Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New “Assault Weapons” Ban

Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New "Assault Weapons" Ban
Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New “Assault Weapons” Ban

Ammoland Shooting SportsU.S.A.-( Once again Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) is back with a fresh “assault weapons” ban.

On Wednesday Sen. Feinstein was joined by 24 Democrats, including Chuck Schumer, in introducing new legislation that would ban AR-15s which is the most popular rifle in the US. The gun as mentioned above is the same rifle that Stephen Willeford used to stop the deranged mass shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

According to Sen. Feinstein, an AR-15 is a military weapon. No militaries use civilian AR-15s. It is most likely she is getting civilian AR-15s confused with M16s or M4 carbines. She released a statement about the bill saying, “We’re introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote,”

According to Sen. Feinstein, an AR-15 is a military weapon. No militaries use civilian AR-15s. It is most likely she is getting civilian AR-15s confused with M16s or M4 carbines.
According to Sen. Feinstein, an AR-15 is a military weapon. No militaries use civilian AR-15s. It is most likely she is getting civilian AR-15s confused with M16s or M4 carbines.

The bill as introduced would ban more than just AR-15s. The new Feinstein bill will also prohibit the ownership, manufacture, or sale of bump stocks. It incorrectly states that bump stocks modify semi-automatic rifles to be fully automatic weapons. The dubious proposed law would as well ban magazines that hold more than ten rounds of ammunition.

The proposed legislation is similar to the 1994 Assualt Weapons ban that was implemented by Congress under then-president Bill Clinton. Multiple independent studies showed that the 1994 ban did not affect crime. These studies had the same conclusion as a study that was done by the Clinton Justice Department in 1997 which was not known for being pro-gun.

The new bill list 205 firearms by name that would automatically be banned. Also, any rifle with a detachable ammunition magazine and has a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock would be prohibited. The statement reads that the bill “will begin removing the weapons of war on our streets.”

The bill would also grandfather existing modern sporting rifles which contradicts removing modern sporting rifles from our streets. Owners of these guns would be able to keep these rifles, but would also have the burden of additional regulations on how the owners store those weapons.

Those grandfather weapons could still be transferred from owner to owner, but it would require the transfer to go through an FFL. There has to be a background check performed on the transferee under the proposed law. Magazines that hold more than ten rounds, which the bill incorrectly refers to as high capacity magazines, could not be transferred with the firearm. These would be outright banned.

Dianne Feinstein and the other 24 senators are claiming that this bill is a direct result of the 57 people killed in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock, and the 26 people killed by, church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Looking at the legislation that Sen. Feinstein has introduced in the past this does not seem to be the case. In fact, this is the latest in the long line of gun control bills introduced by Feinstein.

Dianne Feinstein and the other 24 senators are claiming that this bill is a direct result of the 57 people killed in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock, and the 26 people killed by, church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Dianne Feinstein and the other 24 senators are claiming that this bill is a direct result of the 57 people killed in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock, and the 26 people killed by, church shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

In 2013 Sen. Feinstein introduced a very similar assault weapons ban. The only real difference between the two is the addition of the banning of bump stocks in the latest bill. That bill failed by a vote of 40 to 60. Dianne Feinstein then brought out a blown up picture of 20 dead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where crazed shoot Adam Lanza attacked the school, with the headline “Shame on U.S.”

Dianne Feinstein then famously said, “I believe the American people are far ahead of their elected officials on this issue.” She vowed to keep fighting to pass an assault weapons ban. This evidence is in direct contradiction that she introduced this new bill in response to Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, Texas.

None of the Senators including Feinstein address the fact that if there was an assault weapons ban that Stephen Willeford would not have been able to stop the shooting Sutherland Springs, Texas. They also did not address the fact that there is at least 100 million magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds in the United States, and there is no way of knowing where and who has these magazines.

The bill has very little chance of passing the Senate. Even if it made it through the Senate, it would be almost for sure dead on arrival in the House Of Representatives. If by some miracle it made it through Congress President Trump would veto it almost immediately. The Democrats are well aware of this leading some to believe that this is political theater.

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  • 37 thoughts on “Senator Dianne Feinstein Introduces New “Assault Weapons” Ban

    1. The modern term ‘assault rifle’ is the equivalent to ‘Saturday Night Special’.

      The evil Senator can do as she pleases, POTUS Trump will never sign the legislation.

      1. Removeing the Saturday Night Special caused the people who could afford it to go to something better. And disarmed the people who could not afford a $500.00 pistol for that thing that goes bump in the night. So all you punks that will cave in a head for a fix; You can feel safe tonight. ;(

    2. What about the SKS rifle that was used to shoot the republican baseball team?
      It was not an evil black rifle but in the wrong hands deadly.

    3. I’m sure she has a security detail. Do they carry sling shots? She is a first class socialist with fasist leanings.

    4. Dianne’s gun collection is quite impressive, but she don’t believe in our being able to have the same guns for our protection. Hey Dianne, Yuck Fou

    5. I’m guessing that Joe Biden wrote this one too…just like he did back in 1994…

      Feinstein is so inept that she can’t even write her own stupid legislation…

      In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
      China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
      Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
      56 million defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control:
      You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
      Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
      Take note my fellow Americans, before it’s too late!
      The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
      With guns, we are “citizens”. Without them, we are “subjects”.
      During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
      If you value your freedom, please spread this antigun-control message to all of your friends.

    7. Does anyone recall the news reports about most mass shooters were registered Democrats or
      Muslim Democrats. Cases in point the Democrat that
      Shot up Las Vegas or the Democrat that shot up the
      Republicans congressional baseball team way to many more to mention them all. None were NRA members or Republicans but DemocRATS and Lame Street Media always blames Conservatives.

    8. She believes that abortion is all right and that is a form of killing, but owning a AR15 isn’t all right because it can kill.
      If they allow abortions to take place then they need to keep their mouths shut about guns.

      so when they do that they then ARE IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

    10. She is a long time democrat, crazier than loon. She doesn’t know what she is trying to outlaw and Nanny Chucky is just a politician trying to make it to the top of the heap. She doesn’t remember trying all this before. Oh, maybe she ate too much of her husband’s canned tuna filled with lead. Remember when the government funded training for island people so they could process his tuna.
      Take our guns and run unveted immigrants in on us. The stupidity of these aces is mind bending.

    11. Confused it Feinstein’s middle name! She is just a failed liberal trying to keep her failure from pushing her into a footnote in history. She would not know an AR-15 from a M16 if the each was labeled!

    12. call all of your senators to refuse to vote on this bill! if they do not the nation will be just like california : anti-constitution, anti-defense and anti-AMERICAN! and remember to vote them out in 2018, no exceptions.

    13. These people/politicians are the assault weapons of Capitol Hill, destroying and not supporting the United States Constitution, or Bill Of Rights, for which they all have taken an oath to serve and protect.Treasonous Elitist’s feathering their own nests. All of them should be investigated,drug tested, and sacked if proven guilty.

    14. She shows just how stupid she really is. The military does not use the AR-15s and if you are introducing a bill, facts not emotions should lead. Most of these horrible events were not the result of access to a gun, but rather the in accessibility to mental health treatment. Why does not one Democrap focus on this. Lets say she bans the guns, she is stupid enough to think that the problem would be solved? I equate this to the opioid crisis. They moved scheduled class 3 drugs down to class 2 and since they were harder to get, many just went on to the street and used more dangerous drugs without the supervision of medical practitioner. I knew that heroin would go through the roof and it has. The same will happen with any gun ban. the flood of illegal guns will get into more wrong hands and the death rate of Chicago will be similar in all the largest cities across the country because of idiot Diane. This is more of a reason not to ban any gun Diane baby. Do us all a favor and retire. You are 84, not 45 any more.

    15. I met Feinsten when she was Mayor of San Francisco at a reception for Navy Week. Impressed me then as a cutthroat politician. First politician that I had met, and as a young aviator, I watched her work the room, hitting up each well healed person and ignoring the military present. Whenever I hear someone talking about a “smoke filled back room” (no longer PC) I think of Feinstein working those donors.

      Once again, she and her ilk jump on the tool, not the problem. They keep trying to legislate behavior, which just does not work. Instead of gathering experts and figuring out how to identify and successfully treat mental illness, she attempts to make political hay and achieve her long time goal of controlling free Americans who have done nothing wrong. Punish criminals, Senator, not law abiding citizens!

      You can bet that this extremely wealthy woman has armed security around her 24×7.

      Politicians: You close all the asylums and dump the mentally ill onto the street, then are surprised when you have a homeless problem in our cities. I traveled all over the world with the Navy and never saw bums, addicts, burned out cars and filth in their capitals…yet that is commonplace in Washington DC

      You turn schools into hotbeds of political activism, and are surprised when US test scores fall and inner city schools fail. Meanwhile, test scores in math and science are rising in virtually the entire developed world. I lived in Japan traveled through Korea and saw kids who studied for the same amount of time each night that they were in classes during the day. They understand the value of hard work, as by-in-large, their status in life is determined by the post secondary school they attend.

      Instead of encouraging families to stay together, you try to legislate state programs to replace the family unit…then are surprised when that fails. I saw inner city kids who entered the military as punks and thugs and came out the other end as focused citizens. Not perfect people, but contributing members of society. How? They learned the work ethic, and for many, in the first time in their lives, served along side people who really cared about them and their success.

      Americans do best when they work together to solve problems and limit government trying to “solve” problems within their own street/block/neighborhood/city/state. Somehow, we need to get back to states rights and stop looking to wealthy politicians in DC to solve our own problems.

      Thanks to all the other Veterans and currently serving men and women out there, today and every day.


      1. @BK, Of course, I agree, but you know that the sake of the American people is the last thing that Diane is concerned with.

    17. How can a person that took an oath to protect the constitution, as I did,not be found guilty of treason???Get these unpatriotic idiots out of office!!Term Limits or firing squad.Either is acceptable.
      Just saying,
      Gramoa 38

    18. I understand that Congressional Democrats are going to make the world safer by passing a new law against murder. It will really stop murder because they will use BIG TYPEFACE and have a new international sign to stop murders. It will have a big red circle and slash across a body with bullet holes, knives and under a truck. That will stop all murders, nobody would dare to violate a law, would they.

    19. POLITICAL THEATER ……. she has not one idea whats going on OUTSIDE the Senate chambers …. she has NEVER been to a gun range …. never shot trap …..Never shot a handgun… never shot rats in the San Fran allies (lol) never smelled Hoppies # 9 … never thought to watch the Olympic shooting sports team ,but she does have armed folks following her around to make sure she isn’t gunned down by some NUT with an AR-15, (now thats a thought) …. she lives in a VOID or at least in the fog of politics in and of Washington and thats about it.

      1. feinstein has/had a carry permit. in los angeles a citizen must have the approval of the sheriff to obtain one!

    20. First, Diane Feinstein claimed, on camera, that it is LEGAL to hunt HUMANS in the United States, so she’s obviously an idiot and mentally defective….or else she’s simply a LIAR. Either way, she should NOT hold any position of authority over ANY American citizen and nothing she says should be believed.

      Second, just what is an “assault” rifle? I have a couple of rifles and NONE of them have EVER assaulted ANYONE. Our military does NOT use the AR-15. And the guy who stopped the shooter in Texas used an AR-15 for defense. Doesn’t that make his AR-15 a “defensive” rifle rather than an “assault” rifle? Can one rifle be both an “assault” rifle AND a defensive rifle? When does it go from one to the other? How long before liberals claim the AR-15 is racist? You KNOW that has to be coming if it hasn’t been said already by some uneducated, uninformed, brain dead village idiot.

    21. Assault weapons are not for hunting , but to assault / kill more then one person. as long as they are for sale to help gun makers make big profit ,they will be used to kill big numbers of humans . any gun with more the 8 rounds is an assault weapon to assault humans.

      1. Every sentence you have written is erroneous. Let’s take a look at your first sentence… #1, what does “hunting” have to do with anything? Has nothing to do with the 2nd Amendment, because the 2nd has nothing to do with hunting. Try reading the 2nd Amendment, I know that’s probably difficult for you, maybe have someone read and explain it to you. Oh and BTW, the AR-15 is a great medium sized game hunting rifle, not that that should make a difference. Since you know NOTHING about guns, maybe you should be on another internet site making comments on things you might have a slight bit of knowledge on, like quilting or whatever…

    22. I will just wait for her law to get to me by quill, ink & parchment on horseback. The first amendment.

    23. First, let me say I wish i was more eloquent in my writing and could convey my thoughts better. But here goes. My take on AR15’s and assault rifles in general and why i believe they are protected under the 2nd amendment is simple.

      Some don’t seem to get the big picture. Again, the 2nd amendment isn’t about your personal home defense or hunting rights. A pistol or hunting rifle is all you need for that. First issue that anti gun lobby uses in regards to why assault weapons should be banned. This is a big misconception with many people. That’s why the second amendment was worded the way it was. No where does it mention personal defense or hunting or collecting etc. If it did the anti gun movement could have made assault rifles illegal a long time ago. Any American has the right to bare arms(“arms is the word in the amendment) to be used in a militia if necessary, but individually citizens are allowed to keep these arms. A little pistol won’t cut it nor your hunting rifle as a militia. The word militia. is derived from the word military. An AR15 is a military style weapon, with only one different feature. It can only fire semi automatic…which is the acceptable difference and the compromise the people have settled on for decades and what the forefathers intended as having arms appropriate for a militia. Just as the colonist had the latest weapons of the time to equal their enemy of the time. If the Brits back then had assault rifles…then so would the colonist. You don’t arm your militia with hunting rifles or shot guns when your enemy is using assault weapons. Its kinda common sense. But just because some don’t get it or agree doesn’t make it unimportant and unnecessary. Changing the constitution is, in many ways, like changing the bible. Would you do that…maybe to meet your idea of what you think is more relative to” today’s world” and second guess what god really intended. Maybe some people feel god made a mistake so altering the bible it is a good thing. And maybe our forefathers were morons on this one amendment so we should just change it. And while we’re at it and since it wasn’t so important we couldn’t change it, lets keep changing the constitution to meet our modern ideas of how things should be. Sure, why not? What could a bunch of old time ancient people from the 1700’s know about anyway. Everything is different. Life is different and we people are evolved and crime is gone and corruption doesn’t happen as well as there are no tyrannical dictators anymore, right? Yeah, sure. Using the words of the second amendment ensures and guarantees the right to have a modern gun equal to any weapon that may be used against us. My 2 cents.

      1. Your 2 cents is well written, correct and noteworthy. Our Founding fathers were most definitely not morons. Despite the technological advances in all areas of our lives, human nature has NOT changed. THAT is what they were addressing. Being highly intelligent and understanding of human nature what they wrote as the Constitution and Bill of Rights, they understood the necessity of wording and making clear the Rights we all share AND the need to protect those Rights. If pen and paper would not protect them, then by God, being armed against tyranny would. Which is what we face today even more so – enemies from within. We cannot allow ANYONE to take those Rights away in these difficult times. No one.

      2. The problem is the true definitions of an assault weapon is that an assault weapon is selectable as to its rate of fire, i.e. semi auto, three round burst, or full auto, the AR platform is only semi auto, meaning one trigger pull one shot.

      3. You can’t be any more clear sir. These people will never stop trying to infringe on our rights. These people are not interested in helping the public or the people that elected them. They are only interested in money and getting on the news. It is sad that intelligent sane people have to listen, read and see this ignorance on a daily basis. The media rewards ignorance and the misinformed. We have to be more involved and stop this from continuing. Need to get out and vote. Need to ask questions and take time from our day to see what our representatives believe and support. Need to have SCOTUS tell these morons to leave our rights alone. I truly hope that we wake up and at least attempt to secure our children and grandchildrens future. Need to also tell so called Americans if they don’t like this country to get out and find one that they do. If people in this country want or care for Mexicans and other people trying to come here illegally to go there and give their opinions. We don’t want them anymore.

      4. @Chris Larson, Well… I could quibble, but I won’t. Your writing and theory could use a little fine tuning, for example: “… but individually citizens are allowed to keep these arms.” No one allows us.
        A very nice first effort.

    24. If I read the on line version of her bill correctly,because Glock produced the Glock 18 then by default the Glock 17 one of Americas most popular used issued handguns would of course be found to be a imaginary assault weapon.

      I find that her and her fellow Leftist politicians of both parties,would have violated their oaths of office and as such charged,tried and judgment passed.

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