Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation late last week to ban “assault weapons,” including 205 popular guns listed by name. If the law is passed, it’s bye bye to the Second Amendment.
“It’s been 17 years since the original Assault Weapons Ban expired, and the plague of gun violence continues to grow in this country,” Feinstein’s media release noted.
“To be clear, this bill saves lives. When it was in place from 1994-2004, gun massacres declined by 37 percent compared with the decade before. After the ban expired, the number of massacres rose by 183 percent. We’re now seeing a rise in domestic terrorism, and military-style assault weapons are increasingly becoming the guns of choice for these dangerous groups.”
This sounds good, except the part about most of it being untrue. Experts remain divided whether the gun violence decline had anything to do with 1994 Assault Weapons Ban.
Further, the connection of gun violence 25 years ago with “these dangerous groups” is completely false. These are two different generations of Americans, not the same group suddenly buying different weapons because a law changed.
And what’s this rise in domestic terrorism about? Does this include Antifa or Black Lives Matter riots? Does it include the thousands of people who attended Trump’s rally Jan. 6 without entering the U.S. Capitol building? This selective identification of what is defined as domestic terrorism by the left pretty much decides whether so-called domestic terrorism is on the rise.
While we’re talking military-style assault rifles, let’s be honest — how many of the 205 weapons listed in Feinstein’s list are everyday military firearms? Not many.
If it resembles her 2013 list of 158 firearms, American gun owners would be in for a shock. The list included numerous shotguns, all AR-15 type weapons and a host of common hunting rifles.
We’re not talking about restricting Americans from RPGs. This is an all-out war to remove guns from Americans and demolish the Second Amendment.
The Second Amendment clearly reads, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The phrase “shall not be infringed” is clear. Americans are not to have their firearm rights removed or taken away. Period.
Some critics argue there are fewer gun crimes in nations like the United Kingdom where firearms are greatly restricted. This may be true, but there is one major problem with this analogy. We are not the U.K. We are the U.S.A.
It might also be a little higher since America has a population of more than 330 million people, just a bit more than the U.K., with 66 million. That’s less than just California and Texas combined.In a nation built on freedom, Feinstein is swimming upstream against American gun rights. Unfortunately, many are siding with her. It’s up to the nation’s patriots to speak out to keep our rights before they are taken away.