United States Senator Dianne Feinstein from California, a co-author of the original 1994 Federal Assault Weapons ban that was not renewed in 2004, repeated that she wil bring back an assault weapons ban on the first day the Senate meets next year. She told Andera Mitchell on MSNBC today :
“There’s one thing I’m sure of, that in the absence of doing something that is sound, practical, that’s workable, these incidents are not going to stop. I’ve watched them now since the Texas bell tower in 1967.”
She also stated today on the MSNBC television show “Mitchell Reports” :
“What we have been doing for more than a year now is going through that bill carefully, making improvements in the bill, updating it, modifying it, putting it out for vetting with gun specialists. And we will be prepared to introduce an updated version of this on the first day of the next United States Senate.”
“The NRA did not bring my prior bill to court at all. They knew it would not survive, their action would not survive in the courts. I believe that even under new opinions, the ability to pass some restrictions on these kinds of weapons will be sustained by the court.”
The frequency of violent behavior instances toward people such as what has reportedly transpired in Newtown, Connecticut days ago may not change with decreasing the legal manufacture and sale worldwide of certain weapons to the public. It does seem that “assault weapons” such as the semi-automatic weapon reportedly used in the apparent Newtown, Connecticut Intense Violence Against People (mostly children in this instance) incident enable individuals to kill and injure many people in a short amount of time (Intensity of Violence Against People). Ceasing legal manufacture and sale of “assault weapons” in the US (And Elsewhere) to the public could reduce Intensity of Violence Against People.
The US President, Barack Obama, Jr., no doubt is aware that powerful lobbying by such groups as the National Rifle Association have been instrumental in legal manufacture of so called assault weapons. Such assault weapon availability does appear to be a principal reason for the continued Intensity of Violence Against People. The US Leadership, collectively, has not apparently opposed the strongest relevant lobbyists such as the National Rifle Association.
The US President, Barack Obama, Jr., apparently unfortunately has not made combatting either violence or poverty directly a priority; if he has this author has not been made aware of such a priority in the nearly past four years of his Presidency.
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