BY JIM KOURI
U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Sunday, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” program, said she is going full-steam-ahead on proposing a ban on assault weapons in the Senate. Also, a similar bill will also be proposed by Democrats in the House of Representatives, said Feinstein, noting the goal of her proposal is to “dry up the supply of these weapons over time.” Ironically, on other Sunday morning news shows, Democrats defended President Barack Obama’s gift of F-16 fighter jets and Abrams tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood-run Egypt.
Feinstein, a California Democrat, had originally made, what her opponents called, her “gun-grab announcement” in an event at the Capitol during which she said Reps. Carolyn McCarthy of New York and Ed Perlmutter of Colorado — both Democrats — are proposing a similar legislation in the House.
“We should be outraged at how easy it is for mass shooters to get hold of semi-automatic weapons or large-capacity magazines used in past shooting rampages, said Feinstein
Feinstein’s legislation would ban the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of more than 100 specialty firearms and certain semi- automatic rifles, as well as limiting magazines to 10 rounds or less.
The restrictions would not be retroactive and therefore would not apply to guns owned before enactment of her law. Feinstein noted her proposal exempts from the ban more than 2,000 models used for hunting or sporting purposes.
Feinstein’s proposal considered part of the White House attempts to stop gun violence. But it’s opposed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Americans who say they don’t trust a government so intent on incremental disarmament.
The NRA stated, “Senator Feinstein has been trying to ban guns from law-abiding citizens for decades.”
Members of the alleged leftist U.S. media are not optimistic on the prospects of Feinstein ‘s proposal in the Senate. Feinstein herself acknowledged that enacting a ban was “really an uphill road.”
On Sunday, Democrat politicians also confirmed the shipment of U.S.-built fighter planes to Egypt, in spite of national unrest in that Muslim Brotherhood-run nation.
The irony appeared to be lost on news anchors on Sunday: that sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given for free to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a longtime U.S. ally. At the same time, Obama and his minions are attempting to disarm American citizens.
“Why is this insanity going unnoticed by supposedly intelligent newsmen and newswomen? We are giving state-of-the-art warplanes and tanks to members of a radical Islamist group while attempting to reduce the number of firearms possessed by law-abiding American citizens,” said political consultant Mike Baker.
Critics, including several in Congress, say it doesn’t make sense to follow through with the arms package, given that new Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, elected last summer, has given decidedly mixed signals about relations with the U.S. While he has toned down his rhetoric since his election, in 2010 — the same year the aid package was struck — Morsi attacked Obama for supporting Israel.
“One American president after another — and most recently, that Obama — talks about American guarantees for the safety of the Zionists in Palestine,” Morsi, then a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, said on Egyptian television in reaction to Obama’s 2009 speech in Cairo.
“[Obama] was very clear when he uttered his empty words on the land of Egypt. He uttered many lies, of which he couldn’t have fulfilled a single word, even if he were sincere — which he is not,” Morsi said.
The Moral Liberal Contributing Editor, Jim Kouri, CPP, is the fifth Vice President and Public Information Officer of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country. Contact Jim.