two-part video about California Senator Dianne Feinstein's proposal to outlaw what she calls assault weapons, and what I call semi-automatic defensive rifles, or what the United States federal government calls personal defensive weapons (when THEY own them). In that video, I held up a list of 157 specific makes and models of firearms that Feinstein wants banned, including the AR-rifle that I own.
Well, that haggard, demonic woman's dream of reviving a federal "assault weapons" ban was shot down today by her own fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate. The Dems control 55 seats in the Senate, yet Feinstein's bill could only muster 40 total votes - not enough for the simple 51 vote majority, and certainly not enough to overcome a filibuster, which requires 60 votes.
Now, this is where a lot of us liberty-loving folks tend to take a deep collective breath and rest back on our laurels. DON'T!!!
Keep in mind that there is still a federal gun control bill going to the Senate floor which could still have all kinds of nasty proposals in it, including a universal background check that could easily devolve into universal registration. Also, Feinstein's proposal may not have made it into the final Democrat gun control bill, but her proposal could still possibly see the light of day again as an amendment to another bill. This little Frankenfeinstein's monster of a bill needs to be stomped on continuously until it is dead for good.
Not to mention, gun control continues to move forward in too many states. New York has already gone off the rails with their psychotic governor Cuomo signing their travesty of a bill into law. California's Democrat supermajority legislature and Governor Moonbeam are currently salivating at the thought of all the gun control laws they can pass without any Republican opposition. And tomorrow, Colorado's Democrat Governor Hickenlooper is cracking his knuckles and unscrewing his pen as he gets set to sign a slew of bills that will limit ammunition magazines in that state to just 15 rounds. Gun accessory manufacturer MagPul Industries (maker of the magnificent PMag) is set to begin moving out of Colorado and taking its hundreds of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue with it as soon as Hickenlooper signs the the bill.
Keep up the pressure, people! Both at the state and federal level, continue to remind your elected representatives that you have your eye on them, and that you will do everything in your power to make them pay at the ballot box if they so much as hint that they will support additional gun control measures that will do nothing more than disarm the law-abiding, and embolden criminals who have no intention of abiding by any gun control laws in the first place.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson