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durandal
04-06-2014, 12:50 PM
http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/20/dianne-feinstein-pushes-for-semi-automatic-rifle-import-ban-based-on-45-year-old-law/

Im surprised this wasnt posted earlier. Feinstein is looking to initiate an executive order to block all imports of semi automatic rifles.

Danodog
04-06-2014, 12:52 PM
It has been.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=909386&highlight=fienstien

durandal
04-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Well i couldn't find it through search fn or in the top page of any 2a related sub forums

newair
04-06-2014, 1:02 PM
Perhaps its is finally time to mount massive support for her opposition in the next election. Most of us may not be able to vote for or against her, but we could sure do a lot to support her opposition. Thus breaking the cycle and hold on this position which she has enjoyed.

Danodog
04-06-2014, 1:09 PM
Well i couldn't find it through search fn or in the top page of any 2a related sub forums

No harm as this will alert others who may not have seen the original post.

Ronin2
04-06-2014, 3:03 PM
Perhaps its is finally time to mount massive support for her opposition in the next election. Most of us may not be able to vote for or against her, but we could sure do a lot to support her opposition. Thus breaking the cycle and hold on this position which she has enjoyed.

:facepalm: Doesn't ANYONE understand how our system of government works????? Diane Feinstein is a United States Senator from California. ALL California voters may cast a vote for her or any of her challengers whenever her seat is up for election.

RMP91
04-06-2014, 4:26 PM
:facepalm: Doesn't ANYONE understand how our system of government works????? Diane Feinstein is a United States Senator from California. ALL California voters may cast a vote for her or any of her challengers whenever her seat is up for election.

And that's not going to be until 2018...

That aside, this is just an initiative for senators to sign on to a petition, kind of like what we do online that gets sent to the President urging him to take action.

The chances of this going anywhere, especially Post-Yee'gate is negligible.

She's just throwing one of her... Tantrums again knowing she's not going to get what she wants and she's kicking and screaming about it. :)

durandal
04-08-2014, 12:46 AM
Text of letter:

" The President

The White House

Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

During your State of the Union address, you stated that you want to make 2014 a “year of action.” We write to urge you to take immediate action to address the significant number of assault weapons that are being imported into the United States in contravention of federal law. We respectfully request that you take steps to ensure that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) fully enforces the ban on the importation of these military-style firearms.

A provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968, codified at 18 U.S.C. 925(d)(3), prohibits the importation of firearms that are not “generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” In recent years, however, importers of firearms have taken advantage of ATF’s interpretation of the “sporting purposes” test to evade the import ban. In 1998, the Department of the Treasury — which then housed ATF — issued guidance that interpreted the import ban to prohibit only semiautomatic rifles that use magazines originally designed for a military rifle. Many semiautomatic firearms on the market today do not have a military origin but are modeled closely after military firearms. These military-style firearms are not prohibited under the current import ban, even though they are functionally equivalent to prohibited rifles with a military origin. In addition, the Treasury Department’s 1998 guidance allows foreign-made firearms to be imported into the United States without military features, even though these firearms have the capacity to fire multiple times in quick succession without the need to reload and can easily have military features attached.

As a result of the Treasury Department’s unnecessarily restrictive interpretation of the sporting purposes test, imports of military-style weapons have increased dramatically in recent years, helping to fuel deadly gun violence along the Southwest border and in neighboring Mexico. According to data obtained from the Commerce Department and the International Trade Commission and analyzed by The Center for Public Integrity, 2.96 million rifles and handguns were imported into the United States in 2009, more than double the 1.32 million firearms imported in 2005. In January of this year, Russia’s Kalashnikov gun maker announced that it plans to sell in the United States up to 200,000 rifles and shotguns, many of which are designed after the Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle. An analysis by the Violence Policy Center found that more than 700 Romanian AK-47 variant rifles were identified in 134 federal gun trafficking prosecutions involving illegal smuggling from the United States to Mexico and other Latin American countries.

For example, one imported Romanian AK firearm, the WASR-10, was carefully designed to exploit the sporting purposes test and has become a favorite of the gun traffickers that profit by arming Mexican drug trafficking organizations. The importer of the WASR-10, Century International Arms, circumvents the import ban by taking the following steps: First, the company imports the inexpensive weapon without any military features, to avoid contravening the ban. Next, the weapon is disassembled, and American-made parts are added, to make the weapon “American-made,” not “foreign-made.” The magazine well is also modified to accept higher capacity ammunition magazines. Finally, assault features — which would be illegal if added to a foreign-made weapon — are added to the now-American-made weapon, rendering the weapon an assault rifle for all practical purposes. The resulting firearm is then sold on the civilian market, either to be used in violent acts here at home or smuggled across the border into Mexico.

WASR-10s have repeatedly been found in the arsenals of top drug kingpins and their associates. For example, at least one WASR-10 was used in May 2008 to kill eight police officers in Culiacan, Mexico, a city in the northwestern part of the country. An analysis conducted by The Center for Public Integrity found that, over the last four years, WASR-10 rifles comprised more than 17% of the firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes and successfully traced back to the United States. In all, according to a memorandum by the Council on Foreign Relations published in July 2013, over 70% of the 99,000 weapons recovered by Mexican law enforcement since 2007 were traced to U.S. manufacturers and importers.

We urge ATF to close the loopholes that allow the importation of military-style weapons into the United States. Such an approach should, at a minimum:

Prohibit importation of all semiautomatic rifles that can accept, or be readily converted to accept, a large capacity ammunition magazine of more than 10 rounds, regardless of the military pedigree of the firearm or the configuration of the firearm’s magazine well;
Prohibit semiautomatic rifles with fixed magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds;
Prohibit the importation of the frame or receiver of any prohibited rifle, regardless of whether it is incorporated into a fully manufactured firearm;
Prohibit the practice of importing assault rifles in parts and then constructing the rifles once they are in the United States by adding the requisite number of American-made parts;
Prohibit the use of a “thumbhole” stock as a means to avoid classification of a rifle as an assault rifle; and
Prohibit the importation of assault pistols, in addition to assault rifles.

We urge you to review enforcement of the sporting purposes test and take the necessary regulatory steps to stop the importation of all military-style, non-sporting firearms, and the assembly of those firearms from imported parts. We have endured too many funerals and mourned the loss of too many innocent lives to accept less than full enforcement of the import ban. Thank you for your attention to this important issue."

Warrior King
04-10-2014, 12:43 AM
Text of letter:

An analysis by the Violence Policy Center found that more than 700 Romanian AK-47 variant rifles were identified in 134 federal gun trafficking prosecutions involving illegal smuggling from the United States to Mexico and other Latin American countries.

The resulting firearm is then sold on the civilian market, either to be used in violent acts here at home or smuggled across the border into Mexico.

WASR-10s have repeatedly been found in the arsenals of top drug kingpins and their associates. For example, at least one WASR-10 was used in May 2008 to kill eight police officers in Culiacan, Mexico, a city in the northwestern part of the country. An analysis conducted by The Center for Public Integrity found that, over the last four years, WASR-10 rifles comprised more than 17% of the firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes and successfully traced back to the United States. In all, according to a memorandum by the Council on Foreign Relations published in July 2013, over 70% of the 99,000 weapons recovered by Mexican law enforcement since 2007 were traced to U.S. manufacturers and importers.



Nice of her to try take away our choices because of what happens in Mexico.

Gutz
04-10-2014, 12:48 AM
Nice of her to try take away our choices because of what happens in Mexico.

I hate this ***** so bad. I thought her boy, Eric Holder, gave those thugs those WASRs... :mad:

SURVIVOR619
04-10-2014, 7:19 AM
All of you WASR owners must be drug kingpins... The horror!

teg33
04-10-2014, 7:24 AM
How to make Deuchbag Feinstein retire? She's getting too old to be US Senator

ddestruel
04-10-2014, 7:49 AM
her husbands company or someone else close to her makes more money from this that usually the only motivator.

Warrior King
04-10-2014, 8:25 AM
I hate this ***** so bad. I thought her boy, Eric Holder, gave those thugs those WASRs... :mad:

Yes good point no mention of fast and furious in her petition.

j-shot
04-10-2014, 8:54 AM
She's a two faced lying bizatch

kcheung2
04-10-2014, 9:50 AM
Any time I read anything about her my blood pressure goes up. She's bad for my health; the FDA, AMA, & NIH should recommend banning her.

Nick Justice
04-10-2014, 10:06 AM
Nice of her to try take away our choices because of what happens in Mexico.

Maybe Mexico should pass some gun control... oh, wait...never mind.

Ford8N
04-10-2014, 2:43 PM
Cry all you want, The majority of California voters support her.

sarabellum
04-14-2014, 11:16 PM
WASR-10s have repeatedly been found in the arsenals of top drug kingpins and their associates. For example, at least one WASR-10 was used in May 2008 to kill eight police officers in Culiacan, Mexico, a city in the northwestern part of the country. An analysis conducted by The Center for Public Integrity found that, over the last four years, WASR-10 rifles comprised more than 17% of the firearms recovered at Mexican crime scenes and successfully traced back to the United States. In all, according to a memorandum by the Council on Foreign Relations published in July 2013, over 70% of the 99,000 weapons recovered by Mexican law enforcement since 2007 were traced to U.S. manufacturers and importers.

Where is her evidence for these contentions? The weapons used in Mexico's drug wars are those used by drug trafficking military and police. The civil factions within the PRI and PAN engaged in the narco civil war obtain their weapons from the former Central American (http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=14091&ArticleId=390473) conflict zones- brought to you by the makers of Iran- Contra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran%E2%80%93Contra_affair).

The narco dollars are laundered by major US Banks (http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/mexico/etc/cron.html)and corporations. It wouldn't be the first time that the US manipulated all sides of conflicts within its Mexican colony (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_involvement_in_the_Mexican_Revolutio n); it has a financial interest in doing so.

valley82
04-15-2014, 12:14 AM
Cry all you want, The majority of California voters support her.

Makes me glad I listened to my father and bought property out of state.

Ford8N
04-15-2014, 5:49 AM
Makes me glad I listened to my father and bought property out of state.

Very wise man :patriot: