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Assault weapons and the Feinstein mindset. Granstanding is idiocy and self serving, not nation serving.

Updated on June 19, 2013

There is a difference between an uphill battle and stupidity

In fact, while hiking I found an easy way up after looking at all sides.
In fact, while hiking I found an easy way up after looking at all sides.

Assault weapons are here to stay. Politicians suggesting a ban with new legislation are ignorant.

Many were hoping that reasonable new gun legislation could come our way while the issue is hot. Today we have the death sentence of that hope. The legislation being contemplated will never pass scrutiny. It will force a logjam that will not be broken. The single worst flaw in it is the lumping of semi-automatic fire with fully automatic fire.

The single worst reasoning is this quote from Ms. Feinstein: "Getting this bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that, but it's a battle worth having," Feinstein said. "We must balance the desire of a few to own military-style assault weapons with the growing threat to lives across America." Desire vs. Threat has never and will never be the issue. We must work within to fashion a solution after preserving the rights.

That is not nor will it ever be the test for enlarging government at the cost of infringement of rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

. I want further restrictions placed on ownership and operation of true assault weapons. We have to constantly be tested and monitored for our right to drive. It is a good idea. We should also have yearly qualifications for ownership of certain types of military grade weaponry. It is a good idea.

“Desire of a few”

Assume only about 1% or our country wanted to engage in matters of the press. Or that an amazing 1 in 100 wanted to publish something. It is probably far lower a per cent of a per cent. Would that justify infringing on the freedom of the press provisions in our constitutional law? Of course not! “the growing threat to lives” is just inaccurate and wrong. These guns are not new. There is no correlation between an increase in availability of these weapons and incidents of violence with hand guns. The only correlation is that these weapons are becoming easier to operate and less prone to malfunction which creates a scenario where the destructive capacity can easily outpace the training needed.

This road bends and turns in relation to the environment

Setting your sights for a destination that is unreachable is just plain dumb.
Setting your sights for a destination that is unreachable is just plain dumb. | Source

Damage to our country

Feinstein will now be to blame for not getting a more rigorous gun policy in place. If I were a neo-nazi rightwing conspiracy theorist with a tendency toward weaponry I could not have asked for Feinstein to have proposed a worse/better law to prevent legislation in responsible gun ownership. It should be interesting to see how Biden rises to this bait. Will he swallow it whole? Will he spit it out? Or will he nibble at the edges until it is no longer a derailment of cooperative civil society?

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Perspycacious. Thank you very much.

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      Perspycacious 4 years ago

      Very well written, but then I expect nothing less from you.

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      From a few miles away near the border, howdy ib. It has taken me thirty years to get used to San Francisco and Hollywood politics. I guess I still am not.

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      ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

      Eric

      Living in California nothing that the politicians do here is surprising or makes any sense.

      Thanks

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Well said Eric

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      Eric Dierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Curiad and Superkev, I am happy to read read both your comments together. Common theme: Proposal is an intentional misdirection. Feinstein's base will follow her on it and failure of it will be an uncaring republican horde.

      Meanwhile the constitution gets eroded further, kids die and hunger, health insurance and homelessness runs out of control due to staggering unemployment.

      If you two are right --- that would raise her actions to that of evil. It is really not that complicated.

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      Superkev 4 years ago

      This will never pass and, of course, she is willing to have this 'argument' as a way to distract from so many other pressing issues that this President has no clue how to solve. 8% unemployment anyone?

      I heard a new term that I am going to promote from here on out, MSR's or Modern Sporting Rifles. This is a much more appropriate term than the hysteria driven "assault weapons" misnomer.

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      An interesting argument. And correct I believe. The truth is that these kinds of proposals create such an uproar in society, that the real solvable issues are overlook and never mentioned in the media. It may not be simple to do logistically, but simple in concept, is to redirect the billions of dollars we spend on wars and killing to solving homelessness, hunger, and illness.