Senate Democrats To Propose Legislation to Outlaw “Assault Weapons” Today …Update with Video


Senator Feinstein will propose a federal ban on “assault weapons” today.

Senate Democrats will propose legislation to outlaw “assault weapons” including handguns and shotguns.
CBS Local reported:

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are joining forces with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and other key senators, proposing a retooled federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the deadly Newtown school shooting.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the proposed legislation, to be unveiled Thursday in Washington, D.C., will more narrowly define what’s considered an assault weapon under a resurrected ban. The bill, he said, will also prohibit high-capacity magazines, limiting them to a capacity of up to nine rounds of ammunition.

Blumenthal said the legislation is “one of the most significant” bills to be introduced following the Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It also marks the first bill that Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy have worked on together as senators.

“This bill will be a signature moment in providing a profoundly significant step in the legislative strategy,” said Blumenthal, adding how final language of the bill was still being drafted on Wednesday. “But it is only a first step and we need to build on it with a comprehensive program” that includes expanded background checks and mental health care.

For the record… A report in 2005 claimed that Senators Feinstein and Schumer hold their own gun permits.

UPDATE: Here is video from the antigun show today.

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  • Lim Lynn

    Knew it would happen too late.

  • ★FALCON★

    Apparently the governmental – heavy on the mental – elites think they have the resources to disarm America.

    This is the heavyweight title fight we have all been waiting to see.

  • burt

    Obama can not even disarm Cabrini-Green.

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  • Ragspierre

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/01/24/manchin-backpedals-on-gun-control-after-constitutents-confront-him/

    I think the moonbats should insist that their red state congresscritters be REAL courageous on gun control.

    Yep. I’d LOVE that…!!!

    I can see 2014 from my front porch…!!!

  • JTwig

    They had to go with 9-round capacity magazines because the market is already saturated with 10-rounds for virtually every type of firearms (thanks to CA, NJ, and NY among others). This way they can make all firearms illegal for at least as long as it takes the major manufactures to create 9-round magazines.

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  • Kissmygrits

    It will also be very unconstitutional, senator. ‘Due to the high price of ammo, we will no longer be firing warning shots’.

  • Robodog7

    Meanwhile, our government is giving F-16’s and Tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood. How many Coptic Christians and Israeli children will die at the hands of those terrorists? How many Americans?

  • I think of a quote attributed to Adolph Hitler. “To conquer a nation, you must first disarm it’s citizens.”

  • Sam Stone

    This is the equivalent to the shot on Ft Sumter.

    In the 30’s the government was far more attuned to the US Constitution and therefore realized they could not BAN the sale of full auto firearms and therefore only restricted their sale to certain license holders.

    The Government has been delegated powers FROM the people to protect and uphold the Constitution, not use their power to deny us the rights they are to protect.

    That is a perversion of government as as such we have the right to abolish it as we deem fit.

  • Remco Kimber

    Another brick in the wall known as “Why I Hate Democrats and Why Democrats Are Enemies of this Country.”

  • lliberty

    If my daughters can fight and die for this country on the front lines with an M16, they should be allowed to defend themselves at home with an AR15…that is, unless you want them defenseless. Who is the real woman hater?

  • Sam Stone

    I propose this new legislation.

    All persons running for elective office must be subjected to a criminal and MENTAL HEALTH background check. Any items that would disqualify a firearm purchaser form that purchase would also disqualify anyone for elected office.

    At no time should a sitting Congressman who has been confined to a mental ward for 6 months be re-elected from his mental ward bed. Jessie Jackson Jr.

    All campaign contributions will be taxed at 25% to the receiver of the contribution.
    Just as any income you and i receive is taxable. ALL taxes would be set aside for debt reduction.

    NO ELECTED official MAKING the laws should be subject to LESS of a background check than a firearm purchaser. The right to keep and bear is specific right, running or holding elective office is not.

  • Highlander

    I’m sure they DO plan to “build on it” … let’s make sure we don’t give them the foundation to do that. Call your representatives!

  • Spartan

    So am I to understand that the type of guns she will be holding up are indeed the same guns this administration has been arming the Cartels with, and the people in Libya and Syria and those guns that fell into the hands of the individuals that instigated the Benghazi and Algeria attacks?

    Are any of those guns tagged or have background checks on the individuals that now have possession of them?

    Here’s a bit of common sense for you, you old wasted airbag of a Senator. Start with the arming of those individuals you and your hypocritical dirtbags armed in other countries. And if your successful at getting those guns back. EVERY ONE of them, then I’ll consider that you are a serious individual!

    Otherwise, retire. You are doing nothing good for the country. All of it has been just for you and your little clique group crowd in Washington. You and those that spew this kind of stupidity are disgusting and should be thrown out on your backside! You have wasted the taxpayers money on crap that doesn’t work only to enrich your own damn pocketbook. Years we have endured your dumbass decisions and those around that don’t necessarily reflect the state you serve, but in turn, affects the entire nation. Your state is crumbling around you. There are people leaving in droves who no longer want to pay for your insane ideology and burdens you have placed on them.

    You have been chomping at the bit to have SOMETHING of which to finally call your own. It does nothing for the people of this nation but to bog them down further with regulations under the guise ‘for thee but not for we’. How dare you insist that I follow the law that does not pertain to you. How dare you and your crapweasel buddies create a system of retirement options that ONLY you can benefit from. How dare you create avenues of wealth that benefit ONLY you and your family, yet remain untouched by the burdens you place on the rest of Americans. You are not better than us. You are not more gifted than us. And you certainly are not more entitled to things than us. I’m disgusted with each and everyone of you who play games with the lives of the American people. Make friends and connections with those who wish to do us harm. And give them this nations wealth as a kind jesture. You are accountable for the misery you and your cronies have wrought on this great nation. And I can’t wait for karma to bite every one of you all in the ass!

  • Lim Lynn

    http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/0013/1-bible-based-conscience.htm
    http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/0013/Economic%20Collapse/1-america_is_being_systematically.htm
    Totalitarian society Who Shapes Our Conscience
    and defines RIGHT or WRONG in today’s corrupt culture?
    Food for thought.

  • cavt

    Of course, the dem liars will claim they don’t want to take our guns and this is the only law they want to do and once passed, they will never bring up this subject again. Just like tax increases on the rich–that was done and we’ve never heard that subject discussed by a dem again–right?

  • fullthrottlegirlfan

    You know I was watching Tru TV Full Throttle and thought to myself. I would love to see the gov. try to take away the guns of those bikers..

    No way this is going to pass.

    I am more worried about the:Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose ‘apocalyptic’ threat, top expert says

    On the front page of Drudge….

    Don’t get me wrong I am concerned about Diane’s little gun fetish but I am more worried about Dr. Germ

  • Tony

    THE JUICE ARE PUSHING GUN CONTROL
    IN THEIR QUEST FOR A POLICE STATE.

    You can see from the names of sponsors–Feinstein and Blumenthal, that it is the Juice who are pushing for gun control (besides multiculturalism and the alien invasion). They brag about it in their magazine Forward.

    See:

    Forward period com slash articles/168063/after-newtown-jews-lead-renewed-push-on-guns/?p=all

    Jish criminals killed millions like this in the Ukraine under Stalin.

    Destroying America through immigration using the divide and conquer strategy to turn USA into a 3rd world toilet bowl to control it and turn it into a police state with Juice in charge also requires disarming the citizens.

  • Marxists will push gun-control down our throats just like they did Obamacare……alinsky media has already been geared up to help the cause….

  • Sam Stone

    Many years ago Senator Feinstein received death threats. what did she do about it? She exercised her 2nd amendment right to KEEP AND BEAR with a concealed carry permit.

    We should all be free to follow the same course.

  • Lim Lynn

    @fullthrottlegirlfan
    Thus after FDA says it’s fine to give antibiotics to cows, pigs and chickens. I really give up trying to find organic raised chicken.

  • Valerie

    Yet another defensive use of a firearm. No shots fired, gun crime deterred.

    http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=33786#comments

  • Another Bob

    Start calling and emailing. Lets melt down their phones lines. For the fun of it call Senator Feinsteins office too

  • paul52

    So tired of term “assault weapon”. Means whatever those in control WANT it to mean. Feinstein is another reason not to live in Californication.

  • Sam Stone

    #26 “So tired of term “assault weapon””

    I say these fascists like Feinstein are ASSAULT WEAPONS assaulting our Constitution and liberty.

  • Pat

    we need to send that communist rag to china. she should LOVE it there. Only guns in the hands of the RIGHT people

  • T

    Will not comply will unconstitutional laws that violate rights of a free people.

  • Patty

    Feinstein’s New Gun Bill: The Declaration of Treason

  • dochunter

    We’ve had to suffer under his leadership since we retired from the USAF in Illinois. His replacement is a retired Major General cut from the same cloth.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    It’s time to take note of all the Republicans that end up voting for this, assuming it makes it to a vote, and organize to get them voted out of office.

    There is no reason whatsoever for anyone that considers themselves to be conservative to be on board with Feinstein and her BS bill. NO REASON.

  • Patty

    OT

    Brawl At Social Services Office Caught On Video

    http://fox2now.com/2013/01/23/brawl-at-social-services-office-caught-on-video/

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  • Exile1981

    I feel that they are trying to see if they can start a civil war. What other reason could they have for trying so hard to destroy civil liberties?

  • Lim Lynn

    Exile1981,
    it’s too late to stock up ammunition since it already run dry. Out of stock after first come first serve basis before the ban.

  • Sam Stone

    #36, I am so glad I went on a 6 month long ammo purchase about 4 years ago. Spend much cash and bought hundreds of rounds of all calibers that fit what I own. I was called all sorts of names by people like paranoid, tin foil hat wearer etc.
    This past week I went to supplement my inventory which has been worn down from shooting to levels too low for me. I cannot find even 22LPR any longer. 9mm is gone. The ONLY round I can find plentiful and cheap, about $10 a box of 50, is the .17 HMR. And Feinstein’s list does not include the firearm that is chambered for it, the Alexander Arms AR style .17 HMR.

    Seems there has been an omission.

  • Sam Stone

    That’s just 22LR, not 22LPR.

  • YourMaster

    they should pass laws to ban liberals/progressives/communists from office
    that would be more useful.

  • doc

    No more hobby shooting for me, I’m saving my ammo.

  • MarkJ

    Old story:

    First mouse: “I’ve got a great idea! Let’s put a bell on the cat so we’ll know when he’s around!”

    Second mouse: “Fantastic! I’m all for it!”

    Third mouse: “Uh, one small question, Einstein. WHO is going to put the bell on the cat?”

    Question for Dianne “Super Genius” Feinstein: Given there are at least 50 million legal gun owners in this country, and further given that a majority of them will never give up their firearms without a fight, how in the holy f*** are YOU going to ‘put a bell on the cat’?

  • bg
  • bg

    ++

    December 30, 2012

    Rifle found in Lanza’s trunk not a Bushmaster

    [After two weeks of media reports that a .223 AR-15 Bushmaster
    was found in the trunk of Lanza’s car, gun aficionados point out
    that the rifle is not a Bushmaster, nor even an AR-class assault
    weapon. Gun experts say that the weapon shown in an NBC
    News report is some kind of shotgun. (video & more at link)]

    scroll for a bit more of much more here & here & here..

    [Machine Guns Still Illegal

    Contrary to what the ad clearly implies, any weapon that can fire 300 rounds per minute remains illegal for civilians to own without specific clearance by the US Department of Justice.

    In fact, machine guns have been tightly regulated since the passage of the National Firearms Act in 1934, in the wake of the gangster era. Legal ownership of a machine gun requires an extensive federal background check, fingerprinting, signed clearance from the chief of local law enforcement (such as a county sheriff), a $200 excise tax, and weeks of paperwork. That was true before the assault-weapon ban was enacted in 1994, and it remains true with the expiration of the ban at midnight Sept. 13, 2004.

    That’s made clear in a question-and-answer document posted Sept.
    13 on the Web site of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
    Explosives (ATF), explaining the effect of the expiration of the assault
    -weapon ban:

    ATF: All provisions of the National Firearms Act (NFA) relating
    to registration and transfer of machine guns . . . still apply.

    The fully automatic version of the AK47 — pictured and described
    in the ad — remains just as illegal as it was before the ban expired.

    [..]

    But it is also a fact that Bush was publicly committed to sign
    an extension if Congress passed it, and it was Congress that
    failed to do so.]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    January 17, 2013

    SHOT Show 2013: Shooting the Walther PPX and PPQ pistols

    [During Media Day at SHOT Show 2013, I had the distinct pleasure of
    shooting a couple of handguns from Walther — the new M2 version of
    the ‘top-of-the-line’ striker-fired PPQ, and the hammer-fired PPX ‘entry
    -level’ pistol.

    The Walther PPQ M2 — a new version of the PPQ M1, which came
    out about three years ago — was a pleasure to shoot. The biggest
    difference between the earlier version of the PPQ and the one
    released at SHOT is a magazine release button.

    The PPQ M1 had European-style magazine release paddles near
    the trigger guard, whereas the M2 meets the demand the company
    had been seeing in the American marketplace for the more traditional,
    changeable, ambidextrous push-button design at the front of the
    ergonomic grip.]

    SHOT Show 2013: Shooting the new Glock 30s

    [During media day at the range at SHOT Show 2013, the temperature
    barely got above freezing and the wind was merciless. I would have
    quit early except there were dozens of new products that I couldn’t
    wait to handle.]

    ==

  • Steve

    We have the COMPLETE LIST OF THE 150 Weapons banned under the Feinstein Weapons Ban…

    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/01/turn-them-in-sen-feinstein-weapons-ban.html

  • Chris f

    Pro-choice liberals waging a war on women as they seek to limit a woman’s choices in how she chooses to defend herself.

  • NoResolution

    This isn’t fair. Why do they always win? Why do we let them always win?

  • WillofLa

    Dianne and Michelle are both fond of the color red to be worn in ceromonies where they want to be the center of attention. Red meaning COMMUNISTS!!! “I’d rather be dead than Red!” used to be a saying back in my day. It needs to be brought back again. All those old sayings and lines of thought need to be brought back into social consiousness. Somebody make a bumper sticker that says, “McCarthy was Right”. And have you heard that some people in the government were looking back at the McCarthy tapes, films and writings and realized after some serious research that McCarthy was right, the government was FULL of Communists, and Hollywood, and they did need to be thrown out before it was too late. I think McCarthy was about fifty years ahead of his time. If he had managed to get rid of the Communists who had been here in small numbers after Teddy Roosevelt were very large by the time Theodore Roosevelt had left office. They needed to be thrown out by the time McCarthy started to alert the American people to the problem.

    Now, Obama’s entire administration is Communists Marxist Socialist Maoist, Fascist, Stalinist, Nazi. The only way to get Mrs. Feinstein’s Red dress off of her and put her in Orange is to march on Washington with the very guns they are showing in the photo.

  • Valerie

    Best. Pro-Life. Ad. Ever.

    http://www.theslobs.org/view.aspx?loc=aHR0cDovL2t0Y2F0c3Bvc3QuYmxvZ3Nwb3QuY29tL3xUaGUgU2NyYXRjaGluZyBQb3N0fHxLIFQgQ2F00

    And, you’ll never guess who produced it. Unbelievable.

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  • Patty
  • crackermike

    Fienstein better be careful, the people are not in a mood right now to do as they are damn well told. There is revolt in the air. People will look at her and Obama, et al, straight in the eye and say; “eff you, I ain’t doing as you say.”

  • Patty

    Bank of America Freezing Gun Manufacturer’s Accounts By Selwyn Duke

    [……………………]

    And this isn’t the first time BoA has exhibited anti-Second Amendment tendencies. As CNSNews writes, “McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started manufacturing firearms — even after 12 years of doing business with the bank.”

    Never fear, though, other types of business are still welcome. As an example, BoA is to some degree Sharia compliant, according to Sharia Finance Watch.

    So gun manufacturers and owners aren’t BoA’s kind of people, but we know who is. Well, BoA, you’re not my kind of bank. I have gun and will travel with my funds to a different institution.
    http://www.theabsurdreport.com/2013/bank-of-america-freezing-gun-manufacturers-accounts-by-selwyn-duke/

  • Patty

    Obama Grassroots Group Using Newtown to Raise Money

    Organizing for Action, the newly formed “grassroots” group that will help President Obama try to promote and pass his agenda, today sent out a fundraising and membership-building email that cites the Newtown massacre as a reason to “pull together” behind the president.

    The email, which was sent out under Vice President Joe Biden’s name and is signed by him, includes a link to a page on the Organizing for Action website that asks people to provide their email address. The page has a separate link that takes viewers to another area of the website where they can donate.

    In the message, Biden talks about Obama’s gun control agenda, and then he tugs at the heart strings:

    Right now, President Obama is counting on you.

    Each one of us needs to speak up and demand action. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a big city or a small town like Newtown, Connecticut. When our fellow Americans are victims of senseless violence, we all pull together as one American family.

    Let’s get this done, folks.

    Whether the action we take saves one life or 1,000, it matters.

    Thank you,

    Joe

    Organizing for Action was created this month out of the Obama 2012 campaign and is believed to possess an email list more than 20 million strong and include thousands of activists.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2013/01/25/obama-grassroots-group-newtown-raise-money/

  • jb books

    Facts and reason no longer matter. The media is willingly complicit in the multitude of lies. A tipping point is near.