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Feinstein’s Letter to the Prez: Ban Imported “Assault Rifles, Pistols”
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Quote:The President
The White House
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Mr. President:

During your State of the Union address, you stated that you want to make 2014 a “year of action.”

We write to urge you to take immediate action to address the significant number of assault weapons that are being imported into the United States in contravention of federal law.

We respectfully request that you take steps to ensure that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) fully enforces the ban on the importation of these military-style firearms . . .


A provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 925(d)(3), prohibits the importation of firearms that are not “generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” In recent years, however, importers of firearms have taken advantage of ATF’s interpretation of the “sporting purposes” test to evade the import ban.

In 1998, the Department of the Treasury — which then housed ATF — issued guidance that interpreted the import ban to prohibit only semiautomatic rifles that use magazines originally designed for a military rifle.

Many semiautomatic firearms on the market today do not have a military origin but are modeled closely after military firearms. These military-style firearms are not prohibited under the current import ban, even though they are functionally equivalent to prohibited rifles with a military origin.

In addition, the Treasury Department’s 1998 guidance allows foreign-made firearms to be imported into the United States without military features, even though these firearms have the capacity to fire multiple times in quick succession without the need to reload and can easily have military features attached.

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It's the "BILL OF RIGHTS" not the bill of "needs"
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Unless we sweep these psychopaths out of power, we ARE GOING to lose our gun rights.
Either bit by bit or one big swoop.
Please one and all get politically super active starting in November. It's our ONLY protection from bloodshed.
Once they get it, they will use the power of government to keep it. Nothing we can do about Feinwench but we must keep them from getting a foothold in PA.
"In 4 more OMao years you won't like how America looks....I guarantee it."
“When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty.” -- Thomas Jefferson
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#3
I'm pretty sure it's already illegal to import "assault rifles" under 922r.
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She is the poster-child for postnatal abortion.
NRA Life Member, NRA Certified Instructor:  HFS, Pistol, Rifle, PPIH,PPOH
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Admit nothing.  Deny everything. Demand proof.
If we lie to the government, it's a crime. If the government lies to the people, it's called politics.
Paying for welfare is slavery.
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Long past time to remove all language that states "sporting purposes".
The Second Amendment does not GIVE us the right. It tells the gov they can not infringe our right.
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Long past time to remove the import ban altogether. Though if they move forward more jobs and more firearms built here.
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ExcelToExcel;138892 Wrote:...Though if they move forward more jobs and more firearms built here.

Don't let the government choose winners and losers, let the free market decide.
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Nice that a legislator is asking the executive branch to legislate. Maybe she should just retire if she doesn't feel her job is needed anymore.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Ten*K;138902 Wrote:Nice that a legislator is asking the executive branch to legislate. Maybe she should just retire if she doesn't feel her job is needed anymore.

She's there because she wants her will enacted on the people, not the other way around.

Having the president sign something into law is not incompatible with her not being able to get it done on her own, the goal is to get what she wants done period.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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Another solution is to repeal the 17th Amendment and make Senators accountable to the state legislatures and then they'd stop being insufferable douche nozzles that do whatever the fuck they want.
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