Assault weapons and the Feinstein mindset. Granstanding is idiocy and self serving, not nation serving.
There is a difference between an uphill battle and stupidity
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
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?