California’s United States Senator, Diane Feinstein, has outraged Second Amendment advocates with the news of her plans to introduce a new law to ban all assault weapons, high capacity magazines, and pistol grips. Unlike the ban on assault weapons enacted under Bill Clinton, the bill would eliminate grandfathering, possibly requiring all Americans to surrender any banned items they owned prior to the passage of the proposed law. The still unseen law raises the specter of government agents knocking on citizen’s doors and demanding the surrender of previously legal guns and other equipment.
According to Examiner.com, Mac Salvo of The Shooting Wire was the first to break the news about Feinstein’s renewed attack on gun ownership:
“I don’t have the minutes of the meeting (yet), but sources tell me California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne Feinstein’s legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons Ban” Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins reelection. This same “pretty good intelligence” says the items that would lead to a ban would ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession.”
Feinstein is known to gun enthusiasts as a hardcore gun grabber who makes Mayor Bloomberg seem like an owner of a shooting range. In 2004, the Senator spoke about a total prohibition on all gun ownership in America. She gave a quote to the San Francisco Chronicle that probably had the founding fathers spinning in their collective graves:
“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them . . . Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.”
During the 2012 campaign Obama breathed a major sigh of relief when the UN backed down on the noxious Small Arms Treaty, which gun owners, and constitutional scholars alike, fear is designed to chip away at American sovereignty, create an international gun registry and even restrict the rights of nations to supply their allies with weapons for defense.
Critics of the UN have no doubt that any gun control treaty passed by the UN might be used to stop the United States from supplying Israel with the weapons she needs to defend her nation against implacable enemies who surround the tiny Jewish state and are sworn to her utter destruction. They envision a scenario in which China uses the treaty to prevent the US from sending weapons to Taiwan or Russia uses it to block weapons being sent to opponents of the Mullahs in Iran.