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Feinstein releases more information on proposed gun ban bill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has been working furiously on new gun ban legislation ever since 2004 when the previous Clinton weapons ban expired.

Dianne Feinstein assault gun weapons ban

Dianne Feinstein assault gun weapons ban

Some information has slowly surfaced about her proposed gun ban bill, and now, the Senator’s office has released a summary including some information that many gun owners should find alarming:

  • Bans the 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.
  • Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
    • Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
    • Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
    • Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.
  • Protects legitimate hunters and the rights of existing gun owners by:
    • Grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment;
    • Exempting over 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting or sporting purposes; and
    • Exempting antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
    • Background check of owner and any transferee;
    • Type and serial number of the firearm;
    • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
    • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
    • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.

The last paragraph is last for a reason. The Senator knows that registering currently legal firearms could only be desired for one reason: confiscation. A large segment of the American population would never want the government learning what guns they do or don’t have. Look at the outrage in New York when a liberal newspaper released the names and addresses of all gun permit holders in some counties.

Privacy, individual rights, basic human rights – call it what you will. The government has no right to know what we do in our homes unless a crime is committed.

The ATF is not currently informed of the type and serial number of a firearm bought by citizens. The identifying characteristics of the gun are NOT read to the FBI when a background check is performed by a licensed gun dealer. The purpose of the background check is only to insure that the purchaser is legally able to own a firearm – not inform the government of the particular firearm they purchased.

The transfer of the firearm is kept by the individual federal firearms licensee (FFL). Those records are not given to the government unless necessary in an investigation. Requiring that these purchases are registered with the government is unthinkable and eerily equivalent to an invasion of privacy or search without warrant. If I have not committed a crime, there is no probable cause allowing anyone to know what firearms I may or may not have.

Pure and simple, this is unconstitutional – on so many levels.

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  1. WillofLa says:

    Dianne needs to be told that what she proposes is unConstitutional and will not be allowed to continue in the process but rather be thrown out as a bill or any other legislation, or any part of any legislation. Like, the Socialist Democrats stick something good in something bad in order to pass the bad thing in order to get the good thing. When Bush was in office there was several things that he went ahead and signed into law even though he believed that it was bad and destructive to our nation. The reasoning was that he believed that once those things were challenged in court the court would find them unConstitutional and throw them out. Well, guess what? When they were challenged it was the court that threw the challenge out, not the law. The liberal judges the Democrats had in their back pockets worked for them, and not the Constitution.

    The same for this piece of garbage bill from the Socialist Feinstein. Once it passed, we would never be able to challenge it in court. And like the government is NOT supposed to do, the bill goes into full affect even though it’s been challenged and yet has not been found to be Constitutional. And until it has or not, it should be not enforced in order to keep any harm from being done. But see the government doesn’t see things that way. They think as long as there is nothing in print, that means it’s okay. It’s not really, but that is the way evil operates, in anything.

  2. Yes I have says:

    I strongly believe the things being by Fiensten, Biden, and Oboma and oh let me tell you a a hole slew of idiots in illinois is treason. This is the exact thing all the generations past have fought and died for to keep out of our country.

  3. clayusmcret says:

    http://www.congress.org

    Have you contacted your electeds? Why not?