Feinstein Touts 45 Year Old Law to Ban Semi-Automatic Rifle Imports

California Senator Dianne Feinstein (D) is at it again. She's got America's gun in her sights. After a devastating blow from the pro-Second Amendment population in America against her major gun grab last year, Feinstein has determined to dig a little deeper. In fact, a letter that she has been circulating in Washington that cites a 45 year old law, which basically allows certain guns to be stopped from import, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives interpretation of "sporting purposes."

Feinstein claims that importers are attempting to go around the guidelines of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (an act based on the Nazi Weapons Law of 1938), in which the importation of firearms that are not "generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes."

Senator Feinstein believes that importers are attempting to work around the language in order to import weapons that she believes does not match the interpretation, and thereby circumvent the ban.

Feinstein and other gun confiscators want to attempt to portray that ordinary citizens shouldn't own guns unless they are for sport or hunting (something never mentioned in the Second Amendment). According to Feinstein, "Many semiautomatic firearms on the market today do not have a military origin but are modeled closely after military firearms."

The California senator cited a study by the Center for Public Integrity and wrote, "700 Romanian AK-47 variant rifles were identified in 134 federal gun trafficking prosecutions involving illegal smuggling from the United States to Mexico and other Latin American countries."

Can you believe this hypocrisy? Smuggling AK-47 variants from the US to Mexico and other Latin American countries?

Before I go further, let's point out that it is not ordinary American citizens doing this. It was the blatantly, illegal actions of an unconstitutional agency of the federal government known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who were engaged in gun running across the border. It was this administration's Justice Department that has been stonewalling for years to give the necessary documentation to Congress in order to get to the bottom of the matter. This has nothing to do with the Second Amendment, but everything to do with a Marxist regime that is hell bent on confiscating American's arms.

However, her new ban would seek to target "semi-automatic rifles with fixed magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds" and those that have so-called military attributes like "thumbhole stocks."

Those semi-auto rifles and pistols that have detachable magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds would also be banned "regardless of the military pedigree of the firearm or the configuration of the firearm's magazine well."

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She proves to me: there's no fool, like an old fool.

The large chunk of gun laws broken are done by shoddy ATF stings and Dems in the CA State Senate.

MikeyA

The Second Amendment clearly setup citizens to attain the common soldier armament without restriction from the federal government.

Nothing more needs to be said. Feinstein is utterly wrong.

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