School children and theater patrons are being wiped out by the dozens by nut cases using assault weapons. Sen. Feinstein has proposed legislation in California designed to ban the possession of the type of assault weapons used in the recent mass killings. A front page article in the L.A. Times several days ago noted that the Republican legislators in California are boycotting the presentation of the proposed legislation. Not one Republican will be in attendance. And Republicans are wondering why they can't seem to win elections of late.