How a se­na­tor got her guns for a D.C. show-and-tell

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“as­sault weapon” ban. The Repub­li­can se­na­tors sent a let­ter of com­plaint to com­mit­tee Chair­man Pa­trick J. Leahy, but were still forced to use just a photo of a stan­dard wooden hunt­ing ri­fle with a plas­tic pis­tol grip at the hear­ing in or­der to demon­strate that sim­ply adding the cos­metic fea­ture trans­formed the gun into one that would be il­le­gal un­der her ban.

Mrs. Fe­in­stein’s staff gloated: “I was grat­i­fied to hear Sens. Cruz and Gra­ham com­plain­ing that get­ting weapons into their hear­ing to­day was ‘un­work­able,’” Mr. Mentzer emailed Cmdr. Wil­liams and another of­fi­cer with a news story about the Repub­li­cans not be­ing able bring in even a le­gal ri­fle: “I find you guys EN­TIRELY prac­ti­cal, for the record.”

The po­lice have yet to turn over a ma­jor­ity of the doc­u­ments I re­quested. The FOIA of­fi­cer wrote that she was “still search­ing” and “will re­lease them, if any are lo­cated.” The po­lice stonewalling and cover-up are so that the pub­lic doesn’t find out that Chief Lanier en­forces laws dif­fer­ently in the Dis­trict, de­pend­ing on whether you are a pow­er­ful lib­eral who op­poses Sec­ond Amend­ment rights, like Mr. Gre­gory and Mrs. Fe­in­stein, or an av­er­age Amer­i­can.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Se­na­tor Diane Fe­in­stein dur­ing a Jan­uary 24 Capi­tol Hill press con­fer­ence in­tro­duc­ing leg­is­la­tion to ban so-called “as­sault weapons.” Ac­tual firearms are dis­played be­hind her.

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