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This title of this post is how I describe Sen. Diane Feinstein's (D-CA) assault weapons ban legislation. She has proposed banning all AK, AR, and Thompson types of semiautomatic weapons. Current owners of such weapons would be grandfathered in, and allowed to keep their guns. The legislation would also limit the capacity of gun magazines to, I believe, ten rounds. In addition, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and others are working on a bill to establish universal background checks for guns. President Obama supports the measures and has issued 23 executive orders seeking mainly to enforce existing gun legislation, as Democrats look to do something about gun violence in the wake of the Newtown school mass murders. The NRA opposes virtually everything the Democrats have proposed thus far.
There's been a lot of extremist rhetoric tossed around by both the left-wing and the right-wing on this issue. Many on the left look to completely abolish the Second Amendment, and many on the right are acting like the proposals of the Democrats would accomplish that goal, which of course it would not.
I wanted to quit, but I can't do it. After two months away, I have a lot more to say again about politics and government, even though politics basically disgusts me.
As I watched President Obama's second inaugural celebration, one thought kept running through my mind...what is everyone so happy about ? I mean, I understand why Obama is happy. He's the President. He's on top of the world. Of course he's happy. Ditto for Michelle, BIden, and the rest of the political power players. They all have it made. They are taken care of for life. For them, life is good. They go to the finest parties, eat the finest food, wear the finest designer clothes. I get that part.