While the media and government officials continue to distract the public by focusing only on firearms they believe a majority of Americans would oppose, namely AR15 and AK variants, Fienstein’s bill includes vague language that can be used to ban some of the most popular semi-auto firearms in our nation.
One of the most popular television shows on A&E, Duck Dynasty, features the Robertsons, a family of hunters and duck call makers that own Duck Commander, a company that manufactures duck calls, hunting videos and other outdoor clothing and accessories. This television show allows the public to see hunters using the very popular Benelli semi-auto hunting shotgun on almost every episode.
Hunting shotguns are protected in Feinsteins gun ban, aren’t they?
A closer look indicated that even the Duck Commander’s hunting shotguns could be faced with a federal ban. The ban language reads:
All semiautomatic shotguns that have a folding, telescoping, or detachable stock; pistol grip; fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds; ability to accept a detachable magazine; forward grip; grenade launcher or rocket launcher; or shotgun with a revolving cylinder.
The vague language banning any shotgun with a forward grip, without indicating if they meant vertical grip or horizontal, would allow the government to ban almost every semi-auto shotgun on the market, including the hunting firearms used by America’s favorite hunting family, the Robertson’s.
Why would they want the forward grip removed from a shotgun? Will barrel shrouds be allowed on semi-auto shotguns? Barrel shrouds prevent a shooter from burning their hands and may be used in some cases to replace a forward grip, but they are specifically banned on her semi-auto rifle section. Why do they want gun owners to burn their hands, and why do they think this will make people safer?
It just proves that the people writing these bills know nothing about firearms and they are willing to include awkward vague language that gives them complete power to disarm every American, and turn many American’s into criminals if they don’t comply with her gun grab, including hunters like the Duck Commanders.