The old war horse trots out again

Our own Senator from the Jurassic is back again with yet another attempt to revive the Clinton Assault Weapon Ban…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday.

The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an “assault weapon.” This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug, then it is illegal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the same ban in New York last week.

Furthermore, instead of grandfathering in current firearms, she would create a national gun registry for the government to track lawful gun owners. Magazines would again be limited to 10 rounds.

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But then again, doesn’t she drag this bill out every year? It’s kinda like those hideous dresses she drags out of the closet. (Did I say that out loud?) Now I could say that her understanding of firearms is as outdated as her fashion sense, but the fact of the matter is that she’s actually too smart to believe her own propaganda. She’s not an idiot. She can’t possibly be so naive as to believe that taking guns out of the hands of the law abiding will do anything to increase public safety. So the real point of the ban must simply be to disarm a free people. And while seeking to promote public safety is a noble goal, seeking to leave the American People vulnerable to tyranny is just plain evil.