The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Friday revealed that evidence was uncovered that not only is D.C. engaged in double-standards, but that the District of Columbia and Philadelphia police departments provided firearms to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to help her promote her “assault weapon” ban legislation in January.
The NRA also stated that the police agencies who gave Feinstein the weapons denied the same request from Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for firearms to be used in their presentations opposing the ban.
The evidence was uncovered through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Emily Miller, author of the new book, “Emily Gets Her Gun,” and reporter for the Washington Times that D.C. Police Chief, Cathy L. Lanier, while handing over the weapons to Feinstein’s office, wanted to make sure such information of the request never saw the light of day.
Miller found out when the Senate Sergeant at Arms told her that the firearms Feinstein used in her presentation had come from the D.C. and Philadelphia police departments.
Miller said, “Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier seems to think that gun-control laws don’t apply to the liberal elite. The police chief helped Sen. Dianne Feinstein acquire “assault weapons,” which are illegal to possess in the District, for a news conference early this year to promote a ban on these firearms… then tried to cover up the police involvement.”