Feinstein Wants To Hide Her Semi-Auto Gun Ban As An Amendment
CCRABA - CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS
ALERT: With the fear it will not pass on its own, Dianne Feinstein will use backdoor tactics as says she will "probably" introduce her Semi-Auto Gun Ban as an amendment to a general gun control bill. There is a Judiciary Committee markup that could take place as early as the end of February where Feinstein could present her gun ban as an amendment
When asked how it could be stopped Feinstein replied, "There would be a motion to remove it is what would happen. So I have to make a decision strategically on what to do, and I will." This is exactly what needs to happen; we must tell Congress to STOP her gun ban as well as any other legislation infringing on our Second Amendment rights.
Here is a summary of Feinstein's semi-automatic ban proposal:
- 158 specifically-named firearms. -Many of the weapons on this banned list are used every day in America for hunting, sport, or personal protection.
- All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: pistol grip; forward grip; folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; barrel shroud; or threaded barrel.
- All semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature: threaded barrel; second pistol grip; barrel shroud; capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location outside of the pistol grip; or semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.
- All semiautomatic rifles and handguns that have a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.
- All semiautomatic shotguns that have a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; pistol grip; fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; ability to accept a detachable magazine; forward grip; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; or shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
- All ammunition feeding devices (magazines, strips, and drums) capable of accepting more than 10 rounds.
- Thumbhole stocks, a type of stock that was created as a workaround to avoid prohibitions on pistol grips. -A thumbhole stock is not a substitute for a pistol grip; it is designed to keep the shooter as steady as possible. They are used on many hunting and target rifles designed for top accuracy.
Here are the guidelines on what to do if you already own one of these firearms that would be "banned" if the gun ban were passed:
- Requiring a background check on all sales or transfers of a grandfathered assault weapon. This background check can be run through the FBI or, if a state chooses, initiated with a state agency, as with the existing background check system.
- Prohibiting the sale or transfer of large-capacity ammunition feeding devices lawfully possessed on the date of enactment of the bill. -How could they regulate the sale or transfer of large-capacity magazines when they do not have serial numbers or records of sale?
- Allowing states and localities to use federal Byrne JAG grant funds to conduct a voluntary buy-back program for grandfathered assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices.
- Imposing a safe storage requirement for grandfathered firearms, to keep them away from prohibited persons. -Could this mean the government must know where you're keeping your grandfathered firearms?
- Requiring that assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices manufactured after the date of the bill's enactment be engraved with the serial number and date of manufacture of the weapon
Since the re-election of Obama there has been constant pressure and threats toward our Second Amendment. The only way to counteract these threats is for Law Abiding gun owners to stand up against them. We must let our Congress know we do not support this proposed anti-gun legislation. We voted them in office, they work for us, and they need to protect the rights of our United States' law abiding citizens.
Alan M. Gottlieb
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms