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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:07 PM

Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill

en. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to bring “a bunch of assault weapons” — including a Bushmaster rifle like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut — to the Senate on Thursday when she introduces a bill to ban the military-style weapons.

Democratic sources told CNN on Thursday that Feinstein’s staff had “coordinated completely” Washington Metropolitan Police Department and U.S. Capitol Police to ensure that the transport and display of the weapons was legal under current law.

NBC host David Gregory had recently narrowly avoided prosecution after he allegedly broke D.C. law by holding up a high-capacity magazine to make a point during an interview with National Rifle Association (NRA) head Wayne LaPierre.

“I’m told that she will have more than one assault weapon,” CNN’s Dana Bash reported on Thursday. “And she’s going to have them on display… The reason she is going to do this, I’m told, is to show specifically her fellow Democrats — conservative Democrats, which there are half a dozen even more very reluctant to do anything to change the assault weapons laws — that you don’t need these kinds guns in the hands of regular, ordinary, average people.”

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Reply Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill (Original post)
Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
Eleanors38 Jan 2013 #1
Nolimit Jan 2013 #2
ManiacJoe Jan 2013 #3
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #4
xchrom Jan 2013 #5
sarisataka Jan 2013 #6
winter is coming Jan 2013 #7
bongbong Jan 2013 #9
sarisataka Jan 2013 #11
sl8 Jan 2013 #8
derby378 Jan 2013 #10

Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. She just wanna show her stuff. Meh. She had a CCW from California. Seems fascinated with guns.nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:15 PM

2. God help us!

Is she going muzzle sweep the audience with her finger on the trigger like she did with that AK-47 this time?

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:16 PM

3. Because that previous photo op went so well....

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:19 PM

4. And the gunnies will come apart at the seams.

They hate being upstaged.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:20 PM

5. Du rec. Nt

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:30 PM

6. Um...

that you don’t need these kinds guns in the hands of regular, ordinary, average people

But it is ok to bring them into the senate?

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:37 PM

7. I guess they're not ordinary?

Some days, segments for The Daily Show just write themselves.

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Response to sarisataka (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:09 PM

9. LOL

 

Are you one of those guys who thinks Obama is an "elitist" for having Secret Service protect his children?

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Response to bongbong (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:19 PM

11. if there was a department of needs

I believe the President of the USA would qualify as a person who needs more security than the average person. Over 10% of those who have held the job have been assassinated or had attempted assassination. I see no issue extending the security to his immediate family.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 04:42 PM

8. Details of assault weapons ban bill:

Details of assault weapons ban bill (link to Atlanta Journal Constitution):
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/jamie-dupree/2013/jan/24/details-assault-weapons-ban-bill/

I don't see the bill on THOMAS yet.


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Response to sl8 (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:08 PM

10. With my previous experience with THOMAS, I'd give it a day or two

But it doesn't matter what the details are - I'm afraid the bill isn't going anywhere. There seems to be more support for increasing background checks at gun shows, and that legislation will probably pass both Houses and wind up on Obama's desk.

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