Surprise: Democrats Introduce Gun Ban Bill

Who saw this coming? (via Twitchy)

From the article

House Democrats have introduced a bill banning semi-automatic firearms in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla.

Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., announced Monday he is introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. More than 150 Democrats have signed on in support of the legislation, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., said.

The bill prohibits the “sale, transfer, production, and importation” of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds. Additionally, the legislation bans the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic shotguns with features such as a pistol grip or detachable stock, and ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Cicilline’s legislation names 205 specific firearms that are prohibited, including the AK-47 and AR-15.

On the surface, people need to not get too bent out of shape regarding what appears to be a total ban on all semi-automatic rifles and pistols. The actual text doesn’t necessarily say that. It spends the majority of the time listing exactly which rifles and shotguns are banned and which are not banned (page 25 to 121). The proposed legislation is over 100 legislative pages long. However, there’s a bit of inserting language about semi-automatic pistols that could be concerning.

The government is utterly exempt from this law, with the ability to get as many assault rifles as the want.

Also, the bill seem to ban all magazines over 10 rounds, and may or may not grandfather ones purchased prior to 2018.

It also requires that all banned scary looking rifles be kept in a locked storage cabinet unless literally being carried. The FBI couldn’t be bothered to investigate the Parkland shooter. Of course they or other government agencies will have time to come by, right? Because you have to register it.

You can still buy this the bottom one, which works exactly the same as the banned top one

It’s funny that Democrats always go after the law abiding citizen, rather than the criminal, eh?

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10 Responses to “Surprise: Democrats Introduce Gun Ban Bill”

  1. Jeffery says:

    The government is utterly exempt from this law, with the ability to get as many assault rifles as the want.

    Do you really “feel” that US citizens should have access to the same firearms as the US military?

    Do you feel that an M4 will keep you safe when the Commie Dems come for you?


    • Some Hillbilly in St Louis says:

      There you go again, conflating semi-automatic weapons and machine guns.

    • Um, we already don’t. Citizens are not allowed to have automatic weapons. Most submachine guns are already banned.

    • formwiz says:

      It worked 240 years ago.

    • Dana says:

      Except that the “government” is not just the military. That would include the FBI, local and state police departments, US Marshalls, ICE, etc.

    • Dana says:

      Even the military has changed their weapons: ‘rock’n’roll’ is no longer full auto, but a three-round burst. Why? Full auto destroys weapons, overheating barrels, and it’s not really useful for most combat operations; it tends to reduce the rather vital skill of aiming at the target.

      Jeffrey Jeffery seems to visualize Rambo holding a .50 cal in one hand, the ammo belt wrapped around his forearm, shooting up gas stations and the CIA base in Laos. That ain’t real life.

  2. Hoss says:

    Chance of passage: zero. But the democrats need to fund raise off of something.

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