in Virginia opposing gun control.
“I guarantee ya, Barack Obama ain’t taking my shotguns so don’t buy that malarkey, [anti-gun Democrats] gonna start peddling that to you. I’ve got two if he tries to fool with my Baretta he’s got a problem.”
See the Biden video:
However, in 1989, as a senator, Biden introduced legislation for an assault weapons ban that was defeated but then revived by Feinstein.
Ironically, Feinstein serves in Congress with Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., who spoke once at a fundraiser for Kathleen Soliah, aka Sara Jane Olson, who was part of the NWLF, the group accused of attempting to bomb Feinstein’s home.