In the video below, California Senator Dianne Feinstein shared sixteen minutes of her time with CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday. We’ve already covered the money shot: the Senator’s admission that no gun control laws would have stopped Las Vegas spree killer Stephen Paddock. In today’s episode of Who Wants to Be A Gun Grabber, Senator Feinstein reveals that Golden State residents don’t want national reciprocity. Heck, they don’t even want concealed carry . . .
My opinion of that bill is terrible. We want every American to feel comfortable packing a concealed weapon? Around the country? I represent 40 million Californians, and I can say without hesitation, Californians do not want concealed carry.
Huh. Ms. Feinstein somehow forgets to mention that she had a California concealed carry permit.
Two years ago, California had 70,593 concealed carry permit holders. How many more would have a permit (an unconstitutional requirement in and of itself) if the state was “shall issue”? Hopefully, we’ll find out one day.
Meanwhile, someone should tell Ms. Feinstein that constitutionally protected rights aren’t subject to the democratic process. (How many southerners supported emancipation back in the day?)
Then again, at 7:28 into the clip, Ms. Feinstein rejects the fact that bearing a concealed firearm without a government-issued permission slip is a protected civil right.
I don’t believe [the right to keep and bear arms] is protected by the Constitution. To conceal it, without a permit . . . I am saying that the state I represent would not want any part of [national reciprocity], nor should any American. You just make the situation worse. You let somebody with a weapon who may do you harm get close to you. Why would you want that?
It takes a great deal of practice to pack so much fail in such a small space. Unlike California’s gun control legislation, which is so much fail over such a huge area.