Dianne Feinstein announced Wednesday that she’s re-entering the battle over gun control during her keynote speech to the California delegates to the Democratic National Convention.
Feinstein was president of the San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors on what she calls that city’s “day of infamy” in 1978, when a former colleague shot and killed Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. Since then, Senator Feinstein has been one of the most vocal proponents of gun control on Capitol Hill.
She promised California delegates she’d return to Congress to reintroduce “an updated assault weapons bill.”
At the delegates’ breakfast, she said that, “Weapons of war do not belong on our streets, in our classrooms, in our schools or in our movie theatres.”
Great, more attacks on US citizens’ rights. Unsurprising they omit that Milk and Moscone were killed by a city supervisor who was a cop. Can’t trust citizens, but can trust the government?
Considering how the last AWB did nothing to disarm criminals, did everything to make firearms illegal based on cosmetic features, restricted US citizens’ rights while accusing them of being criminals for wanting to exercise their rights; and considering how the Obama administration in the form of the ATF was running guns to narcoterrorists with Fast and Furious, this is stupid and offensive on virtually every level.
Eastwood was right, Biden is the brains behind the Democrat party.
Update: Charley Jones of Texas Overnight noted that this is much the standard stuff that Feinstein will throw out to please her rabid anti-gun constituents in order to say “look how serious I am about banning guns”, while expecting it to be nothing but lip service to the Brady people and such. He has a solid point about that as a likely scenario, that would also be close to the best-case scenario.
At the same time, issues of application of regulation, the executive priviledge exercised in F&F, the sometimes strange standards set by Heller & McDonald – and ready to be exploited, lead to a climate where this is indicative of the mindset. The reception the DNC gives to this will be noteworthy – after all, they’re the Bill Newells and Teresa Ficarettas of the ATF, the Dennis Burkes of the DOJ, the Elijah Cummings of the Oversight Committee, and all the other rogue’s gallery of anti-rights activists in government.
Update 2: Linked to by The Jawa Report. Utinni!