I have not read Senator Dianne Feinstein’s proposed “gun control bill” in its entirety but have seen all the salient points as shown on every news media outlet in the past couple of days.
I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for a decade or so and have met the good Senator once or twice. She appeared to be a truly nice person, a believer (as much as any true politician can be), and every inch a politician.
I even voted for her once because the Republican Party favored son made David Duke, former Gand Dragon of the Knights of the Klu Klux Klan (KKK) look like a bleeding-heart liberal.
I heard a sound bite from Ms. Feinstein in which she assured America that nobody’s guns were going to be taken away and other such drivel and it got me to thinking.
I have seen every episode of all the Law and Order programs at least once and the “Special Victims” program is often too dark for me to deal with; perhaps because in recent times I have sometimes felt like a “special victim” of our government.
In that “Law and Order / Special Victims” series the line: “There was no penetration so there was no rape.” is used from time to time.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution states:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
So as I understand Ms. Feinstein’s proposal, she will let things be as they are, but not allow the continuation of things as they are into the future.
In my way of thinking, what Ms. Feinstein is proposing infringes on the rights of my grand children who are not yet old enough to handle a firearm. Our family tradition is that a child’s ninth birthday produces their first rifle - male or female. And they are trained in the use, care, and safety of firearms over the next few months. So it was for me and so it was for my daughter and my sons.
Ms. Feinstein may be suggesting “only a small penetration” but as Detective Benson says: “Any penetration constitutes rape”. And Ms. FeinStein is suggesting a (further) rape of our constitutional rights.
I urge all Americans, of every political persuasion to “Cry Rape”, loud and often to inform your representatives that anyone who supports Ms. Feinstein’s bill will be remembered in the most egregious way possible - voting them out of office.
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
George Washington, 1790
"Any man who thinks he can be happy and Prosperous by letting the US Government Officials take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian."