Feinstein's Bill Would Curb Ammo Imports


Feinstein entered the U.S. Senate in 1992 (elected to fill the remaining term when Pete Wilson left to be California Governor) and was re-elected in 1994.


From the Gun Owner's of America C-span coverage comes this quote:

The following comments were made by U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) during U.S. Senate hearings on terrorism held in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 1995:



"Because less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. ... I was very lucky. But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home."


"And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because thatís what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."


[During her comments at this hearing Sen. Feinstein made no disavowal of carrying a concealed weapon or of people arming themselves as she has done (and presumably still does) in California.]


I find this interesting from a member of (HCI) Handgun Control Inc. But then politicians as a rule seem to feel that they can do whatever they want because they know best. They count on us to not remembering what they have said and done in the past only that their opponent is worst than they are; don't be fooled, demand accountability.


Speaking of California don't forget Boxer who is just as bad as Feinstein and only seemed to win the election because she swayed the voters into thinking that her opponent was worst than she was. We need to demand the best from our representatives not who is the least of two evils.



Feinstein's Bill Would Curb Ammo Imports



U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation that would stop millions of rounds of

ammunition from being imported into the United States each year, the San Francisco Chronicle

reported March 10.

"We have stopped the flow of these clips from domestic manufacturers -- it is only common sense

that we must now stop the flow from foreign manufacturers as well," Feinstein said.


In 1994, Congress passed a ban on the sale of ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds, but included a loophole that allows the sale of magazines manufactured prior to 1994. However, foreign arms companies are not required to date their ammunition -- as U.S. firms are -- and Feinstein said 128 million rounds of ammunition have been imported since the ban took effect.


Feinstein said the loophole makes it difficult for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to enforce the ban, and her legislation would tighten the restriction on large-capacity magazines. "It is now four years after the ban went into effect," Feinstein said, "more than enough

time to use up any clips manufactured prior to the legislation."


A companion bill in the House of Representatives is being sponsored by Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo

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