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Feinstein’s Second Assault Weapons Ban

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posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 10:17 PM
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Well it looks more and more like Feinstein's assault weapons ban won't even get to a vote according to many different sources. This to me is a win for gun owners across the US, but I know this won't be the end of attacks on the 2nd amendment.


Now that there’s a proposal for a new one on the table, it seems that it’s acceptable to admit in polite company that the previous “assault weapons” ban was a failure. Putting it especially bluntly, the Washington Post’s Brad Plumer argued today that “the last assault-weapons ban didn’t work.” At Mother Jones, Tim Murphy agreed, conceding that:

Although Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) suggested on Thursday that the ban might have saved “hundreds of thousands” of lives had it never gone away, a 2004 University of Pennsylvania study commissioned by Department of Justice was much more reserved: “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”

The unfortunate caveat to this admission is the suggestion that last ban failed because it wasn’t properly written or implemented, and not because gun bans don’t work in countries with widespread private ownership of firearms. As such, Tim Murphy argues that there were two flaws in the ‘94 bill: “that gunmakers could—and did—simply modify their semiautomatic weapons to fit the law by eliminating cosmetic features,” and that the ban “ended, sunsetting in 2004.”


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Further on in the article it goes on to say that there is no way that this bill would pass the House. It also says that Harry Reid will allow an open amendment process as well as stating that he will not put the bill to vote unless it stands a chance of passing the House.

Losing the Senate majority in 2014 would be devastating to the Democrats and Harry Reid knows that passing this bill in it's current form would make that a certainty. The last thing that they want to see at this point is a Republican controlled House and Senate.




posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 11:13 PM
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I believe the upcoming election year is the only reason why a lot of bills have not made it to the floor. If they show their hand now, it would be game over for them. They won't risk a majority in the house and senate over this. They will just bide their time and wait for after the election. If they get their majority, they will have free reign to pass legislation. If they don't, they blame everything on the NRA and gun owners and the cycle starts over again.



posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 11:15 PM
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I, on the other hand, am not optimistic. I look for this to be part of a compromise that they'll come to over the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling and all that crap.

The Republicans will get their reduced spending this and tax cuts that in exchange for screwing over the nation's gun owners.



posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 12:30 PM
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Although Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) suggested on Thursday that the ban might have saved “hundreds of thousands” of lives had it never gone away, a 2004 University of Pennsylvania study commissioned by Department of Justice was much more reserved: “We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence.”


Feinstein's site and she herself said 350 people have died since the ban expiration which is 35 a year for the last 10 years more people died from other means.

Double the weapons exist today.

There is no depths that people will go to push their agenda and they lie to do it.





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