U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Five months short of her 90th birthday in June, and still keeping mum about whether she will run again in 2024, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has launched another effort to ban so-called “assault weapons,” and she’s got a lot of company as 35 fellow Democrats have signed on.
The list includes all the usual suspects, including perennial anti-gunners Charles Schumer, Cory Booker, Chris Murphy, Richard Blumenthal, Dick Durbin, Ron Wyden, Patty Murray and 29 others. Dubbed the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2023,” the measure describes itself as “A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.” Blumenthal and Murphy are leading co-sponsors.
The bill spans 126 pages, of which almost 100 pages is a list of guns that are exempted (i.e. “Feinstein approved”) and eight more pages listing guns that will be banned. Buried in the language are mandates for so-called “safe storage” and “identification markings.” Another section deals with the “Seizure and forfeiture of large capacity ammunition feeding devices.”
In terms of gun control legislation, this bill is vintage Feinstein, who has wanted to ban modern semiautomatic rifles for decades. A statement from her office reminds readers she was the original sponsor of the Clinton-era semi-auto ban, which was in place from 1994 through 2004. Its passage cost Democrats the majority on Capitol Hill in November 1994.
Feinstein’s bill also bans ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 cartridges and provides grant money for “buy-back” programs, a misnomer since the government never owned these guns in the first place.
In a prepared statement, President Joe Biden talked pure boilerplate, claiming the ban must be passed “to do all we can to ensure the safety of our children, our communities, and our nation.”
It would be fair to ask whether this legislation is Feinstein’s “swan song” in anticipation of an announcement later this year she is retiring, since would-be successors—including California Rep. Adam Schiff, whose welcome has worn out on the House Intelligence Committee—are already lining up to replace her.
According to the press release from her office, Feinstein, Blumenthal and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) are co-sponsoring the gun ban bill and a companion measure, the “Age 21 Act,” which raises the minimum age to purchase “assault weapons” from 18 to 21.
Feinstein’s release said Democrat Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island is introducing companion legislation in the House, where it will likely gather dust thanks to the Republican majority. Feinstein’s bill may pass the Senate, but the House GOP majority under Speaker Kevin McCarthy will likely prevent it from coming to a vote.
Sen. Feinstein’s announcement says at least three times in the text that people who already own such firearms may keep them while also noting, “Requires a background check on any future sale, trade or gifting of an assault weapon covered by the bill.”
CNN is reporting that Feinstein has filed reelection paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission, while remaining mum about her plans. If she runs for a sixth term and wins, she would be one of the oldest members filling a Senate seat, but there are concerns about her fitness to do the job.
Waiting in the wings is Schiff, who would come into the race with considerable baggage relating to his efforts to impeach President Donald Trump. According to the Los Angeles Times, Schiff is not alone in his quest for a Senate seat.
Also running is Rep. Katie Porter of Orange County, and possibly Rep. Barbara Lee, a liberal Oakland Democrat whom the Times is reporting “has told colleagues she also will launch a bid.”
While she is pushing for a gun ban, Feinstein will be deciding her own future. She has indicated she will make a decision about running by spring.
Meanwhile, the “Age 21 Act” covers 22 pages and includes a list of firearms stretching more than eight pages.
Co-sponsors on this legislation also include anti-gunners: Durbin, Murphy, Wyden, Booker, Blumenthal, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and several others.
There is no small irony in an effort to raise the age for buying a semiautomatic rifle at the same time Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) has reintroduced legislation to lower the voting age to 16 years. A news release from her office dated Jan. 26 says she “seeks to replace the 26th amendment of the U.S. Constitution with a new amendment that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds the right to vote.”
If someone is considered mature enough to vote, why are they not mature enough to buy a firearm?
About Dave Workman
Dave Workman is a senior editor at TheGunMag.com and Liberty Park Press, author of multiple books on the Right to Keep & Bear Arms, and formerly an NRA-certified firearms instructor.
She just wants to take us back to the days of muskets and flintlock pistols that she remembers from her youth. (When she remembers anything)
She doesn’t remember 1805 verry well when Lewis and Clark tripped across the Louisiana Purchase and what Lewis was caring.
your reference is probably to the Girardoni air rifle
Fossil hypocrite Feinstein still pimping tyranny what a surprise.
So then the minimum age for military enlistment must be 21.
I personally think voting should be raised to 26 (full development of the rational frontal lobe), and fully independent and on ZERO tax-paid subsidy programs (not designated as severely handicapped or elderly). Period.
You could add to it: Pass a drug test and VD test.
What would the issue of VD have with gun ownership?
Spirochaetales buro into the brain matter and cause insanity.
Also, double votes for active military and veterans, and NO votes for government workers or welfare recipients. (What was that quote about a nation lasting only until the majority could “vote themselves largesse from the public treasury”?)
You want just following orders socialists, to have more votes than a Citizen. That is the exact opposite point of the Constitution. Big government Socialists like you, are who the 2nd Amendment is protection against.
Active military and veterans, generally, have demonstrated love of nation by putting their lives on the sacrificial alter. The characterization “… just following orders socialists…” reveals your lack of knowledge about those who serve our nation.
Or as it was the day it was written. Land owners
Just take it back to 21 like it used to be. If a person is too immature to drink alcohol at 18, why are they wise enough to vote?
I agree with the age of 26, and it would probably be a good age for buying liquor and tobacco too. However a fully developed frontal lobe does not help one that was indoctrinated since birth by an educational system that is corrupt to the core.
As they mature, many people re-examine at least some of their world assumptions. Heck even in college I could see dramatic maturity difference between freshmen and sophomores. By 26 most have been out in the world earning their way and paying their taxes long enough to at least consider economy and taxes to be important issues with direct impact on people. At 18 many indoctrinated people vote to spend everything to right any perceived wrong and support cancelling businesses for making a profit. So yes some of the indoctrination sticks, but some also sluffs off. On flip side, voting rate… Read more »
From what I have been hearing lately, more people are electing to live with mom and dad until their thirties and some even later than that. If they can stay at home long enough, they may inherit the house and many of the financial savings of their folks and never go to work……I have seen it myself, but not in family for sure. My kids had to start paying their own way as soon as they graduated from high school.
Yet, Frankenstein here is 90 and she has NEVER reached that “rational frontal lobe” status?
Anyone who has been hit on the head along with ALL of their families should be EXCLUDED from voting due to HEAD TRAUMA!
Sir, it will stay the same age for enlistment, since the military is not a threat to the folks who mean the Bill of Rights harm, since they are the bosses of the military.
They surrender their rights for money, and then replace their moral code with just following orders. Not the best defenders of Liberty.
Your conclusions and characterizations are so wrong.
Care to make that statement face-to-face with any of us Veterans or Active Duty personnel?
MSR s are not assualt weapons but her face is . Please ban that ugly old bitches mug from print .
Dear Senator Feinstein,
I’m tired of all your never-ending BullSh_t.
and people say dinosaurs went extinct millions of years ago.
About three years ago I had read that Feinstein’s staff was running
her show. Feinstein had become a slightly more ambulatory version
of Woodrow Wilson’s comatose administration. She has always stood
against the constitution, apparently favoring a caste system with a
ruling royal class. Her tenure should culminate with a gallows drop.
I understand the sand has almost run out of her hourglass, but I’d
like her to feel the theft of those last few moments.
feinstein is a senile old cunt that can’t find her way out of a paper bag without chinese spies to lead her.
this traitor bitch has NEVER done anything not in the interest of china.
Hope she dies…….soon
of ASS Cancer……… the smelly ITCHY kind.
New laws to reinforce laws that don’t work, lovely. All they are accomplishing is enraging the gun owners more so they roll into your state capital (or DC) and clean house.
Yeahhhhh….. Clean house… that’s what happened the last election… wasn’t it?
‘Effin Kevin was SURE he’d get that SUPER Majority he’d been asking Santa Claus for… for the last 20 years
May 16, 1934, the following recommendation by the Izaak Walton League of America that there be no legislation of this kind, passed their resolution and it was entered into the record during discussion of the proposed National Firearms Act of 1934. In part: “…such laws will merely disarm the law-abiding citizen and will in no way prevent the crook, the robber, and the gangster from getting firearms, and it is self-evident to any thinking person the real remedy to our crime situation is not in disarming the law-abiding citizen but, on the other hand, the diligent enforcement of such laws… Read more »
Like they said TERM LIMITS are the only way to stop this insane bunch of American hating folks. She is definitely to old to make any rational decision about anything, she should just go away and join her commie friends and shut the f up
IF…. only the 9/11 terrorist had hit Congress FIRST (surPRISE !! )
…and then I thought to myself, people deserve the governance they personally voted for. Including the malfeasants who promulgate or circumvent state election laws in order to install tyrants who otherwise would not have been elected.
Very well said thanx!
She is another puppet whose strings are being pulled by her hand picked socialist staff.
We are here! A freezing mist has covered and continues to cover everything. The nearest town lost power yesterday at about 6 is pm. It is a miracle that we have electricity. But if the lines go down we have three generators, gasoline, seven propane cylinders, and two small propane heaters. Thirty-six hours to go. The roadways are covered with ice near us. I can say what the roadway conditions are farther out. We prepared the the general scenario for years; and this specific weather scenario for several days prior to it hitting. We laid in extra logistics for every… Read more »
My wife insisted on finding a part of Texas that had “four seasons.” I have been reminding her of it, lately!
We snuggle every night just so two dogs and a cat can sleep on the bed, with us.
Oh, great … my response is awaiting approval.
That’s not Feinstein, that’s a re-animated corpse.
An Animotronics Geriatric Party Doll from the evil geniuses at Disney.
Dave, you scared me with the photo at the top of the article – I thought I saw a ghost. Must have been wishful thinking.
Freddy Kruger’s nightmare.
She needs to resign due to her dementia. She won’t quit on her AWB before she dies in office.
Is she even still alive ? She looks like they opened her casket, lifted her out and propped her up in a chair !!
Please explain to me WHY there can’t be “companion” legislation “Attached” to FEINSTEIN’S bill which if approved, will also include MANDATORY “TERM LIMIT” legislation that sets a TWO term limit in the Senate, RETRO ACTIVE of course as well.
You know the odds of these thugs passing that … don’t ya ?
You are a commie. I’ve told you more than once that term limiting elected officials without limiting their damn staff, you will get an even more OMNIPOTENT SWAMP, yet here you go again with the same tired old bumper sticker slogan that if enacted would play right into the SWAMPS trap.
Feinstein is the perfect example of what I mean. She employed a Chinese spy for decades. Yet she is still in the Senate, the spy was sent home a hero and the SWAMP covered it all up. Nothing to see here move on…said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Not to hard to set limits on them also. Get rid of lobbyist at the same time. The less time they serve the less damage they can create. And just how did she have a spy for so long ? Apparently the current way of doing things is NOT working. lol
That Demented Old Bi*ch can’t find the pull tab on her Depends. To Hell with that Commie C*nt!
I wish that dried up old prune would shrivel up and blow away!
Bitch needs to VAPORLOCK !!!
Feinstein will be cast as the mummy in the next mummy movie.
I think she looks more like the ‘Crypt Keeper’.
the only thing that needs to be banned is these stupid democrats. guns are not the problem it’s the people
I don’t want to say anything wrong, but as long as such old people are in power and are trying with all their might to return us to the last century, nothing good awaits us. This is just my opinion.
Fineswine the decrepit Marxist hag couldn’t lead a change down hill,I will pull a cork the day of her passing just as I did with Ruthie Bad Girl.
This is why we need term limits. It’s like herpes, it just keeps on giving when you thought it was gone!
SHE CAN’T REMEMBER WHERE SHE WAS 5 MINUTES AGO BUT SHE
REMEMBERS HER GUN BAN, NOW THAT IS TRUE HATRED
I’m so sick of seeing this crap.
It’s really just “old” (Like Feinstein) at this point.
Everyplace they have a majority we get THE NY SAFE ACT, same crap.
“If you like your AR15, you can keep your AR15 . . . Just register it to our CONFISCATION LIST!
Even in NY . . . only 4% went for that one.
Come on Supreme Court – PUT AN END TO THIS CRAP ONCE AND FOR ALL!
My question is WHY are we still YEARS in the making of a Convention Of States? If the COS is the answer to rid our nation of most tyranny, WHY is the COS dragging it’s heels? COSAction (conventionofstates.com)
I have to disagree, but the last time that an Article V convention was called, it was for the specific and sole purpose of making amendments to the Articles of Confederation. The delegates ignored their orders; threw out the Articles of Confederation; and wrote the Constitution (minus the Bill of Rights). The dangers are documented clearly in “The Quartet” by Prof. J. J. Ellis. He also documents why the Constitution was amended to add the Bill of Rights. An excellent read.
A COS has the ability and risk to get out of hand very quickly. Unfortunately Article V doesn’t prevent a COS from schitcanning the ‘whole Constitution.
A COS should only be the last resort.
Better a Revolution than a COS.
be careful what you ask for. once convened no topic is off the table and libtards in congress would just luv to eliminate our Second Amendment if given half a chance.
Demonratts have been wanting to get together to amend our constitution for years so they can eliminate the second amendment or at least alter it to clarify what they believe which is that only a militia which is the National Guard is allowed to have arms. They might allow us to have small 22lr but the big guns will have to be locked up at an armory like in Germany if they allow that. You can check it out to go hunting but you cannot have a gun in your home. I think taking a chance on that is not… Read more »
Finestain….Finestain…there, fixed it for you. This is probably her swan song.
Impatiently awaiting her best impression of RBG…..dancin’ shoes laced up and bladder full….
Man, she’s got more wrinkles than the raisins in the “I heard it on the grapevine” video!
Something about “My cold dead hands” comes to mind.
And exactly what, are those “other purposes”, that might occur there? Without our knowing that, the “law” fails under the Void for vagueness Doctrine, and is unenforceable!! Just look to The Seven Elements of Jurisdiction, for proof of that statement. If jurisdiction over anyone is being claimed, then the burden of proof of that claim ALWAYS lays at the feet of the claimant! It rests nowhere else! The same thing goes for the opening statement “Any person subject to…”, where just who is the person that any law applies to, is never defined in such detail and exactness, that there… Read more »
HEY…. who’s that smelly ancient hag with the colostomy bag hanging from her wheel chair, leading this line of socialist losers.???
THAT’s our LEADER…… leading the charge to ban assault weapons. She’s been trying to take down the Second Amendment for the last FIFTY YEARS. Headz up…. yul ALWAYS wanna stand UP WIND of her.
And? Until the house changes in 2 years thanks to GOP stupidity this is a non issue
C’mon now we already know they are 2 sides of the same coin. Term limits is the only answer these days. Get them out before they have a chance to cause any damage. Winning a election is like a winning lottery ticket. NOTHING MORE. A get rich quick scheme.
600 support personnel ? lol
Your food is next, eat bugs.
How many illegals are granted the privilege to vote after their flight in the middle of the night ?
5 trillion (BUYS) SECURES a lot of elections. lol
Remember….republican traitor pos’s voted gun control in the spending bill.
the best thing that could happen for the future of America is a targeted nuclear strike on washington dc. while both houses are in session during a bill signing
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Not only are you a commie you are an agitprop working in concert with the progs.
Exactly how is that ? You actually don’t see the problem here ? lol Can you disprove anything I posted ? lol I have a few choice names I would like to use to refer to you, but I won’t go there. Because it accomplishes nothing.As you said in another comment you have posted to me before. So you have had ample time to disprove anything I have posted. But the best you can do is call names. lol I am bringing attention to the problems with voting today. And if you can not face it as a adult. Go… Read more »
We should have NEVER allowed electronic voting in this country. THAT was the death knell to last step to honest elections.
At least while the Govt is in charge. Some people are just to ignorant to see it.
i agree, every ballot should have a genuine paper record.
Thanks for 2 years of good news and now for the bad news for you , in 2 years the senial old fool will be gone and the GOP will take back the senate and oval office to put a end of the liberal idiot circus .
PS by the way the house GOP will be defunding all Democrats BS for the next 2 years . Let the whining begin from all you sniveling liberals . No money no funny BS from the clownshow for 2 years. A win , win for the American people .
I would not be betting the farm on the washington generals.