Gun Rights Champion: Senator Dianne Feinstein

An examination of the history of Senator Dianne Feinstein, who turning eighty years old this June, is quite revealing about the value of gun rights and the duplicity that plagues our Federal Government.

Senator Feinstein was a friend and co-worker of one Dan White. In fact, it was San Francisco Supervisor Dan White that persuaded Dianne Feinstein, then president of the Board of Supervisors to appoint Harvey Milk chairman of the Streets and Transportation Committee.

It was Dan White that murdered San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, on Monday, November 27, 1978, at City Hall. It was Dianne Feinstein who discovered Harvey Milk's body after hearing the gunshots and going to investigate. Later that day at a press conference originally organized by Mayor Moscone to announce White's successor, Feinstein announced the assassinations to the stunned public, stating: "As president of the board of supervisors, it's my duty to make this announcement. Both Mayor Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk have been shot and killed." Dianne Feinstein was then 45 years old. Despite being intimately familiar with Dan White, she foresaw no tragedy. Dianne Feinstein has demonstrated that murder can hardly be reliably foreseen, nor can someone who was planning a murder easily be detected.

Divorced from her first husband, attorney Jack Berman, Dianne married neurosurgeon Bertram Feinstein in 1961. Although she was well-heeled financially, she was prominent politically as well. Dianne Feinstein was on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for nine years starting in 1969.

As a supervisor, she was considered part of the "centrist bloc" that included Dan White and was generally opposed to Mayor Moscone. As mayor herself, Feinstein angered the city's large gay community by refusing to march in a gay rights parade and by vetoing domestic partner legislation in 1983. In 1984, Feinstein proposed banning handguns in San Francisco. None of this may strike you as particularly shocking, but here come the rub: Dianne Feinstein, despite her personal wealth and political clout, carried a gun. Let Dianne tell you about it in her own words.

Isn't it amazing that a United States Senator who had no problem trying for a handgun ban when she was a concealed carry holder herself, would then become the author and champion of the assault weapons ban in 1994? Senator Dianne Feinstein has announced her intention to introduce a bill banning so-called "assault weapons" on the first day of the 113th Congress next month. "They become the guns of choice of drug cartels, of gangs, of people who are mentally incompetent," she told Lesley Stahl of "60 Minutes."

It is mystifying how Senator Dianne Feinstein could possibly think that gun laws would affect the mentally incompetent, or that drug cartels or gangs seek to follow gun laws. Perhaps she thinks that Federal laws will shield folks from mental incompetence episodes, that drug cartels will lose the drug business and raise tomatoes, and that what she thinks are "gangs" will suddenly all disband and become ice cream social networks?

Dianne Feinstein herself failed to identify her associate and co-worker, Dan White, that purposefully planned and murdered her boss, the Mayor of San Francisco, along with Harvey Milk, a person that she presided over. Dan White came up with the "Twinkie Defense," sentenced to only 7 years for his double murder. White served only 5 years of the crime too much sugar compelled him to commit; killing himself on October 21, 1985 . . . just about a month shy of the seven year anniversary of his crime.

Suzanna Gratia Hupp got it so very right when she testified before the Senate: the 2nd Amendment is there to protect the people of the United States from Senator Dianne Feinstein and the rest of "you guys up there."

Copyright 2012 by Randy Wakeman. All Rights Reserved.


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