Real quick and dirty here…
Bernie called for a ban on semi-auto firearms. Its a trial balloon.
Other pundits in the blog-o-sphere have pointed out the magnitude of how far reaching that would be and how it would scoop up nearly every mainstream choice in personal protection handguns as well as numerous hunting rifles, shotguns, and 22s.
Here is my point, the narrative is already being formed to push the semi-auto ban and the wording being used to brainwash the low information voters of this country would also set the table for a ban on revolvers…
Semi-automatic weapons are capable of shooting a single round with each pull of the trigger and, consequently, can fire rapidly.
Did you catch that… “capable of shooting a single round with each pull of the trigger“.
Gee, I wonder if that would be the wording the law uses that Feinstein currently has waiting in her desk drawer?
I will also add that this falls right in line with what Feinstein did the last go around where the bill she introduced would have banned EVERY semi-auto firearm. PERIOD.
Here’s the problem none of the “news” reports have spotted:
- The list of guns doesn’t matter.
- Magazine size doesn’t matter.
- If the semi-auto firearm has anything to grip it by, it is banned.
- It’s very clever actually.
According to the bill, any semiautomatic firearm that uses a magazine — handgun, rifle or shotgun — equipped with a “pistol grip,” would be banned. That sounds like a limitation, but it is not.
A pistol grip (on page 2) is defined (on page 13) as “a grip, a thumb-hole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip.” In other words, the gun list does not matter. It is a smokescreen designed to distract people from the true meaning of the bill. And it has done a magnificent job. It worked!
Any semi-automatic firearm that exists, with anything on it you can grip, is banned
* I also wonder if this new and definitively more aggressive push for gun control is to pave the way for Obama to do something extremely aggressive. He has nothing to lose. The Dems are set to lose the next election in a landslide. Why not go for broke?