United States Marine Corporal Joshua Boston recently penned a letter expressing his anger at Senator Dianne Feinstein which was posted in the CNN iReport last month on December 27. It evidently got the attention and support of many Americans who felt similarly because it has since been widely circulated around social media sites. Personally, I think Corporal Boston was right on the mark. Considering the fact that the hypocritical Senator from the state of California is putting forth legislation to ban many firearms from being sold or even manufactured anymore in an effort to gain support with those that think that inanimate objects are what are responsible for killing people, I have to admit that I share Corporal Boston’s anger.
Feinstein famously admitted to having a concealed carry permit and weapon as far back as 1995, and yet she wishes to deny that same right to other law abiding Americans, assuming that their choice of firearm doesn’t meet her criteria of what is acceptable and less scary to her.
“I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."~ Senator Feinstein
Such is Senator Feinstein’s right to carry a weapon as an American citizen. The fact that she would deny the rest of us that same right is shameful.
Following is a summary of the gun control legislation she wishes to introduce now, which I pulled from her senate website:
Summary of 2013 legislation
Following is a summary of the 2013 legislation:
· Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
o 120 specifically-named firearms;
o Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
o Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
· Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
o Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;
o Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and
o Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.
· Bans large-capacity ammunition feeding devices capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
Yep, she touts that she exempts over 900 specific firearms from her ban as if that will pacify those that are okay with the “common sense” infringements on our 2nd amendment right. Never mind the fact that those of us Americans that currently own any of the weapons on her “banned list” will be required to have another background check, be fingerprinted, register those weapons with the local and federal authorities and then pay a $200 tax per weapon. Not going to happen for a lot of folks, I suspect.
Luckily, it is unlikely that this legislation will ever make it to the president’s desk, but then again I never expected to see Chief Justice Roberts declare Obamacare to be constitutional through his contortionist illogic, nor did I ever expect a majority of Americans to give up their liberties for free stuff and reelect Obama. So what is foolish and patently unconstitutional legislation that should be killed quickly in congress, may indeed have a fighting chance if enough senators and congressmen fail to abide by their oaths to defend and protect the Constitution. I’d hate to bet my life against our 2nd amendment rights being safe in their care anyway.
It really doesn’t affect them personally regardless though, including the pernicious and hypocritical Senator Feinstein. She, like many other politicians, realize that the laws they pass are not intended to be applicable to those in the politburo (oops, I mean congress) but rather only to us comrade citizens. I for one stand in solidarity with Corporal Boston, and I hope an overwhelming majority of Americans feel similarly on this matter. We will all know very shortly.