A petition to try California Senator Dianne Feinstein for treason as a response to her efforts to pass draconian gun control legislation has surpassed the required number of signatures that now mandates a White House response.
The petition, which was filed with the We The People website on December 27, has already obtained over 29,000 signatures weeks before the deadline of January 26.
“Senator Dianne Feinstein has made it clear she does not believe in the Constitution or the inalienable rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. She is actively working to destroy the 2nd amendment with her 2013 assault weapons ban. For this reason we the people of the United States petition for her to be tried in Federal Court for treason to the Constitution,” states the petition.
Feinstein is set to introduce gun control legislation on January 22 that would treat gun owners akin to sex offenders, forcing them to submit fingerprints as well as requiring all Americans to register the serial numbers of all their guns with the federal government. The bill would also ban a plethora of different firearms.
As we have previously highlighted, although the White House’s own rules dictate that they must respond to petitions that receive over 25,000 signatures within 30 days, controversial petitions have routinely been ignored, including the recent secession issue.
The petition for Texas to secede from the union reached the threshold to warrant a comment from the administration on November 12 but has still not been addressed nearly two months later.
In contrast, meaningless petitions that do not even reach the 25,000 benchmark, such as one asking the White House to release its recipe for “honey ale,” have received prompt response.
Petitions calling on Obama to enact gun control measures in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre, only three of which totaled over 25,000 signatures, were also addressed within days.
Feinstein’s hypocrisy on the gun control issue has been well documented. In 1995, the California Senator admitted that she carried a gun for personal protection after receiving threats from a terrorist group.
However, in the very same year she called for an “outright ban” on all guns for ordinary citizens, sending the message,” Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ‘em all in.”