Gun parts store registers SenatorFeinstein.com, uses it to promote gun rights
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein — a staunch supporter of gun control — may soon regret not registering her own domain name, since senatorfeinstein.com will now be run by a firearm parts and accessories store that will use the site to promote gun rights.
“COMING SOON! Senator Feinstein’s Biggest Fan Page,” reads the title of the new pro-gun site, senatorfeinstein.com. “Someone didnt [sic] register their own name… This should be fun. Thats right Dianne your biggest fan site is going to be run by AresArmor.com…”
The domain name was created by California resident Dimitrios Karras on Jan. 4, 2013, according to GoDaddy.com. Karros is the CEO of the gun parts and accessories store Ares Armor, which will now run the site.
“It’s funny,” Karras told the Daily Caller News Foundation, adding that his company was not very good at political correctness. “This is going to be an entertaining thing.”
Karras said that he was frustrated when he saw how Feinstein and other members of Congress managed the commenters that criticize them on their Facebook pages, and that he wanted to have platform where people could say whatever they wanted.
“[Feinstein’s] got a big mouth on her, she thinks she’s pretty much the queen of the state. She almost thinks she’s the queen of the country,” he said.
“What we’re most likely going to do with this is, literally leave it open-ended,” Karras told TheDC News Foundation. “We’re going to put up a few posts and everything like that, but we’re not going to be moderating any of the comments. So it’s one of those things where people are going to be able say whatever the heck they want.”
“My thing is I may not agree with what people have to say, but I’m going to defend to the death their right to say it,” he said.
However, senatorfeinstein.com is not the only domain name Karras registered, telling TheDC that the next domain name to be released will be for California Sen. Barbara Boxer.
“She’s not the only one that we registered,” Karras said. “She’s just the first one that we’ve released.”
Feinstein — the author of the Assault Weapons Ban bill that expired in 2004 — has promised to introduce updated gun control legislation early this year, according to a statement.
“On the first day of the new Congress, I intend to introduce a bill stopping the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of assault weapons as well as large ammunition magazines, strips and drums that hold more than 10 rounds,” said Feinstein. “I am in the process of gathering support for the bill in the Senate and House.”
The updated legislation would stops the “sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of more than 100 specifically-named firearms” as well as “certain semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns with detachable magazine.” The legislation also takes aim at “semiautomatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can accept more than 10 rounds” and high-capacity magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
However, Feinstein says her bill still protects the rights hunters and existing gun owners by “grandfathering weapons legally possessed on the date of enactment” and “exempting more than 900 specifically-named weapons used for hunting and sporting purposes” as well as “antique, manually-operated, and permanently disabled weapons.”
Karras said that releasing future domain names will depend on how successful senatorfeinstein.com is.
“Judging by the comments that were placed on there, it looks like the villagers were restless,” he said of the comments already on the site.
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