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July 22, 2014

Elliot Rodger Shooting Prompts Feinstein to Blame NRA ‘Stranglehold’ on Guns

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Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was allowed to own guns, and ripped the NRA’s “stranglehold” on Congress. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Elliot Rodger’s shooting spree had Sen. Dianne Feinstein lamenting the “stranglehold” the NRA has over gun laws.

“The deadly shooting in Isla Vista is heartbreaking,” the California Democrat said Sunday in a statement. “Schools should be places of safety, not where students fear for their lives.”

Feinstein questioned why Elliot Rodger was able to legally obtain and keep his guns.

“We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is receiving therapy and who has had several run-ins with police should be allowed to own multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition. When anyone, no matter their mental health or history, can so easily obtain any gun they want and as many as they want—we must recognize there is a problem.

“Unfortunately the NRA continues to have a stranglehold on Congress, preventing even commonsense measures like universal background checks that have overwhelming support. Americans need to rise up and say enough is enough. Until that happens, we will continue to see these devastating attacks. Shame on us for allowing this to continue.”

Separately, Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., pushed for Congress to pass his mental health legislation in the wake of the Elliot Rodger’s rampage in Isla Vista.

An effort to pass background checks and a package of mental health initiatives was torpedoed by a GOP-led filibuster in the Senate last year.

  • WayneEDay

    I guess Dianne just has to automatically shriek about “universal background checks” even though he legally bought the guns in California (Ranked #1 by the Brady Center in 2011) and passed the background checks. But why pass up a chance to harp on the NRA about it? The State of California even made sure the guns he bought were “safe” so Rodger wouldn’t hurt himself. We won’t even go into the fact that he only used California-approved 10-round magazines, or killed three people with a knife.

    • Mi

      She has an obvious Milk-moustache.

  • Jeremy Meister

    …didn’t California just pass a bunch of gun laws to prevent stuff like this from happening?

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

      If it wasn’t for white Christians with guns, Fiendstein would be a really ugly lampshade today.

      • JenniferGranholm

        These are all liberals. The left wingers have cornered the mass murder market.

    • Mi

      Kommie-fornia never stops passing gun control laws. Their biggest gun control law pusher was secretly moving shoulder fired missles and other military grade weapons in the USA between a Muslim group and a Chinese Mob.

      http://www.foxnews.COM/politics/2014/03/27/california-senator-netted-in-american-hustle-type-fbi-sting/

  • perdogg

    I am sure by the end of the day the Koch Brothers and Bush will be blamed as well.

    • Mi

      Is Feinstein going to blame the NRA for the knife massacre this murderer perpetrated on 3 innocent victims?

      • John Baker

        F*** you.

      • Charlie

        one idiot with a knife is safer than one idiot with a gun AND a knife.

        • Fat Hubie

          Not if he is in a gunfight !

          • Charlie

            tell me why a gun fight would break out in every day life for the average american.

          • Pablo

            Because some psycho slipped off his nut. Or because some dirtbag wants to rob or rape you. Of course, it isn’t going to be much of a gunfight if the perp is the only one with a gun.

          • Gooberhead

            Tell me why the Democrats want to release violent criminal illegal aliens into American society? 36,000 last year alone! Or why they refuse to punish firearm offenders under federal law, thereby eliminating any deterrent for armed violence? Prosecute gun violence with the harshest of penalties instead of allowing Democrats and the ACLU to coddle criminals! Then we’ll see gun crime drop to the levels of your pansy, nanny state, England. Leave us law-abiding, tax-burdened legal gun owners alone! By the way Chuck, the 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights. The all-important first 10 amendments of the Constitution designed to protect the people from an oppressive government, not the British!

        • Mi

          While we wait to see if the moderators allow my last comment to you lets talk about how moronic you actually are. Your argument is that a murderer went on a knife rampage and murdered 3 people. He then went on a car and shooting rampage and killed three people. But somehow in your mind the first three people he murdered were safer than the last three people. Great logic. This murderer could have easily killed more people with a knife than a gun but you anit-gun agenda dimwits will never figure that one out.

          • Charlie

            I’m saying that murder figures by gun are higher than those with a knife. in the uk people have knives obviously and they seem to get on fine with limited murders by knife. my point is that guns have caused over 10,000 deaths in the US last year and under 100 in the uk. without guns, those deaths could be prevented and overall murder figures would be reduced. you can think hypothetically over what the killer would have done with just a knife but i only consider facts.

          • Pablo

            Take out the gang bangers shooting each other (saving us the trouble of trials) and the rate is much lower. There are plenty of armed people in my town and we haven’t had a murder in over 20 years. That one was a crazy dude who cut his mother up.

          • Mi

            Don’t let facts get in the way of the UK lover. The fact is that murder by firearm is ridiculously low in America.

          • Gooberhead

            But I’ll just bet you believe nothing should be done to Eric Holder over Fast and Furious, right?

          • Mi

            If you live in the USA then point yourself toward the UK and leave.

          • https://twitter.com/HPLoveshaft H.P. Loveshaft

            “…without guns, those deaths could be prevented…”

            And without guns, many deaths would not have been prevented. Idiots misuse guns…but that has nothing to do with my gun ownership. People use cars and computers to commit crimes. So, when will you give up your computer and car?

          • Dan Mac

            You are incorrect. Knives kill more people than guns.
            And death by guns is down, not up.

        • Gooberhead

          One freedom-hating liberal with a computer and broadband access is TWICE as boring!

        • Dan Mac

          Or one idiot with a key board.

      • Fat Hubie

        Free knife with three year membership!

  • James Brown

    The question that should be being asked is why none of the victims were allowed to exercise their Constitutional rights by being able to have a firearm with them for protection.

  • John Trapp

    Wow, I could have sworn he also killed using a knife and his car, and the fact that he was known to be mentally ill, but of course once again it’s the fault of the NRA even though no NRA members were anywhere near the shooting.

    • John Baker

      aren’t you clever. F*** you.

    • Armyspouse1988

      So true. He killed 3 people by knife, one by car–and two by gun. I guess that means the anti-constitutionalists will move to ban knives and BMW cars next? “Never let a crisis go to waste” is their motto. The truth is, if only ONE of his roommates had a gun, it would have been over, and we wouldn’t be reading about ANY of this crazy dog’s gun casualties. There are a LACK of guns in California, thanks to misguided people who think the answer is taking them away from everyone but criminals.

      • Pablo

        Actually, he didn’t kill anyone with the car, but not for lack of trying. He hit and injured several people.

        Rodger killed fewer people in Isla Vista with his gun than David “Angel of Death” Attias did with his car.

        Clearly, this is the AAA’s fault.

        • Kyle

          BAN ALL CARS! FINE THE AAA!

        • 191145

          100% with knife, 50% with pistol, 0% with car !!!

    • Fat Hubie

      Yes, but the NRA stood up for our rights and Senator Feinstein hates our rights more than anything….

      • Charlie

        Your rights?! the 2nd amendment was created in the context of war with Britain – which came again in 1812. are you suspicious that the British are going to invade and the military will be unable to protect you?! i can understand why Americans want guns when many criminals also have guns and the whole idea of protecting yourself from crime, what i can’t understand is why these criminals get guns in the first place. Feinstein has it right, she doesn’t hate your guts, she just understand that the symbolism of guns creates violence and innocent lives are taken by use of guns far too often. the NRA may as well sponsor these murderers because they are the ones giving them to the criminals.

        • Fat Hubie

          There is just no end to liberal hysterics. They just cannot understand that people have rights that conflict with some off the wall feel good solution that they just dreamed up. Makes me want to prowl the streets with my bazooka destroying people of some other race…
          (Happy Memorial Day, idiots!)

          • Charlie

            im not saying any problem can be solved over night, especially with the NRA getting their way, but surely you care that these incidents are happening more often than any “liberal” european country, take the uk for example. ill ignore your racist comment at the end.

          • Pablo

            Racist! LOL!

          • Charlie

            well he did say “destroying people of some other race…”

          • Dan Mac

            What does the UK have to do with this?

          • cindyarmstrong

            Or Belgium. Two days ago.

          • cargosquid

            Let’s take a look at the state of Vermont.
            VERY few gun laws or restrictions.
            Lower crime rate than GB.

            Must not be the guns.

        • Pablo

          What part of “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” do you not understand?

          Feinstein is speaking counter-factual gibberish, but nothing quite as absurd as ” the symbolism of guns creates violence” or the notion that the NRA arms criminals. Take your meds, sir.

          • Charlie

            you left out within a “well regulated militia”. funny that there are many more murders in the US as a result of gun crimes than in the uk where civilians don’t “bear arms”. are you saying guns don’t preach violence?

          • Pablo

            I left it out because it doesn’t say anything about the rights of a well regulated militia, it says the right of the people. You didn’t tell us what part of that escapes you.

            And no, I wasn’t saying that guns don’t preach violence, just like I wasn’t saying that frying pans don’t sing opera. I generally don’t say things that are patently obvious to anyone with any functioning cognitive process.

          • Charlie

            i agree with you that the constitution is flawed. in fact i think it is so flawed that the 2nd amendment shouldn’t exist. there is none of it i don’t understand, you are choosing to ignore the well regulated militia when it can only in modern context refer to the armed forces and national guard etc. americans could have done without the 2nd amendment and got on just fine in life, just as other countries have sensibly done.

          • Pablo

            No, you don’t agree with me, because I didn’t say the Constitution is flawed. Dude, if you can’t even read, you certainly can’t argue.

            BTW, the militia was every able bodied military age man then. Now it would be every able bodied military age adult. The militia was specifically NOT part of the government, because it was used to fight the government.

            You like other countries better? There are plenty of them. Help yourself to one.

          • Gooberhead

            Charlie, you need to relocate to your liberal utopia. You’re obviously a “small a” American. Where would you like to live? If you don’t have the means, fund your travel through Kickstarter and I’ll donate.

          • Charlie

            i live in Northern Ireland, where over 30 years of what was essentially civil war, there were less deaths than one year in America by guns.

          • hamlet

            There are a whole lot more Americans than Northern Irish, Charlie.

          • hamlet

            There were probably more deaths in Chicago than there were in Northern Ireland. Using deaths is a lousy comparison.

          • Charlie

            perhaps, but it doesn’t change the fact that this requires attention.

          • hamlet

            It has attention. This discussion is whether taking rights away from some will solve the problem. We take our rights very seriously.

          • Charlie

            mthis argument came up when i said that the 2nd amendment is no longer elegant, that being said, that amendment can never been taken away now, its just unfeasible and impossible. the attention it gains should turn into real action. that being said, i can understand why law abiding americans want weapons in order to protect themselves from criminals with weapons, i made that point somewhere also. the issue for this incident should be making it more difficult for people like this to get weapons in the first place.

          • hamlet

            Pick a spot, Colorado is one, where the effort to “make it more difficult” has become comical. It’s illegal to leave town and your relative use your gun to defend themself at home. Also illegal to give a gun as a gift in a will. Make certain magazines illegal when the kit to adapt an existing magazine is available to all. There is a consistent pattern on the left that indicates their endgame is to take away the right to own guns. That isn’t going to happen.

          • Dan Mac

            Look at Connecticut, where gun laws have become dangerous. Tens of thousands now face CONFISCATION of their guns.

          • jack burton

            There are 20,000 gun laws in the country. Charlie thinks there is a magical one just waiting to be discovered that will prove more effective than all the others.

            Have you found that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow also, Charlie?

          • concerndcitizen

            The culprit behind many of these mass murders is SSRI psychotic drugs.

          • https://twitter.com/HPLoveshaft H.P. Loveshaft

            Charlie, you obviously know very little about America, let alone its Constitution.

            The Second Amendment makes NO REQUIREMENT of militia membership to own a gun. “…the right of THE PEOPLE to keep and bear arms…”. You constantly bringing up the militia mention is either a red herring, or a testament to your blithering ignorance.

            As far as America’s gun violence, we notice two things: Gun violence is significantly higher in areas which have strict gun control, and gun violence is significantly less in areas which have had conceal and carry laws for years.

            Worry about your own damn country and quit trying to bring down mine.

          • mac691

            Would that be because the IRAs method of choice to murder people was by bombs? And those bombs weren’t limited to Northern Ireland as I recall.

          • Dan Mac

            Good, kindly comment on issues in Ireland, and keep out of our affairs.

          • cargosquid

            And just think…if the Irish had been better armed when it all started…the English might not have colonized.

            But…. your political problems prevented that.

          • Gooberhead

            That explains everything.

          • Dan Mac

            Kindly get a clue what you’re talking about with regard to the “well regulated” part of the Second Amendment.
            And stop using the liberal talking word “sensibly”. Liberals and sensibility don’t co-exist in the real world.

          • cargosquid

            We aren’t ignoring it.
            You are misstating its importance to the right to keep and bear arms.

            A) Well regulated means well trained and supplied.
            B) the phrase applies to a militia, not the people.
            C) The militia is not the standing army.

          • Dan Mac

            The militia IS the people.

          • cargosquid

            I mean the ORGANIZED militia.

            Sorry.

          • PaulBunion

            What other parts of the Constitution do you believe “shouldn’t exist”? The parts that are inconvenient to the statist Left political agenda, I’m guessing.

          • Sam Winsor

            The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms. So no, he isn’t choosing to ignore the “well-regulated militia” qualifier, it just isn’t relevant to the question at hand because the Supreme Court already settled that issue.

          • Jason Perry

            “Well regulated” with regard to a militia and at the time of adoption of the amendment, means “in good working order” ….as in how a watch is “well regulated”. Arms and equipment are inspected on a regular basis to ascertain their condition and readiness as well as the soldier’s/militiaman’s ability and level of proficiency in their use. Read the preamble of the Bill of Rights. Several of the states required the inclusion of these amendments as a condition upon said states’s ratification of the Constitution. These 10 Amendments are RESTRICTIONS upon the Government. You can have ALL the gun laws you want short of banning them. BUT, even in that extreme case, something will still happen. We must recognize that we do not live in a Utopia. We live among people who want to do us harm and we have the GOD given right to defend our persons, our families, our homes, possessions and our country. Re-read the Colonist’s geivences enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. You will find a great similarity to what we are experiencing from our own current government.

          • Dan Mac

            I think the First Amendment shouldn’t exist, so stop talking!
            But it does, and you have the right to give your opinion, even if I disagree with it.

          • hamlet

            The constitution doesn’t say within, Charlie. And your right but don’t see it. Society is to blame.

          • Dan Mac

            The only thing the UK has to do with this is to have been the inspiration for the entire Bill of Rights.

          • kevinp2

            With the sole exception of homicide, the UK is a more violent country than the US. You are more likely to become the victim of a crime of violence in the UK than in the US.

            UK is violent crime capital of Europe (Telegraph)

            Quote:

            It means there are over 2,000 crimes recorded per 100,000 population in the UK, making it the most violent place in Europe… By comparison, America has an estimated rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000 population.

          • mamapjs

            Charlie, you have completely misunderstood the context of the “well-regulated militia” clause.

            “Well-regulated” meant that they knew how to shoot. One of the things discovered during the Revolution was that the frontiersmen were much better shots than the officers who learned to shoot at gentleman’s gun clubs. Before the war, when the gentleman missed a target, he lost a bet. When the frontiersman missed a target, he didn’t eat. That was a major incentive to learn how to shoot with deadly aim.

            Thus, the Continental Congress supplied a reason why it would also be in the government’s best interest to have a general population that took care of their own gun training, and that the “right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. The largest part of it is that we have the right to self-defense, AND that we have the right to rise up and defend ourselves from a corrupted government, but they did tack on that caveat that it is also in the government’s interest that we know how to shoot.

            And it is STILL true that country boys– and girls!– are better shots than their gun club counterparts. The overwhelming majority of our special forces people are country boys who arrived in the military already knowing how to shoot. They simply had to be trained on specific guns.

          • BJ

            Now you got it! It’s not the guns at all, it *IS* a societal problem. People commit murder.

          • Dan Mac

            I have never heard a gun speak. And I have never seen a gun shoot someone.
            We should blame those that murder for murders, not the instrument they use to murder.

        • Robert Rivera

          Your right just like freedom of speech was in context of printing presses and does not apply to television and the Internet

          • Charlie

            its a living document and should adapt to the times

          • jack burton

            Charlie commenting on the Constitution is like a person from Iowa thinking that Ireland is all leprechauns and drunkards.

            Hey, I once saw the movie “The Quiet Man.” That makes me as much of an expert on Ireland as Charlie is on America, eh.

          • Charlie

            jack you don’t what experience I’ve had with the usa and its political system. The constitution is actually something I know a little about, if you want to make cheap shots at my nationality jack thats fine, but when it comes to the us constitution i have as much of a right to comment on it as you. The constitution creates opinions and not everyone can always agree american or otherwise.

          • jack burton

            Sure you have the “right”. That is one of the things the 2nd Amendment has guaranteed will stay in place.

            And we have the “right” to comment on your lack of knowledge of what you are commenting on.

            See how that works, now? You are much better educated than you were just a few minutes ago about our Constitution.

            And you are using your “nation” and “nationality” to press your case. Both you and your country are open for criticism as a result.

          • Charlie

            i don’t doubt it will stay in place. what i think should happen though is stricter laws, obviously that can be controversial. you mean to criticise my opinion, not my knowledge. i know all about your constitution and my knowledge on it is quite extensive. my education shouldn’t be in question. you can carry on the conversation but this is my last post. there are many americans who would agree with my cause and because I’m irish doesn’t mean i don’t know what I’m talking about or that only americans have influence in DC. I’ve made my points here for quite a while and i don’t feel i need to say anymore.

          • jack burton

            Good luck with that pot of gold thingie…

        • jack burton

          Here’s everything you need to know about Charlie’s and the UK’s concept of “freedoms”

          http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/farmer-tony-martin-burgled-again-1880088

        • vnamvet1969

          I remember when I was young a guy named Richard Speck killed 7 or 8 nurses with a knife. But we don’t need a background check to purchase knives. Mankind has killed from the beginning and will continue to kill. The weapon used is negligible. Perhaps you would prefer that we return to the times of swords, spears, and battle axes. Oh, and remember the Boston strangler? You progressives will do anything to suppress the character of mankind and believe that you will eventually lead us into a world only offered in dreams and fairytales.

        • Dan Mac

          You assessment of the Second Amendment is incorrect.
          Kindly review history for a more realistic view of what the Second Amendment stands for.

        • FiftycalTX

          Are you trying to BLAME OBAMA for criminals? There are no criminals with guns. That would be AGAINST THE LAW! I’ll bet you are a RACIST that blames Obama! BIGOT HOMOPHOBE! How dare you cast doubt on our first half-white President!

        • Kyle

          Go smoke another one, crackhead.

  • Marty Sills

    The commenters on here are insane! Canada has gun laws and controls in place and these kind of events happen very rarely yet in the US where everyone has a gun these are becoming a weekly occurrence.

    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

      Fúck Canada… mind your own business…

      • Jeffery Jones

        gassoles like YOU are the first ones that need,toGo

        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

          Nothing is more misogynist than a homosexual, not even Islam… Islamics want to enslave a woman’s procreative powers, the gaytheists and fagnostics of Al Queerda want to destroy it.

          If anyone is the most anti-woman, it is the gay leftist L’Internationale… and they infest the education bureaucracy like AIDS… all men are born of a woman.

          The Islamics understand eugenics quite well… birth control is a bomb strapped to a ten year old child…

          • Jeffery Jones

            Islam didn’t Invent martyrdom,but think ill of it’s avoidance.Seppuku was invented….for…YOU..

          • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

            Bir av tufegi emmek git, ibne yahudi…

    • Jack Deth

      And the large majority of recent shooting have been done in “Gun Free Zones”. By liberal registered Democrats who have been dangerously off their medications.

      • Christopher Hoffman-Rivera

        bahahah, funny. Like how would a gun stop someone like Holmes, in full body armor. Let alone this guy, who’s got 4 wheels that could run over any would be john Rambo. It’s halarious to see the Mall Ninjas come out of the wood works

        • tdiinva

          Get your facts right. Holmes did not wear body armor.

        • Pablo

          What’s hilarious is seeing the Internet Detective Squad come out and solve crimes with blog comments.

    • ekaneti

      and the stabbings?

    • juliesa

      Canada has more guns per capita than the US.

    • tdiinva

      You must be from Ontario. Canadian gun ownership may not be at US levels but there are a lot gun owning Canadians. What Canada does not have is the level gang activity that found in America’s inner cities. Most of the violence in the US comes from a small portion of the population and is confined there. Most of the United States is as safe as Canada and states with a high gun ownership are generally the safest places to live. The US does not have an “epidemic of gun violence” Violent crime has fallen by 40% in the last twenty years even as the number of guns and gun owners have greatly increased.

      • jaimo

        And the United States is the buffer between them and Mexico. Plus they haven’t claimed the Puerto Ricans as their own special science project that costs us billions.

      • Pablo

        Does Canada try to medicate their boys into being girls like we do? Trying to suppress testosterone is just a bad idea.

    • Ben Zion

      So does California. That didn’t seem to help.

    • juliesa

      California has very strict gun control. BTW, Montreal has had two school mass shootings. My Texas city has had none.

    • Mi

      Stay in Kanada dirtbag!!!

    • jaimo

      Yea good for you, but do you still have your own teeth? Because most
      Canadians don’t. Yay for Canada you’re so f’n special. Your Canadians are goin’ down by the way.

    • jack burton

      Here’s everything you need to know about Canada and the concept of “rights and freedom”

      http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/01/20/man-faces-jail-after-protecting-home-from-masked-attackers/

  • Jeffery Jones

    The fact that an individual can INSTANTLY and CASUALLY, actualize his anger via firearms,is the crux of America’s Gun murder jamboree.The almost offhand access to firearms is the ticking time bomb, lurking in the shadows of American Liberty and Freedom.2nd Amendment protections have provided anything BUT safe harbor.The 2nd Amendment has been used for everything from sanctioned murder to spontaneous mayhem massacre.2nd amendment ‘reform,is required NOW.

    • JohnSkookum

      Bring it, and see what happens. No compromises with the gun-banning fascists, ever.

    • juliesa

      Instantly? Casually? To buy his guns, Rodger went through three background checks, three ten day waiting periods to pick up each gun, and a 30 day waiting period between each handgun purchase.

      CA has all the “common sense”gun laws that the gun control lobby wants to impose nationally. What law would you propose that would have prevented this rampage?

      Rodger was raised in a progressive anti-gun family and community. Note that this didn’t happen in TX, Utah, or another state with looser gun laws.

    • tdiinva

      Actually he INSTANTLY and CASUALLY actualize his anger via knife and an automobile.

    • Ben Zion

      Next up: Car control and knife control.

    • Rusty Shackelford

      The instant actualization of anger with guns explains why a certain group known for lack of future time orientation is responsible for the majority of gun crimes in this country.

    • Pablo

      Right, like he INSTANTLY and CASUALLY wrote 140 page manifesto. Nice work, Clouseau.

    • jack burton

      For a much more mature look at the question, “Is the damage to society from the misuse of guns worth the freedom to have guns?” read http://jack-burton.hubpages.com/hub/damage-society-guns

  • Martin Rettig

    Three of the six victims died by stabbing is she gonna make us eat with our hands, no knifes and forks? you can’t count the 7th dead as a victim he was the perpetrator.

    • Mi

      If the Left can they will. In many Leftist-controlled states you already cannot own many knives. Kommie-fornia is one of them. There are very few knife varieties that you can legally own there.

  • Martin Rettig

    Oh and Dianne Feinstein used to pack a pistol, now she has bodyguards, Fing hypocrite,

    • Christopher Hoffman-Rivera

      you mean like LaPierre and his goombas having to frisk those dangerous news reporters a year ago on Capitol Hill?

      • jaimo

        For your information, when you go to an NRA event, there are no goombas frisking anyone. I wouldn’t trust anyone on Kapitol Hill either.

      • Mi

        Leftist are extremely dangerous and LaPierre was right to be concerned.

    • Gooberhead

      I’ll bet her security people are still packing!

  • Jack Deth

    Says the woman who rose to political prominence with the murder of Harvey Milk.

    Recently, the stupid emminating from the Democrat party… IT BURNS!!!

    • Jeffery Jones

      …..as if SHE.. shot Milk.Stop trying the political angles.It just makes you look Stupider….

      • Jack Deth

        No thanks.

        You’ve got the stupider pretty much covered.

      • jaimo

        I didn’t take it that way, because I’m a conservative and I read, so I knew that Frankenstein didn’t kill Harvey Milk. For the record, it’s “more stupid”.

  • YONATAN C

    GUNS ARE NOT THE ONLY PROBLEM THAT WE NEED TO DEAL WITH. THERE IS ALSO POVERTY AND THE 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT EXTENSION BILL SINCE LAST DECEMBER. THESE FAMILIES HAVE HAD TO FACE EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE POLITICIANS PLAY “PARTY POLITICS’ IN THE SENATE. THIS IS TRULY UNEXCEPTABLE. WITH SO MANY PEOPLE HURTING AND LOSING EVERYTHING, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS HOLD THE EXTENSION BILL “HOSTAGE” FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE. HOW DARE THESE SELF-RIGHTEOUS, SELF-IMPORTANT, CAREER POLITICIANS, DENEY MILLIONS OF PEOPLE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. THESE WORKERS HAD FAITHFULLY PAID INTO THE SYSTEM FOR YEARS OUT OF THEIR PAYCHECKS, BELIEVING THAT HELP WOULD BE THERE FOR THEM TOO, IF THEY SHOULD NEED IT. SENATORS LIKE JOHN BOEHNER, ACT AS IF THIS MONEY BELONGS TO HIM PERSONALLY TO DISTRIBUTE AS HE WISHES. THERE WASN’T A PROBLEM WHEN CONGRESS APPROVED A FOREIGN AID PACKAGE FOR THE UKRAINE, COSTING BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS. WHY IS THAT? WHAT ABOUT AMERICANS IN NEED HERE AT HOME?

    • Mi

      I COULDN’T GET PAST YOUR FIRST SENTENCE BECAUSE GUNS ARE NOT A PROBLEM THAT WE NEED TO DEAL WITH.

  • ekaneti

    Three people were stabbed to death. Are their deaths not tragic to liberals?

    • Armyspouse1988

      Not to mention this kid was raised on believing “Hollywood values” of money and sex was the key to a happy life. His family lives off of money made by creating violent “entertainment” for children. His father had plenty of time photographing and selling photos of women’s naked butts–but NO time for his own son? Who visited him on behalf of his family–the police? This tragedy isn’t about guns–it’s about the tragic cancer on the heart and soul of America.

  • JenniferGranholm

    From the article:

    First, three men were “repeatedly stabbed” and killed inside Rodger’s residence. They weren’t identified.

    The rampage left six dead and 13 hurt, with eight suffering gunshot wounds, four hit by the suspect’s vehicle and one suffering a minor injury “of unknown origin,” Brown said.

    The younger Rodger apparently telegraphed his intentions. The day before the rampage, he released a YouTube video entitled “Retribution,” in which he rants about women who ignored or rejected him over the past eight years, “since I hit puberty.”

    So disturbed that a family member asked law enforcement officers to check on his welfare April 30, Brown said. They went to his residence, found Rodger “polite and courteous,” and left, Brown said.

    Inside the car, police found three handguns — all legally purchased — and more than 400 rounds of unused ammunition,

    end of excerpts http://www.keyt.com/news/Rampa

    Yeah, I can see how Martinez would blame the NRA. CA has some of the most lax gun laws because of it.

  • Mickey Kovars

    Ms. Feinstein and her gun control friends are always a bit unspecific when it comes down to the details of what they are proposing, since they know that it will mean taking away guns from millions of people and that the people will not stand for it.

  • http://www.afreedomparty.us/ Mysterioso

    Be aware that Elliot Rodger was a Hillary supporting Democrat. Maybe we should outlaw the Democratic party.

    CNN and the media WON’T report this but 3 of the people he killed were with a knife.

  • grumpyank

    In the Democrat mind, the repulsive actions of a sick, spoiled kid call for gun control. California has gun control. The young also caused casualties by stabbing three people to death and hitting others with his car. Democrats don’t care about what happened, they’re just using the event to push the gun control agenda.

  • Attila

    And who provided little Elliott with the heaps of cash he used to purchase weapons and his BMW?
    Stupid, incompetent liberal parents enabled the pampered, murderous nutbag.

  • grumpyank

    I propose a ban on stupid liberal behavior. We would be better served by focusing on the young man’s reprehensible mindset and lack of ethics.

  • http://perceptionasreality.blogspot.com/ skoorbekim

    Three aspects of this crime: 1) the killer’s psyche, 2) the weapons used, 3) societal influences…
    Liberals tend to focus on the loudest and simplest because it is the easiest; intellectual laziness…

  • tdiinva

    2/3 of the victms were murdered with something other than guns. Even without firearms Rodger could have killed six or more people.

    The blame for this one falls squarely on his Progressive Hollywood parents who raised an entitled child. Backed by a Progressive trophy for participation culture that prevented from understanding that life is full of failures so he never learned how to cope with rejection.

    The one group that is not responsible for this spree is the NRA.

  • Brian Kelly

    Another day, another leftist murders, and Feinstein blames the guns and NRA. Maybe it is her idea of an Utopian society that is really the problem.

  • Ben Zion

    Did the NRA cause the stabbings, too?

    • Charlie

      no, just responsible for the shootings, is that not enough for you?

      • Ben Zion

        But who is responsible for the knife and car murders? Gotta blame someone other than the murderer, after all. (CA has tons of gun control. Didn’t help here. What is your suggestion that the NRA is supposedly preventing?)

        • Charlie

          You can make any argument over a specific case, but looking at the wider picture, the NRA has bought over congressmen such as Todd Tiahrt, who passed legislation which made it harder for the police to track down sales of weapons from corrupt dealerships. The murderer is the person who should be blamed most, of course. But I suggest the NRA across the United States finds a conscience and realise that while they protect illegal gun stores, weapons can get in the hands of the wrong people. as for knives and cars, thats impossible to deal with so why try. the two problems with this particular case are that he was mentally challenged and he was using a gun – something that doesn’t help to prevent crime.

          • Ben Zion

            I agree that illegal guns are bad. These were legal guns purchased as mandated by CA law. If any institution failed us, here, it was the police who failed to act on warnings that this guy was nuts and planning to hurt people.

          • Charlie

            i agree, the police are at blame here too. but this kid got 3 powerful weapons far too easily, I’m saying laws need to be implemented to prevent this from happening so often across the US – this isn’t an isolated incident.

          • Ben Zion

            Whether it is isolated or not, the programs and policies recommended by Democrats would not have prevented this guy from getting his guns. The same could be said of a number of other shootings. If there is a legislative solution to this issue it has not been offered and it is cheap politics to blame the NRA for preventing implementation of laws no one has suggested.

          • Charlie

            i can’t talk about the policies suggested by democrats, but congress is an NRA stronghold where no matter what could be suggested it would almost certainly be voted down, not just because of the NRA but also because gun laws are a lose/lose topic and on a partisan and constituency level. I’m not american, but it seems to me that the constitution got this one wrong, and theres no way to change it now, we’re stuck with it.

          • ed_in_tx

            So go form your own organization with 5 million members who are issue dedicated and politically active. Then you will have the clout equal to the NRA. Time and again it has been shown that the NRA spends very little in political campaigns. Check the data from the recall elections in Colorado last year to see the spending disparity. The NRA doesn’t “buy” politicians, the politicians know the power of dedicated people willing to engage in political campaigns.

            Of course, as a Liberal, all of that means nothing to your belief in your talking points.

          • DNS

            No. “The Constitution” did not get that one wrong.
            There are reasons federal government gun control is a losing topic on the constituency (free citizen) level.
            And no. YOU are not stuck with it.

          • Mi

            You are free to leave. Why don’t you move to Cuba? They hate freedom there and you can hang out with your buddy Michael Mooron.

          • Pablo

            Yes, this is an isolated incident. If you’re looking for non-isolated incidents of shooting, look at Chicago, a regular shooting gallery of black kids.

          • Charlie

            I’m talking about shootings in general, they aren’t isolated in the US whereas they are elsewhere.

          • Pablo

            Really? In Africa? In Asia? In South America? How about Mexico? You’re simply wrong.

          • Mi

            Not Mexico, NO NO NO. Not the land that those loving hardworking people come from. There is no way that they have illegal guns. There is no way that they use KNIVES to cut off tens of thousands of peoples heads after hanging and stabbing them to death. There is no way that violent crime is much much much worse in that anti-gun state. NO, I simply refuse to believe the facts because my name in Charlie and I have an anti-gun agenda.

          • jack burton

            Charlie, you have no clue as to how guns are bought and sold in America. You are commenting in pure ignorance of the subject.

          • Mi

            So you think it should have been harder for him to buy knives, cars and guns. Those 3?

          • jack burton

            you really don’t know much about the tiahrt law, do you? Perhaps like unicorns and leprechauns it is much more of a myth to you than reality.

            And explain to us what an “illegal gun store” is, eh.

          • Mi

            I think that is the store that Eric Holder runs Fast and Furious out of.

          • Mi

            So if he was “mentally challenged and he was using a” car or knives you don’t have a problem with it. It is only if someone uses a firearm to commit murder. Great logic troll

  • tops116

    It must be much easier to blame those you disagree with than the perpetrator.

    It’s also rather ironic how Feinstein wants to blame the NRA (an organization that doesn’t make policy) for the shooting when Democrats have spent all year insisting that they’re not to blame for Obamacare (y’know, the policy they passed).

  • Shawn McElhinney

    Since Feinstein and other liberal Democrats of her ilk have the same pathetic, unthinking, knee jerk, and politically motivated reaction to every shooting tragedy, I can have one too and henceforth it will be this: lock up all the mentally ill and/or deranged liberal Democrats!

    • Neotrotsky

      Really, if we kept the guns out of the hands of liberal, we would all be safer.

  • juliesa

    ALL the high profile mass shooters pass the background check, yet these dishonest gun grabbers keep pushing a UBC as the solution to mass shootings. They are horrid, stupid liars.

  • PDQuig

    I blame the liberal stranglehold on pop culture. Why don’t we ban news reports including shooter names, photos, and videos? Copycat shootings would disappear immediately if these culturally perverted little pukes knew their exploits were going to be ignored. Instead, they get their posthumous moment in the limelight and all the stupid liberals get to traffic on the tragedy to push their anti-firearm agenda yet again.

    Look in the mirror liberals. After 50 years of owning K-12 education, academia, the news and entertainment media, the legal system, the judiciary, and the bureaucracy, you OWN the pathological mess that is American culture. Deal with your failures.

  • tdiinva

    I think there is too much emphasis on mental health in this case. Yes, Elliot Roger was deranged but the root cause of his sociopathology is culture based. Progressive culture is producing a generation that is increasingly unable to deal with failure. From the crib through college they are told they are special, that everybody is successful and that they are entitled to success. They are denied the opportunity to learn through failure. When they do fail they cannot cope. I place much of the blame on soccer culture which is where the participation ethic started.

  • Attila

    How about doing something about the mentally ill walking the streets?
    Perhaps involuntary commitment laws need reform.

  • ss396

    And to whom or what does she blame the triple homicide in Belgium on Saturday? or the rampage in the subway station in Taiwan?
    Oh, it is so much easier to lash out than to actually think, isn’t it? As Steven Hayward put it “Who needs Pavlov when you’ve got liberals?”

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Funny how guns and the NRA only seems to come up when a crazy white guy shoots up a bunch of white folks. Inner city minority children shot by other minorities on a weekly basis, and we don’t hear a peep. It’s like the Jokers monologue in The Dark Night. Inner city dwellers gunning each other down is all part of the plan, yet we freak out when a white person goes on a killing spree.

    • DNS

      Baloney. Pretending to be blind and deaf? BTW: The White Guilt Reparations Kits are down the street and around the corner.

      • Rusty Shackelford

        No white guilt here, chief. Pointing out the hypocrisy of our elected officials who only get upset about gun violence when whites are the shooters.

        • DNS

          Oops. Sorry.

  • jaimo

    Of course she does, it happened in her state. Maybe Komifornia should change their laws regarding mental illness since the gun laws that were passed in 2013 that was supposed to do the job, didn’t. Goes to show, if you want to kill someone, nothing is going to stop you. Maybe his parents could have made sure he was institutionalized earlier since he’s had these problems most of his life, that way when the idiot kid applied for a gun permit that institutionalization would have showed up on the radar. Instead, they give the kid a BMW and show him the door. Nice work liberals.

  • lou1785

    Ban Feinstein!

  • rmkdbq

    Why aren’t liberal idiots calling for knife and car restrictions? I guess a life lost by a nut with a gun is more valuable politically than a life lost by a nut with a knife or car.

    • Neotrotsky

      Good point, this killer did stab half (3) of his victims

  • JRD_1

    It’s so much easier to blame it on guns than to blame the oppressive
    progressives who chose to dismantled protective institutions of lasting
    value like family, community, nation, faith, and married love.

    • Happy Camper

      Did you read any of Elliot Rodger’s 141-page manifesto? Richard Martinez essentially pawned off the responsibility of raising this kid to WoW.

    • Layla

      Sadly, you are correct.

  • Happy Camper

    The left was milking this sick situation before the bodies were at room temperature, all the right is doing is trying to defend the Constitution and Bill of Rights from opportunistic tragedy exploiters.

    • Neotrotsky

      They sure were…
      they were doing the “white privilege’ thing until it was discovered he was bi-racial (half Asian and half white). Just like Papa Obama- bi-racial

  • TruthJusticeAmericanWay

    I’m pretty sure he wasn’t a member of the NRA.

  • GarandFan

    Poor Di. What’s a Democrat to do? The People’s Republic of Kalifornia has the strictest gun laws in the nation. You have to take a class and pass a test in order to purchase a handgun. You have to pass a background check. There is a 15 day waiting period to pick the weapon up. Magazines are limited to 10 rounds. Yet Rodger passed all of these hurdles. THREE TIMES!

    But you won’t hear Lady Di mention anything about changing laws regarding the mentally ill. No, the mentally ill Democrats will rail against the NRA.

    As Ron White has observed, “You can’t fix STUPID!”

    • Mi

      We all know that all they really want is to completely outlaw the 2nd Amendment.

  • Neotrotsky

    Strange how guns upset her- must be cover for her and husband’s 111,000 shares of stock in URS Corporation, a defense contractor.

    Funny how that works

  • Real_American78

    Democrats are try to exploit every tragedy for partisan political gain.

  • Real_American78

    Every time some crazy nutjob commits a crime, the Democrat Party want to take away the guns from those who didn’t do anything wrong.

  • Real_American78

    and in Diane Feinstein’s utopia, where regular people won’t be able to protect themselves with guns, she and her elitist buddies will always be protected by bodyguards with guns.

  • ed_in_tx

    Wow! Who could have guessed this?

  • hamlet

    Typical politician. Feinstein doesn’t have a clue what she’s talking about, and sees a chance to trade human lives for a few votes.

  • Doni609

    So I guess we blame Rambo then for the three that were killed with a knife. My god is this woman’s intellect non-existent.

  • DNS

    The guy also got pretty stabbie with a knife and like, uhm…dude…killing three guys with it. What’s the wisdom to use on that, dear?

  • iamsaved2

    Maybe it’s 40 or 50 years of liberal policies fostering the destruction of the family and a belief in God which poisons the heart resulting in these senseless acts of violence regardless of the means to inflict the violence. The FBI just reported that more people die from fists and hammers than from guns. Inanimate guns don’t jump up and suggest to those with an evil heart “hey, let’s go out an shoot some people”. It comes from within.

    • Pablo

      Americans have always had plenty of guns. But we didn’t have mass shootings until we decided God was a stupid joke and that married parents were passe.

  • bflat879

    Never let a crisis go to waste. Stated by a Democrat and fulfilled, almost daily, by Democrats. This guy was actually fairly even handed, using a knife, guns, and his car. Which deaths are more important to the Democrats, the ones with the gun of course, because they have an agenda.

    Take the gun, knife, and car away from this guy and what’s left? The bomb and that, I fear, will be what happens if the Democrats get their way. The fact remains, if there were more people armed in Santa Barbara, someone might have stopped him after the 1st deaths. Must have been another gun-free zone.

  • socratease

    “Unfortunately the NRA continues to have a stranglehold on Congress, preventing even commonsense measures like universal background checks that have overwhelming support.”

    Point of order, Senator: California already has universal background checks and has had them for over a decade. This tragedy doesn’t justify your federal “reforms,” it refutes them and shows your “common sense” makes no sense at all. The only question left is: Are you too stupid to realize it, or do you think we are?

    • Layla

      The latter. DiFi no longer has any public contact with anyone.

  • Timothy Lane

    Fineswine’s reflexive reaction to a shooting is “Blame the NRA!” Exactly how are they responsible for the fact that the shooter was never reported as a dangerously disturbed person on the databases used for he background checks that he had to go through (and did) to buy his guns legally?

  • deadgeorge

    I am in basic agreement that guns are at fault; a membership organization can hardly be. Instead, it’s the militarization of everything in our culture and society and the obsession with conquest. I can think of no armed gunman in any remote part of the world Feinstein does not agree should be supported, as long as they are aligned with some short-term strategic objective of our military or some other national interest. The war has come home. The enemy is now us.

  • Whirlwinder

    Di-Fi is a freak. Why do you help fix the problem by enacting laws that separate the mentally insane from even being in the public realm. Try to address the problem instead of spreading the blame. Your stuff in good socialist blather. Keep your voters happy with bread and circuses.

  • jack burton

    He PASSED “background checks” to legally obtain his firearms. A UBC check would have made NO difference. Feinstien knows this. Unfortunately for her and her ilk the public has come to know it also.

  • Robert Rivera

    There was triple shooting by my home in San Bernardino by a registered gang member none of our extensive California gun laws stop him. But I wonder why that didn’t get media attention

  • Nick_from_Detroit

    “An effort to pass background checks and a package of mental health initiatives was torpedoed by a GOP-led filibuster in the Senate last year.”

    Wrong, Mr. Dennis.
    Dusty Harry Reid set the 60 vote threshold for all amendments, because he didn’t have enough democrats to pass Manchin-Toomey. There was no motion to invoke cloture, therefore, there was NO Republican filibuster.
    Are there no fact checkers at Roll Call?

    http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/kyle-wingfield/2013/apr/18/say-whos-blocking-bipartisan-compromise-senate/

    • Layla

      Not anymore. They all have a political agenda now.

  • conservativechick

    Did she say anything about his stabbing spree? Since half of the people murdered were stabbed, I’m assuming she wants to ban knives as well?

    • firedup49

      Also did she mention that he used his car as a weapon to run some people over?

      • Layla

        Ban ALL BMW’s.

  • YONATAN C

    THE REPUBLICAN SENATE HAS DENIED MORE THAN 2.6 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FAMILIES, WITHOUT UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS, AN EXTENSION THAT WAS PROMISED, AND NEEDED BY THESE POOR FAMILIES. FOR THE PAST FIVE MONTHS THE REPUBLICANS HAVE HELD THE EXTENSION BILL HOSTAGE IN THE SENATE, FOR POLITICAL LEVERAGE. MILLIONS OF FAMILIES HAVE HAD TO FACE EVICTIONS, HOME FORECLOSURES, PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES, AND HOMELESSNESS, WHILE THE REPUBLICANS CONTINUE USING THEM AS BARGAINING CHIPS, TO FURTHER THEIR PARTY’S POLITICAL AGENDA. THEY HAVE SHOWN UTTER CONTEMPT FOR THE POOR AND UNRMPLOYED IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED A TOTAL LACK OF COMMON DECENCY AND HUMAN COMPASSION FOR THOSE IN DIRE NEED IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY HAVE DELIBERATELY USED STALLING TACTICS, AND HAVE MADE EVERY ATTEMPT AT DELAYING THE VOTING PROCESS, FOR THE BILL TO EXPIRE, THEREFORE NOT BE PASSED. WHEN BILLIONS OF TAX PAYER’S DOLLARS HAVE ME APPROVED FOR THE UKRAINE, THEY HAVE DECIDED NOT TO HELP OUR OWN PEOPLE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY.

    • LouAnnWatson

      and obama allowed death panels to exist in the v a for the last five years

    • RustyShackleford1911

      Honey, Harry Reid and the Democraps control the Senate. They can pass what you want any time they like.

  • BrokeGopher

    There has been no gun control proposal that would have saved these people, short of an outright ban on all guns. It’s not the politicians’ fault. It’s not the NRA’s fault. If anyone is to blame it’s the shooter’s family for not having him involuntarily committed, if they knew he was so dangerous. Then he would have failed his background checks and at least some of those people might have lived. (We don’t have background checks for sharp objects — yet.)

    • Layla

      You quite obviously have forgotten the use of PLASTIC knives for the year after 911.

  • chattyone

    What about the NKA (National Knife Association)? Why would she allow someone like this guy to be in the possession of a knife?

  • Helpusall

    It makes as much sense to blame this crime on the NRA as it does to blame it on California’s politicians for failing to legalize prostitution.

    Based on his manifest, appears if this kid could have simply had easier access to the companionship of a woman, all of this could have been prevented.

    Maybe the libs should turn their attention to this obvious oversight in policy focus.

  • Mickey Kovars

    So, Feinstein, what exactly are you proposing?

  • LouAnnWatson

    “common sense” measures are already in place in Kal-e-forn-ia, mizz feinstein.
    non sequitur, nra wants mental health laws

  • Earl of Taint

    His original plan was apparently to lure people to his apt, knock them senseless with a hammer then slit their throats. Feinkenstein would take no issue with his access to hammers and knives, I guess.

  • Earl of Taint

    If we could legislatively control the actions of criminals and lunatics, we wouldn’t need guns. But here we are. You’re not taking mine.

    • Layla

      Good point. “You first”, Senator Feinstein.

  • RustyShackleford1911

    Regarding the worthless coward punk killer in California: All the magazines the shooter used were no larger than 10 rounds. He followed all of California’s vaunted gun control laws including three background checks and three waiting periods. Laws lauded by the Brady Campaign as a model for the nation. Blaming Wayne LaPierre for killing them is even stupider than blaming Sara Brady for not saving them. there is no law that Feinstein is publically calling for enacting on a Federal Level that was not already in effect in California……..and yet the same laws she advocated for failed and failed miserably.

    • m a

      The laws aren’t intended to make the public safe. You don’t protect folks by disarming them.
      The laws are intended to protect the governmet from the people. You do protect tyrants by disarming their subjects.

  • RustyShackleford1911
  • Oldflyer

    There is some comfort in predictability. I knew that she would be out forthwith with her attack on gun owners.

    What this episode proves most clearly is that government, at any level, is not working.

    it appears from reports that despite the alarm expressed by his family, Law Enforcement Authorities never reviewed the tapes that were so alarming, before stamping him “safe”.

    California requires that all handguns are registered. Presumably there is a reason the state imposes this requirement on law abiding citizens. Reports say that Roger’s handguns were registered. Did Law Enforcement folks check their own registry? Did they know that this individual, who alarmed his own family, owned three hand guns, before they decided that his violent rants posed no threat? Apparently not. Why not? Show of hands. How many gun owners own three hand guns? Would it be reasonable to ask someone who came to your attention because your family were alarmed: “why you needed three hand guns? Are you a competitive shooter? Do you think the IRS Swat team, or the BLM, may be paying you a visit? Are you planning a murderous rampage?”

    Yes, Senator Feinstein, poster girl for Success through Senility, we obviously need more laws, and more restrictions on the law abiding public so we can pretend that the actions of those in power are not in anyway culpable.

    • iconoclast

      The last thing liberals want is effective control on the mentally ill. If they did that then no more propaganda opportunities.

    • Buddy_Bizarre

      3 handguns is not a lot. It would not be unusual to have a .22 for target practice, a 9mm or .45 for home defense & perhaps a revolver for hunting. Someone who is into competitive shooting or collecting can easily have dozens. That certainly does not make an individual more dangerous as you can only effectively use one at a time. They also aren’t the people who are out committing crimes.

  • Tyrone Slothrop

    Elliot Rodger wasn’t “allowed” to own a gun. He perjured himself on form 4473, and the state-mandated background check failed. Seems like NRA had nothing to do with this– it’s clearly a failure of government.

  • dilsin

    This kid actually bought his guns legally – that means he did undergo the federal NICS background check. Can the Senator kindly explain then how a universal background check law would have prevented this murder spree? Can the Senator also expound on the great crime-stopping success of the 10 round mag limit?

  • darrell_b8

    Because Sen Di-Fi was in ‘Constitution Class’ studying the Second Amendment, she missed that the perp killed his THREE ‘roomy home boys’ with a knife; She was probably looking for the ‘knife clause’ in the Constitution….in reality, it takes more guts to use a knife that an gun; knives are ‘up close and personal’….

  • Kyle

    Stupid, psychotic woman has completely lost her reason. Would someone commit her to a hospice facility already???

  • Daniel O’Brien

    But, but, but what about knife control. The NKA must be defeated. /snark

  • cargosquid

    Its so sad that gun control bigots don’t care about any victims other that those that advance their anti-rights agenda.

  • Layla

    Senator Feinstein, I am afraid your brain has atrophied. If you think that hundreds of millions of Americans are doing to let you disarm them, you truly are crazy. If it were up to Democrats, all freedoms enjoyed under the Constitution would be gone. You blame and divide. I think we are all tired of it.

  • ChurchSox

    “We must ask ourselves if an individual whose family called police with concerns about mental health, who is receiving therapy and who has had several run-ins with police…”
    In cases where this describes serving politicians, should we suspend their First Amendment rights, thus rendering them harmless?

  • Hamza Hamza

    You Lib-tards and O-Bozo Sheeple must be brain dead, guns don’t kill people, people kill people, you Libbie’s made me considered a felon for having a rifle in NYC, you will never get the rest of my guns or the other true Americans weapons, you bunch of commie crybabies

  • m a

    Why is Dianne kvetching? The gun control laws worked perfectly, just as intended, just like they did at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech, Fort Hood, Washington Navy Yard, Colombine, Aurora and every day in Chicago.
    The victims were disarmed to enure they presented no threat to the government and that they were unable to effectively defend themselves.
    You don’t protect people or make them safe by disarming them.
    By the way Dianne, where’s the knife ownership equivalent of the NRA? His initial victims were men he killed with a knife

    • chattyone

      Who is controlling the IRS, HHS, EPA, etc. guns? How about the size of the magazines? Dianne? The purpose of the legislation she is proposing is to keep the military veterans who are having some temporary problems from owning a weapon. The veterans might still have some allegiance to this country and would be in opposition to the commanders who will follow any orders from the administration including firing on fellow citizens.

  • Misanthrope

    Finally, dimocrats have their election issue. They can’t lose pushing gun control. Go for it, Feinstein!!

  • 191145

    Hay Diane, tell me AGAIN what the laws in California are ONE MORE TIME ? PLEASE ! Everything you wanted except total confiscation ! GF* Y !

  • rocinante2

    It’s personal for Lady DiFi. It doesn’t matter what the facts are; she knows what’s best for you, but you stupid peasants keep defying her.

    The trend has been steadily against gun control for at least thirty years, and the crime- and violence-prevention rationale for gun control has evaporated as crime and violence have dropped to a three-deacade lows, while the population and the number of privately-owned firearms have greatly increased.

    Lady DiFi had her way a couple of times in the early 90′s (Brady Bill, AWB), but rather than being a “good first step”, those were the high-water mark. The AWB was taken from her in 2004, and she’ll never get over it.

    Her impotent (and irrelevant) spluttering on this warms my heart, and makes me write another check to the NRA :-)

  • YORAKHUNT

    Come on guys’ am i the only person to have one thing positive to say about Sen Feinstein’…..For years i suffered with a most embarssing situation’ until i found Feinstein’ So i downloaded a pic of her’ printed it on A4, Stuck it on the inside of my toilette door’ and Bobs your uncle’ Im now cured from years of constipation’ Just one glance at that ENEMA look in her eyes and im flowing like a Benn n Jerry choc chip whirl. WARNING; may cause irritable libtard syndrome’ in which case seek help @O’BOMBACARE.COM

  • couchmouse

    Dianne Feinstein has never let the facts get in the way or a tragedy go to waste. Why the MSM give her any print is beyond belief.

    Calif. has a more rigorous background check system than most any other state. The CA DOJ goes well beyond the federal background check system. There are no “loopholes” for gun shows etc. EVERY firearm is registered now when it is bought. They are the only state that has a DOJ unit that goes around taking guns away from people when there is a mental health issue or domestic violence accusation or anything else that cause ineligibility AFTER a purchase.

    And three of the victims were killed by a knife not a firearm which the MSM seems to ignore.

    Calif. laws are the Brady group dream laws and they did not stop this tragedy.

    This man was being treated for mental problems since he was 8, why wasn’t he in the system? THAT is the problem, not more gun control laws. And the NRA has never been for the mentally ill owning guns.

  • http://www.crypticpunk.com/ CrypticPunk

    Nothing the liberals wanted to pass in america would have stopped the the CA shootings. They already have all the lanai gun laws that the liberals want in CA and that did not help at all. Feinstein is liberal scum She knows she is twisting the truth to try and drum up support for her stupid proposals. She is scum

  • Jason Perry

    California has some of the MOST stringent gun ownership infringements in the country. “Universal background checks” have no applicability in this case. The kid underwent THREE lengthy and time consuming background checks…..waited the 10 days…..and complied with the “1 gun per month” law. All the magazines he had were California compliant. He jumped through ALL the hoops that you people in California have required. Since all firearms are supposed to be registered in California, as well, maybe the police should have searched that database before going to interview him? In any case, anti-gunners do not want more restrictions because when they get them and something like this happens, again, they will be screaming, AGAIN, that it wasn’t enough. And they will be screaming until they get what they DO want….total disarmament of the Citizens and total bans on all firearms. And if they ever get that and something like this happens….as it will….THEN what will they scream for?

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  • Fargo Wells

    Another example of lives saved by an armed citizen: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/college-student-shoots-kills-home-invader/nD9XG/

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