COMMENTARY | California Senator Dianne Feinstein told the MSNBC viewing audience that gun owners keep semi-automatic weapons for their “personal pleasure.” Although American gun owners may get a pleasurable feeling knowing they have the tools necessary to protect their families, the liberal Senator once again misses the point of the Second Amendment debate.
During the same segment, Senator Feinstein stated that semi-automatic rifles do not belong on the “streets of our cities.” It is naïve to think that a new gun ban would actually take guns off the street. Chicago has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation, and remains one of the most dangerous cities to call home.
The last gun ban did not prevent the Columbine tragedy, there is no reason to believe that a new gun control law would fare any better. Those who already own semi-automatic weapons would get to keep them. It is not difficult to legally purchase parts of such guns online and assemble your own weapon. Drug laws have not stopped the flow of illegal substances and drinking laws do not prevent underage college students from getting hammered on the weekend.
Dianne Feinstein had this to say about semi-automatic weapons during the Monday interview:
“We will make the case that these weapons do not belong on the streets of our cities. I recognize it’s an uphill battle. But I also know that these events are going to continue and America has to step up. The mothers, the women, the men of America have to make a decision as to whether their personal pleasure is more important than the general welfare.”
A multitude of mothers and fathers in America are standing up to support the general welfare of their families and communities – that is why they do not support a new gun ban.
Do you support the Second Amendment and oppose a new gun ban?
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