Senator Dianne Feinstein, democrat from The Workers Paradise of California, has got to be at least in the top 10 of the dumbest women in the country. Her long history of misinformation and propaganda in her war against firearms has once again shown her true ignorance, not only on the gun issues, but also, it has shown that her lack of common sense is astounding! She shows definite signs that she thinks square pegs fit in round holes with this latest crusade she has engaged in…
Just today, an article in the Washington Times touted one of the bright spots in the sagging economy which Obama can truly take credit for, but will most certainly NOT take credit for: “Gun industry’s economic impact skyrockets during Obama years”.
Obviously, people are scared under this administration. We see the country going to hell via the express train and most Americans want to be ready to defend themselves. The last 3 1/2 years have shown that Americans are embracing their Second Amendment rights and exercising them for many reasons, chief among them, personal protection. No
sane politician would dare to vote against the obviously strong pro Second Amendment force now and expect to get reelected next year, so Sen. Feinstein rummages around in her bag of tricks and pulls this out…
Feinstein: No action on concealed weapons bills
Published April 19, 2012
WASHINGTON – Sen. Dianne Feinstein is trying to block votes on bills that would require a state to honor concealed gun permits from other states.
Most states already have concealed carry laws, except some of the bluest of blue states. If I have a permit and live in Virginia, and I want to travel north to Vermont, I would have to drive an obstacle course through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, then I am literally barred from driving any further north since New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland form a barrier of non-reciprocity, in other words, they do not recognize my permit. If I wanted to go to California my route would look like a hopscotch board of states, with a final stop in Arizona to sell my firearm as California also does not recognize concealed carry permits from Virginia so I would not even be able to enter the state.
The California Democrat wrote Majority Leader Harry Reid and Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, requesting that no votes be scheduled on two concealed weapons “reciprocity” bills. There was no immediate response from Reid, D-Nev., or Leahy, D-Vt., to the letter dated April 17.
So this is the crux of rocket scientist Feinstein’s end run around the American people. She is basically taking her ball and going home, she doesn’t want to play anymore. She is so certain that if this bill actually came to a vote, it would pass, so she wants to deny the democratic process and just stick her fingers in her ears and shout, “la-la-la-la” so she doesn’t hear the arguments in favor of the bill and just hope it goes away.
The National Rifle Association said it would not be deterred in efforts to pass reciprocity legislation.
“We have to work harder to get 60 votes, and we’re prepared to do that,” NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam said, referring to the number of senators needed to end a filibuster.
Feinstein wrote, “These dangerous bills … would undermine states’ rights by forcing nearly every state to accept the concealed carry permits issued by other states, even if the permit holder could not qualify for a permit in the state to which he is traveling.”
That’s right, she said “dangerous bills”! Forget all the statistics on the declining crime rates where concealed carry permits are issued. Forget the fact that most permit holders are law abiding citizens exercising a couple of constitutional rights, the right to keep and BEAR arms and the right to self defense. Forget the fact that Chicago (among many other large cities) have some of the strictest “gun control” laws in the country and those cities resemble a combat zone in war ravaged Afghanistan with body counts you need a calculator to keep track of.
She said major law enforcement agencies opposed the legislation.
Feinstein said the bills present a special problem for women who are domestic violence victims.
“Imagine that a man who has been convicted of a domestic violence crime against a woman he had been dating seeks — and obtains — a permit to carry a concealed firearm from his state of residence,” she wrote. “Under the concealed carry reciprocity bills, he could legally travel across state lines and confront his former girlfriend …”
*the sounds of crickets chirping*…………….Huh? Did she really say this? Out loud? Ok, so an abusive boyfriend beats his girlfriend and she leaves him. His ex moves out of state to get away from him. This douchebag decides he is going to take a road trip and beat the hell out her in another state. But then he gets an inspired idea. He decides that instead of beating her he is going to kill her. Hmmm should he use a knife? Strangle her? Well, wait a minute, he thinks, I own a gun! I will just drive to her state, wait for her outside her house and when she comes home I will just gun her down in cold blood. He realizes that he will probably end up in prison or on death row for killing his ex, but he is a nut, so he doesn’t care. He wants to kill her so badly that he doesn’t care what happens to him. So he loads his gun, hops in his car and heads out on an interstate road trip to kill his old love. He leaves his state, grabs some coffee and a donut, and as he is entering the neighboring state, he suddenly realizes that his concealed carry permit is not recognized or legal in the state where his old flame lives….hmmmm what should he do? Should he head home so he doesn’t break the law? Should he postpone his rampage, go home and apply for a permit in her state and wait for it to be approved? Should he just throw caution to the wind and keep driving with an unlawful gun into the state and risk getting arrested? He is going there to kill his girlfriend, but just imagine if he did it with an out of state gun? That’s illegal! So, the lack of reciprocity with her state has saved his abused ex by forcing him to see the error of his ways, that he is not allowed to enter her state with a gun he doesn’t have a right to carry there. So he just goes home, has a snack and joins a computer dating club. Sen. Feinstein has saved a life!
Later that night, his ex is out at a bar, hoping to meet a nice guy to replace the abusive bastard she left in her old home state. A drugged-up junkie with a $25 rusty revolver his drug dealer sold him approaches her and demands her money, jewelry, rapes her at gunpoint, then kills her.
If she had self defense training with weapons, had a concealed carry permit and a gun in her purse, she may have had a chance.
She pointed out that state laws vary widely in their requirements for individuals to possess firearms or obtain concealed weapons permits.
Some states issue permits to people with violent misdemeanor criminal convictions, do not require firearms safety training, and do not grant discretion to law enforcement.
Law enforcement officers, she added, could face potentially life-threatening situations. She said it often is impossible for an officer to determine if an out-of-state concealed carry permit furnished during a traffic stop is valid. She said most states do not enter permit information into the primary database used by officers when conducting a stop.
Hello? Here we go again….every time I have been stopped for a traffic infraction, as a permit holder, I have informed the officer that I have a permit, kept my hands on my steering wheel and informed him if I am carrying a weapon at the time. The officer has, in every instance, been polite, taken my license and registration, gone back to his patrol car, checked me out and come back with a smile and maybe a ticket for a broken tail light and sends me on my way with a happy wave and a “have a nice day”. The officer knows already that I have a concealed carry permit and he is not looking at me as if I am a criminal.
It’s the criminal he pulls over that DOESNT have a permit but DOES have a gun and he does NOT inform the officer that he has a gun that the officer needs to worry about. When will politicians understand that the very word “criminal” implies that a person does not CARE about the law, ANY law. especially gun control laws. Yet concealed carry permit holders are willing to be licensed so that they are legally carrying a weapon. Get it?
The Republican-controlled House passed a similar measure last year.
So you tell me….is Dianne Feinstein even aware of what planet she is on? Or is she just the dumbest person in America?