Like Clockwork… Democrats Promise to Ban Assault Weapons after Sandy Hook Shootings

In the wake of Friday’s mass killing at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday on Meet the Press that she plans to introduce an assault weapons ban bill on the first day of the new Congress.

Democrats today promised to ban assault weapons following the shootings Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut.
Telegraph reported:

A bill to restrict the use and sale of weapons like the high-powered Bushmaster .223 that coroners said had killed many of the children at Sandy Hook, would be introduced in the next session of the US Congress, promised senior Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein “It will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession. Not retroactively but prospectively. And it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets,” she told NBC News, adding that she expected Mr Obama to support the bill.

The move – which would essentially revive the Bill Clinton-era assault weapons that was allowed to lapse in 2004 – is expected to be highly controversial with the powerful gun lobby and politicians whose constituents cling fiercely to their Second Amendment gun rights.

Mr Obama has faced a sharp political dilemma over gun control, almost entirely ducking the issue in his first term because it would cost him votes in the key battleground states – Florida, Virginia, Ohio – which secured his re-election last November, but only by a collective tally of about 250,000 votes.

Chuck Schumer, another senior Democrat senator, said he believed that a deal could be done, but it would require both camps to show flexibility in their previously hard-and-fast attitudes on the subject.

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  • gastorgrab

    And did they offer any proposals to address our ‘Mental Health’ emergency?

    You know, the fact that it’s now easier in the United States to get a FREE cellphone from the government than to get desperately needed mental health care?

    What all the recent shootings had in common:

    – Mental illness
    – An automobile to drive to the place of destruction
    – Firearms

    The vast majority of both automobiles and firearms are used responsibly, but there is no such thing as a ‘responsible’ AND ‘mentally ill’ person.

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    And you can absolutely count on the spineless RINOs in both the House and Senate siding with the Dems on legislation banning guns.

  • gastorgrab

    It’s rare for conservatives and ‘socialist-minded’ liberals to agree on anything, but the need to take care of a certain portion of the American population IS MERITED. Our government is wasting precious resources taking care of people who can take care of themselves, while those who do not have the capacity for self-sufficiency, and who pose a danger to themselves and others, are left stranded.

    THE VERY FIRST THING that the Welfare State should do is take care of those who are unable to take care of themselves. But where the Tyranny of the Majority rules the day, those folks simply are not a large enough voting block to make any impact on socialist attitudes.

  • RealMc

    Ok, so when are they going to ban abortions? Take a look at the number of viable human beings are killed every day using that method.

    How about cars, those are used everyday by drunk drivers to kill innocent people as well.

    Why just guns? I think because that is quite literally our last defense to becoming a full on banana republic run by a tin hat dictator.

    Also….Doug Giles has a very good point. I’d send my kids to Doug Giles Elementary in a heartbeat……

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    …but it would require both camps to show flexibility in their previously hard-and-fast attitudes on the subject.

    We all know what that means – the Republicans are expected to “compromise”, and Democrats give away nothing.

    Schumer and the rest of his Democrat rat pack can all go to hell.

  • Holger Awakens

    How does Feinstein define an “assault weapon?” How does she define a weapon “of war?”

    Is it the Bushmaster .223 that she objects to? What does she say when the Virginia Tech shooter killed more people than the Newtown shooter and he used a Glock 19 pistol?

    These people have no clue – automatic, semi-automatic, none of it means crap to them…you watch, it will go from an “assault weapons” ban to a ban that includes all “semi-automatic” weapons.

    Feinstein’s husband is a defense contractor. I’ll bet you the farm that Diane Feinstein has two Bushmaster .223 sitting inside her home in California at this very moment.

  • Patty

    This young man who killed in Sandy Hook was a sick individual. His mother had guns and he was a loner from all indications. In my opinion this all was a recipe for a tragedy to unfold.

    But for our gun rights to be taken away is not the answer. And his mother had all goods registered.

    I am on the fence about having such powerful such as an assault rifle. Now, these leaders must not concentrate on these assault weapons alone. Many factors are at play here. First, Lanza had a disease and had a tough youth, as was reported and played video games. Just how bloody these games were is another story. A loner, illness, guns in the home were all factors and you cannot just start speaking of gun control alone. But Obama will do something as he is once again being pressured but is he really being pressure because this tragedy has fueled the fire of the him and his liberal friends.

  • Patty

    A recipe for disaster doesn’t equate gun controls. It had all the makings of evil and no matter how many talks of change you cannot stop everyone. It is an impossibility. And guns, how many lives have been saved for having them.

    Let’s discuss this: If only 10% of the people
    who think they saved an innocent life were actually correct and we
    use Kleck’s latest estimate, it still leaves about 40,000 lives saved
    by armed citizens each year.

    Who knows but I would take a guess that more lives are saved then lost for having yourself armed.

  • Patty

    In an economy were people are in fear of not having a job, being fired or laid off, there are those who have gone out and shot up their boss and others. Many horrible situations have happened because of domestic violence. Men or women go into their spouse employment and kill their spouse and others.

    Assault rifles were not use in all cases. So, we cannot stop a mentally disturbed or stress out person who wants someone dead.

  • lincoln’s stinkin’

    Did you expect anything less? There’s no trajedy too horrific to exploit and demagogue. MOLON LABE!

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  • Linda

    God gave us the right to bear arms, and they are needed more than ever especially since this administration wants to leave us as sitting ducks for every terrorists and thug around!


  • Sam Stone

    It is not firearms. It is not laws. It is not liberal v conservative. It is nothing but evil showing its face.

    In other areas of the world they strap bombs on themselves and go into a market or church or employment line or school for girls. Pure evil.

    Until that is recognized no argument will fix it.

  • SeniorD

    Why is it that the hypocrtical Congressional Marxists and Hamiltonians rush to the nearest camera and scream about gun control when a holocaust like Sandy Hook occurs? For that matter, why do they have to wait for some hienous crime to occur when places like Chicago (home to the Marxists Alinsky, Soetoro-Obama and Rodham-Clinton), the Royal City of Washington, Trenton, Detoit, Los Angeles and NYC are swimming in Black on Black murder? The daily murder toll in just one of those cities exceeds Sandy Hook more often than not.

  • Arthur Carlson

    Totally sick of the Orwellian language the D’s use. Any one who knows rifles knows that a .223 is not a high powered rifle. My lever action 30/30 probably has twice the stopping power of a .223 and lets not even talk about probably the most popular hunting cartridge, 30.06, now that is a high powered cartridge. My point is not to compare cartridges so much as to decry the lies that come from the left.

  • bg


    aside from pushing their heads up
    Obama’s butt as far as they can..



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  • Sasja

    Who first coined the phrase “assualt weapon” when defining a firearm, particularly a rifle? Any object used in an attack against another is an “assualt weapon” whether it’s a knife, club, or any number of items that can be used as a weapon.

  • Sasja

    Answering my own question it was Josh Sugarmann of the Violence Policy Center.

    Knew it had to be a lib just wondered who.

  • ponderon

    Marxists never let a good crisis go to waste….Good luck trying to take our right to bear arms.