Here the repellent harpies make their nests,Who drove the Trojans from the StrophadesWith dire announcements of the coming woe.They have broad wings, with razor sharp talons and a human neck and face,Clawed feet and swollen, feathered bellies; they cawTheir lamentations in the eerie trees. -- Dante's Inferno.
Collectivist harpy Rosa DeLauro in her natural habitat.
“Assault weapons are not about hunting, or even self-defense,” DeLauro said. “There is no reason on earth, other than to kill as many people as possible in as short a time as possible, that anyone needs a gun designed for a battlefield.”
You know, this collectivist harpy is right about one thing. DeLauro is prominent in the firearm confiscationist/"government monopoly of violence" crowd. If she gets the civil war she is apparently soliciting I have no doubt that a semi-auto rifle of military utility will not be necessary to shoot regime tyrants. Indeed, hypothetically speaking, in a 4GW civil war against a nascent dictatorship, far more will fall to the aimed single shots of common deer rifles, or suppressed pistols, or knives in the dark, or bombs attached underneath limousines. . . She just might be trying to ban the wrong things.