WASHINGTON, DC (March 12, 2021) — Much like her necrotic career, Senator Diane Feinstein (D-CA) yesterday introduced another failure of public policy, this time a proposed ban on so-called “assault weapons” and common firearm magazines that has been roundly rejected throughout the majority of the United States for good reason, not the least of which is that it is unconstitutional and immoral.
Calling to mind the character of tyrant Deputy Eric Cartman of the social commentary South Park, the 87-year-old career politician has lived her long life telling others how they must live, using the force of government to coerce and imprison millions of non-violent individuals—many of them people of color—ruining families and building her policy-prison-pipeline with her many decades of authoritarian policies. She now again demands that the People of the United States ‘respect her authoritah,’ seeking to criminalize constitutionally protected and peaceable conduct and property.
“Military-style” weapons are, to be sure, precisely the category of arms that the Constitution protects. Indeed, the People have a fundamental human right to buy and build bearable arms that are equally effective in military conflict as they are in defense of life and property, a right that has been robustly exercised for centuries. And thanks to the People’s growing choice to build their own arms at home rather than be unconstitutionally limited to whatever scraps of freedom the government sees fit to serve back to the very source of its power in government-licensed retailers, FPC is delighted and proud to see the arms Senator Feinstein would rather see confiscated being printed and assembled by the millions each year.
FPC strongly opposes Senator Feinstein’s proposed law, and to be sure, FPC likewise opposes Senator Feinstein’s too-long tenure as an authoritarian elected official. We look forward to the day that Senator Feinstein’s immoral laws join her in retirement.
Moreover, FPC is proud to be litigating Second Amendment challenges to such laws that could make these political efforts moot now and into the future, protecting the right to keep, bear, and build these constitutionally protected arms for ours and future generations.
FPC will continue to mobilize individuals throughout the United States in efforts to defeat Sen. Feinstein’s legislation at FightDiFi.com, and we will continue to work fiercely and relentlessly to strike down bans on “assault weapons” throughout the country. We will leave no state, and no brother or sister, behind.
Firearms Policy Coalition and its FPC Law team are the nation’s next-generation advocates for the right to keep and bear arms and adjacent liberties, actively litigating dozens of major lawsuits including federal Second Amendment challenges to California’s ban on “assault weapons” (Miller v. Becerra), Maryland’s ban on “assault weapons” (Bianchi v. Frosh), California’s handgun “roster” and self-manufacturing bans (Renna v. Becerra), Maryland’s firearm carry ban (Call v. Jones), New Jersey’s firearm carry ban (Bennett v. Davis), New York City’s firearms carry ban (Greco v. New York City), the federal ban on the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition by federal firearm licensees (FFLs) to adults under 21 years of age (Reese v. BATFE), and others, with dozens more cases being prepared. To follow these and other legal cases FPC is actively working on, visit the Legal Action section of FPC’s website or follow FPC on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube.
Firearms Policy Coalition (firearmspolicy.org) is a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend constitutional rights—especially the right to keep and bear arms—advance individual liberty, and restore freedom through litigation and legal action, legislative and regulatory action, education, outreach, grassroots activism, other programs. FPC Law is the nation’s largest public interest legal team focused on Second Amendment and adjacent fundamental rights including freedom of speech and due process, conducting litigation, research, scholarly publications, and amicus briefing, among other efforts.