Assault weapons ban faces tough odds

  • Article by: ASSOCIATED PRESS
  • Updated: January 27, 2013 - 9:27 PM

Sen. Diane Feinstein acknowledged her proposal is an uphill fight. Opponents say it addresses symptoms of gun violence, not the causes.

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thehoffersJan. 27, 13 9:42 PM

I can buy fertilizer, box cutters & airplane tickets, KoolAid, Tylenol and even propane tanks. All these were used by mass and serial murderers. Interesting how the fixation on guns instead of lunatics captures the weakest imaginations of the control crowd.

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sharkysharkJan. 27, 1310:26 PM

There is no "gun problem" that can't be fixed by enforcing existing laws. The NRA is millions of Americans that VOTE. The Bill of Rights is not negotiable.

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EleanoreJan. 28, 13 7:21 AM

I find the senators comments out of step with americans values and her effort to illegally nullify civil rigths at a minimum bordering on treason. Please, please, please, I encourage someone higher up in the party to explain to the senator how civil rights may be negated (through constitutional amendment only) and how despicable it seems she is aiding in turning her party into that party of civil rights abuse wile thrusting our nation irresponsibly into potential danger. I am ashamed she's sitting in congress, she is a disgrace to america in her position here.

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brokenclockJan. 28, 1310:04 AM

Uphill battle is right. DiFi is shooting blanks. I think I speak for almost all gun owners about the following. We will fight for our rights every step of the way. We will not knuckle under to political correctness. We will not be intimidated by name calling, stereotyping and threats. We don't care what foreign governments or the U.N. think of our gun laws. No matter what happens, we will not line up to register our guns or ourselves like a bunch of convicted child molestors. We will not be disarmed. Feinstein's law has already been tried - and it failed. What can the gun haters bring to the table? Gun laws keep guns from criminals? Nope. Gun free zones are safer? Nope. Crime is up because of all the guns? Nope. Blood in the streets from concealed carry? Nope. On the other hand, our side has 25 years of hard data that demonstrates beyond question that responsible armed citizens save lives and stop crimes - usually without a shot being fired. Gun ownership is one of the few segments of American culture that hasn't been dumbed down or corrupted by Feinstein and her ilk. We aim to keep it that way.

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benturnerJan. 28, 1310:42 AM

re: brokenclockJan. 28, 1310:04 AM Uphill battle is right. DiFi is shooting blanks. I think I speak for almost all gun owners about the following. We will fight for our rights every step of the way. We will not knuckle under to political correctness.... I'm a gun owner and you certainly don't speak for me.

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benturnerJan. 28, 1310:47 AM

re: sharkysharkJan. 27, 1310:26 PM There is no "gun problem" that can't be fixed by enforcing existing laws. The NRA is millions of Americans that VOTE. The Bill of Rights is not negotiable.... The NRA stands in the way of enforcing those existing laws.

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benturnerJan. 28, 1311:19 AM

The Tiahrt provisions require the Federal Bureau of Investigation to destroy certain background check records within 24 hours, making it nearly impossible to use those records to help solve crimes or to identify gun buyers with criminal histories who were mistakenly approved

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benturnerJan. 28, 1311:21 AM

The Tiahrt Amendments also block ATF from requiring gun dealers to conduct inventory checks to detect loss and theft, which law enforcement says is a dangerous back channel source for criminals who are in the market for illegal guns.

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EleanoreJan. 28, 1311:38 AM

Civil rights will not be negated lawlessly like Senator feinstein would have done. California has issues with it's lawlessness within it's borders. we as a nation should be using congress to take senator feainstein to task for that abuse.

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jlkinzJan. 28, 1312:00 PM

How would you find out it has been mistakenly approved even if it wasn't destroyed run it again and again. They are destroyed so you can not use it as a way of gun registration. Why not have laws in place to ensure that the mentally ill and convicted criminals aren't allowed to get guns. Oh there are laws against them getting guns they are just not enforced or executed properly like in the case of the mentally ill guy who murdered his mother in Delano and received a permit to purchase because the system failed. Instead of new laws and banning certain guns and magazines that no one can prove will prevent anything why don't we invest in ensuring the current laws are enforced and the background check system updated so as to be current and accurate.

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