Liberal dipshit Dianne Feinstein is calling for law-abiding citizens who own semi-automatic rifles to be forced to register their firearms under the National Firearms Act ($200 TAX on each firearm sold/transferred) because she is a know-nothing liberal gun control fanatic (except when it’s to protect her liberal ass). At the 40 second mark in this video (unable to embedded) Feinstein blatantly lies by stating:
“SINCE THERE ARE NOW DEVICES TO LEGALLY MAKE THEM AUTOMATIC, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT IS PRUDENT TO PLACE THEM UNDER THE FEDERAL FIREARMS ACT.”
It is ILLEGAL to own automatic weapons (unless you go through registration with BATF and obtain a Federal Firearms License) and ILLEGAL to turn them into automatics through machining. For those who don’t know the difference between an automatic-fire weapon and a semi-automatic, let me explain. An automatic sprays bullets and continues to fire until the bullets run out. A semi-automatic fires a single bullet with each squeeze of the trigger. All hunting/target shooting/self-defense rifles used in the US are semi-automatic.
The Gun Control Act of 1986 (Firearm Owners Protection Act) does not allowed citizens to posses fully automatic weapons unless they were manufactured prior to 1986. The weapons manufactured before 1986 are “Grandfathered” meaning they can still be LEGALLY transferred through a licensed/bonded Class III NFA Weapons Dealer. NO fully automatic weapons made after 1968 are legal for civilians to own or possess. (Translation: without government approval a private citizen can’t own an automatic “machine gun”)
Liberals want the groupthinkers to believe these weapons, simply because they look like military-style weapons, are machine guns. None of the guns used in any US school massacres were fully-automatics (machine guns are liberals call them). All handguns and rifles in law-abiding citizens hands are semi-automatic and liberals are attempting to blur the lines. Some are already calling for the confiscation of semi-automatics so those will be next on the list.
Gun control fanatics, from Hitler to Mao to Stalin, all used lies and propaganda to confiscate guns. The current crop of liberal gun grabbers are doing the same things.