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IBD | Feinstein’s Gun Control: Ill-Conceived Legislation

The last time Congress rushed a major bill through, America ended up saddled  with the nightmare of ObamaCare. Now we have another hastily forged,  ill-considered piece of legislation that won’t do what its authors promise,  which, according to Feinstein, is saving "thousands and thousands of lives."

Did she not read our editorial earlier this month in which we point out that  only 323 Americans were killed by rifles in 2011? That the number of rifle  homicides is falling? That knives, blunt instruments and the human body itself  were responsible for more than nine times as many homicides as rifles in  2011?

Of course not.

Instead, Feinstein, who admitted in 1995 that she "carried a concealed  weapon" and was determined that "if somebody was going to try and take me out, I  was going to take them with me," is playing to public emotions.

She and her Democratic allies are saying that it’s time we did something  about useless firearm deaths in America and, by gum, we’re doing …  something.


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