Senator Dianne “let me sweep the room with my finger on the trigger of this AK” Feinstein has descended into another frothing rant against gun owners and her desire to ban them all after Friday’s attempted mass shooting at Los Angeles International Airport:
“Would I do a bill? Sure I’d do a bill. I believe this down deep in my soul,” Feinstein said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” Sunday. But the senator said firearms supporters will prevent such legislation from passing.
“I think there’s a hammerlock on the Congress by the gun owners and gun people, and it doesn’t matter,” she said.
“The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police,” Feinstein said. “Clearly designed not for general consumption, but through practice now for general consumption—same gun that was used at Aurora.”
Actually, Dianne, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police series was a marketing term and had nothing to do with the design of the M&P15 series of rifles. The name was chosen for Smith & Wesson’s rebranding of Eugene Stoner’s basic direct gas impingment rifle, which has been sold on the civilian market for 50 years, and which is the most popular rifle sold in the United States.
Curiously enough, M&P rifles are classified as “modern sporting rifles” on the Smith & Wesson Web site. It’s funny how Feinstein seems to leave that description out, since it doesn’t fit her agenda.