Feinstein Squanders Gun Legislation Momentum
Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:57AM
ColumbiaCents in Politics, feinstein, gun control

Nice TurtleneckLately I haven't really agreed with much that the US House Republicans have said. In this case they get it though.

 

For example Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced a highly intrusive bill that has zero chance at passing. In it she proposes an over reaching assault weapon ban, national gun registration database, fingerprinting and $200 tax to register your weapon if its grand fathered.

What it does succeed in is scaring the crap out of moderates and the right.

Only by advocating a very limited approach can any gun legislation get passed. Gun owners don't want the government to know what they have. Many are concerned that the first step to confiscation is registration. Irresponsible news papers like The Journal News Publishing names and addresses of CWP holders aren't helping either.

Lets instead focus on very narrow legislation like the banning the sales of 10+ magazines and closing the gun show loophole for background checks. Overtime these have an actual chance at minimizing violence in a crazed shooter scenario.

Lets keep the personal crusades against guns out of this and get back to responsible legislation please.

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