In case you have been living under a rock a new Assault Weapon Ban is coming down the pipe courtesy of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) with sweeping changes that will shake the 2nd Amendment to its very core. Among those changes are the following:
- Changing criteria from a 2-feature test to a 1-feature setup which greatly expands the list of weapons impacted
- Outlawing every single M4/AR15 type rifle in the entire State of California (via the Bullet-button)
- NFA registration for all grandfathered weapons which will push back NFA approval from a mere 9 months to a multi-year wait at the very least.
- Invalidates ANY transfer of such weapons meaning you cannot leave a weapon to your children
That is just the hi points of the bill from the summary (available here) but rest assured on the first day back in session she will unveil this piece of legislation amid great fanfare by those who without a shadow of a doubt are coming to take away firearms from the average american.
If you are still reading this and haven’t stopped to vomit into a trashcan its important that you begin contacting your congressional counterparts immediately and not just an email via their websites, print out or better yet hand write letters to them demanding they vote against any such legislation and that a vote in favor of it will ensure you vote against them the next time they are up for re-election. Then once you are done with that phone them up and repeat the same message. Hammer at them with emails, calls, facebook posts, twitter messages, anything at all really. Push home the fact that legislation created based on emotions and not logic and reason will not be tolerated, that further erosion of our rights is unacceptable in any way, shape or form.
After you have finished the media blitz aimed at congress I suggest taking a moment or two to review which companies are in support of your rights and which are not, then utilize your dollar vote accordingly and refuse to do business with fair-weather supporters such as Cheaper Than Dirt and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Any business that caves to percieved pressure before the real fight even begins doesn’t deserve my money and as such their outrageous prices (1000$ for 1000 round of M855 for example) can be paid by someone else.