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Dianne Feinstein: father attended Taft

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, author of the nation’s first assault weapon ban, which expired during the Bush administration, expressed her condolences for victims of the Kern County shooting at Taft Union High School Thursday.

Feinstein plans to introduce a new assault weapons ban in the new Congress.

Her statement:

“Today comes word of another tragic shooting at an American school. I have visited this school over the years—in fact, my own father attended Taft Union.

“At this moment my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, and I wish them a speedy recovery.

“But how many more shootings must there be in America before we come to the realization that guns and grievances do not belong together?”

Carolyn Lochhead

2 Responses

  1. kinderbett says:

    Well done explanation. I could not of done better myself!

  2. Pam Dumas-Davy says:

    Per the news stories, this shooting was with a shotgun, not a so-called “assault weapon.” I guess shotguns are now to be classified as “assault weapons?” Is Dianne Feinstein going to recommend repealing the second ammendment?