‘IT’S A RIGHT TO SHOOT TYRANTS':Lawmaker: ‘We have Second Amendment to protect us from tyranny’
Jan 24 2013
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., unveiled new gun-control legislation on Thursday, calling for a ban on more weapons than the original “assault weapons” ban and a 10-bullet limit on feeding mechanisms such as magazines.
Both issues are hallmarks of the gun-control agenda outlined last week by President Obama, who also pushed for universal background checks.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is an ardent defender of the Second Amendment and a member of the House Judiciary Committee. He told WND the latest gun-control push from Democrats was totally, and sadly, predictable.
“The people that have stepped forward on this are the gun grabbers. They are the anti-Second Amendment crowd. They are the opportunists that showed up the morning after the terrible tragedy at Sandy Hook,” said King. “So the president is following Rahm Emanuel’s directive. It’s a crisis that he doesn’t want to let go to waste.”
King rejects all of the main Obama priorities on guns and took special aim at the effort to reduce magazine capacity.
“If you’re going to reduce the number of rounds in a clip, where is the constitutional stop for that? Do you do it at 10 rounds? Seven rounds? Six, five, four, one? Or do you just say everything has to be a single shot?” asked King. “When you go down this incremental encroachment upon our Second Amendment rights, I think they probably would not stop at machetes. But that’s the direction they want to go.”