Semi-Auto Ban Back In U.S. Senate After July 4th

Feinstein Gun Ban Could Come up in the Senate Next Week

On Tuesday, the Senate is scheduled to begin consideration of legislation to limit class action lawsuits — a prime candidate for so-called liberal “killer amendments,” including the Feinstein amendment to extend the ban on semiautomatic firearms and magazines.

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has threatened to offer her semi-auto ban to any “appropriate” legislative vehicle, and the class action bill is about as “appropriate” as any on the Senate’s legislative schedule.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has, at his disposal, a variety of parliamentary techniques to prevent Feinstein from offering the semiautomatic ban. Back in March, he chose NOT to use these parliamentary maneuvers during the debacle over the ill-fated gun makers’ protection act.

The debate over this pro-gun bill resulted in a free-for-all which led to killer amendments being added to the bill — amendments like the Feinstein gun ban.

GOA is urging Frist to learn from his mistakes and to use his leadership office to insure that the Feinstein amendment is not offered to S. 2062.

America is at a crossroads on the Second Amendment. If the pro-gun community can succeed in killing the extension of the semi-auto ban (due to expire on September 13) we will have inflicted a serious blow on the anti-gun zealots — a blow from which they will not soon recover.

If, on the other hand, Feinstein is successful in forcing her amendment to the president’s desk, Bush has indicated that he will sign the ban — and the pro-gun community will be on the defensive and facing the anti-gunners’ next priority: a comprehensive gun registration scheme.


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