Friday, March 21, 2014

NSSF Fires Back At Feinstein's New Anti-Gun Jihad

Sen. Dianne Feinstein has launched a new effort in her anti-gun jihad. She is circulating a letter among her fellow senators to get them to urge President Obama to issue an executive order banning the importation of any semi-automatic rifle that has or could possibly be converted to have a capacity of 10 rounds or more. Sebastian wonders if her goal is to have the Democrats lose control of the Senate.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation has fired back at her anti-gun jihad and urges people to call their senators to tell them not to sign the letter. I can be reasonably sure that one of my senators - Richard Burr (R-NC) - is not being asked to sign the letter. I can also be reasonably sure that the other senator - Kay Hagan (D-NC) - would be a fool to sign it. That being said, you can never assume that when it comes to guns that a Democrat won't act like a fool.

From NSSF:
Call your Senators!
Tell them Not to Sign On to Senator Dianne Feinstein's Attempt to Ban Imports of Many Semi-Automatic Rifles

She's back! Roundly defeated legislatively and procedurally on the Senate floor a year ago, Dianne Feinstein, the U.S. Senate's leading foe of Americans exercising their Second Amendment rights, is resuming her jihad against semi-automatic modern sporting rifles using a different tactic.

This time, the California Democrat is asking her fellow U.S. Senators to sign on to a letter to President Obama asking him to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to ban the importation of what she calls "assault weapons" and "military-style rifles" that are not "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes."

If that sounds like nonsense, it's because it is nonsense. Here's some more of her flawed reasoning:

"In 1998, the Department of the Treasury -- which then housed ATF -- issued guidance that interpreted the import ban to prohibit only semi-automatic rifles that use magazines originally designed for a military rifle. Many semi-automatic firearms on the market today do not have a military origin but are modeled closely after military firearms. These military-style firearms are not prohibited under the current import ban, even though they are functionally equivalent to prohibited rifles with a military origin. In addition, the Treasury Department's 1998 guidance allows foreign-made firearms to be imported into the United States without military features, even though these firearms have the capacity to fire multiple times in quick succession without the need to reload and can easily have military features attached."

Sen. Feinstein's intent is clear. Again she is pursuing "banning" firearms because of their characteristics and not focusing her effort on the criminals who misuse firearms. What does she want President Obama, acting through ATF to do? Here's what (her words):

  • "Prohibit importation of all semi-automatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more than 10 rounds, regardless of the military pedigree of the firearm or the configuration of the firearm's magazine well;
  • Prohibit semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds;
  • Prohibit the importation of the frame or receiver of any prohibited rifle, regardless of whether it is incorporated into a fully manufactured firearm.
  • Prohibit the practice of importing assault rifles in parts and then constructing the rifles once they are in the United States by adding the requisite number of American-made parts;
  • Prohibit the use of a "thumbhole" stock as a means to avoid classification of a rifle as an assault rifle; and
  • Prohibit the importation of assault pistols, in addition to assault rifles."
That would be a lot of semi-automatic rifles! This effort must be stopped short! Why should law-abiding citizens have their rights curtailed by an anti-gun Senator's effort to convince other senators to join her jihad?

Call both your Senators today (Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121) and tell them NOT to sign on to this letter!


  1. Sen Frigginwitch needs to retire and take a long walk off a short pier.
    If she is so unhappy here then leave go to a middle east country!!!
    Can't stand the woman......

  2. Maybe your alter-ego should encourage Sen Hagan to sign it?

    Encourage her to go full moonbat!

    1. u really think any of the GOP challenging her in NC is any better? just different kinds of cronies. damn i wish there was a true viable 3rd party.

  3. Sorry, but this is a waste of time for me: one of my Senators is Feinstein, and the other is Barbara Boxer.

    My hopes for restored gun rights lays with the courts. Thanks 9th CA!

  4. I wonder why thumbhole stocks are evil.

  5. Maybe she ought to focus on getting the ATF to stop "exporting" them to Mexico, and allowing the Border Patrol to secure the border.

  6. Since the "sporting purpose" limitation in the GCA'68 flies in the face of Supreme Court precedent (U.S. v. Miller, 1939), the whole law should be junked.

    "With obvious purpose to assure the continuation and render possible the effectiveness of such [militia] forces, the declaration and guarantee of the Second Amendment were made. It must be interpreted and applied with that end in view." - United States v. Miller (No. 696) 26 F.Supp. 1002, reversed (1939)

    1. except you are so wrong. this is for importation of foreign made weapons. this does not even require congress to vote on it. All that is needed is for BATF to change what they allow imported. that is why this is so dangerous and im quite fankly surprised it to the banners this long to push this route. Thankfully mid terms are near so i dont think this will happen now but watch out after the elections are over.

  7. She is a very wealthy elitist insulated from common criminals who goal is to further gains by the socialist left.

    Her goal is not about public safety, it's about disarming Americans to pave the way for the vehicle of fundamental change that was promised by obama.

    Liberals know most will not give up our freedoms without a fight, this is why the focus is on assault style weapons and semiautomatic rifles and shotguns.

    They know that they can dry up the supply of ammo, and many AR types of rifles share the same ammo the military uses. Captured ammo and underground supplies smuggled from the military sacre them because they will have no control over this, thus, get rid of the weapons that can share military rounds.

    As we have consistently seen, the focus has been on assault style weapons in every news event. It is the mantra of the anti gun crowd.

  8. I'd call my senators, but they're Feinstein and Boxer. :(

  9. It is important that ATF should take serious action for illegal supply of weapons and suspicious person who can involve in any criminal activities.