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Dallas Jack
July 23, 2009, 09:18 PM
"I was trained in firearms. Id walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me." --Senator Dianne Feinstein

I ran across this today. Does anyone know if she actually said this and where it appeared?
Dallas Jack

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.38 Special
July 23, 2009, 09:23 PM
This statement is commonly attributed to Feinstein at the U.S. Senate hearings on terrorism held in Washington, D.C. on April 27, 1995.

mdugan
July 23, 2009, 09:43 PM
True http://snoops.com/result.php?Keywords=I+was+trained+in+firearms.+Senator+Dianne+Feinstein+&r=c%253Ed36wc4C%257BMnOwcR%253E%253E%2527tfbsdi%2560uzqf%253Etfbsdi%2527f%253Evt%253CVT%253C25%253C2%253C2%253C21373477%253Ctuzmf2%256025%252Fdtt%253C3%253Cjoufsdptnpt%2560bggjmjbuf%25605%2560e3s%2560efsq%253Ccvzpvu%253Ccvzpvu.toppqt%252Fdpn%253C3714%253C3716%253Cdmfbo%253C%253C0e0tfbsdi0q0joufsdptnpt0ynm0epnbjomboefs0joum0e3s0gfg0qpqdbu0w30%253Cenynm%252Fjoufsdptnpt%252Fpwfsuvsf%252Fdpn%2527jqvb%2560je%253E42282%253A6%2527enybsht%253E17pFOzb5%255BH2ZT7wPMKxqMjGchfmX7%257B71IiW%2560MJG5%253AQ9uR3kBZ%255B5sM66kPkrtF8LeLcT.bEKCLJI1U7I7%257Bol91BebceteIpf1vfoQ3hSSSDQ93%253ArrqzVywqhqZvp%255ByLUNWwNW2HNeYd%257BNh2yzZMNHugf6dlLG5%255BmU%255BTubnOfzrL9tCJqehBDYkBGGxl.rN2vQ77FSt9dOWIEvfU9%257BRoyrOx81o.Th%252F%252F-ZU1%257B&Submit=Go

Librarian
July 23, 2009, 10:35 PM
You may possibly have meant "snopes.com" - "snoops.com" is just a place holder.

Acera
July 23, 2009, 10:40 PM
mdugan, could you check your link.

I could find nothing similar to what the OP asked on the www.snopes.com

DoubleTapDrew
July 23, 2009, 10:54 PM
http://www.nndb.com/people/535/000023466/
Feinstein is an anti-gun Senator who still somehow found the fortitude to obtain for herself a concealed firearms carry permit, a privilege she wants to deny others. 27 April 1995:


"Less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer. And the bomb didn't detonate. [...] I was very lucky. But, I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home. [...] And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I'd walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me."
Feinstein claims that she has since relinquished both the handgun and the concealed weapons permit.

Fred Fuller
July 23, 2009, 10:56 PM
http://www.nndb.com/people/535/000023466/ , from a link at answers.com.

lpl

Jim K
July 23, 2009, 11:02 PM
The liberals have no problem with carrying concealed weapons or even having assault rifles and machineguns. They just don't want the peasantry to have them.

Jim

Dallas Jack
July 23, 2009, 11:25 PM
Thanks everyone for the info. I had never heard this and found it mentioned on the net.
Dallas Jack

mdugan
July 23, 2009, 11:28 PM
Sorry folks, Double and Lee got it right...

zoom6zoom
July 24, 2009, 05:57 PM
Feinstein claims that she has since relinquished both the handgun and the concealed weapons permit.
Right. She just pays her security detail to carry the guns for her.

doc2rn
July 24, 2009, 06:02 PM
no zoom she made the taxpayer after she got 2 female SS agents

Limeyfellow
July 24, 2009, 06:08 PM
Jim Keenan

The liberals have no problem with carrying concealed weapons or even having assault rifles and machineguns. They just don't want the peasantry to have them.

Jim

The sad thing is conservatives in power are no different. They have just as many antigunners as the liberals. How they can put in even more firearms restrictions and the liberals and get away blameless is really silly at times.

CoRoMo
July 24, 2009, 06:17 PM
The sad thing is conservatives in power are no different. They have just as many antigunners as the liberals.

Given the recent Thune vote, I'd say you couldn't be more wrong.

george29
July 24, 2009, 06:21 PM
The ELITISIST have no problem with carrying concealed weapons or even having assault rifles and machineguns. They just don't want the peasantry to have them.

Jim

Plenty of Enemies From Within on the Conservative ticket as well.

bensdad
July 24, 2009, 06:29 PM
This thread was about Feinstein. Yes, she had/has a permit. For anyone interested in the facts regarding "R" and "D" support (or lack thereof) for guns, gun owners, gun control, etc., all one need do is check the voting records. This last measure is a perfect case-in-point. If you're a Dem. and vote that way, fine. Be honest. Be proud. Just don't be patently wrong in your assertions.

The sad thing is conservatives in power are no different. They have just as many antigunners as the liberals. How they can put in even more firearms restrictions and the liberals and get away blameless is really silly at times.

Grey_Mana
July 24, 2009, 07:45 PM
Voting records fib. Of Arms and the Law (http://armsandthelaw.com/archives/2009/07/thune_amendment_1.php) has a summary of the trickery that just went on with the Thune Amendment. The whole voting system is designed to enable cheating and hoodwinking like this. 'I voted for it before I voted against it.'

Gun-Shy

By Dana Milbank
Thursday, July 23, 2009

How do you outgun the NRA? Very, very carefully.

Mark Pryor knows all about that. The Democratic senator from pro-gun Arkansas was nowhere to be seen on the Senate floor during Wednesday's showdown over a proposal, championed by the National Rifle Association, that would have gutted state gun-control laws across the nation.

After a morning of angry speeches, a vote was called at high noon. Toward the end of the vote, Pryor entered the chamber through the back door, took a few steps inside, flashed a thumbs-down to the clerk, and retreated as fast and furtively as somebody dodging gunfire.

Several minutes later, the Democrats had racked up more than enough votes to block the proposal. "Are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or wishing to change their vote?" the presiding officer inquired.

Pryor burst back in, this time through a side door. "Mr. President!" he called out. "Mr. President!" He stopped in the well to consult with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a gun-control advocate who was keeping the whip sheet. Schumer gave Pryor a nod, and the Arkansan -- reassured that his vote was not needed to defeat the proposal -- changed his vote to an "aye."

If Pryor wasn't exactly a profile in courage, keep in mind: The gun lobby has a lot of money and a lot of clout, not to mention a lot of guns. And it doesn't mind firing off a few rounds to keep lawmakers in line.

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) served this function during the debate when he reminded his colleagues that the NRA would factor this vote into its ratings. "The National Rifle Association, the NRA, is a strong supporter of this amendment," he warned, and it's also "specifically scoring this amendment in terms of member votes."

Looking down the barrel of that gun, 20 of the 60 Democrats in the chamber defected to the NRA's side. Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.), a gun-loving lawmaker whose aide was charged in 2007 with trying to carry a loaded pistol and extra ammunition into a Senate office building, even spoke on the floor about how his Democratic colleagues were spreading "misinformation."

A couple of seats away, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), a gun-control supporter, raised his eyebrows and shook his head.

Only two Republicans went against the gun lobby, but that was enough to leave supporters just short of the 60 votes they needed. The slim margin was no accident: Other Democrats, such as Pennsylvania's Bob Casey and Colorado's Mark Udall and Michael Bennet, were said to have been willing to vote "no" if necessary. Twenty minutes after the voting began, Bennet and Udall left the cloakroom together and walked into the chamber. Bennet went to the well to consult with Schumer, who indicated that it was safe for Bennet -- a product of D.C.'s St. Albans School -- to vote with the NRA. Bennet looked to Udall, who gave an approving nod, and cast his "aye" vote.

Schumer found himself in the unusual position of opposing many of the moderate Democrats he helped bring to office as the head of Senate Democrats' campaign efforts, including Webb, Casey, Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.). "Senator," a reporter noted to Schumer at a post-vote news conference, "you were staring down some of the folks you were losing on the floor."

"No. I wasn't at all," Schumer replied. "There was no staring down at all -- none."

Lautenberg tried to defend his colleague. "He was, I thought, mellow, very specific, and not at all threatening or suggesting punishment," he offered.

Either way, it had been clear that Democrats needed some more discipline on gun-control measures. They had already lost votes earlier this year on proposals to allow the carrying of concealed firearms in national parks and to repeal most of the District's gun controls.

The D.C. measure passed with 62 votes. But this time, two Democrats, Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Arlen Specter (Pa.), were persuaded to switch sides -- and they weren't the only lawmakers caught in the crossfire between the NRA and gun-control forces.

Earlier this week, Lautenberg told reporters that Harry Reid (Nev.), the Democratic leader, would vote against the proposal. But Reid testily refuted Lautenberg. "I'm not going to explain why I'm voting for it," he explained. "I'm just voting for it."

Reid stayed out of view Wednesday while the true believers on both sides abandoned their usual positions

Urban liberals, who typically champion federal authority, lined up to proclaim their fealty to states' rights. "Leave us alone! Leave us alone!" demanded Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.). Her California colleague, Dianne Feinstein (D), even displayed an enlarged photo of the flag-draped caskets of police officers who have been killed.

Southerners, who historically promote states' rights, demanded that the federal government overrule the states on gun laws. John Thune (R-S.D.), who sponsored the measure, said that he was merely trying to "clarify this patchwork" of state laws, and he accused the Democrats of "wild exaggerations" and "scare tactics."

For once, the gun-control crowd won a shootout with the NRA. But nobody was talking about disarmament. "We know the gun lobby is strong," Schumer said after the vote. "We know they will be back."

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