California quote

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  1. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Subject: Quote of the day!

    Quote of the day by Dianne Feinstein..........

    Dianne Feinstein: "All vets are mentally ill in some way and government should prevent them from owning firearms."

    Yep, - she really said it on Thursday in a meeting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee... and the quote below from the LA Times is priceless. Sometimes even the L.A. Times gets it right.

    Kurt Nimmo: "Senator Feinstein insults all U.S. Veterans as she flays about in a vain attempt to save her anti-firearms bill."

    Quote of the Day from the Los Angeles Times:

    "Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state, including Maine, even comes close. When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we're Number One. There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth.'

    The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab. You don't know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words."

    Columnist Burt Prelutsky,
    Los Angeles Times

    Be sure to forward this to all of the “mentally ill” vets you know.
     
  2. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    I searched LA Times on-line and can find nothing about this, and also searched on snopes.com and they say it is false. I am not arguing against this but if you can provide something to substantiate the authenticity of the above post I would appreciate seeing it. If this is true I would like to send it to e-mail friends.
     
  3. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    The same story has been going around various forums since August of last year. I can't find one credible news release that supports the statements, but I only looked for about 1 minute.
     
  4. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    It was the first time i saw it and didn't do any research on authenticity. Maybe I jumped the gun:D
     
  5. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Q: Did Sen. Dianne Feinstein say all military veterans are mentally ill and should not be allowed to own guns?
    A: No. She said veterans should not be exempt from her proposed assault weapons ban, citing post-traumatic stress disorder as a concern. She did not say all veterans suffer from PTSD or that all veterans should not own guns.

    FULL QUESTION
    Did Dianne Feinstein really say all veterans are mentally ill and should not be allowed to own guns? The quote was supposed to have occurred in a Senate committee meeting.
    FULL ANSWER
    This claim — which has gone viral — grossly distorts what Feinstein actually said at a March 7 Senate hearing on her legislation, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013.
    At the hearing, Sen. John Cornyn of Texas offered an amendment that would have exempted military veterans from the assault weapons ban. The bill provides very few exceptions for individuals. As we’ve written before, the bill exempts active military members and law enforcement. It also provides an exemption, in some cases, for retired law enforcement officials. The legislation says that if a law enforcement agency sells or transfers a semiautomatic weapon on the prohibited list to an officer upon retirement or if that officer had such a weapon for “official use before such retirement” then the retired officer can keep the weapon if that person is “retired in good standing” and is “not otherwise prohibited from receiving a firearm, of a semiautomatic weapon.”
    Cornyn argued that if retired police officers can keep their weapons, then military veterans should be able, too. He spoke as if all retired police officers are exempt, but they are not. (The committee’s discussion of Cornyn’s amendment can be found at the 1-hour, 32-minute mark of the C-Span video tape of the bill’s markup.)
    Feinstein, a California Democrat, noted that there was no exemption for military veterans in the assault weapons ban that was enacted in 1994 as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. That ban expired in 2004. She then went on to discuss her concerns for providing an exemption for military veterans.
     
  6. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    My bad with help from the internet:)