Tea Party Lie of the Week: Assault Weapons Ban exempts Gov’t Officials


Wow- how surprising the Tea Party gets it wrong…

“TheTeaParty.net email, Jan. 30: It is bad enough that Democrat Senator Diane Feinstein (CA) has proposed a national attack on our gun rights. Today, it has been revealed that although she wants to take your handguns, rifles and other weapons away from you, she wants to exempt all government officials from her proposed gun ban! If you needed any more evidence that in our government officials eyes we are beneath them in stature and should bow down before them in reverence, then this is it. Their message is ‘guns are bad for you, but they are good for us’. Their message is ‘we are entitled to protect ourselves and our families with firearms if necessary, but you cannot’.

The message that Senator Feinstein and all who support her bill are sending is that their lives, families, and property are valuable and worth defending; yours, however, is not.”

In fact, the language in the bill is virtually identiacal to that of the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban (which Republican Hero Ronald Reagan supported and lobbied heavily for). It exempts military, law enforcement officers, and in the new version, those transporting nuclear material. It does not exempt the myriad of evil government officials (which I suppose is meant to imply congress gritters, state legislators, judges, etc, etc)

And despite the TP claims it doesn’t “take” guns- and like previous bans clearly exempts all weapons legally owned or manufactured at the time the ban takes place.

Annenberg’s FactCheck has an excellend debunking here. For those that ACTUALLY care to bother reading the proposed bill it is here and the main page for various info on it on Feinsteins site is here.

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