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January 24th, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Personal mission to ban assault weapons

Sen. Dianne Feinstein gets personal with CNN's Dana Bash on why she's gunning to ban assault-style weapons.


Filed under: Dianne Feinstein • Guns
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  1. Phil, Philadelphia

    The answer is clearly not to do nothing about guns. Alot needs to be said and done about guns purchased at gunshows and sold in cities where crimes are committed and the gunshow purchaser is not traced or punished. Where are these guns comming from in the city....."The hoods" surely aren't manufacturing these weapons. Magazine clips, certain weapons have no place in a civil society....it's not about law abiding citizens being aloud to have access because columbine, Newtown, laughter, All got their weapons from Law Abiding citizens which the citizens should not have had those weapons in the first place and the "mentally I'll" would not have had access. Sometimes we all have to make sacrifices for the good of the whole.

    February 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm |
  2. mike

    Good day, first I would like to say that my heart is saddened deeply why all the murders of young children nowadays by guns and that I am sure that the American people do care a lot about what happens to our children. But people also have to realize that more and more people are getting killed in car accidents by texting, drunk drivers, then by shootings. I just wish CNN and all the other news channels would also look into this more deeper and deeper than what the government is trying to push on to the people about being able to protect themselves and their families with guns. And yes I do understand why you all are trying for this is a tragedy to loose our future in United States by people. Killing his children. They are our hope they are our future and I understand this deeply. But there are other problems in this world that also need to be fixed. And just to show you how well our government is working to help people here in the states. The government now just in federal taxes is taking out over 50% of my paycheck each and every week. And they are still not looking into our healthcare system. And this is just how it is working. I myself was told because I have arthritis in my lungs that I need medical insurance to cover this. And with the government taking out all of this money. I cannot afford it. I cannot afford to go to a doctor or to the hospital or to be treated for any of this. I was basically told that I might as well just layover and I which is going to happen within a short period of time. And I personally think it's rather stupid because I cannot afford health care anymore that our government fines us for not having healthcare insurance to help with this. So do you also think it's fair that people in these situations should just die because our government says that they will do nothing to help us and let the lobbyist such as insurance companies and drug makers can control who shall live and who shall die in our government don't care about it. I don't see our government working for pushing the issue on how to resolve these problems but yet they feel that it is more important to take away the Second Amendment in our Constitution to satisfy their own needs in order to put the United States under martial law. I just wish all you news reporters what actually stand up and quit being controlled by the government on what to say and what to tell the people about the true facts on all of these issues that are going on in the Senate and in Congress. I've never seen CNN or other news channels ever report on Barack Obama's true name and why he changed it. And how can a non-US born citizen be our president? I don't know. My personal opinion is. I will not surrender my guns to the government at all to me. It don't matter anymore.

    February 1, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  3. Warren

    This a.m., a father of a Newtown child that was killed made a compassionate comment or two that everybody knows is right, but stubborn gun lobbyists (and generally, a lot of the American public) may never understand. He mentioned that "we don't live in the wild west" and it's true. The U.S. is supposed to be a peace loving nation. Hardly is ever heard of things such as how people in the middle east are blowing each other up. Then, why is it necessary for the general public to possess semi-automatic weapons? What is more important here? Your right to bear arms? Or the lives of your children, brothers, sisters, friends? This gentleman just lost his only son to a gun!!!

    January 30, 2013 at 11:41 am |
    • mike

      hi what people have to understand is that people can build large clips for any gus they want to. and what people all so should understand is when the government they took a way the right of the parents and the rights for schools to be able to punish their children for such things as playing with a gun or knife etc. etc. that was the start of all of this trouble. Now, once we allow the government to dictate what type of weapons we may have our own protection for our families or for recreational use. The government is going to take and turnaround and declare that we are not allowed dad anything bigger than a BB gun. Now if the government bans on assault weapons, people should also tell all law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, CIA, DEA, etc. etc. they should also have to surrender all automatic weapons and military style weapons also. And I feel that these background checks that they are inquiring about is good to a point but it also has its faults if you are a person who gets a speeding ticket in your vehicle for more than 10 miles an hour or at a faster speed that is considered a felony. So if you get a felony for driving this opens up the door for the government to come on in and take all your weapons saying that you are not allowed to have them. Now I just wish that the people would wake up and see what is going on in our country. Like I said my uncle was a senator for umpteen years and we both enjoyed guns when I was a young kid and he could see problems arising in the government way back then. The government wants to take away our right to bear arms for the simple fact is that the government is good and declare martial law in United States. I watched the movie, Obama 2014, and Obama 2016 and you don't see anybody bringing this up on how they are trying to get our weapons from us. They are using our children as a tool to make United States feel that all people should give up their freedom to own a weapon. And once they doing that they don't have to worry about anything else

      January 31, 2013 at 8:53 pm |
  4. mike

    wolf my uncle was a senator for many many years.. One thing I remember is that when I was a kid he had told me to never trust a politician. Politicians are only out to put more money in their pocket and for their own agenda. Politicians do not care about the public well-being or anything else but themselves. I would like to say that I could take and straighten out our country within a 4 year term just like the president can instead of selling our country off piece by piece and screwing up everybody else's life. The way that their politicians are going now I can see the United States had an revolution within the next couple years and this is why our government is pushing to take away all of our guns and rights and to put us on underneath. Martial law.

    January 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm |

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