Feinstein Quoted Scalia Out of Context to Push Agenda

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U.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- Anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein quoted the Supreme Court’s 2008 Heller ruling out of context while questioning Judge Neil Gorsuch during this week’s Judiciary Committee hearings in an attempt to legitimize her gun ban agenda, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

“It is unfortunate that Sen. Feinstein had to resort to this cheap parlor trick to make it appear that the late Justice Antonin Scalia would be okay with a ban of modern sporting rifles,’ said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “We’ve carefully reviewed her question to Judge Gorsuch and the actual text of the ruling, which was written by Justice Scalia.”

Feinstein posed the following question: “Justice Scalia also wrote that, ‘Weapons that are more useful in military service, M-16 rifles and the like, may be banned’ without infringing on the Second Amendment. Do you agree with that statement that under the Second Amendment weapons that are most useful in military service … may be banned?”

But here is what Scalia actually wrote: “It may be objected that if weapons that are most useful in military service—M-16 rifles and the like—may be banned, then the Second Amendment right is completely detached from the prefatory clause. But as we have said, the conception of the militia at the time of the Second Amendment's ratification was the body of all citizens capable of military service, who would bring the sorts of lawful weapons that they possessed at home to militia duty. It may well be true today that a militia, to be as effective as militias in the 18th century, would require sophisticated arms that are highly unusual in society at large. Indeed, it may be true that no amount of small arms could be useful against modern-day bombers and tanks. But the fact that modern developments have limited the degree of fit between the prefatory clause and the protected right cannot change our interpretation of the right.”

“It is clear to us that Sen. Feinstein quoted Heller out of context,” Gottlieb stated, “and she was playing ‘Gotcha’ with Judge Gorsuch on the issue of banning the most popular rifle in America today. By trying to paint Judge Gorsuch into a corner that exists only in her mind, Sen. Feinstein did a disservice to the hearings, the Supreme Court’s ruling, and the Constitution, itself.”

About the Second Amendment Foundation:

The Second Amendment Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

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    SuperG
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    SuperG

    There is no greater poster-child for term limits than Diane. Pelosi is a close second though.

    Jacob Opperman
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    Jacob Opperman

    Feinstein, Sanders, Pelosi, and other liberal idiots always try to twist others words to fit there own agendas. It is time to get these stupid idiots out of power and out of Washington cause if we don’t they are going to some how get there way and put us common folks under damn thumbs and some how get rid of our Constitutional Rights. Then we will all get screwed.

    Robert Thomas
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    Robert Thomas

    If there is justice, a painful death from anal cancer will rot her brain….

    Tim
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    Tim

    This is the same feinstein who’s husband made millions selling semiautomatic black scary rifles…
    Why would anyone listen to the Hippocracy coming from her pie hole?

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    I’m very sure that Judge Gorsuch knows the HELLER decision, word for word, including teh dicta. I’ll bet he also knows the DRED SCOTT, MILLER, CRUISHANK cases as well. He was just too much a gentleman to call Senator moonshine a liar since he does want to be confirmed.

    Tionico
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    Tionico

    what I wonder is HOW is this demented old hag a senator once more? Proof that the People of California either live in a bubble or are too busy/distracted to bother. To bad their corrupt senatrix remains in a position to bring harm to the entire nation.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Look at where her constituents live, sanctuary cities, voter fraud rampant. Any and all illegal or unconstitutional laws approved by the 9th circus court. That’s affecting the whole west coast!

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Wouldn’t surprise me if she has something going like dirty Hairy Reed had to get him reelected his last term, where the servers union in vegas were told to go vote for him or loose their jobs.

    Herbster
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    Herbster

    Hard to believe that the Feinstein POS would lie…………….isn’t this garbage from California well past her “Sell by date?

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    Let’s see, Pelose, Boxer, Waters, Finestein all from the same commie camp and each trying to outdo the others with lies, cheating, profiting and gun control. Maybe they are all sisters of a defunct mother. They are the bottom feeders in our AMERICAN society.

    David C. Telliho
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    David C. Telliho

    Feinstein may,with my blessings,and encouragement, shove her anti-gun,anti-American agenda right up her pancaked made up nose. Thus ends my effort to be respectful and nice. Therefore, pee on you,Feinstein. You want our guns ? Don`t send good men to get them, come yourself.

    Herbster
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    Herbster

    The dirty little secret is that the anti-gun Feinstein creature has a permit t carry from the state of California and a few years back was talking about the.38 she carries in her purse. “Gubs fr me, but not for thee” is her motto.

    John Dunlap
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    John Dunlap

    .38 Chief’s Special, if I recall correctly. Also, it is time to remind everyone of Chinagate. Remember how Bill Clinton masterfully used a sordid, but to some extent immaterial, sex scandal to misdirect public attention from the fact that the Communist Chinese had been given free run of the White House, as well as the offices of several prominent Democrats in Congress? Dear Diane was likely one of them, along with Nancy Pelosi. Her husband had extensive business connections in China at the time. It was during that debacle that China began to catch up to us in areas such… Read more »

    Herbster
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    Herbster

    I understand the Feinstein creature will be holding a news conference this afternoon to announce her new weapons “Ban.” The advance copy of her announcement begins as follows, “Since I have been pressing for a ban on “Assault” weapons I plan to expand that to also include a ban on “Apepper” weapons…………

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    Chinagate , FBI testimony in Senate stated the fact that Bill Clinton returned to the United States in 1974 and that John Wong and Charlie Trie also entered the USA and went directly to Little Rock where they became associates with Bill. Bill and Hillary began White Water, likely as a money laundering scheme to hide Chinese money.. Phony contracts for deed using names picked from a phone book . Chinese money could be used to pay part of a contract and the defaulted. The Chinese had their hooks in the Clintons. Then they got technology transfers and other presidential… Read more »

    robert penny
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    robert penny

    the Bitch needs to be in jail for acts aginst the American people or firing squad even better.

    Robert J. Lucas
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    Robert J. Lucas

    Senator Feinstein, and her family need to be investigated, for all of the government contracts that have been steered into their families businesses over her term in politics. I wish they would keep their oath, that they gave to the American public when taking their elected office. They promised to protect the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the safety of the people of the United States of America. They are not there to dismantle these documents, otherwise they have lied on their oath to the people. Is this not Treason?

    Herbster
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    Herbster

    Her husband got a NO BID contract from the Obama administration to sell/lease all unoccupied government buildings – contract worth millions.

    Jeff D.
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    Jeff D.

    Just look at that Anti-Christ ! I can’t take it anymore. She is the Frankenstein monsters living cousin! You can clearly see the resemblance!! That poor guy has to be subjected to the stinkiest bullshit ever served out here. That alone proves his stamina for the job! Ex justice Scalia must have rolled over in his grave when that hypocrite pulled this! Her and Nancy Pelosi, and oh , don’t forget Swillary, they belong in a South American jail taking care of “Morale”! Might as well throw husband Bill in there also!

    jeffe
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    jeffe

    One look at her and it confirms that SATAN is walking with the living!

    Earl
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    Earl

    I lived in Russia for 5 years and saw first hand what communism does to the citizens. You don’t want that here!!!! This so called senator is just one more communist who wants to live off other people”s money. She has no grasp of reality! She just wants to be part of the ruling class of communism which sucks the life out of the common person.

    oldvet
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    oldvet

    Earl it has already happened here!!!! Example- look what the government did to the Native American. “Turn in your weapons we will take care of you and feed you” live on this reservation doo hat you are told and once a month we will give you beef (culled) from cattlemans heards. Many times sick and dying. They divided and conquered. A government that can give you everything can take everything away from you. They can control everything you do.
    Listen to the people from California watch it happening again.

    Robert Workman
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    Robert Workman

    UNBELIEVABLE!!!. I sit and watched the hearing for Mr. Gorsuch I too seem the look on his face by the moronic questioning he had to endure. The man is superb when it comes to the Constitution he know what th law is. I just don’t understand the hypocrite’s Thinking process. And when Frenstine said she believed that the constitution was a living document and that it should be changed to fit The needs of the government.That was wrong our founding fathers did not want that to happen that why we have the 2nd Amendment in our constitution. So our government… Read more »

    Macofjack
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    Macofjack

    Liberals only know three things – Lie, steal and cheat!

    Pistol Pete
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    Pistol Pete

    All democrats are liars and all democrats are anti-God , anti Freedom, anti Second Amendment and anti America and they are all brain dead socialist. If Feinstein lying was a surprise to you ———————–

    Jim Macklin
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    Jim Macklin

    Democrats are also pro-slavery.

    Roger Van
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    Roger Van

    I agree that some of the people elected to Federal Office are the dumbest clowns in the whole world with only one thing in mind. More power to them and to dis-arm all citizens. The 2 MINN Senators are a joke to America. Both need to be taken fishing in the land of 10,000 lakes and left on one of those islands with nothing to protect them, and than release a few hundred wolves on the same islands as they are on. See how much they will cry for something to protect them, and I’ll be happy to hand them… Read more »

    Peaver Bogart
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    Peaver Bogart

    Roger, I’d like to send the two WA state senators out there with your senators. Let me know when you do this and I’ll help with the round-up.

    Bobocat
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    Bobocat

    Look at what Clinton wanted to do to the country, this is what we should talk about. A complete transformation to something else and that is why the Dems want the guns. Once the American public find out what was in store, their could be a real problem. It is too bad they can’s see this now and avoid a potential problem.

    Buck Cassidy
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    Buck Cassidy

    Ssooooo, would anyone expect any honesty from this anarchist? Or the rest of the babbling idiot anarchists I’ve watched question Judge Gorsuch? I’ve watched him, The Judge, frustrate and show, during live televised proceedings, how idiotic they are! My 12 y/o grandson has a better grasp, and knowledge, of the Constitution than these enemies of our nation!!!

    Wm Hogsten
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    Wm Hogsten

    You or your son / daughter must have home schooled your grandson. I have checked around they do not teach the Constitution in school anymore. Except as some old document. Good job! Raise him right. Kudos!

    FarmerDave
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    FarmerDave

    Hi Buck, I don’t mean to belittle your comments, but you need to look up the definition of “anarchist”. These high fluting pieces of dung are the opposite of anarchists.

    DrSique
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    DrSique

    Maybe he meant anti-Christ.