Thursday, January 24, 2013

Opening Gambit

According to Hot Air, Dianne Feinstein has introduced her promised gun control bill. It'll take a while to sort through the nonsense, but we see what she's trying to accomplish, the gun-banner's fantasy dream. One particularly onerous provision of the bill will be to require that "assault weapons" be registered under the National Firearms Act.
Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
-Background check of owner and any transferee;
-Type and serial number of the firearm;
-Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
-Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
-Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
The National Firearms Act, for those of you not familiar, was passed in 1934 to regulate machine guns used by gangsters. Things like Thompson sub machine guns, sawed off shotguns, and belt-fed weapons all fall under NFA34. It that's what Feinstein wants, she'll have a tough road to get it. I doubt that this bill will ever make it out of committee, much less be passed to the House. Feinstein's wet-dreaming here, but she should be commended for breaking out all the cards.  Extremism like this should be easy to beat.

The one damned shame of this debaclle is that her own constituents won't introduce her to tar, feathers, and a free trip out of town.


Old NFO said...

Agree with ALL... sigh

Dave O. said...

Try livin in NJ; EVERYTHING is already outlawed here. If you want a gun permit, you need to tell your betters why you dare to presume to ask for one.

Rivrdog said...

I dunno, PawPaw. My Dad taught me to play poker, and one of his first lessons was, if I was going to bluff, I'd better know the other players well.

If Feinstein read either the recent Reuters or Fox polls, she wouldn't have made that bluff. Somewhere in the USA is a courageous US Attorney, who will find a courageous District judge, and together they will issue an indictment and arrest warrant for Treason.

There's far more chance of that happening than there is of her bill getting to the floor. Her tactic is obvious: throw out all this crap, see what sticks. Some Black Panther rep from Harlem did that a few years ago, and never got one co-sponsor.

I'm waiting for her co-sponsor list, and so is NRA-ILA.

Skip said...

One of my senators....sigh.