In shark-jumping news, Senator Dianne Feinstein has gone full on coo coo, claiming that “It’s legal to hunt humans” with high capacity magazines. Not only that, but she also stated that she believes PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is “a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War.” The bizarre statements came during yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on her bill to ban “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines.
Here’s video of her statement on gun magazines:
The time has come, America, to step up and ban these weapons. The other very important part of this bill is to ban large-capacity ammunition feeding devices, those that over than 10 rounds. We have federal regulations and state laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than three rounds, and yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 15-round, 30-round, even 150-round magazines. Limiting magazine capacity is critical because it is when a criminal, a drug dealer, a deranged individual has to pause to change magazines and reload that the police or brave bystanders have the opportunity to take that individual down.
For the record, it takes almost no time to change out a magazine. An experienced marksman can do it in a split second without losing his sights. Not only that, but guns with high capacity magazines have been used time and time again by law-abiding citizens to defend their homes.
Beyond the stupidity from the above statement, she went a step further and said that Veterans should not be exempt from the ban because they might suffer from PTSD, which Feinstein believes to be “a new phenomenon”:
The problem with expanding this is that, you know, with the advent of PTSD, which I think is a new phenomenon as a product of the Iraq War, it’s not clear how the seller or transferrer of a firearm covered by this bill would verify that an individual was a member, or a veteran, and that there was no impairment of that individual with respect to having a weapon like this.
Feinstein has officially gone off the deep end (if she wasn’t there already). Nobody, and I mean nobody, is advocating “hunting humans,” and it certainly isn’t legal. As far as PTSD goes, I could introduce Feinstein to a few Vietnam vets who would tell her otherwise. Feinsteins comments would be offensive if they were so blatantly stupid.