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Feinstein Knows Her Enemy, The Constitution: Assault Weapons Ban To Get Full Senate Vote

March 14, 2013 by  

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), in a heated exchange with Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) during a Senate Judiciary Hearing this morning on guns, wanted one thing to be clear: She knows what it says in the Constitution that she so wishes to violate.

“The question that I would pose to the senior senator from California is,” said Cruz to Feinstein, “Would she deem it consistent with the Bill of Rights for Congress to engage in the same endeavor that we are contemplating doing with the Second Amendment in the context of the First or Fourth Amendment, namely, would she consider it constitutional for Congress to specify that the First Amendment shall apply only to the following books and shall not apply to the books that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights? Likewise, would she think that the Fourth Amendment’s protection against searches and seizures could properly apply only to the following specified individuals and not to the individuals that Congress has deemed outside the protection of the Bill of Rights?”

“I’m not a sixth grader,” said Feinstein. “Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered. Look, there are other weapons. I’ve been up — I’m not a lawyer, but after 20 years I’ve been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it. This doesn’t mean that weapons of war and the Heller decision clearly points out three exceptions, two of which are pertinent here. And so I — you know, it’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I’ve been here for a long time. I’ve passed on a number of bills. I’ve studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well educated, and I thank you for the lecture.”

Hat Tip: The Weekly Standard 

The assault weapons ban bill was approved this morning by the committee and will go on for a vote in the full Senate. The bill is expected to fail.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • FreedomFighter

    And so I — you know, it’s fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I’ve been here for a long time. I’ve passed on a number of bills. I’ve studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well educated, and I thank you for the lecture.”

    Translated from liberal to english: I know your right, I dont give a s*&T, Im going to disarm you anyways, and Im smarter than you, so dont argue – Im a commi and we need to take your guns away so we can rule without fear.

    Hope this translation helps all to understand the issue.

    Laus Deo
    Semper FI

    • TIME

      Dear FF,

      LMAO, Great post. Thanks

      Peace and Love Shalom

    • Dave Poole

      Love the post…..I am going to cut and past to my FB status!

    • Teri

      Thank you…I know that’s essentially what’s being said and I agree with you. SO…what are we going to do about her? My suggestion is: Split the country into two and let the “liberals” run their own coasts. The middle of this country can’t wait to get rid of them.

      • SH

        If you say we split the country in two then I’m guessing that it will be between democrats and republicans and I want to ask as a libertarian where would the libertarians go

    • Don 2


      Great translation. Nice job!

      A study by the Department of Justice’s research wing, the National Institute of Justice, has the feds admitting that so-called “assault weapons” are not a major contributor to gun crime.

      The study also concluded those weapons are not a major factor in deaths caused by firearms, nor would an “assault weapons” ban be effective.

      The document, titled “Summary of Select Firearm Violence Prevention Strategies,” also sees no epidemic of mass shootings.

      “Fatalities from mass shootings (those with 4 or more victims in a particular place and time) account on average for 35 fatalities per year,” the report said, advising instead a more comprehensive approach.

      The report by Obama’s own Justice Department undermines most of the administration’s talking points in pursuit of more limits on guns, ammunition and accessories.

  • ron

    this lady needs to be voted out of office.she looks for ways to make peoples life miserable.she wants your guns but yet she has security officers . i heard she also had gun permit . isn’t that being a little two faced.i think she maybe a devilish, self centered type of woman.the woman needs to take a real look at herself. she was voted in to help and support the citizens,not make trouble.

  • JimH

    Feinstein and Durban show that elitism trumps Constitutional rights, in their elitist minds.
    I guess an AR-15 is comparable to child porn. LAME.
    An AR can be used to protect yourself from a tyrannical government, child porn can’t.
    She won’t answer about illegal search and seizure because it will be needed to enforce the illegal gun laws they want to impose.
    If she is as informed about the Constitution as she claims to be, she has to know how flagrantly she is violating it.
    Feinstein and Durban traitors to “We the Peoples” country.

  • ron

    if feinstein has seen all she says she has why don’t she go after the cause rather than screw with everyone. go to new york, chicago,hit the streets at night feinstein. prove to yourself and everyone else howearn est and sincere you golds are.leave the legal citizen alone. your doing opposite,your leaving the thugs and criminals alone. that alone really shows how sincere you are. your scared to face the violent person.

  • s c

    Let me get this straight. Frankenstein says that so-called ‘assault weapons’ are bad and must go the way of the honest politician. As far as I know, the schmuck who killed kids at the school in Connecicut did NOT use a rifle. Some media whores still insist that keeping a rifle in a trunk is the same as using it.
    Frankenstein is so typical of what’s wrong with letting ANYONE have a career in Washington. Can we assume that she doesn’t have any bodyguards, or is she does, those ‘helpers’ don’t carry weapons?
    Hypocrisy, thy name is Frankenstein (aka Feinstein). Who would have believed that the good people of California could be so STUPID for so many YEARS?
    By the way, there’s no truth to the rumor that Californians retire and move to Nevada, New York, Minnesota, Connecticut, Arizona, New Mexico or Florida.

  • Don 2

    Who are the mass shooters? They are “Liberals With Guns.”

  • Richard B. Aggen

    We’ll not be complying with this old hag. She is guilty of treason and should be hung for it. 20 years she’s devoted in trying to get our guns, yet she has one of about 9 concealed carry permits in CA. She doesn’t want guns in the hands of citizens, lets ship her ugly ass off to N. Korea. She’ll love the laws there.

  • Vicki

    Actually Feinstein’s enemy is the printer. 3D-printer.

  • http://(none) Jerome Brenner

    The Second Amendment was passed and enacted to prevent the Federal Government from disarming our citizens, thus leaving them without recourse or power to prevent the kind of ultimate take-over that Obama and his supporters are attempting now. This is just the first step: if the populace lets him get away with it, warch for an attempt by Obama to gut the Constitutional limitations on our federal government. His actions to date are sufficient to warrant impeachment. What is Congress waiting for?


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