It’s filled with the usual meaningless language defining (and banning) types of rifles that don’t really exist. Let’s look instead at what it excludes, and see if you can spot the single word that got my blood boiling:
The legislation excludes the following weapons from the bill:
Any weapon that is lawfully possessed at the date of the bill’s enactment;
Any firearm manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action;
Assault weapons used by military, law enforcement, and retired law enforcement; and
It’s a little worrisome when the government explicitly states — in a bill ostensibly written to protect people — that the State shall remain better armed than its Citizens. But that’s to be expected from gun-grabbers, so I read that part with a weary resignation.
No, the word that got to me was in this next bit:
The legislation protects hunting and sporting firearms:
The bill excludes 2,258 legitimate hunting and sporting rifles and shotguns by specific make and model.
Who decides what in your life or possession is “legitimate?” Somebody else. Somebody wiser. Somebody with her own armed guards.
But believe me, if Diane Feinstein can figure out a way to make hunting illegitimate, then she’ll come after the rest of your guns next. No, wait — don’t believe me. Believe her.