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View Diary: Dianne Feinstein To Introduce Assault Weapons Ban On First Day Of Congress (307 comments)

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  •  It's a first step (23+ / 0-)

    Nowhere near what we need, but banning assault weapons would at least break the NRA's lockgrip on our national discussion of guns, in the same way that the president's coming victory on the fiscal cliff will break Grover Norquist's lockgrip on our discussion of taxes.

    We need to go much, much further, however.  We need a new Supreme Court willing to determine Heller and McDonald were wrongly decided.  Failing that, we need a constitutional amendment to amend the Second, to make clear that Americans do not have an unrestricted individual right to keep and bear arms.

    Still, I thank Sen. Feinstein for having the courage to do what is right.  I will contact my senators to lobby them to give their support to her initiative.

    When the union's inspiration /Through the workers' blood shall run /There can be no power greater /Anywhere beneath the sun /Solidarity Forever!

    by litho on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 08:47:15 AM PST

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