Below the Radar: The Age 21 Act

Gun Banner Dianne Feinstein
Gun Banner Dianne Feinstein

United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Dianne Feinstein is one of the most ardent anti-Second Amendment extremists out there. She was the author of the Senate version of the 1994 semiauto ban. She vowed to protect it with a filibuster. If there is a chance to restrict our rights, she goes for it.

So, while she is famous for pushing a gun ban, having a Chinese Communist spy on her staff, or even some shadily well-timed stock sales, she is also pushing other bills. One of them is S 1395, the Age 21 Act.

Now, one look at the text, and you might be wondering just what she is thinking. Because this bill isn’t a semiauto ban – it just raises the age to own or buy a modern multi-purpose semiautomatic rifle or shotgun to 21. Now, the usual age for long guns in 18. Handguns are at 21 and that is a bit unfair since people are old enough to vote and die for their country at age 18.

So, what is the deal with this? Has Dianne Feinstein given up on banning guns? We know better than that. So, what is on her mind? The answer can be found from what is perhaps her most infamous quote from that 1995 60 Minutes interview – ironically, the same one that laid bare her ultimate goal.

“If I could have gotten 51 votes for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn em all in,’ I would have done it,” she said. She made a similar statement on the floor of the United States Senate.

“If I had my way, I would ban the possession of assault weapons anywhere in the United States of America, but there were not going to be the votes for that,” she said in December 1995.

“If I could have” and “there were not going to be the votes for that” are both very telling. Her ultimate goal is the same as that of Eric Swalwell or Beto O’Rourke – an Australia-style gun ban. Millions punished through gun confiscation for crimes and acts of madness they did not commit.

But give Dianne Feinstein credit. She’s smart. While some anti-Second Amendment extremists want the whole thing, she is willing to instead adopt the Nelson Shields/HCI/Brady Campaign approach. If she can’t get an Australia-style ban, she will take a permanent freeze. If the permanent freeze is not an option, she’d accept a sunset provision. If even a sunsetting ban is not an option, she will gladly just settle for raising the minimum age. She will not let “perfect” be the enemy of progress towards her ultimate goal.

That ratchet, though, can work both ways. See how concealed carry laws have changed for better over the last 35 years in so many states. We have even seen constitutional carry, once relegated to Vermont, now become adopted by 16 states.

Second Amendment supporters should contact their Representative and Senators, and politely urge them to oppose S 1395. Then, they need to look for opportunities to use the approach Feinstein is using to try to remove our rights to instead start regaining our freedoms.



 

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Stripeseven
Stripeseven
4 months ago

If you’re old enough to pay taxes, or be qualified to operate million dollar equipment in the military, you’re old enough to pursuit the same Constitutionally guaranteed rights that all adults enjoy. Only those with a brain no bigger than a pencil eraser would suggest otherwise.. Serve not Rule….

cgarmn
cgarmn
4 months ago

Not sure if this is a minor observation, but did anyone notice where DiFi has her finger placed in this photo they used? Right on the trigger. I mean smack dab on it. I bet she hasn’t a clue if that weapon is loaded or not or if the safety is engaged. She is going with the idea of how cool it is to stand there and holding that weapon the way she is. What an idiot.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  cgarmn

@cg, Yep, lots noticed. Some even commented. Welcome to the site, a pretty astute group, and their insightful comments.

gunnerdd517
4 months ago

good grief, seeing her w/a gun in hand is down right frightening. But to the article, if she`s ever successful, it aint gonna be pretty. I will not comply ! Soooo, Dhu Mahn Yhu, Fienstein.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  gunnerdd517

, Maybe that little incident of using inside information to sell her stocks before the crash effected her personal fortune, will be the end of her career. And welcome to the site.

eaglesnester
eaglesnester
4 months ago

Bolt closed, magazine locked in, finger on trigger, swept entire room, she needs to have that gun shoved up her ass

Firewagon
Firewagon
4 months ago

This fraud of a ‘legislator’ has LONG been overdue having been issued her ‘pink slip!’ Problem being, she is not alone in coming from that cesspool known as the ‘feces’ state of Californikation! Can you say ‘Maxine Waters,’ maybe not, as it almost makes me physically ill just ‘writing’ that name.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Firewagon

@Wagon, Yep, If we had term limits, she’d be waiting tables. And Maxine would have been back to “cheapest professional in the hood” years ago.

Degforyou
Degforyou
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

HaHaHa, here u on the hood, agree.

Degforyou
Degforyou
4 months ago
Reply to  Firewagon

M.W., makes me almost shoot the TV every-time I here that voice on it.

Firewagon
Firewagon
4 months ago
Reply to  Degforyou

LOL! I have to keep all my guns and ammo in a separate room (not really), just to keep from pulling an Elvis on my TV while ‘having to’ see one of these wretch’s faces!

a.x. perez
a.x. perez
4 months ago

Ms. Feinstein was caught engaging in insider trading before the covid-19 induced crash. Maybeso she won’t be around that long.

Ej harbet
Ej harbet
4 months ago
Reply to  a.x. perez

If she can get away with being a chicom intel asset insider trading wont bend her nosehair.

Firewagon
Firewagon
4 months ago
Reply to  a.x. perez

You have to remember where this whackadoodledoo is from, CA! She has been sucking the taxpayer’s dime nearly her entire life, while her state becomes the same feces covered mess as ALL of her attempted infringements on the rest of America have been. She is reelected by the same ‘extinct’ dodoes believing ANY mental deficient intending to KILL will be stopped by anything these brain-dead anti’s propose!

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Firewagon

You forgot to mention that she cut her teeth as Mayor of the feces covered mess! It’s her home district.

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  a.x. perez

Not unless the “Democrat double standard” is no longer in effect.

Bill N
Bill N
4 months ago

In January 1960 I was inducted into the USAF 1 day after my 17th birthday. Only a couple of weeks later I was at the firing range at Lackland AFB with a .30 caliber carbine in my hands. This witch wants to raise the age limit to 21? I say Diane, stuff it! I along with every one of us took an oath to defend the USA from all enemies both foreign and domestic. Witch, that oath was never rescinded and I see you as one of the enemies I swore to defend our country from. Just a word of… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago
Reply to  Bill N

@Bill N — I too, did a stint at Lackland AFB USAF Firefighter and EMT 1978 – 82. Then Army 1988 – 92. The thing about raising the age limit to 21, is that next it will be 25. Then 30, and so on, until like in my previous post, you have to be 100 years old before being allowed to possess a firearm, at which time a grandfather clause comes into play stating that anyone bearing any signs of senility be banned from owning a firearm. But here’s the kicker: by raising the age limit to 21, it’s saying… Read more »

SweetOlBob
SweetOlBob
4 months ago

Even 12 year olds are smarter than this old bag, and never put their finger on the trigger.

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago
Reply to  SweetOlBob

I’ve worked with dozens of kids as young as twelve, on the range, with live fire long guns, and they do just fine. Fact is I’ve had kids as young as six. Safe, learn, have fun, improve their aim, keep in syhch with the rest of the firing line. Hah, I met one young man, eleven, who, after two days and about 500 rounds of .22 long rifle downrange, and getting some VERY impresseve scores, he was the first to step up when one of we instructors offered a chance to fire his M1 Garand. Skinny wisp of a kid,… Read more »

Oldman
Oldman
4 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

@Tio, My children were 6, 4 and three when I bought 3 Ruger 10-22’s while on vacation in Eastern WA. This was in ’82. A couple of bricks later, (they cost 5.99 apiece in those years) and in 3 days they were all trained, able to handle their rifles safely, load and keep the muzzles pointed in the right direction and fingers off the trigger. They were easier than their mother, who really never developed a ‘clue’.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Oldman

@Old – Youngsters minds are so much more pliable. Us older people sometimes really do have a harder time learning new “tricks”.
Hear similar things from instructors teaching anything from math to scuba or skiing. Kids listen better, follow instructions better, want to please their instructor more, and are not as burdened by fears and preconceptions as more “mature” individuals.

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

I took my 15 year old grandson to my range for the first time just before the virus made a mess of things. Started him with a bolt-action 22 LR on the indoor range followed by a 22 LR semi-auto Ruger, a 9 mm 1911 Springfield, a 38 special/357 magnum S&W and a 45 cal 1911 RIA. The I took him outside where he shot my custom AR 15 followed by a Mosin Nagant. Next time I’ll bring my Mossberg and see if he can handle the kick from some 00. He had a great time, learned gun safety and… Read more »

kjz
kjz
4 months ago
Reply to  SweetOlBob

My seven year old knows that

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
4 months ago

There is one fact that everyone ignores, that Americans would rather complain than take action. All I hear is people bitching and moaning about gun control, gun laws, excessive taxation, etc. and about the asshat politicians who insist on enacting and enforcing these unconstitutional measures, yet not one of them will take a physical armed stand against this tyranny even though the Constitution reinforces our right and DUTY to do so. Every one of these leftist politicians, whether federal, state, or local, who have violated the rights of the people or have committed corrupt acts in or out of office,… Read more »

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

@Rattler – Just what are you proposing that people do? For all I tell, you are a foreign agent attempting to instigate violence and further distraction without our great nation.

If you are proposing physically removing the worst offenders from office, you go ahead and get started. I’m sure you will have plenty of volunteers to live stream your efforts.

Degforyou
Degforyou
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

I agree, but it will take all like Virginia to do together. Some one take lead set date time and get er done.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

Rattler, you are full of hypocrisy. If you believe in fate, as you cite, “God told us that this nation would fall and we would become part of the One World Order under the anti-Christ”, you should be pleased that God’s Will is being done. What then can a mere man do to thwart the Will of God? What hubris one would have to even try? You apparently, admittedly, are not that man, as you stated “I am thankful that I was born in and able to live in America while it lasted, and don’t look forward to what it… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

@Rattler, Like my Mexican friend says, “Tranquilo venino!”

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

I don’t understand why you were down voted, but I will say this: When you are a working stiff trying to keep your head above water and food on the table, much of the government is taking your hard-earned tax money and using it against you. We are not playing on a level field.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

I don’t live in communist californiacation but I would stay home and wait if she, Biden and Beto would promise to show up personally at my door.

Arm up, carry on.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago

@DB – If they give enough advanced warning, I’ll show up at the “gun buyback” with something to trade. Will also bring popcorn for the show, and offer to trade in ammo if they attempt retreat.

I’m typically excessively forgiving, but some people deserve no quarter.

Finnky
Finnky
4 months ago
Reply to  Finnky

@OV – Nah. No way I’m leading any charge. Continue to believe majority of our issue is with uninformed voters who either don’t understand what they are voting on or are clueless regarding firearms. Those who seek to enrich themselves by misleading the uninformed masses, and who use gun owners as scapegoats are lower than scum. Their tactics to gain power are quite reminiscent of Mr. Hitler’s efforts not all that long ago. Some are like beto – combining abject stupidity, evil intent, and apparently charisma in some people’s eyes. To me he is much like a rabid dog, except… Read more »

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill
4 months ago

She has a Chinese communist spy in her midst? She made LOTS of money illegally in the stock market? Has she been bought? What would a communist sympathizer want to disarm the American public for? This woman (she aint no lady) is treasonous. She is dirty. She is evil. When the day comes, I think she would look perfect in her new tar and feather jump suit with a rope around her neck on a windy day.

Arm up, carry on.

Tionico
Tionico
4 months ago

What would a communist sympathizer want to disarm the American public for?

make that a CHINESE communist and it all comes clear.

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Tionico

USA. But even our current, staggering, level of corruption is nothing new. They stole everything in 1929 too. And in 1868. And in 1813. And, and, and, and and… The secret societies have been working this scam on the sheeple for centuries. They have written down the whys and hows, and bragged of it.
The only question that remains is: Will the sheep wake up this time, or just repeat the same mistakes for the umpteenth time around?

Knute
Knute
4 months ago
Reply to  Knute

OK. A gentleman’s bet it is. Since I fully expect to loose though, the caveat is we get to drink it together.
Is Bombay Sapphire OK? Or are you a Bourbon man?

Boomer
Boomer
4 months ago

Seriously?! Still no take action links provided to accompany the “contact your sen/rep” statement?! Come on Harold! VCDL, FPC, American Suppressor Association, 2AF, hell even NRA/ILA provide links when they write call to action articles. If there isn’t one specific to s.1395 yet Im sure your contacts at NRA/ILA would create one if you requested them to do so. If you’re going to tell us about the legislation, and it’s truly a threat, isn’t it worth the effort to have a take action link to amass as many people, as easily as possible, to actually oppose it?! You are in… Read more »

StWayne
StWayne
4 months ago

Hey Feinstein! I have an idea: why not limit the age of owning a gun to 100, where at that exact point in time a grandfathered slider comes rolling down the pike that prohibits anyone bearing any signs of senility a, “shall not possess” addendum? But if I were you, I’d get my finger off that trigger before you say to yourself, “You know what? This thing looks good one me!” I think that’s how Bonnie Parker got started.

MICHAEL J
MICHAEL J
4 months ago

Ironically, Feinstein is my state’s seniletor.

RJL
RJL
4 months ago

SCUM…

JIAZ
JIAZ
4 months ago

If any other person/people had done what Feinstein and others did, they’d be facing insider trading charges, heavy fines, and prison time. Ethics Complaint Filed Against Feinstein For Selling Stocks “The accused were warned in *classified briefings* of the potentially catastrophic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and proceeded to dump significant amounts of stock ranging from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. Feinstein and her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million in stock in Allogene Therapeutics from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18.” https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/ethics-complaint-filed-against-feinstein-for-selling-stocks/Content?oid=29357493 SEC warns on coronavirus insider trading after stock sales by NYSE chair, his wife… Read more »

JPM
JPM
4 months ago

Back in the 60’s & early 70’s at 18 we could get drafted and sent to Vietnam, but couldn’t buy a beer or vote for the SOBs in Washington sending over there. Eventually, we were allowed to vote, but depending on your state, most of us still couldn’t buy a beer. If you are old enough to vote, enlist in the military and die for your country there should be no restrictions on guns of any kind when, if you get home. The fact a 5′ 4″, 110 pound 18 year-old lady can be sent to Afghanistan, be shot at,… Read more »

normdvorak
normdvorak
4 months ago

This Senator needs to remember 4 little words SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. These 4 words means to us Citizens who are Law Abiding Gun Owners that any LAW that goes against our Rights to keep and bear arms is an illegal LAW.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  normdvorak

, She needs to remember shall not commit securities law violations, too!

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

She needs to remember while spending a few years in the state pen.

Rattlerjake
Rattlerjake
4 months ago
Reply to  normdvorak

Why does she need to? What will YOU do to stop her tyranny? NOTHING! You’re just like the rest of Americans who do nothing but complain and refuse to take up arms against them. Our forefathers specifically wrote two provisions that we ignore – 1) in the Constitution – the 2nd amendment which acknowledges our right to bear arms, and 2) in the Declaration of Independence – We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Rattlerjake

@Rattler, You call the Constitution a provision? A provision of what? A provision is usually some part of a larger document. So what are you writing about.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  normdvorak

, Never mind rattler, he is always trying to get people to do some action that he would not want to go to jail for, himself.

Cruiser
Cruiser
4 months ago

There should be no such thing as “Dual Citizenship.” You are either a US Citizen, or you are not. You can only be loyal to one country. No person with “Dual Citizenship” should be allowed to hold public office in the United States.

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
4 months ago

Why not 26? That’s the age obamacare says you are a child and can be on your parent’s health insurance. /sarc

Cruiser
Cruiser
4 months ago

We need to “Clean House”, and “The Senate.”

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Cruiser

@Cruiser, True and nice play on words, too. I’m stealing it!

kjz
kjz
4 months ago

Bitch, get that nasty claw OFF THE TRIGGER!!! Btw, gun control means hitting your target

Green Mtn. Boy
Green Mtn. Boy
4 months ago

Marxist witch.

Agostino
Agostino
4 months ago

Guns have only two natural enemies: rust and politicians. One scares gun owners. Gun owners scare the other. The operative word to politicians in the expression “gun control” is “control.” The 2nd Amendment is the guarantor of the rest of the Bill of Rights– as well as the rest of the rights in the Constitution. The CDC has investigated and reported that gun control laws in any form had no effect on crime rates. Let’s address the real problems.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago

Yo diane jus so ya know that draco or wasr whichever it is ..doesnt work well with drum ( my experience) better to go with tapco 30 rounder.

CourageousLion
CourageousLion
4 months ago
Reply to  SEMPAI

My Arsenal works great with the drum.

SEMPAI
SEMPAI
4 months ago
Reply to  CourageousLion

@CL
It better it’s an Arsenal !! not a piece of pot metal junk..glad you have one sir. I have 2 izhmash saigas bought 15yrs ago long before they were banned always wanted an arsenal but they cost soooo much. Maybe one day

Ryben Flynn
Ryben Flynn
4 months ago

Well, I don’t know about that photo, but I have noticed the MSM have been Photoshopping Nancy to make her look 20 years younger.

Heed the Call-up
Heed the Call-up
4 months ago
Reply to  Ryben Flynn

USA, he did not what she looks 20 young than. I would say 20 years younger than a 20-year since deceased centenarian.

jmb1911
jmb1911
4 months ago

People like Sen. Feinstein have nothing better to do at the current time due to the coronavirus pandemic in the USA, and she is concerned with more gun control? A good tactic now that guns and ammo could be or are not allowed to be sold as in New Jersey by Executive Order of Governor Murphy. It is shameful that when in 1995 what Sen. Feinstein was quoted saying is here. we Americans and pro gun groups should have banded together and forced her to resign from her position as a US Senator, she and others who choose to violate… Read more »

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  jmb1911

According to GOA, the Trump administration has just (March 28) declared that all legal gun activities (sales, transfer, ranges, etc.) are to be considered essential functions and not to be shut down by states. Murphy better rescind that Exec. order ASAP.

moe mensale
moe mensale
4 months ago

Keep drinking that anti-semite kool-aid.

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
4 months ago
Reply to  moe mensale

Yelling “Anti-Semite” when a group pf jews is actively undermining your rights, nation and future really does show you value being liked by the enemies of freedom more then stopping them.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  moe mensale

Moe, for once I can agree with you. That antisemitic [email protected] has gotta go. One ethnic group cannot be responsible for 99.99999% of the evil in this world from 6000BC to now. Neo-nazis & mudslimes promote tropes like this because they need a boogeyman to explain the evil that OTHER people do. I guarantee you that 100% of the people who died in the holocaust had 0% to do with the global ills that plagued the world in the several generations leading up to the 1930’s and the rise of Hitler. In fact, it was non-Jews who forced the debilitating… Read more »

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Good Advice! I am both confused and dismayed at the negative votes you received for your comment.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  Mike H

Well when you trigger real-life nazis who hate Jews just for being jews, who side with mudslime goat rapists because they too hate Jews and want to genocide them like the nazis tried, when their psychotic butthurt minds are enraged by truth, yeah they’re gonna act like petulant children & downvote ya.

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  moe mensale

Who was doing that? I must have missed something.

BTW, if you were referring to Feinstein, her dad was an atheist of Jewish ancestry, but she was raised a Catholic by her mom. So she is definitively NOT Jewish.

moe mensale
moe mensale
4 months ago

Well aren’t you the little anti-semite!

Henry Bowman
Henry Bowman
4 months ago
Reply to  moe mensale

How is it anti-semitic to point out the hostile actions of jews?

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Henry Bowman

Try focusing on the person, not their ethnicity/religion. There are plenty more non-Jews than Jews that promote wicked things. And for what its worth, most of the “Jews” you attack are what I would call JINO’s (I think you can figure out that one). They are almost always atheists and know nothing of the Old Testament or outright reject it.

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  moe mensale

Moe, these turds are incapable of grasping that while some Jews may be globalists, not all globalist scum are Jews. George Soros is often cited as an example of a “JOOOOO CONSPIRACY” but the fact of the matter is, he denies his Jewish ethnic heritage, joined with the nazis in advancing the holocaust, and is an active enemy of modern-day Israel. Honestly the only reason why the Mossad hasn’t already snatched this piece of sh!t nazi SOB is because he lives protected on US soil and Israel can’t have a major diplomatic blowup with their only true ally. Soros is… Read more »

Will Flatt
Will Flatt
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Nice attempt at backtracking. No one who reads your Jew-hate pap can discern by it alone that you make any kind of distinction between “good” Jews and “bad” Jews. The fact that you focus on people being Jews rather exposes your bigotry on its own. You could point out that all the people you mention are globalists, that they’re leftists, or any other of a dozen common identifying characteristics, but noooOOooo… You gotta make it about JOOOOZ. Your intellectual dishonesty is equal parts brave and stunning. Ya know what? I’m gonna give you a sign. I hope it triggers you… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

@USA, Revelation was written by John of Patmos. JOP claimed that he received a vision, and that the vision was sent to him by Jesus. I would not be so quick to take JOP’s word for it.

Mike H
Mike H
4 months ago
Reply to  Will Flatt

Soros ilives on an estate/compound surrounded by a 10 foot high concrete wall out at the eastern end of Long Island, NY. If an orthodox rabbi ever caught sight of Soros, he would probably beat him with a stick or worse. Also, take a look at my response to Bowman, above.