If you recall, I wrote that within hours of Barack Obama's re-election he was already giving the "go ahead" to pick up talks again with the United Nations concerning the Small Arms Treaty. Many were unaware, however, that a major push to ban assault weapons was being prepared just days before the election by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
Leaks began being made public concerning the liberal Senator's plans to reintroduce legislation banning guns that should be allowed under the Second Amendment.
I don’t have the minutes of the meeting (yet), but sources tell me California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne Feinstein’s legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons Ban” Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins reelection.
This same “pretty good intelligence” says the items that would lead to a ban would ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession”.
I don’t know about you, but if these things come to pass and I’m “in possession” I’m certainly not selling.
In fact, the lack of interest in the idea surprised the California liberal’s legal staffers. Apparently, they believe no logical person could possible disagree with them.
I began receiving the first reports of increases in gun buying by people concerned about tomorrow’s election. Dealers in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama and Indiana all tell me there hasn’t been a huge number of buyers expressing those concerns, but the numbers were noticeable.
Among that group -and the majority of “regular” purchasers- the core driving most of the purchasing seem to be in their mid-to-late 30s. Again, home and personal defense are the most frequently cited reasons for buying.
Then there was David Codrea at the Examiner who also received a tip from a source inside the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF):
I just heard that Sen. Feinstein’s attorney is meeting right now with folks from FTB and ATF legal (Eric Epstein [legal], Todd Martin [Legal] and Earl Griffith [FTB] and others) to discuss a new SAW ban, that she would want to start pushing through as soon as (if) Obama gets reelected.
- – No pistol grip allowed
- – No HC Mags
- – No grandfathering
- – No sale permissible if in possession
That is all I know right now
Now the really serious measure here, not that banning perfectly good guns isn't serious, but the previous assault weapons ban that was issued under President Bill Clinton and expired in 2004 allowed for "grandfathering" of guns and magazines produced before the ban went into effect. This new legislation could seek to ban them altogether, resulting in the federal government telling citizens they have to turn in their guns and high capacity magazines.
Some say it would mean those of us who own AR or AK style weapons would have to modify the weapon immediately or be considered criminals.
Feinstein has spearheaded numerous bills that violate the clearly violate the Constitution. Yeah, I know the Supreme Court ruled them Constitutional, but all I have to say is one word, Obamacare. It's clearly just as unConstitutional as an assault weapons ban, but they will try to push it through as though it isn't. She has made it known that she is no friend of guns or gun owners.
If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them . . . Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.
In addition, her own website makes for eye opening reading. Let me recommend you take a look here.
Senator Feinstein is an unAmerican as they come. She supported the USA Patriot Act, NDAA, and numerous other pieces of legislation that were clearly marked to remove the rights that are supposed to be protected by the document she swore and oath before God to uphold and defend. There is no doubt that Barack Obama would be more than willing to sign the weapons ban into law, as he indicated by saying on the campaign trail this year, "Ladies and gentlemen, it is time to say, once again, in legislation, weapons of war do not belong on our streets…
With Obama, who supports the ban, in the White House for another term and the Democrats fully in control of the Senate, Feinstein will most likely be able to introduce the legislation. If any trouble is encountered in the Republican-held House of Representatives, then gun control advocates should fear not, as Obama would most likely issue an executive order to get around it as he’s done in the past when he doesn't get his way. After all, “we can’t wait,” the dictator needs to erode our rights now.
As has been reported, so-called assault weapons are used in a very minute percentage of crime, being used in only about one percent of gun crimes and 0.20 percent of all violent crime, and the ban in no way affected violent crime while it was law.
A related issue also came up almost immediately after Obama’s reelection. Not even 24 hours after winning, the administration issued support for the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, which would implement a de facto global gun registry. According to PR Newswire, the administration joined with “China, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and more than 150 other governments, in supporting renewed debate” on the treaty.
With such a mad rush to eliminate a huge number of weapons from the American populace, it is no wonder that gun manufacturers' stock is skyrocketing and Americans are buying guns more than ever. The real question is, more than what you type on the keyboard behind your computer or even boast of with friends, how will you respond should the government knock on your door and demand you turn over your guns? Will you be a Charlton Heston and declare, "from my cold dead hands" or will you relinquish a God given right, protected under the very Constitution that these politicians undermined for their own gain? Friends, fellow Americans, it is time that we think long and hard about this issue and let our voices be heard in the offices of our elected representatives.
And for you people in California, could you please stop putting people like Dianne Feinstein in office?
For a full list of weapons in mind listed by the Democrats during the 110th Congress, look at H.R. 1022 presented by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY). In addition, be on the lookout for parts of gun control to be passed with legislation that has absolutely nothing to do with guns, such as Senator Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) high capacity magazine ban that he put into the failed cybersecurity bill.