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Dianne Feinstein on assault weapons: "There's no Second Amendment right to bear every type of weapon"

Last night, on the heels of the tragic Newtown, Conn. school shooting, Piers Morgan spoke with Sen. Dianne Feinstein about her perspective on the firearm debate.

A long-time advocate for stiffer gun control, the senior senator from California plans to answer Friday's massacre of 20 children with political action:

"I'm going to do an assault weapons piece of legislation, and it's going to be strong, and it's going to be definitive, and it's going to ban – by name – at least a hundred, military style, semi-automatic assault weapons," she tells Piers Morgan. "It's going to ban big clips, drums or strips, of more than 10 bullets."

Admitting to being "very angry" following the unimaginable horror that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Feinstein insists that the right to bear arms is not limitless:

"There's no Second Amendment right to bear every type of weapon that you know of. These are a certain class of weapons – they are designed to kill, large numbers of people, in close combat. I don't believe the Second Amendment covers them. The Second Amendment was written a long time before this class of weapons was founded, merchandised, and spread all over our country, where they fall into the hands of juveniles, grievance killers, people who go into our malls, our theaters, our stores, our businesses, and now our schools, and just kill people for no good reason. It's got to stop."


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