Thursday, January 24, 2013

Where's the bill, Ms. Feinstein?

It looks like the senator from California again shows she's highly dependent on a compliant media and low information voters as she pushes forward with a proposed ban on assault weapons.

Senator Dianne Feinstein had a news conference earlier this today to say her proposed legislation has been introduced. She even had a list of weapons to be banned printed and handed out to journalists present.

But where's the text of the bill? It's apparently not yet listed at Were copies given to the media so that they might ask intelligent questions about the bill? Or was the senator more interested in spreading some spin, and displaying some gun hardware for journalists to photograph and then fret about later on TV?

Are there elements of the bill that would expand definitions, and subject other firearms to ban or licensing provisions?

The legislative push for gun control is shaping up a lot like the legislative push for health care reform. Politicians said one thing back then, but wrote something that took things in ways other than advertised.

Unfortunately, low information media and voters didn't learn from the heath care experience, and still don't hold the politicians responsible. So I expect similar games intended not to inform, but to herd the sheeple, to repeat under the guise of what's claimed to be action aimed at reducing gun violence.

If anyone has link to the full bill, I'd love to see it. And no, I'm not talking about Feinstein's prepared talking points. I want to see the actual bill.

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