Just in case you thought the Democratic push for a federal ban on assault weapons might die a quiet death in the House, where Republicans hold the majority, now comes Sen. Dianne Feinstein to assure otherwise.
Assault weapons are “personal pleasure[s]” that should not take precedence over the good of the nation,” she said.
“We will make the case that these weapons do not belong on the streets of our cities,” she said, during an MSNBC appearance. “I recognize it’s an uphill battle. … [But] the mothers, the women, the men of American have to make a decision as to whether their personal pleasure is more important than the general welfare.”
She is vowing to continue to fight for the ban, no matter how long the debate takes.
An all-out ban is constitutional, she said, according to a report in PJ Media. And a Judiciary Committee hearing set for Wednesday is packed with witnesses — U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, to name a few — who will be making that same argument, PJ Media adds.
“I intend to fight. I did it once before. If it doesn’t get done right now, be assured I will continue to press the case,” she said, in the context of speaking about gun-control proposals that ban assault weapons, according to a PJ Media report.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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