But she keeps pushing for new laws anyway. Because Democrats never want to let a good crisis go to waste. All theatre, all the time, as they work to knowingly pass laws that won’t solve the particular problems we face but do give them more control over the population in general, while then doing nothing that will actually address the scourge of mass violence. Shameful.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein told CBS “Face the Nation” no law would have stopped the Las Vegas shooter from killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 at a country music concert last week.
The California Democrat made the comment as Congress debates how — or whether — to move forward on gun control measures that would prevent another Las Vegas-like tragedy. CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Feinstein if Congress could pass any law that would have stopped Stephen Paddock’s rampage.
“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” said Feinstein, who noted Paddock didn’t display any of the signs one might look for in a potential shooter like a criminal record or mental illness.
But Feinstein doesn’t believe that means Congress should do nothing on gun control.
Feinstein said banning bump stocks is “one small thing” that Congress can do to take these weapon transformers out of circulation, and rejected the notion that the bill will lead to banning semi-automatic weapons or seriously restricting gun access in some other way…
The California senator did criticize a concealed-carry reciprocity bill currently in the Senate. That legislation would allow people who have concealed carry permits in one state to use that permit in any other state.
“Well, my opinion of that bill is it’s terrible,” she said. “We want every American to feel comfortable packing a concealed weapon around the country? I represent 40 million Californians, and I can say without hesitation Californians do not want concealed carry.”