Dianne Feinstein was one of the primary
pushers sponsors of the 1994 “assault weapons” ban. That ban had no measurable effect on crime for the decade it was the law, but it did increase the public’s interest in the AR-15 and similar rifles. Sen. Feinstein has recently started an effort to reinstitute the ban, and rifle and magazine sales are booming. (I’ve recently bought a few spare magazines for a couple of my rifles.) I wonder. Does she think that another ban will erase her legacy of unintended consequences?
Given her record as one of the top firearm salesmen of the passed two decades, Patterico has nominated Sen. Feinstein for an NRA Lifetime Achievement Award.
UPDATE–Stacy McCain notes the irony of it all.