One set of rules for you, and one for them
First, Michael Bloomberg is one of many politicians who is protected by guns, but does not want you to have the same ability. Reporter Jason Mattera questioned him about this elitist hypocrisy, only to find that his First Amendment rights are just about as shaky as his Second Amendment rights. After being asked for his papers by a NY cop (even though they were in Washington), he was lucky to escape with his liberty.
Second, we have Congress—in the person of the perpetual senator from California, Dianne Feinstein—making rules for you that do not apply to them:
As reported in the Washington Times, “the measure is by far the most ambitious of the number of gun-control bills introduced in the wake of the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month.”
Her bill seeks to reinstate and expand the ban on assault weapons that was first enacted in 1994, but which lapsed in 2004.
It would prohibit semiautomatic pistols that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least one military feature, such as a pistol grip or telescoping. Purchasing the AR-15 Bushmaster rifle, which was used by the shooter in Newtown, would be illegal under the ban.
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.
It would also ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
The Weekly Standard confirms other reports by stating, “if the proposed legislation becomes law, government officials and others will be exempt.”
So what is going on here? People in houses… facing intruders… will be restricted on what they can use to defend themselves, but Feinstein and others won’t?
Here is Senator Feinstein talking about a time when she had a need to defend herself. A right she would now deny to us:
(HT: Women Warriors)
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