I consider Jim Shepherd one of the more astute observers out there. Given his ties to the shooting industry combined with his experience as VP for news at CNN, when he reports on a “rumor” I tend to listen.
In today’s Shooting Wire, he reports on a meeting that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s legal staff is reported to have had with the FBI and ATF concerning a new assault weapons (sic) ban.
Don’t have the minutes of the meeting (yet), but sources tell me California Senator and longtime gun-hater Dianne Feinstein’s legal staff held meetings on Friday with FTB/ATF legal staff to discuss a new “Assault Weapons Ban” Madame Feinstein would be looking to push through Congress if President Obama wins reelection.
This same “pretty good intelligence” says the items that would lead to a ban would ban pistol grips and “high-capacity” magazines, eliminate any grandfathering and ban sales of “weapons in possession”. I don’t know about you, but if these things come to pass and I’m “in possession” I’m certainly not selling. In fact, the lack of interest in the idea surprised the California liberal’s legal staffers. Apparently, they believe no logical person could possible disagree with them.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t begin (or end) with a rumor, but today and tomorrow aren’t exactly ordinary days. Today is the final day before the general election, and in case you haven’t noticed there are plenty of significant items on ballots across the nation.
I think such efforts would be just the start of bad things coming from the gun prohibitionists if Barack Obama is re-elected president. Obama said in the second debate that he would like to see a new ban on ARs and AKs.
As Jim notes and I would agree, if you haven’t already voted, then postpone what you are doing “short of live saving surgery” and get to the polls tomorrow. Or as they have been saying on Instapundit, this is a broken glass election – drag yourself to the polls and vote for Romney-Ryan even if you have to drag yourself across broken glass.