The Rules

They are still for the little people.

13 Responses to “The Rules”

  1. Brad says:

    Despite what the Feinstein people say, the D.C. police authorities are being awfully evasive! Maybe they did play fast and loose with the law.

    • Harold says:

      It gets a little complicated with the Federal government, since D.C.’s home rule exists at the former’s sufferance.

  2. Alien says:

    Had a sudden thought while reading Emily Miller’s piece you linked to, so I did a quick search on Feinstein’s gun ban proposal.

    Sure enough, a synopsis of it reads: “….Ban the sale, transfer, importation or manufacturing of about 150 named firearms, plus certain rifles, handguns and shotguns fitted for detachable magazines and having at least one military characteristic.

    Hmmmm…..So, I spun the dial and retrieved my copy of the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle.

    Bingo. The Ruger has a detachable magazine and “… least one military characteristic.” The bolt action Ruger Scout Rifle has a birdcage flash suppressor. So, The Princess wants to also ban bolt action rifles in addition to EBRs. Even though the Ruger Scout is not specifically named, does anyone think she would forgo the opportunity to Ban Just One More Gun?

    And, if not, would your budget withstand the stress of lawyer’s fees to prove The Government would allow you to keep your bolt rifle?

    • wizardpc says:

      I believe (but no one has seen the actual draft yet) being semi-automatic is a requirement.

      • Bolt-action “sniper rifles” with telescopic sights are next. Then, she’ll go after repeating rifles and other multi-shot firearms. Breach loading firearms will be next, followed by percussion cap fired arms.

        There’s some question about the possibility of allowing flintlock and matchlock weapons that might be protected by the Second Amendment.

        • Neon says:

          They are already illegal in CA her home state. All .50BMG’s including bolt action single shots are classified as assault weapons and supposed to be reg’d. The irony is based on sales verses registry numbers, probably less than 10% of all so-called assault weapons are registered in California. It seems there is a whole lot of civil disobedience going on.

          • Alpheus says:

            While I’m confident that a lot of civil disobedience is going on, it’s probably safe to say that many of these are disobedience of ignorance. How many people owned these guns, and missed the announcements that they were illegal, either because they didn’t think the law applied to them, or they have some gun up in the attic they completely forgot about, or they moved in since the law was passed, or they even just weren’t aware of what was going on at the time?

            How many people are “breaking” the law, and they don’t even know that they are doing it? Who don’t even have a political axe to grind, one way or the other?

            That’s one of the major reasons why laws like these are evil. No matter how hard you try to get the word out, there are simply people who just won’t know they are in violation of the law, until they find themselves in jail, talking to a lawyer.

      • Zermoid says:

        Well, it bans pump shotguns as far as I know, so no, not semi auto exclusively.

  3. Sterling Archer says:

    Another example of the rules applying only to the “little people”

    Apparently, the Feinstein bill applies only to us mundanes. The holy priesthood of government officials and law enforcement (active & retired) are exempt from her draconian bill. Thank God that the police NEVER commit any crimes!! This is a pretty transparent attempt to get the police on their side.

    One problem….doesn’t this create 2 distinct class of citizens? I didn’t realize that constitutional rights only applied to government employees.

  4. Bubblehead Les says:

    So speaking of Military Characteristics, does that mean the Beretta 92 could be Banned? It IS the U.S. Military’s Service Pistol. Oh, and how about all those 1911s the Marines are buying? Navy Sigs? Mossberg’s Civilian version of the Military Shotgun?

    Oh, and it doesn’t say U.S. Military Characteristics, does it? I’m thinking of FN-49s, Browning Hi-Powers, Tokarovs, Makarovs, Glocks,

    Pay Attentian to the Details, they can hurt you.

    • Rob Crawford says:

      I suspect the primary “military characteristic” that Feinstein wants to ban is “ejects a projectile at high velocity”.

  5. Bill says:

    Washington Times headline: “SEN Feinstein proves that gun bans don’t work by bringing banned guns into gun free zone!” Rules are for the little people.