The California senator did not say that "as soon as a gunmale realizes that nobody else is equipped, he will lay down his tools and turn himself in, that"s human nature."

Published8 January 2015

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Senator Dianne Feinstein shelp "as soon as the gunmale realizes that nobody else is equipped, he will certainly lay down his tools and also rotate himself in, that"s humale nature."


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In February 2013, web website Palookaville Blog post publimelted an write-up (“Feinstein and also Boxer Ask Californians to Lay Down Their Weapons During Statewide Manhunt”) containing an extraordinary insurance claim about a statement purportedly made by Senator Dianne Feinstein of California. According to writer “Jimmy Olsentwins,” Sen. Feinstein commented on the then-current standoff involving previous police officer Christopher Dorner by urging Californians to revolve in their firearms en masse:

Throughout the day, Senators Feinstein and also Boxer made desperate pleas for their California constituents to rotate in their guns and not face the crazed gunmale bereason this would certainly be a perfect test of their anti-gun proposals.

“The Senators feel the finest course of activity is to rerelocate all weapons from legislation enforcement and also exclusive citizens so no one else gets hurt,” said a Senate communications intern. “When the gunman realizes that nobody else is armed, he will certainly lay dvery own his weapons and also rotate himself in … that’s just humale nature.”

Unfortunately for those that have actually because looked to recognize the quote’s veracity, the Palookaville Post site is now defunct, and the original short article is therefore offline (conserve for archived versions).

Suffice it to say the Palookaville Post was a satirical website that publiburned fake news, one example of which was the made-up story around Senators Feinstein and also Boxer referenced over. Other examples of its job-related included posts claiming President Obama had granted himself a $100,000 pay raise and also an Oklahoma teacher had been fired for praying as soon as a tornado hit her school.

If nopoint else, the name of the “reporter” bylined on the story have to have offered away its japing nature: “Jimmy Olsentwins” is a conflation of the name of the cub reporter that works at the fictional Daily Planet newspaper in Superguy comics and the surname of actresses Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Fuller Olsen, jointly well-known as the Olsen Twins.