“Let the record show: that you can be a United States Senator for 21 years, you can be 79 years old, you can be the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and one of the most recognizable and most widely respected veteran public servants in your nation. But if you are female while you are also all of those other things, men who you defeat in arguments will still respond to you by calling you hysterical and telling you to calm down. They will patronize you and say they 'admire your passion, sweetie,' but of course they only deal in facts, not your silly girly strong feelings. It is inescapable, you can set your watch by it.”—Rachel Maddow, discussing Senator Ted Cruz’s condescending lecture to Senator Dianne Feinstein during a Senate debate on gun control. March 14, 2013.
“I'm not a sixth-grader. 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. ... It's fine you want to lecture me on the Constitution. I appreciate it. Just know I've been here for a long time. I've passed on a number of bills. I've studied the Constitution myself. I am reasonably well-educated, and I thank you for the lecture.”—Sen. Dianne Feinstein • Responding to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who Sen. Feinstein believed was giving her an unrequested/undesired lecture on the U.S. Constitution and the wording used in its creation. The conflict arose during a heated debate between the two on a gun control bill (sponsored by Sen. Feinstein) which would ban the sale and manufacture of more than 150 types of military weapons, and was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday. source
Senator Feinstein: "It's legal to hunt humans," "PTSD...is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War"
In shark-jumping news, Senator Dianne Feinstein has gone full on coo coo, claiming that “It’s legal to hunt humans” with high capacity magazines. Not only that, but she also stated that she believes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is “a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War.” The bizarre statements came during yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her bill to ban “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines.
Here’s video of her statement on gun magazines:
The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that over than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds, and yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the opportunity to take that individual down.
For the record, it takes almost no time to change out a magazine. An experienced marksman can do it in a split second without losing his sights. Not only that, but guns with high capacity magazines have been used time and time again by law-abiding citizens to defend their homes.
Beyond the stupidity from the above statement, she went a step further and said that Veterans should not be exempt from the ban because they might suffer from PTSD, which Feinstein believes to be “a new phenomenon”:
The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.
Feinstein has officially gone off the deep end (if she wasn’t there already). Nobody, and I mean nobody, is advocating “hunting humans,” and it certainly isn’t legal. As far as PTSD goes, I could introduce Feinstein to a few Vietnam vets who would tell her otherwise. Feinsteins comments would be offensive if they were so blatantly stupid.
Senator Dianne Feinstein,
I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
We, the people, deserve better than you.
Cpl, United States Marine Corps
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Do as I say, not as I do: Gov't officials exempt from new gun ban
Dianne Feinstein’s new gun control bill, which targets a large swath of weapons used by thousands, if not millions, of Americans, apparently has exceptions for “government officials”. As far as I know, this term, as defined by the bill, is still unknown to the public as the official text of the bill hasn’t been released.
From the Weekly Standard:
Not everyone will have to abide by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control bill. If the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.
“Mrs. Feinstein’s measure would exempt more than 2,200 types of hunting and sporting rifles; guns manually operated by bolt, pump, lever or slide action; and weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel,” the Washington Times reports.
It’s true that there is nothing new under the sun. Nearly 800 years after the Magna Carta was signed, we still have government leaders exempting themselves from the laws of the land. This is unacceptable. What’s worse is the fact that the sponsor of the bill, Dianne Feinstein, has had a concealed weapons permit in the past and used weapons for protection. She is a hypocrite, plain and simple.
Her motives are not pure. They are to swing the balance of power away from the people and to the government. And if you doubt this, if you think she is simply trying to protect the children from the horrors of automatic weapons, consider what she has said in the past:
“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them . . . Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren’t here.”
Exit thought: Something that shouldn’t be overlooked in this completely ludicrous quote is the fact that, not only is she admitting that she wishes she could ignore passages of the Constitution without amending it, she wants to do it by using the “nuclear option”! How would she not qualify as a tyrant?
Senator Dianne Feinstein: "I felt patronized" by Ted Cruz's "arrogant" question about the Constitution
There is so much irony in this clip, I don’t even know where to begin. Senator Diane Feinstein told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that she “felt patronized’ by Ted Cruz when he questioned her today about how the 2nd Amendment relates to the 1st and 4th Amendments.
Here’s the video:
Now, this is the same woman who says veterans shouldn’t be allowed to have guns because they might have PTSD. This is the same woman who says PTSD is a new phenomenon as a result of the Iraq war. This is the same woman who responded to Ted Cruz by saying, “I’ve been here a long time.”
She feels patronized? Cry me a river!
And arrogant? Her bill would ban the American people from owning certain types of weapons and specifically exempt government employees. That’s arrogance. She rails against the so-called “gender gap” and at the same time pays her female employees less than her male employees. That’s arrogance.
Somewhere the world’s smallest violin is playing for Dianne Feinstein.