Dianne Feinstein Calls for More Federal Gun Control Following Navy Yard Shooting
Well, the Senate’s most vocal anti-gun advocate didn’t wast any time putting a tragedy to work for her political agenda.
The senior Senator from California, Dianne Feinstein, yesterday called for a renewed federal push for more gun control before we even have all of the facts of the recent Navy Yard shooting in Washington DC.
According to POLITICO,
“This is one more event to add to the litany of massacres that occur when a deranged person or grievance killer is able to obtain multiple weapons — including a military-style assault rifle — and kill many people in a short amount of time. When will enough be enough?” Feinstein asked in a statement.
She added: “Congress must stop shirking its responsibility and resume a thoughtful debate on gun violence in this country. We must do more to stop this endless loss of life.”
Feinstein’s bill to ban numerous types of semi-auto rifles at the federal level failed miserably in the senate in April.
There is also a small problem with Feinstein’s statements. We don’t even know if the shooter brought the AR-15 with him or if he acquired it at the Navy Yard.
Sources told News4 that surveillance footage showed that he began his attack with a shotgun, but was found with a 9mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle.
Alexis appears to have seized firearms from his victims as he moved through the building along the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, where 3,000 Navy employees go to work each day, many of them carrying authorized firearms.
If the shooter did acquire the AR-15 at the naval yard it would mean the only gun he started the shooting with was a simple shotgun (described as a double barrel by some media outlets).
If that turns out to be the case, even if Feinstein’s restrictive semi-auto ban had passed Congress, it wouldn’t have done a single thing to stop this incident.