Check this out if you’re looking for still more inconsistency (and who isn’t?) within the Gun Control Industrial Complex. Earlier this year, Dianne Feinstein introduced the mother of all firearms bans in her updated-for-2013 “assault weapons” ban bill. She went after every single scary-looking rifle that she could think of, attempting to rush through major restrictions on firearms ownership while public opinion was still strong following the Newtown tragedy. Within that bill, in an attempt to appease hunters and get them to sign on (or at least shut up), she specifically exempted (by name and by model) hundreds of firearms that she either didn’t believe were dangerous enough to be called “assault weapons” or, in her considered opinion, believed served a legitimate sporting purpose. Right there on the list of approved rifles were these two . . .
- M-1 Carbines with standard fixed stock
- M-1 Garand with fixed 8 round capacity and standard stock
Hmm, where have we seen those before? Wait, these are the very firearms that President Obama has now blocked from being imported into the United States in an attempt to “keep military-grade firearms off our streets.”
Senator Feinstein herself — the doyenne of disarmament — didn’t see these very firearms as threats to the general safety and security of the United States. She obviously understood that they didn’t contribute to “gun violence” on our streets. And yet the disarmer-in-chief has seen fit to keep them out for those exact reasons. Cognitive dissonance, anyone?