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Posted: 4/5/2006 7:53:20 PM EDT
Won't this stupid bitch ever stop? She wants to ban the .50 here, so they won't be used by Mexican in Mexico.

www.yubanet.com/artman/publish/article_33384.shtml


Feinstein warns of border danger from .50-caliber sniper rifles
Author: Feinstein office
Published on Mar 24, 2006, 08:48

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is urging Customs and Border Protection to assess the threat to border patrol agents should the easily available .50 caliber sniper rifle find its way into the hands of Mexican drug smugglers or other criminals.

"The threat posed by the easy availability of the .50-caliber sniper rifle could endanger our border patrol agents and hinder our ability to control our borders," Senator Feinstein wrote in a letter to U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Deborah Spero. "Given the range and lethality of these weapons, how would the Border Patrol carry out its mission should these weapons be used by criminals, smugglers and human traffickers shooting across the border?"

Following is the text of the letter Senators Feinstein sent to Commissioner Spero:

March 24, 2006

Deborah J. Spero
Acting Commissioner

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Department of Homeland Security

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20229

Dear Commissioner Spero,

I write to bring to your attention a significant issue which I believe could endanger our border patrol agents, and hinder our ability to control our borders: the threat posed by the easy availability of the .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle.

At a recent hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary on the subject of border violence, Mr. Aguilar of the Border Patrol testified about the dangers posed by snipers, inside Mexico, shooting across the border at our officers. I asked him about whether analysis of this threat included the newest, and most dangerous, weapon in the sniper's arsenal - the .50-caliber sniper gun. His answer left me with the impression that the threat had not been fully considered.

As you may know, the .50-caliber rifle is accurate at extreme long range: a skilled gunman can kill a man at more than a mile. That accuracy is coupled with extreme lethality, because the projectile is moving so fast, and is so heavy, that it can penetrate steel armor. In fact other elements of the Department of Homeland Security, notable the U.S. Coast Guard, now use the rifle because it can shoot through the engine block of fleeing smuggler "fast-boats."

I have long been concerned about this issue, and have introduced legislation which would, at least in part, address the problem by treating these weapons under the same regulations that govern machine guns, rather than .22-caliber rifles as is presently the law.

I would greatly appreciate if you could advise me, as soon as possible, of the following. Has Customs and Border Protection assessed the threat faced from this weapon, and is so, what is the result of that assessment? What steps have been taken to protect Border Patrol agents from the treat? What steps are planned? Given the range and lethality of these weapons, how would the Border Patrol carry out its mission should these weapons be used by criminals, smugglers and human traffickers shooting across the border?

I look forward to your reply, and working together on this critical issue. I have enclosed some background material for your review.

Yours truly,
Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator

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Link Posted: 4/5/2006 7:57:52 PM EDT
Oh good Christ.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:00:26 PM EDT
i was under the impression that they already had 50 caliber MACHINE GUNS acquired from the MEXICAN ARMY.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:00:37 PM EDT
Do any of the FFLs in AMERICA actually sell a fifty cal to an illegal??

Does Mr. Barrett, or other mfgs of the fifty cal, have reason to believe that illegals are buying their product line?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:00:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:02:03 PM EDT by motown_steve]

Originally Posted By lippo:

"The threat posed by the easy availability of the .50-caliber sniper rifle could endanger our border patrol agents and hinder our ability to control our borders,"






"Control our borders"



That's a good one!

Maybe if we had any border patrol agents TRYING to control the borders then there might be some minute truth to what she's saying. But since no one is doing ANYTHING about the borders she is once again completely full of shit!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:07:54 PM EDT
So, umm...what...? We should get Mexico to ban .50s?

NTM
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:15:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:
So, umm...what...? We should get Mexico to ban .50s?

NTM



No, no - ban them here.
Don't you see how this will keep them out of the hands of people who aren't in this country?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:17:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:17:27 PM EDT by blacklisted]
Stupid bitch can't keep her mouth shut.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:22:10 PM EDT
This is the same bitch that swept a crowd with finger on trigger , right?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:27:00 PM EDT
I wish the cunt would just die of something painful... Maybe her uterus will fall out.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:30:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
i was under the impression that they already had 50 caliber MACHINE GUNS acquired from the MEXICAN ARMY.



Boy is she showing her ignorance. Duh..."you mean the Mexicans already have them? BAN THEM ALL!!!!!"
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:31:27 PM EDT
To: Dept of Homeland Security

Please shut down the internet. Child porn is everywhere.

Ooops. Nevermind.

Sincerely,

Dumbass senator from California
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:34:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kikomax:
To: Dept of Homeland Security

Please shut down the internet. Child porn is everywhere.

Ooops. Nevermind.

Sincerely,

Dumbass senator from California



OUCH!



HH
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:39:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:40:32 PM EDT by glockguy40]

Originally Posted By AcidGambit:
I wish the cunt would just die of something painful... Maybe her uterus will fall out.




Funniest post I have read on arfcom in a long time
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:46:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:47:40 PM EDT by jrzy]
feinstein you stupid cunt!
Even if the 50 BMG was as deadly to orbiting satellites as you claim it is you still have to have someone who knows how to use it.

First the 50 then 338 luna and next lever action 30-30's

Shhhhhh!
No one tell her about the .600 Nitro Express
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:56:33 PM EDT
Drug cartels have access to full auto and RPG's and she is worrying about a 50cal sniper rifle. What a dumb bitch. Hell I am sure the Chinese sell the Mexican Drug cartels about anything if they can come up with the money. From what I have heard this isnt a problem.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:58:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrzy:
feinstein you stupid cunt!
Even if the 50 BMG was as deadly to orbiting satellites as you claim it is you still have to have someone who knows how to use it.

First the 50 then 338 luna and next lever action 30-30's

Shhhhhh!
No one tell her about the .600 Nitro Express



Ol' drunken Ted "Why Is My Head So Big" Kennedy has already villainized .30-30's, claiming they're powerful enough to penetrate body armor, armored limosines, etc.

Now why would he make such a statement when nothing is being done against .30-30's?

PRECEDENT. Decades down the line, when they've already banned everything else, they're going to be able to point to this and say, "see? we already knew how evil .30-30's were back then! ban them!"
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:04:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jrzy:
feinstein you stupid cunt!
Even if the 50 BMG was as deadly to orbiting satellites as you claim it is you still have to have someone who knows how to use it.

First the 50 then 338 luna and next lever action 30-30's

Shhhhhh!
No one tell her about the .600 Nitro Express



If a civilian attainable weapon could shoot down satelites someone here would have one(likely A tinfoiler) and the CIA would be out of business. Would be funny to see the news though and you know they'd be an arfcommer.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:19:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:

Originally Posted By kikomax:
To: Dept of Homeland Security

Please shut down the internet. Child porn is everywhere.

Ooops. Nevermind.

Sincerely,

Dumbass senator from California



OUCH!



HH



Something I missed?

NTM
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:32:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Manic_Moran:

Originally Posted By HoustonHusker:

Originally Posted By kikomax:
To: Dept of Homeland Security

Please shut down the internet. Child porn is everywhere.

Ooops. Nevermind.

Sincerely,

Dumbass senator from California



OUCH!



HH



Something I missed?

NTM



DHS guys trying to pick up underage girls on the net.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:38:40 PM EDT
But doesn't she know it's illegal for any civilian to own any firearm in Mexico? It's even illegal to own a single bullet. They wouldn't possibly break their own laws, would they?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:47:40 PM EDT



They won't stop, ever.....
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:52:13 PM EDT
Round peg, meet square hole.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:54:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NYPatriot:
Round peg, meet square hole.



A stake in the heart.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:54:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 2:16:14 AM EDT by TheKill]

Originally Posted By drjarhead:


They won't stop, ever.....



Until we kick their ass......



Out of office!!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:58:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:
They won't stop, ever.....


^
What he said.

(And what he didn't say, too)

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:31:52 AM EDT
They liked your title better.

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=5&t=450186


I'd be more worried about .50's stolen from the Mexican army than I would any legally bought in the US first.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:41:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drjarhead:


They won't stop, ever.....



Short rope. Tall tree. Cures tyranny like this easily. No repeat offenders.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:11:22 AM EDT



someone please enlighten me to the logic that says banning 50 cals. here will help stave off a *foreign* threat.

[DF] "oh no! the Iranians use AK47s! to stop the terrorist threat that the iranians pose, we should ban them in the US!"[/DF]

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:13:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:35:08 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:35:33 AM EDT by Cazach]
We should also make sure that no planes fly too close to the border or they may be shot down by this "New" Threat! h.gif
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