Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:07 PM
Playinghardball (11,665 posts)
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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Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill (Original post)
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Response to bongbong (Reply #9)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:19 PM
sarisataka (7,922 posts)
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.
Response to Playinghardball (Original post)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 05:42 PM
sl8 (816 posts)
8. Details of assault weapons ban bill:
Details of assault weapons ban bill (link to Atlanta Journal Constitution):
I don't see the bill on THOMAS yet.
Response to sl8 (Reply #8)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 07:08 PM
derby378 (30,201 posts)
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.