Thursday, December 27, 2012

Proposed ban on guns unconstitutional, but who really cares?

In January Diane Feinstein will introduce a bill that would ban the following weapons:
  • 120 specifically-named firearms;
  • Certain other semiautomatic rifles, handguns, shotguns that can accept a detachable magazine and have one or more military characteristics; and
  • Semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds.
The would also require the following:  
  • Requires that grandfathered weapons be registered under the National Firearms Act, to include:
  • Background check of owner and any transferee;
  • Type and serial number of the firearm;
  • Positive identification, including photograph and fingerprint;
  • Certification from local law enforcement of identity and that possession would not violate State or local law; and
  • Dedicated funding for ATF to implement registration.
I have lost confidence that the Senate will see the unconstitutionality in this, and that the Supreme Court will likewise find the unconstitutionality of it.  

For more specifics on the proposed bill click here. Or read what Michael Moor has to say about "Calm down white people, and put away your guns."

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