Feinstein calls for banning more than 150 types of firearms during dramatic press conference

Posted on Jan 24 2013 - 12:21pm by WireShots Staff

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WASHINGTON — California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein staged a dramatic press conference Thursday on Capitol Hill with 10 weapons at her side and unveiled legislation instituting a government ban on more than 150 types of firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns.

Flanked by other anti-gun liberal lawmakers, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, Feinstein announced the introduction of the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.”

The legislation being pushed by Feinstein — who has long history of calling for gun bans — would prohibit the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of certain firearms.

During the press event at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, the Democrats described these firearms as “dangerous military-style assault weapons.” The bill would also ban high-capacity ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Feinstein said the country’s “weak” gun laws allow massacres like the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occur.

“Getting this bill signed into law will be an uphill battle, and I recognize that — but it’s a battle worth having,” Feinstein said in literature handed to reporters at the Thursday event.

Others who joined the Democrats for the press conference included Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Washington National Cathedral dean Gary R. Hall.

This sort of stunt from Feinstein — displaying weapons for dramatic effect while discussing new gun laws — is hardly new. Joe Morrissey, a Democratic delegate in Virginia, caught some colleagues by surprise last week by bringing an AK-47 onto the floor of the House of Delegates while calling for gun control.

And David Gregory, the moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” found himself in hot water for displaying a high-capacity gun magazine during an interview with a leader of the National Rifle Association in December. NBC studios are in Washington D.C., where having possession of such magazines is illegal. While DC police investigated the incident, no charges were filed

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  1. Kathy Bryant January 24, 2013 at 6:40 PM - Reply

    She probably has no clue what any of these are; doesn't know how to load one for sure; but you can bet she has armed security protecting her! Jackass!

  2. Ricky J Warden January 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    she is an elitist HO send her back to CUBA.

  3. Metric OklahomaRiders January 24, 2013 at 6:45 PM - Reply

    and so it begins.

  4. This is a violation of the second amendment. It is not OK.

  5. David Sears January 24, 2013 at 6:49 PM - Reply

    So I spent all those years in the Military protecting peoples rights and now you want to take away mine. I say Hell no!

  6. Zach Knight January 24, 2013 at 6:50 PM - Reply

    Fuck that old hag

  7. Donald White January 24, 2013 at 6:51 PM - Reply

    And how many of these weapons specifically, or types of these weapons are the folks that guard Feinstein carrying on a daily basis. I demand that if she takes those arms from US, that they also be taken from her protective detail. In fact, I say if the average US Citizen cannot legally own them, then they need to be taken out of service for ALL US armed forces and ALL US law enforcement agencies as well. News flash Feinstein, there are other ways to commit attrocities than with a Semi- Automatic rifle, and there are people out there that do that every day. Just take a glance at Iraq and Afghanistan.

  8. Gordon B. Gordon January 24, 2013 at 6:54 PM - Reply

    does this mean all millitary weapons and police weapons will cease being made which are true assault weapons too? Boy the millitary and police will not be happy will they.Now lets see is the government going to offer all these registrations for free to.Will they pay all the people who's jobs will be lost along with business owners who will be put out of business to.

  9. Zachary Moody January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    This bitch is so stupid she doesn't even realize the only difference is cosmetic I.E the Ruger Mini 14 tac is on the list. The Ruger Mini 14 ranch Rifle is not. There is no difference between the two functionally. 1 has a wood stock. 1 has a black plastic stock and pistol grip. People are scared because of the color of the rifle How stupid are you?

  10. Robert Pugh January 24, 2013 at 6:56 PM - Reply

    She can suck a fart out of my ass!

  11. Geneva Renee'gade Drabek January 24, 2013 at 6:57 PM - Reply

    She brought an AK 47 to a demonstration not long ago. The picture was of her finger on the trigger, safety was off, and the barrel was pointed at the audience…. And she has the audacity to say she knows what she's talking about, has 20 years of experience, and even admitted she looked through a pictoral book of weapons and picked out the "scary looking ones", and expects the law abiding citizen to disarm on command and follow her lead……

  12. Don Murray January 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Reply

    It seems like they are HELL bent on destroying this country.If this was to happen, how many jobs would be lost.As the old saying goes, when they outlaw guns, only outlaws will have them! Enough said!

  13. Justan Oldgeezer January 24, 2013 at 7:04 PM - Reply

    This is just the specific banned firearm list. The summary of banned guns on her web site says the following:

    Bans the sale, transfer, importation, or manufacturing of:
    120 specifically-named firearms;.
    Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and.
    Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
    Strengthens the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban and various state bans by:
    Moving from a 2-characteristic test to a 1-characteristic test;.
    Eliminating the easy-to-remove bayonet mounts and flash suppressors from the characteristics test; and.
    Banning firearms with “thumbhole stocks” and “bullet buttons” to address attempts to “work around” prior bans.

  14. Mike Spring January 24, 2013 at 7:06 PM - Reply

    Nah, just take them away from her protective detail period! Then she can feel what it would be like for the citizens to be un protected while the "political elitists" get protected. Role reversal.

  15. Denise Murray January 24, 2013 at 7:13 PM - Reply

    So she is also wanting shotguns banned as well. She not only wants to put another million or so people out of work, but force more families go to hungry. Does this woman even have a clue how many people depend on their shotguns to provide food for their families still today. I guess there will no more deer, elk, dove, quail, etc hunting. I know catch a deer with a fishing rod MS. Feinstein. Better yet we will send them all to your house three times a day just so they can eat since, you want to take their shotguns. Get a reality check lady. I am one woman who would not hesitate to blow a intruder back out the door if they broke into my home. She can throw her shoes at them for her protection since her body guards will no longer have guns. She cannot pick and choose who should be able to keep their guns. No criminal is going to turn in their guns.

  16. Boots Attaway January 24, 2013 at 7:15 PM - Reply

    She is an IDIOT when she says AK47 pistol or AR15 pistol as there is no such thing. She needs to learn her weapons before she tries to ban them which by the way is against the 2nd Ammendment.

  17. Ray Causley January 24, 2013 at 7:21 PM - Reply

    I thought if she named any makes or models by name that that was a complete violation of the Constitution and an impeachable act?

  18. Roy Dean January 24, 2013 at 7:30 PM - Reply

    I will write to my Congressmen and Senators requesting a Feinstein ban.

  19. Mike Kozelka January 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM - Reply

    Hate to break it to you, but there are such things as AR15 and AK47 pistols. A quick Google search would update you on your information. Check out Rock River Arms website to place an order for one!

  20. Cathy Matheson January 24, 2013 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    gees sound like our stupid people stopping the spring bear hunts. now there are bears wondering around in back yards gee wonder why. idiots. that is what happens when you stop something.

  21. Randall A. Chisum January 24, 2013 at 7:50 PM - Reply

    I will faithfully defend the Constitution, against all enemies, foreign or DOMESTIC.

  22. Steven Chesnut January 24, 2013 at 8:04 PM - Reply

    Pass a ban and I guess I'll become a criminal overnight. In fact I'm sure I'll get life due to the sheer number of counts they'll have against me… but it's for the better, right? I guess if guns cause violence, then I must be one of the most violent of all academics, student mentors, elementary school volunteers, educational researchers, and husbands.

  23. John Forriester January 24, 2013 at 8:19 PM - Reply

    Recall this nut job!!

  24. Boots Attaway January 24, 2013 at 8:21 PM - Reply

    Thanks for the info

  25. Boots Attaway January 24, 2013 at 8:25 PM - Reply

    The government will pay all the people whose jobs are lost because that is what they want. Everyone dependant on the government.

  26. Rob Martin January 24, 2013 at 8:41 PM - Reply

    Feinstein needs to be taught a lesson in obedience.

  27. Chad Mortensen January 24, 2013 at 9:02 PM - Reply

    I would like to propose a ban against Feinstein's mouth. Every time she opens it, it assaults my ears!

  28. Waynerae Smith January 24, 2013 at 9:14 PM - Reply

    Which one of these guns was used at Shandy Hook, none of them.
    Where do you get off taking away my rights. I have shot no one.

  29. George Chase January 24, 2013 at 9:25 PM - Reply

    And it looks like we will all be outlaws.

  30. George Chase January 24, 2013 at 9:27 PM - Reply

    I don't think they care. Look at Hillary yesterday! She walked away the God knows how much American blood on her hands, and they kiss her filthy ass.

  31. Clay Burruss January 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM - Reply
  32. Loren Butler January 24, 2013 at 10:10 PM - Reply

    dumb bitch, NOT in Missouri, stay the heck out of our state.

  33. Loren Butler January 24, 2013 at 10:13 PM - Reply

    someone once said, "Let them eat cake", similarities abound, and it didnt go well back then either (see French revolution).

  34. Loren Butler January 24, 2013 at 10:14 PM - Reply

    Same here brother, add Sunday school teacher and Scoutmaster…

  35. Loren Butler January 24, 2013 at 10:16 PM - Reply

    many people have died to protect the constitution, ALL OF IT. many are still willing to do so.

  36. Loren Butler January 24, 2013 at 10:18 PM - Reply

    doesn't she just represent san franscico?

  37. Pat Stubbs January 24, 2013 at 11:33 PM - Reply

    What's the difference between them?

  38. Ryan Cole Rogers January 24, 2013 at 11:37 PM - Reply

    the only rifle on him never left his truck

  39. Ryan Cole Rogers January 24, 2013 at 11:42 PM - Reply

    whats up elm mott? heitmiller steakhouse baby, yeah! lol, i am enraged as any other, but these a holes have been after our guns since before i was born. they wont get mine

  40. Pro-Gun Coalition to Stop Gun Violence January 25, 2013 at 1:36 AM - Reply

    I wasn't planning on buying any new rifles for a while but now I'm going to go and pick up another AR if I can find one. And just so there are no mistakes, I won't register like a sex offender…

  41. David Sharpe January 25, 2013 at 2:35 AM - Reply

    Michael Bottoms No it wasn't.

    The "AR-15" found in the car was a semi auto shotgun. There was no AR found anywhere near the scene.

  42. Stephanie Lee January 25, 2013 at 3:31 AM - Reply

    I see she did not include gullotines in her list.

  43. Pat Stubbs January 25, 2013 at 5:58 AM - Reply

    Regular and tactical, I mean?

  44. Pat Stubbs January 25, 2013 at 6:04 AM - Reply

    I just looked it up. Auto loader. Never mind, just curious.

  45. Pro-Gun Coalition to Stop Gun Violence January 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM - Reply

    The problem is without the brawn the brains are useless. What she wants and what can pass are two different things.

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