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Senator Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Is DOA.

Written by Gary North on December 28, 2012

California’s Senator Feinstein puts the jerk into knee-jerk liberal.

She introduced a comprehensive gun control bill three days after the December 14 shootings in Newtown, Connecticut.

If you think she wrote that bill personally, you’re wrong.

If you think it was written from scratch in three days, you’re wrong.

If you think the bill will be signed into law, you’re wrong.

The bill is good news for gun owners. It does not go after normal weapons, only assault weapons and large-capacity ammo magazines. This indicates that Feinstein did not think she could get anything more comprehensive through the Senate, despite the shootings.

As for the House of Representatives, forget about it.

Gun sales are going through the roof. So are ammo sales. It’s a bonanza for gun stores.

Every time there is a mass shooting, this happens. The gun control lobby gets its hopes up. Then gun owners buy more guns. Non-owners who had been on the sidelines finally make their first purchase — the first of several. (“Bet you can’t buy just one.”) The ratchet of gun ownership rises another notch. Maybe two. This time, three.

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19 thoughts on “Senator Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Is DOA.

  1. Emma Friedotter says:

    Hi Gary, You're crazy to be so cavalier about the gun ban legislation. You say it doesn't go after "normal" weapons. WRONG. Feinstein is RE-introducing it on January 3rd and has expanded the definition to include AR-15 rifles. From 1995 through 2011, the number of AR-15s—all models of which Feinstein’s new bill defines as “assault weapons”—rose by over 2.5 million. During the same period, the nation’s murder rate fell 48 percent, to a 48-year low. According to the FBI, 8.5 times as many people are murdered with knives, blunt objects and bare hands, as with rifles of any type. An AR-15 is a normal weapon you're claiming she's not trying to ban. Feinstein also skewed the 1994 DOJ statistics on her website to say what she wants it to say in regards to handgun murders going down after the federal “assault weapon” and “large” ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004, even though the DOJ indicates that it was only a one year study and impossible to tell what the decrease in murders can be attributed to. She is not a woman to be trifled with – I know since I have the misfortune of residing in her state. It's great that people are buying guns in record numbers. That will just give the government more weapons when they send their brown-shirts to search our homes and take them from those of us who are registered owners. She got the original gun ban through before, so I hope you're right about the House of Representatives and she doesn't get this one through again.

  2. Rabelrouser says:

    I am sorry that the admin found my previous statement to be so disturbing, but truth is truth.
    But I agree that an article like this can only tend to make people not participate in defending their rights by the assumption that they have nothing to worry about with the bills inability to pass. The same was said about obama care, and is being said about the fiscal cliff. BUT, this one particular bill reduces the american citizens to serfs and slaves if passed, it will take away their right of defense and self protection. Above all it will nullify the Second Amendment and its ratifying act: The Militia Act of 1792; and then make the very Constitution Null and Void because the people will not be able to defend it from the tyrannical government that is.

  3. Obamacare didn't "pass". It had to be appealed to the Supreme Court where it was validated by the swing vote of one bat-suited lawyer who was probably blackmailed or threatened into writing one of the worst decisions ever handed down by that body. Roberts was so ashamed of that majority opinion he immediately left the country for a week to avoid the media.

  4. I worked for a guy from Holland who was a teenager during WWII. (He's no gun advocate, btw–actually almost the opposite. When the local newspaper wrote an article about a young woman who shot a bighorn sheep–this was in Montana– he nearly went through the roof. He wanted us all to sign a petition condemning the newspaper for glorifying hunting. Just so you know he wasn't biased in favor of gun ownership.) Anyway, he said when the Nazis took over the country, the first thing they did was try to get all the guns. But the Dutch underground got all the lists of registered owners and either destroyed them or hid them before the Germans could get to them. The question is, what were they doing with lists of registered owners? Just asking for trouble. That's where we're headed. Or worse.

  5. By the way, Emma is right. Those "assault weapons" are just normal semiautomatic rifles dressed up to look like military weapons. It's a cosmetics ban. This is a good insight into how liberals think. As Rush is fond of saying, "symbolism over substance".

  6. The "Come and Take It" Gonzalez battle flag flown during the war for Texas independence is very appropriate.

  7. Feinstein, like Madeline Albright born in Praga, is a communist supported by international bankers who need to accomplish their NWO at any cost. When we are disarmed and defenseless, she'd have cut their work out for the bankers. Obama is in deep due to Benghazi where an ambassador turned out to be a gun runner who got the agency involved and four Americans died; however, help arrived 8 hrs latter, courtesy of the WH. All this is a diversion which has the UN involved for the bankers to make it more official. Too many diversion going on: Obamacare, The Budget, The Fiscal Cliff and there are others, O is keeping us distracted and we better find what for.Tell everyone to keep their eyes and ears open.

  8. While I respect Dr. North and his analysis here I see no harm in keeping pressure on the Congress to refrain from passing Ms. Feinstein's ban. Eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty.

  9. Cosmetics is only important to democrats, who are incapable of seeing past the superficialities.

  10. I don’t believe you understand what the Militia is?

    It is “we the people”. And if we are the milita we are to have the equivalent in firepower the military has.

    THIS IS GOOD!

    Because the USA now has a backup to the military as well as guaranteeing a force of at least 150,000,000 million people so that an evil government WILL not dare cross the line and abolish the Constitution.

    And you also got the “assault” weapon definition WRONG. All semi-autos are the same, whether hunting bear or defending yourself. So called misnomer assault rifles are just hunting guns that according to John Lott have a different plastic wrapping around the barrel that tend to make it look a lot more “technical”.

  11. I think you are confusing them with your tee-party. People that only gulf-gawk at the oil explosion.

  12. Midnightmom says:

    "Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:

    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."

    Read that carefully! I would ban pistols too. The ONLY gun it doesn't ban is a revolver–and that is only because it doesn't use a magazine of any size. Maybe they will eventually also want to ban a speed-loader!

  13. Fred Campbell says:

    North's article is deeply disturbing because it plays down the threat to our freedom to own guns and does not acknowledge the the very real threat to the 2nd Amendment that the Feinstein bill represents.

    Eternal vigilance against those who would enslave us is the key to our survival as a free people.

    I question Mr. Norths' credentials as a representative of Tea Party ethos. Perhaps he should be writing for the Huffington Post.

  14. With all due respect Mr. North if you honestly think this bill is DOA you are out of your mind and anyone that believes you is out of theirs. It is crystal clear that the intent in all of this is to disarm the public so we are sitting ducks for whatever evil they decide to perpetrate on us. You would do better to either get HONEST or WAKE UP which ever the case may be.

  15. We should ban Diane Fienstine as she has bankrupted the State Of California.

  16. maybe after viewing this all thoughts about gun control might be answered
    Want to see something very troubling? 90 mn. video, not an expensive production but a sobering, unsettling peek behind the curtains http://vimeo.com/52009124 "Grinding America Down" if you have some time, give it a peek I found it most disturbing,

  17. IF I WAS A BETTING MAN I WOULD BET THAT DIANNE FEINSTEIN IS PROTECT BY SECURITY THAT CARRIES, YOU GUESSED IT, A GUN. THESE PEOPLE ARE THE BIGGEST HYPOCRITES YOU CAN FIND ANYWHERE. HAVING SAID THAT, DIANNE FEINSTEIN, ANY TIME YOU WANT TO TAKE MY GUNS, DO NOT SEND THE GOVERNMENT THUGS, PLEASE COME YOURSELF. I WOULD BE HAPPY TO SHOW YOU WHAT FREEDOM IS ALL ABOUT, YOU SEEM TO HAVE FORGOTTEN.

  18. Send a shock wave to Dianne Feinstein and the extreme left. Sign the petition to repeal Senate Bill SBX211. When the entire Los Angeles Superior Court Judges face felony charges for accepting money that was NOT authorized by law. That should put them back on their heels for a while.
    Google SBX211 and sign the petition. COMPLETE MAINSTREAM MEDIA BLACKOUT, Please help telling others to sign.