Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

It's not unfair to wonder just what she's swearing an oath to. (Dianne Feinstein Facebook photos)

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” a Thursday press release from the senator’s lair threatens. Co-sponsors to the bill include all the usual Democrat suspects, with Chuck Schumer leading the pack.

It’s the second stage of a one-two punch where Democrats are putting their new-found confidence to work after the midterms handed them the House on display. On Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi started the legislative process for ending private transfers.

“Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are deadly and dangerous weapons of war that belong on battlefields—not our streets,” Blumenthal bleated, parroting a time-tested gun-grabber talking point. He’s counting on the ignorant – and that’s what you’d have to be to vote for someone like him – being oblivious to the fact that an armed citizenry capable of taking to the field and prevailing over enemies foreign and domestic is exactly what the Founders intended.

It’s also what the Government has previously argued – and the Supreme Court acknowledged – that the Second Amendment protects the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia. (And for an excellent analysis on why that opinion was correct but incomplete, see colleague Brian Puckett’s excellent “United States v. Miller and Short-Barreled Shotguns.”)

Pennsylvania Continental Congress Delegate Tench Coxe perhaps defined it best when he declared:

“Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…. [T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

And it’s not just Congress. Again turning to Puckett we find the opinion of William Rawle, a lawyer that George Washington wanted as Attorney General and author of View of the Constitution, “the standard constitutional law text at Harvard until 1845 and at Dartmouth until 1860”:

“No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give the Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under a general pretence [sic] by a state legislature. But if in any pursuit of an inordinate power either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.”

Feinstein and her co-conspirators know this, of course, and they know that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure “the security of a free State.” They also know that stands in the way of their goal of attaining unchallengeable power, what German political economist Max Weber endorsed as a “monopoly of violence.”

That’s why she and they are so desperate to disarm Americans who might stand in opposition to their goals. It’s why she declared on national television:

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United State 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.”

And it’s not like the gun-grabbers will stop after that. Don’t forget their original goal, as stated by Handgun Control, Inc. (now the Brady Campaign) founder Pete Shields back in 1976:

“The final problem is to make possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition-except for the military, police, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors-totally illegal.”

Then go back before that, to Sen. Thomas Dodd, principal architect of the Gun Control Act of 1968:

‘I would be for abolishing all guns … I never saw any sense in guns anyway, and I do not go backward by saying so. I hope someday the world will say, ‘Destroy them all.’”

The mask if off for all but those who refuse to see.  This is not about “common sense gun safety” or protecting children or anything other than evil creatures in positions of power doing the bidding of those who would see the people disarmed. This is about nullifying any chance of opposition to their agenda of complete domination and control.

A more proper name reflecting on the sponsors of this proposed Intolerable Act would be “The We're Anti-American Traitors Act of 2019.”

To them I once more turn to Puckett and his Memorandum on Arms and Freedom:

WE WILL NOT DISARM.

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Disclosure: Brian Puckett is a longtime personal friend and colleague with whom I have worked closely on numerous projects, including the Citizens of America media campaign, the Ashcroft Petition to enforce the Second Amendment, and the Silveira v. Lockyer lawsuit.


About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regular featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

  • 51 thoughts on “Feinstein Ban on Semiautos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’

    1. When our streets become the battle field against the Dems We will need our semi autos and High Capacity Magazines.
      And I can see that coming. Faster than you think!!!!!

    2. Here’s to all the gun owners who said “Give them the bump stock. They’re just “toys” and it’ll make them happy they get to ban something so they’ll leave us alone”. Dumb bastards…

      And don’t forget it was at the post-Parkland meeting that Trump said “We’re banning bumpstocks” and “National Reciprocity is dead in the water”.

    3. Agenda 21, all apart of taking over our country! They have no right to say what kind of guns we should or shouldn’t have! THOU SHALL NOT INFRINGE!!!

    4. I’m sorry for your loss. I am not being facetious.
      I would love to live in your state, with its sun, warmth, natural beauty, career opportunities (for me, at least), some really, really cool people I’ve met there.. were it not for its government in general and the fact I would need to give up my possessions and right to self defense or else become a felon of possession.
      Advocate freedom.

    5. According to her words of only the military should have “assault weapons” then the police and security people (secret service and personal security) should not have them either. They aren’t military .

    6. This new socialist loving millennial class of dumbazzes will be the death of America by it’s own hand. What will be the final straw that breaks the proverbial “camels back”? Who is willing to fire the first shot across the bow of this Deep State government? You, You?? We need a strong leader to come out of the woods, so to speak. The media has succeeded in demonizing the NRA into submission already. The media is the next biggest threat to our way of life with the college indoctrinated loonies calling them selves “reporters”. They have shown themselves to be sycophants for the Democrat Party only. Perhaps the first bombardment should be on the “Press”?? Facebook, Twitter, Google, and most tech giants are all in on this fascist wannabe censoring of conservative ideas too. Perhaps a better and more immediate solution would be an IQ test before one can even enter a voting booth..hahaha

    7. I would like to know how to get my voice heard. Why don’t thay put as much money and effort in attacking the problem as the symptom the gun is the symptom the person behind it is the problem.
      Think how much better this country could be and would be if the government wasn’t run like a kindergarten play ground .and if they worked together

    8. 2nd Amendment
      A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

      I wonder if there is anyone in our Government who can read this and understand it?

      A Well Regulated Militia. A well regulated militia would be made up of the people, the Citizens of the United States of America who are armed with the type of weapons that this idiot is talking about to assist our armed forces in protecting our Country, it’s Citizens and this idiot also.

      Being necessary to the security of a free State. This is where we the people, the Citizens of the United States of America would need all of these weapons to protect ourselves and remain free by defending ourselves from a TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT. Which is what our Government has become.

      The right of the people to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.
      Right here in our 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America which is what our Government should be abiding by, where our FOR FATHERS seen the need to make this statement so that the 2nd Amendment could NOT be changed, deleted, superseded or any law could be written against it without the expressed permission given to our Government by the entire Citizenry(100%) of the United States of America.

      FOLLOW OUR CONSTITUTION !

      1. well regulated militia would be made up of the people, the Citizens of the United States of America who are armed with the type of weapons that this idiot is talking about to assist our armed forces

        We SHOULD be armed with the ,ilitary grade weapons our armed forces have…. but we are decidedl NOT. What DieFie wants to ban is NOT “military grade” weaponru it is only civilian grade arms,so she’s not even telling us we can’t have the low grade stuff, when the Constitution plainly declares we MUST HAVE, as desired, the same stuff the military have.

        This creature from Califormula is seriousl deluded and probaably should not be in a position as a minister of the public trust.

        She further fails to comprehend that ,as a sworn reporesentative of WE THE PEOPLE, she CANNOT override the Constitution….even it it is voted in wuth a unanimous vote. The COnstitution IS the Supreme Law of the Land, togerher with all laws enacted “persuant thereto”/ and her mostrosity of a bill is NOT “persuant thereto” but in direct opposition to it.

    9. The D-rats are also undermining the security of our nation as a whole by insisting that our borders be left open so that gang mambers, drug cartels, terrorists and other various/sundry bad guys are able to come into our country.

      I hope that Trump declares a national security emergency, and that the D-rats continue to refuse to act, so they can all be charged with TREASON, sent to Gitmo for trial, then taken out back & SHOT. It’s the LEAST that they deserve!!

      1. I think they should be given their choice of suicide after they are found guilty at their Military Tribunal. After all, why should we make our military members get their hands dirty while putting those TRAITORS out of our misery. Make them do it themselves.

    10. People are aware of leftist intent at gun confiscation they are no longer hiding. Since 2013 there have been more than 20,000,000 NICS background checks by FBI, PER YEAR peaking at 27,538,000+ (75,000+ DAILY) when Hillary was running for president & media spinning her to win. That’s the MINIMUM gun sales of 1 per OK check, multiple sales possible
      https://www.statista.com/statistics/249670/number-of-background-checks-done-by-the-nics-in-the-us/

      1. but tne government will know by sales record, need to buy a couple guns from gun shows to stash away, for after the first wave of confiscations. don’t get caught with your pance down.

        1. There is no gun show loophole. To legally purchase a firearm at a gun show, you must pass a standard NICS background check. So.. You’re a troll, right?

    11. There she is, swearing an oath of allegiance to the Constitution (and it’s amendments) with her hand on the BIBLE, the foundation this nation is built upon and the next thing she does is try to subvert them both. Sedition and treason are two things she IS GUILTY of.. Maybe she has good intentions but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Even so, she is guilty of treason and sedition. There is a price for treason. I don’t know the price for sedition but I do know the price for treason is death. Maybe tar and feathers would work? Strange, how politicians get into office and forget the constitution they swore to uphold and defend. She is attempting the same thing that all dictators do. Disarm the people. She doesn’t want citizens, she wants subjects. To control a nation they must first be disarmed along with GOD being thrown out the window of life. This is just plain evil. They have nearly accomplished the latter. Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot ALL did this. I wish that someone could remind her about her oath and what it costs when you try to destroy what, in your oath, you swore to defend. Maybe she would change, maybe. The BIBLE clearly COMMANDS us to be armed. The second amendment is there as a guarantee of the right of the people to be armed, not just for hunting but for defense of one’s self and the nation. That is why you read the word “militia”. Every able bodied man and woman who is not in jail or the loco bin IS the militia. The ONLY reason that Yamamoto gave for NOT invading the U.S. after the Pearl Harbor raid was this: ” There would be a gun behind every blade of grass”. An armed nation is a strong nation, that is a fact. I guess it is time for civil disobedience since our legislators have gone crazy. You can’t legislate morality, it has to come from GOD. Give up your guns they say. Nuts. No way, no how, no more—ever. Nuts was the answer given when Bastogne was surrounded and the Nazi’s demanded surrender during the battle of the bulge. We were nearly out of ammo and still the answer was “nuts”. The revolutionary war was started over just such a thing as disarming the public. I am not in favor of war unless there is little other option. I want peace. But, there is a peace that can only be found on the other side of war. If that battle must come, I will fight it. Either way, I am NOT surrendering my guns, ammo, magazines or anything else to anybody. If you are not already prepared, I suggest you do so. It seems to me that history is about to repeat itself. Anyone who would disarm the public and anyone who would try to enforce disarming the public is in violation of the constitution and are thus traitors. If this were 1776 the bullets would already be flying. Even a mouse will fight when cornered. The world we live in is full of evil people, some of them are in authority. When their authority, especially governmental authority, is abused it is in the right of the people to abolish it. READ the declaration of independence and see for yourself as to it’s relevance today. The government is supposed to be there as a defense of our freedoms and rights. It is in the right of the people to stand up to it when it is not doing the job for which it is sworn. GOD blessed you by putting you here in America at this time in history. Stand up for what is right and good and true. Pray. Vote and if the inevitable does come, fight. Arm up, carry on.

    12. This is more total ignorance on the part of these morons. There is no way they are going to get rid of all the guns in this country and only stupidity would have them thinking otherwise. Every time I see Blumenthal’s name I want to ask him how it was serving in Nam. Liars, cheats and scoundrels doing nothing for the good of this country, only trying to pad their own pockets. It would be a major shock to see them actually do something positive for the people they get their big fat paycheck from. Incidentally, I haven’t heard of any democrats not taking their pay during this shutdown.

    13. As a Californian who is currently buying all of the still legal guns and ammunition I can, along with the hunters and shooting enthusiasts among my family and friends, I can tell you that YOU must support the NRA, and continuously write to your elected professionals, or you will LOSE your guns. The “micro stamping” requirement passed here in California (look it up if you don’t know about it) has already effectively stopped any new handguns from being sold in California. The 10 round magazine limitation, and stock or magazine lock requirement is already here, in this State. Family and friends keep me anchored to California, so those of us who own guns will keep them, but the cause is lost here already. Be warned, and be active.

    14. All this is all laughable . Since 99% of the nation’s sherrif’s are elected and they would be tasked to enforce this it is a non issue.

      1. THC: Troll, moron or just high? It’s that sort of thinking that has allowed the infringements that we have now. The other side is ramping up for a full assault. Believing that the Sheriff will protect because they “are elected” is simply asinine. The sh*tbags pushing disarmament are elected! My county Sheriff is a dyed in the wool Democrat as is the one in the next county. Which way do you think they’ll blow when the sh*t hits the fan? Pull your head out, see the sunshine, sniff some fresh air for a change.

        1. Our Sheriff and several surrounding sheriff’s have publically stated they would not enforce it.West Virginia and Ohio.

      2. IF you live in a county where there are a majority of real citizens, yes, that MIGT make a difference.

        Go back and re-read thehistory of the colonies during the reign of George Three the Kid King. He was miffed that the elected governing officials of the colonies would not uphold HIS edicts, laws, statutes, orders, acts…… so what did he do during his temper tantrum? He removed those officials selected by THE PEOPLE and seated his own… answerable to his unthinking underling General Thomas Gage. HE started a campaign to DISARM the Colonials….. he had staged three “powder raids” in Massachussetts…. none were successful, though one came close until the angered COlonials staged a full on raid and invasioin of rhe military fort (William and Mary) where the seized stores had been “secured”. The raiders overpowered the guards at the Fort, reclaimed their stolein goods, and left. Some success… but THAT mad him REAL MAD. His fourth “powder raid” was not onlu unsuccessful in disarming and destrying/seizing the arms of the people of Lexington and Concord, but his tactical enforcement unit of 800 handpicked soldiers, and an additional 1200 reinforcements sent out the next morning, were utterly routed and chased back all the way to Boston, tail ‘twixt legs, costing him one third of his officers and a signficant percentage of his footsoldiers, taken out of actioin that day. Not only that, but the stick in the hornet’s next had bestirred the hornets so badl they did not rest or cease their new aggression until the commanding general of all British forces on the Continent signed a document unconditionally surrendering and agreeing to leave and remove all troops from the COlonies forever. And when “forever” only lasted about twenty five years, the British King got his crown handed him AGAIN as we soundly trounced his army and navy and sent them packing back to the small island in the north Atlantic, never to attempt to control us again.

        THAT”S what happens when the loyal sheriffs get removed, which THEY WILL BE under the rule of the ike of DieFie, the kinyun, Pugliugly, UpChuckie Shroomer, and what appear to be similar types in the new crop of “lawmakers” arriving on the scene….. the cutish chickie-pie from Noo Yawk, the somali tart, and the other female type spewing obscenities….

        You fail to realise that once such tyrannical lies are “the law of the land” (they are NOT, as they are NOT consistent with the COnstitution,therfore are not law at all) then SOME of your compatriots WILL be deprived of life, liberty, goods. Look into some of the incidents where innocents were found in violatioin of New Jeresey’s and maryland’s unconstitutional gun restrictionis and imprisoned, fined, guns stolen by ugly people in government issued costumes, complete with tin baubles and shiney things. AND their guns. I can think of near a dozen whose lives were sorely abused at the hands of these governments, for no harm done anyone. And trust me, the sheriffs in Neew York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachussetts, California, Illinois, ARE elected… and have sorely abused many honest and law asbiding AMericans by ‘enforcing” the faux “laws”, unconsitutional by any scrutiny, imposed by their state governments.

        SO rught, go ahead and put yur trust in your local sheriff and HIS protection against the abuses by those who cut his paycheck every month.

      3. The FBI, Federal Marshalls, state police, and most local LEs are not elected. I don’t know where you live, TimeHasCome, but the original Minutemen would be arrested today in Massachussetts, while Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland are not far behind California in enforcing draconian anti-gun legislation. You’re living in extreme denial if you think the threat isn’t real. And if you are a Troll, consider how quickly one’s perspective – and priorities – can change: When Trump was elected, my mother-in-law (who ordinarily is rabidly anti-gun) grew so alarmed that she offered to help me bury my guns if CT decided to come after them!

    15. QUOTE: Feinstein Ban on Semi-autos Deliberately Undermines ‘Security of a Free State’ ;QUOTE

      Not to mention it also undermines the oath she swore to when she took office, to uphold the US Constitution, and Bill of Rights , which means she ought to be impeached/made to resign her post. Then charged and face a court of law, for charges of treason and sentenced appropriately. Firing squad should suffice.
      Fascist Feinstein is a befitting nickname for her IMHO.

      1. Oldmarine >>> Country Boy

        You are a man that knows what he is saying is true. The way to get all of the Gun Grabbers is to go after their crimes against the Constitution. We need Charges placed on them for Perjury Under Oath and sued for Breach of Contract.
        Criminal Politicians have to go!!!!!! “OOHRAH”

        1. I used to think they deserved a “fair trial”. Now I am strongly leaning to a MILITARY TRIBUNAL, and if/when found guilty be given the choice of what method they want to commit suicide with. And, of course, all of their wealth would be confiscated immediately upon being pronounced out of our misery. After all, the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights is the SUPREME LAW Of THE LAND, and they swore an oath to uphold it and defend it against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. And they are college educated so they must understand what the word “infringe” means, although some of them don’t know what “is” is. So I can only conclude that we have a cabal of TRAITORS, intent on waging war against WE THE PEOPLE and our God Given Rights, with an intent to render us defenseless against 1) Armed Gangs, 2) Armed Foreign Invaders, 3) Armed Thugs In Their Employ, 4) Armed Rapists, Murderers, and Thieves, and 5) armed Unknowns that We Don’t Know About Yet. And since we live in a free country with no walls keeping us in, these TRAITOROUS POLITUCIANS and LAWMAKERS have been free to move to other countries more to their liking, where no one has guns, except the “Just-us” crowd, and their Utopia exists. Instead of attempting to destroy our way of life and our freedoms, that have served us so well for more than 2 centuries now. Yes, I think that military tribunals for these pusillanimous finks would be more fitting than a fair and speedy civil trial. Especially in the light of the obvious facts that they seem more intent on disarming law abiding citizens than protecting the borders from hordes of fighting age men who could very well have caches of fully automatic weapons waiting for them on this side of the border, just like they had caches of food, water, medical supplies, and transportation waiting for them at every stop along their trek across Mexico and South America.

    16. ALCON,

      Until Patriots decide to follow their Forefathers at Concord Bridge & Lexington Green, the usurpation of the Constitution and the sedition by scum like Feinstein and nearly every member of CON-gressa and the Judiciary will continue. The time is nearly here…armed opposition to the tyranny of those who constitute “government”.

    17. The True Meaning & Purpose of the 2nd Amendment: Since it is true that a well-armed, full functional and effective distributed fighting force , comprised of the whole populace, is absolutely necessary and required for the preservation of a free way of life, the inherent and unalienable Right of all individuals to possess and carry Arms and ammunition of any kind shall never be removed or incrementally encroached upon by anyone.

      Realize this…A free state isn’t referring to the State of Arkansas or the State of wherever. It is referring to a FREE STATE of BEING.

      1. Feinstein needs to stifle herself Or just find a vacant door knob /but until then ,,she will continue her Chinese communist mission of disarmament and abandonment of the second amendment rights coming to a neighborhood near youCheck her bank account and her lavish home style

        1. Many of these “congress” political employees have gotten rich off of Americans’ backs and also the INSIDER TRADING which they made legal for themselves, the “elite”, but ILLEGAL for We the People, “peasants”.

    18. Democrats are playing to their base as usual. So they can say, “look what we did” It’ll pass the house, maybe and then be shot down. And even if it passed both houses, the President could or would veto it. Even if it did become law, it’s unenforceable. Look at CT, NY, CA, etc. These types of firearms are still widely owned. The laws are largely ignored. Not that I want it to get to that point, but it eventually will, and at that point the only answer will be “civil unrest”

    19. Been a battle for as long as I can recall. These Washington politicians want to take the guns, all the guns, realize that eventually they’ll go too far, steal too much, destroy too many lives and someone or most of the population will turn those guns on them.

      1. The True Meaning & Purpose of the 2nd Amendment: “Since it is true that a well-armed, full functional and effective distributed fighting force , comprised of the whole populace, is absolutely necessary and required for the preservation of a free way of life, the inherent and unalienable Right of all individuals to possess and carry Arms and ammunition of any kind shall never be removed or incrementally encroached upon by anyone.” ~Mark Passio

        Realize this…A free state isn’t referring to the State of Arkansas or the State of wherever. It is referring to a FREE STATE of BEING.

    20. Feinstein is trying to do to the entire country that’s being done in California.. Disarm and control of its people. Take away our freedoms.. Government control of its people in the entire nation.

      1. David,

        Is Feinstein (btw, not her married name) wanting to disarm Americans or is she simply the spokesweasel representing the multitude of citizen scum who have kept her in power for 4+ decades ?

    21. The privately owned firearms and the Second Amendment to The Constitution are the only things between Globalists like Feinstein and her ilk.
      World Government, no matter how it’s presented and sugar-coated, is an anathema to Free People everywhere.
      If People of the United States allow Congress to remove firearms, then we are no better than the citizens of China, Cuba and numerous other dictatorships around the world. We will be slaves to the “All Powerful Central Government.

      1. We are already slaves to the “All Powerful Central Government.” We are just armed slaves waking up and the slave masters are starting to become worried.

        1. @Mark…
          They should be worried. Poking a hornets nest does not come without consequences. How stupid they are, or NOT ! The last thing any of us want would be a civil war. They should feel the same way since they are so outnumbered, unless they are planning on calling in foreign troops to back themselves up with. And you can expect that from globalist TRAITORS such as themselves. Perhaps this is the reason they want open borders, so they can import foreign mercenaries disguised as just people who want to take your job away, paid for with our tax dollars, the cost of which gets tacked onto the already unplayable National Debt for our G-G-G-G-Grandchildren to pay off. Foreign mercenaries that would become their own private armies, beholden to them for their welfare payments that already cost us $150+ BILLION per year. Does anyone else smell a great big stinking RAT here ? Seems to me we are being set up for big trouble as soon as they reach critical mass. For all we know, they could be smuggling in full auto weapons at the same time their handlers are passing laws to disarm US !

          1. If memory serves aright…. California’s former state Assemblyman Leland Yee was a very outstanding man… he never met a gin control law he didn’t like and tried to pass it into law. Funny thing, though. seems he was trading in precisely that sort of weapon. For which he’s being rewarded with a very secure season of life…… free room and board, nothing to do but fester on his own choices…… he does not even have to sit about planning and scheming how to take away more guns from the citizens he pledged to represent and serve…. one things’ for sure.. HE won’t ever be able to own any of the weapons he worked so hard to remove from the hands of his constituents…. shold be debarred the use of arms, for his personal abuse of them by illegally trafficking in them to unauthurosed foregn entities…..

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