A new petition posted on the "We the People" page of the White House website calls for trying Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif) in federal court for treason.
WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Try Senator Dianne Feinstein in a Federal Court For Treason To The Constitution
The text of the petition states:
"The Constitution was written to restrain the government. No amendment is more important for this purpose than the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment was written so the power could be kept with the citizenry in the face of a tyrannical government. It was well understood the Constitution acknowledged certain rights that could not be limited by government.
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."
The petition is a response to Senator Feinstein's proposed legislation that seeks "to stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices."
A day after its posting, the petition had 3,065 signatures. It will need a total of 25,000 signatures (or 21,935 more) by January 26, 2013 to garner a response from the White House.