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Dianne Feinstein: Negligent, or ignorant?

HotAir kindly posts this picture of the good Senator:

Feinstein holding a rifle with her finger on the trigger

As Ed Morrissey puts it:

…did no one ever tell Feinstein to keep her finger off the trigger of a firearm unless ready to shoot? Shouldn’t a politician attempting to lecture us on gun safety know something about it herself?

For the record, here are FrontSight’s Four Universal Firearms Safety Rules:

1. Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.
2. Never let the muzzle (the front of the weapon) cover (point at) anything you are not willing to destroy.
3. Keep your finger OFF the trigger and, in fact, outside the trigger guard.
4. Be sure of your target and what’s in line with your target.

Feinstein appears to be violating (possibly) all four rules. She appears to be in a crowded room, on an elevated platform, with people spread out before her (such as the photographer who took the picture from one side), and small awareness of her gun possibly pointing down into some of the people (on the other side). And, her finger on the trigger. None of which is careful handling of the weapon, like it could always be loaded.



  1. Sen. Feinstien also holds a very rare, and nearly-impossible to get, California Concealed-Carry (CCW) permit…and has for years.

    “Laws are for thee, not for me”…

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — January 29, 2013 @ 4:25 pm - January 29, 2013

  2. I think even Feinstein would have trouble concealing that thing.

    Comment by Ignatius — January 29, 2013 @ 4:33 pm - January 29, 2013

  3. Just like a liberal-argues guns are dangerous but doesn’t take any steps to actually learn how to handle them safely.

    I know one of the first rules they teach for hunting is to always treat a gun as if it is loaded-even when you know it isn’t. You also don’t ever point the muzzle at anything you do not intend to shoot (willing to bet if you follow the dorection it is pointing in-there are likely some people in the line of fire).

    Comment by Just Me — January 29, 2013 @ 5:04 pm - January 29, 2013

  4. I like her choice in the Al Capone wardrobe.

    Comment by heliotrope — January 29, 2013 @ 5:18 pm - January 29, 2013

  5. Why do I fee like the Demonrats had all this gun control stuff ready to go for years and were just waiting for a mass-killing so they could unleash it?

    Comment by V the K — January 29, 2013 @ 6:06 pm - January 29, 2013

  6. She’s probably ITCHING to take some people out.

    Comment by Paul — January 29, 2013 @ 6:47 pm - January 29, 2013

  7. No lefty around, to say “What difference does it make?!1!”

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — January 29, 2013 @ 8:41 pm - January 29, 2013

  8. +1 like for ILoveCapitalism’s comment! 🙂

    Comment by Casey — January 29, 2013 @ 9:39 pm - January 29, 2013

  9. Oh so typical for a liberal to lecture us (and try to control us) on things they know nothing about. Nothing new really.

    Comment by Charles — January 29, 2013 @ 10:07 pm - January 29, 2013

  10. You left the “, or just stupid” part out of your question.

    Comment by David — January 30, 2013 @ 6:51 am - January 30, 2013

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