Feinstein Drops Gun Bill Before Police Give Report on Newtown Shooting
The Connecticut State Police report regarding the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School will not be released for "several months," spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said over one week ago.“There is no further information to be released by the Connecticut State Police at this time.”
Despite the lack of information about the Newtown gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, or how he managed to get the weapons from his mother Nancy Lanza, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced an updated version of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban bill to Congress on December 17.
Feinstein's office did not respond to an inquiry as to why she did not wait for a police report to be released with so many facts yet unknown. For example, numerous claims have been made that Mrs. Lanza even attempted to secure her weapons before her son used them to commit mass murder. Newtown Police told Breitbart News that the department could "neither confirm nor deny" that Mrs. Lanza did not at least attempt to secure the guns her son was reported to have used.
Breitbart News' AWR Hawkins points that the Feinstein Assault Weapon Bill is actually a handgun ban.
[T]he details of the ban betray a gun grab that includes semi-automatic pistols that use "a detachable magazine" and have "one military characteristic."
This can only mean that the most popular handguns in the world for both civilian and military use are being targeted. These would include Glocks, Sig Sauers, Smith & Wesson M&Ps, H&K, and Colt, yet would by no means be limited to these handguns alone.
Senator Orrin Hatch (R - UT) told Breitbart News on Thursday to put him "down as someone who supports the second amendment."
"It’s an 'express amendment' of the Constitution. I look at all these provisions that have been conjured out of thin air as constitutional maw," he chided. "Here’s one that’s right there in writing in the original Constitution and it’s been time honored all of our lives and people just want to amend it at will? Give me a break."
"I don’t support this ban because they are not assault rifles," Hatch continued." They are configured to look like them, but they’re regular rifles. I support the second amendment. Frankly, I think this is a complicated situation. First of all, who doesn’t grieve for all the people over the years? Who doesn’t want solutions? It’s not as simple as banning guns that look like assault weapons."
Hatch believes the culture needs to change in terms of violence in video games and movies before any new gun law goes on the books. "We did the Assault Weapon Ban—I think I was chairman of the judiciary committee when that happened. I voted against it, because I didn’t think it would work and it didn’t," he recalled.
"It’s one thing if it would work, but it doesn’t work. The only thing that’s going to work is to change our culture, so that people understand that these weapons are lethal instruments and that they should not be used improperly."