You get it, right? Dianne Feinstein doesn’t like guns. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say, “Yes Dianne, we get it.” Feinstein has a history with guns. You see, she became mayor of San Francisco when Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone were murdered by city supervisor Dan White. This is a point that Feinstein uses to leverage her position on guns into being somehow more moral than that of gun rights advocates.
Yesterday, Sen. Ted Cruz asked her if she would be as quick to circumvent the First and Fourth Amendments as she is to gut the Second. Her response [emphasis added]:
“I’m not a sixth grader,” said responded. “Senator, I’ve been on this committee for 20 years. I was a mayor for nine years. I walked in, I saw people shot. I’ve looked at bodies that have been shot with these weapons. I’ve seen the bullets that implode. In Sandy Hook, youngsters were dismembered. Look, there are other weapons.”
“I’ve been up — I’m not a lawyer, but after 20 years I’ve been up close and personal to the Constitution. I have great respect for it. This doesn’t mean that weapons of war and the Heller decision clearly points out three exceptions, two of which are pertinent here.”
Feinstein is saying that she saw Milk and Moscone’s bodies, and that is at least half true. She is the one who discovered Milk’s body, and she might have seen Moscone’s. However, she goes on to imply that they were killed with “these weapons”, which is complete bull. Dan White, who murdered Milk and Moscone, used a revolver, the one weapon type that Feinstein is doing nothing about.
Now, I’ll admit it’s possible she’s talking about different bodies, but there’s nothing there to indicate that.
However, it’s also time to quit acting like she’s the only person to have witnessed violence. In fact, Dr. Suzanne Hupp has as well. She was dining with her parents in Lubby’s Diner in Killeen, Tx when a madman rammed the diner and began to kill people. Two of those were Hupp’s parents.
Hupp, who had a carry permit, had left her gun in the car in accordance with Texas state law.
This is someone who actually witnessed the violence, and owned the means to end it before two of the most important people in her life were gunned down before her eyes, but was disarmed by the laws of the land. The irony is that had she broken the law, her parents would have survived that day.
So, pardon me for being less than sympathetic that Dianne Feinstein saw bodies of two political colleagues when Hupp witnessed the murder of two family members.
Time and time again, Feinstein uses her experiences back in San Francisco and how she became mayor as the grounds for being justified in attacking the constitutional rights of law abiding Americans. It doesn’t. As one of millions of Americans who has drawn a gun in defense of his life, I’m deeply offended that she sees my rights as being so cheaply disposed of.
For the record, I used a semiautomatic handgun when I defended myself. Feinstein’s law treats these pistols as the same as an AR or AK…and if it passes, treats them the same as a M-2 .50 caliber machine gun.
Honestly, bad things can happen, but does Feinstein really think that a law against assault weapons would have stopped Dan White from using his .38 revolver to kill two political opponents? She should know better anyways. After all, it’s been reported that she owned the exact same model of firearm…yet miraculously killed no one.
Makes you wonder, doesn’t it?