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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:50 AM

 

Fact check: Gov't officials and assault weapons bill

TheTeaParty.net falsely claims in an email that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's proposed assault weapons ban would exempt "all government officials" from the ban. While the bill would exempt military and law enforcement officials, it would not exempt legislators or administrative staff.

The email further misrepresents the proposed bill, claiming that "she [Feinstein] wants to take your handguns, rifles and other weapons away from you." In fact, the proposal would grandfather in all of the existing weapons owned by Americans, so no weapons will be "taken away" from anyone.

Feinstein, a Democratic from California, and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, a Democrat from New York, unveiled their proposed legislation at a press conference on Jan. 24. The bill, called the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, seeks to reinstate and expand on the 1994 assault weapons ban, which was allowed to expire in 2004.

According to an email blast from TheTeaParty.net, under the Feinstein-McCarthy proposal, "We are not all equal under the law."

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/04/fact-check-assault-weapons-bill-tea-party/1891097/

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SecularMotion Feb 2013 OP
virginia mountainman Feb 2013 #1
kudzu22 Feb 2013 #3
appal_jack Feb 2013 #2
slackmaster Feb 2013 #4
ileus Feb 2013 #5

Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 07:37 AM

1. If these guns, are ONLY good for mass killing, and killing as quickly as possible..

Why do government officials need them?

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Response to virginia mountainman (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:33 PM

3. I guess cops occasionally have to slaughter people

very quickly. But we're not supposed to ask about that.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:38 AM

2. Magazines are a consumable item.

 

Magazines are a consumable item. By banning new magazines, the law WOULD take my handguns, rifles, and other weapons, if only gradually.

I know that DiFi and McCarthy each witnessed horrible gun tragedies in their lives (Feinstein saw Harvey Milk shot, while McCarthy lost her husband to gun violence), but theze proposed gun bans are doing much more harm than good. All they have accomplished thus far is to reinvigorate the Republican Party around this issue and helped to sell tens of thousands of AR-15's to first-time buyers. It's time for DiFi and McCarthy to make a new plan: one that does not infringe on the RKBA.

-app

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:37 PM

4. Once you can no longer sell, give away, or bequeath an item in your possession, you no longer...

 

...truly own it.

According to an email blast from TheTeaParty.net, under the Feinstein-McCarthy proposal, "We are not all equal under the law."

I don't disagree with that statement at all. It's factual.

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Response to SecularMotion (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:56 PM

5. Why do the assume my families lives are less important

Than theirs....I want the best tools possible to protect our lives.

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