Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Remember, She Is More Important Than You Peons

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has placed a hold on the two Senate versions of national right-to-carry reciprocity, S. 2188 and S. 2213.  While she reportedly no longer holds a California concealed carry permit, at one time she held the only such permit issued in San Francisco. While there have been others who have obtained carry permits for San Francisco, you can usually count the number of permits outstanding on the fingers of your hand with a finger or two left over.

From the Huffington Post article on her move:
In putting a hold on both bills, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012," and the "Respecting States' Rights and Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012," Feinstein is denying them the easiest avenue of passage: unanimous consent.

The hold does not eliminate the possibility of passing the bills through regular order, with 60-vote requirements to start and end debate. But it's unclear whether enough support actually exists in the Senate. Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), for instance, has said he would oppose the first bill, which cleared the House of Representatives in November with 43 Democrats supporting it and only seven Republicans voting against it.
Her move was quickly applauded by Mark Glaze, executive directors of Mayor Bloomberg's Illegal Mayors, who said, "We hear regularly that senators of both parties are getting tired of being ordered around by the gun lobby, and forced reciprocity is exhibit a."

I think these senators ought to remember that the "gun lobby" is you and me. Currently, Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN) is in the process of learning this as he now trails Richard Mourdock according to some polls.

The full letter is embedded below:

Feinstein - hold - Concealed Carry Reciprocity Legislation


  1. "I think these senators ought to remember that the "gun lobby" is you and me."

    While I agree with this sentiment, it is nonetheless true that Sen. Feinstein will not receive this lesson in California. She will serve in the Senate until such time as she decides to retire. The voters of California will not turn her out of office.

  2. Unless S.2188 and/or S.2213 specifically repeal the draconian Lautenberg Act, Senator Feinstein’s scenario as to a “man who has been convicted of a domestic violence crime” being able to legally carry a fire arm anywhere is totally ridiculous, and she should damn well know it.

    Her fairy tale should alert anyone who has bothered to do his homework to be reluctant to afford her objections any credence.


  3. Sigh... +1 on WWW's comment, and she's 'reaching' as usual...

  4. ... these bills would force states to recognise other states concealed-carry permits...

    and that's BAD, but somehow that's OK with drivers' licenses.

  5. I was thinking the same thing as WWW and Old NFO about the domestic violence claim of Feinstein. If we recognize drivers' licenses and marriage licenses, we should recognize CCW's.

    I'm in relatively good shape with a NC CHP as it is recognized in about 33 states. If you have a CCW from any state and come to NC, we have recognized it since Dec. 2011.

  6. See how easy it is to stop things from happening? Anybody here still worried that Obama in his second term will pack SCOTUS with anti gun judges?

    OTOH, elect Mittens, and the GOPpers in Congress will obediently bend over when HE tries it.

  7. Reading this the first thing that jumps out at me is how her scenario is erroneous. Someone convicted of domestic violence or any felony is prohibited from owning a firearm by federal law, let alone obtaining a state carry permit.

  8. So once again a demorat is going to stop a bill from even getting to the floor. Isn't this taxation without representation? I mean she's not my senator but she is going to keep my senators from even voting on it. Just like Harry Reid did with multiple republican jobs bills. These arrogant $#itbags should be in pinstripes!!!!

  9. Do we even have to look up whether or not she voted for the Lautenberg Amendment for the DV restriction?