(FreedomBeacon.com)- Democrats never let a crisis go to waste. And this is doubly true whenever there is a mass murder perpetrated by a gunman.
After the shooting at a Buffalo supermarket two weeks ago, Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office announced that the California anti-gun Democrat will be pushing legislation to ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles from anyone under the age of 21.
Sure, an 18-year-old can be sent to war armed with an automatic machine gun, but Dianne Feinstein doesn’t want him to be able to buy a semi-automatic rifle.
Say, remember when Democrats tried to lower the voting age to 16?
In a May 19 statement announcing her Age 21 Act, Feinstein said that the shooting in Buffalo showed “the tragic consequences when young people can so easily obtain a deadly assault weapon.” While she conceded that the bill wouldn’t prevent mass shootings, it would be “a small step” to bringing “some sense of sanity back to our nation.”
Feinstein claimed that it made no sense that someone under 21 can’t buy a handgun “or even beer,” but can buy “an assault weapon.”
Feinstein’s bill is co-sponsored by Democrat Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
Earlier in May, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the California law barring those under 21 from purchasing semi-automatic rifles was unconstitutional.
In his decision, Circuit Judge Ryan Nelson argued that America exists due to the “heroism of the young adults who fought and died in our revolutionary army.” Nelson said the 9th Circuit reaffirms state that the Constitution “still protects the right that enabled their sacrifice: the right of young adults to keep and bear arms.”
You’d think Feinstein would be aware that a similar law from her own didn’t pass constitutional muster.
Then again, given her advancing age, it’s hard to know what Dianne Feinstein is aware of anymore.