When writing anti-gun legislation, prudent politicians will always keep the personal wants, needs and safety of themselves and the people who protect them first in mind by exempting themselves from their terrible ideas. Such is the case with Dianne Feinstein’s “assault weapons ban” bill:

Finally, the bill includes a number of exemptions: It exempts more than 2,200 hunting and sporting weapons; any gun manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action; any weapons used by government officials and law enforcement; and any weapons legally owned as of the date of the bill’s enactment.

Why the need to exempt government officials? Hasn’t Feinstein heard that the best weapon for personal protection is the ol’ double barrel shotgun, which isn’t on the list of guns specified in the legislation?

Speaking of hypocrites, the Daily Caller had a flashback to 1986 about a former bodyguard for one of the biggest gun control proponents ever to stumble down the halls of Congress — Ted Kennedy:

“Sen. Edward Kennedy’s private bodyguard, hired for a trip to South America, was arrested last week when he arrived at the Capitol with two submachine guns and ammunition, officials said Tuesday,” according to UPI.

“The bodyguard was identified as Charles Stein, 47, a former police officer in San Fernando, Calif., who has worked for the Massachusetts Democrat in the past, providing security on overseas trips. He was released on his own recognizance after appearing in court,” according to UPI.
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“Police, however, confiscated the two submachine guns — an Italian Beretta and an Israeli Uzi — and 146 rounds of ammunition. They also detained Stein, charging him with possession of weapons without a license. … The Washington Post quoted a source who said of the weapons, ‘We’re talking a small army,’” according to UPI.

It’s okay though, because Ted was a government official and their lives are far more valuable and worth defending than yours or mine. They tell us that every day. It’s as true today as it was in 1986.

Comments

33 Responses to “Naturally: Dianne Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Exempts People Like… Dianne Feinstein”

  1. jeffythequick on January 25th, 2013 1:45 pm

    Progressives use reliance on experts, subverting their own, and others' sense, common or otherwise.

    The same is true with their actions: You aren't capable to handle a weapon, but I am. Therefore, you should not have one, and I have the power to make it illegal for you to do so.

    We really need to hit the reset switch on this country.

  2. JetHeadJoe on January 25th, 2013 1:54 pm

    Interesting…it appears that we now have royalty instead of politicians. If we took away Princess Dianne's crown, can we take away her weapons, too? Evidently, gun ownership is now a privilege (for the priviledged few) and not a right.

  3. patrick on January 25th, 2013 3:02 pm

    Yes, the congress has always come first ahead of the people they serve. These are the same congressmen who treat themselves like royalty.Congressmen who voted for Obamasocialistcare, and then gave themselves e a health insurance program at no charge with the best DR.s and hospitals in the world when they demand it.

    The same congressmen who voted for the draconian Asset Forfeiture Law, allowing law enforcement to seize property without cause, are the same ones who are exempt from these laws. A senator who deals cocaine out of his house can't have his house taken, But, if you and I were to piss a member of congress off, they can sic the DHS and Holder on us and take our property. Everything: house, bank accounts, stocks. etc.

    Automatic waivers for congress on any fascist bill they pass…

  4. Truesoldier__ on January 25th, 2013 3:25 pm

    O/T…but huge. 3 judge Federal Court of Appeals Panel ruled Obama recess appointments unconstitutional:
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/25/f

  5. Truesoldier__ on January 25th, 2013 3:28 pm

    Just more proof that this has nothing to do with Sandy Hook and everything to do with disarming law abiding citizens.

  6. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2013 3:31 pm

    Kennedy later brushed off the incident explaining; "When one of my staffers interviewed this guy, they said he had lots of Ouzo! I figured it's a long trip and some fortification might be in order?"

    Rahm Emanuel was dropping his children off at a private, armed guard protected school and unavailable for comment.

  7. Truesoldier__ on January 25th, 2013 3:34 pm

    And President obama stated that the exemption was put in place so he could start the recruitment of his civilian force that is as well equipped, funded and trained as the US Military.

  8. Truesoldier__ on January 25th, 2013 3:38 pm

    O/T..Saw this over at Twitchy. It looks like at least some of the Egyptians understand the truth of what is going on:

    Sign in Cairo’s Tahrir Square: ‘Obama you jerk, Muslim Brotherhoods are killing the Egyptians’

  9. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2013 3:51 pm

    Again, taking his cues from Ferdinand Marcos:

    Although PD 1866 remains as the basic law on firearms, it does not define what a firearm is. Neither does its amending law, RA 8294, provide such definition. Instead, the Implementing Rules and Regulations of PD 1866 provide the definition, to wit: a firearm "includes rifles, muskets, carbines, shotguns, revolvers, pistols and all other deadly weapons from which a bullet, ball, shot, shell or other missile may be discharged by means of gunpowder or other explosives. The term also includes air rifles and air pistols not classified as toys under the provisions of Executive Order No. 712 dated 28 July 1981. The barrel of any firearm shall be considered a complete firearm."

  10. Marshall_Will on January 25th, 2013 3:56 pm

    Pre-condition to establishing Martial Law:

    "General Order No. 6 – No person shall keep, possess or carry outside of his residence any firearm unless such person is duly authorized to keep, possess or carry any such Philippines except to those who are being sent abroad in the service of the Philippines."

  11. jeffythequick on January 25th, 2013 4:55 pm

    Whoa! You mean appointing people while the Senate is not in recess is unconstitutional?

    Where is that written?

    Oh yeah, in Article II of the Constitution…

  12. jeffythequick on January 25th, 2013 4:56 pm

    A drone will take care of this guy, real soon now.

    Errorist threat, doncha know…

  13. jeffythequick on January 25th, 2013 4:57 pm

    Yeah, you don't need to hunt. You can get meat at the store…

  14. jeffythequick on January 25th, 2013 9:18 pm

    Hey, you don't hunt in your house. It's silly that you need that gun, and only nuts are silly, so you're crazy to have a gun, and since you're crazy, that means you're a menace, especially with a gun, so we need to take it away.

    -some politician, 2024, one last click of the ratchet

  15. Skip on January 26th, 2013 12:12 am

    Doug,

    Unless I am reading this in the wrong context you say in the second paragraph — and any weapons legally owned as of the date of the bill’s enactment.

    You are not quoting from Feinstein's bill are you? I have followed it and posted about it numerous times this week…she has stated that no semi-automatic guns will be 'grandfathered'.

    The part which bothers me is that she wants to have a national gun registry of all gun owners…this will only be the law-abiding owners. Of course no new laws will affect the criminals.

    Also anyone who has a semi-auto with more than a 10 round magazine capacity will be illetal. She has been going for guns for at least 20 years…the shooting at Sandy Hook was the perfect time to propose her bill…Obama woiuld not touch it during his first term but now he has nothiing to lose.

    I do not believe this will pass Congress and many Dems want to be reelected in 2014. There are 20 Dem Senators up for election in 2014

  16. Dale on January 26th, 2013 12:15 am

    I have to say, at least the Democrats are consistent. They pass laws that apply to everyone except themselves. Does Obamacare come to mind?

  17. Skip on January 26th, 2013 12:16 am

    Skip sais…sorry for the typos expecially in the last paragraph…"will pass should have read "will not pass".

  18. Truesoldier__ on January 26th, 2013 12:45 am

    And in more good news. Another Federal Judge has ruled that 10 ICE agents and officers have standing to challenge in Federal court the so-called Morton Memo on prosecutorial discretion and the DREAM directive on deferred action. The agents filed their complaint in October, charging that unconstitutional and illegal directives from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton order the agents to violate federal laws or face adverse employment actions.

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    The bodyguard was identified as Charles Stein, 47, a former police officer in San Fernando, Calif., who has worked for the Massachusetts Democrat in the past, providing security on overseas trips

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