Feinstein Introduces “Assault Weapons” Ban That Will Never Pass

Since the GOP controls the Senate, this will most likely not even make it out of committee. But, then, this is what Senators do, propose legislation. Which helps identify what they really want to do

Senators Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) today led a group of senators in introducing the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, an updated bill to ban the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

In addition to Feinstein, Murphy and Blumenthal, cosponsors of the bill include Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.).

“Last year we saw tens of thousands of students nationwide take to the streets to demand action to stop mass shootings and stem the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our communities. Our youngest generation has grown up with active-shooter drills, hiding under their desks—and now they’re saying enough is enough,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Americans across the nation are asking Congress to reinstate the federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If we’re going to put a stop to mass shootings and protect our children, we need to get these weapons of war off our streets.”

“Military-style assault rifles are the weapons of choice for mass murderers. There’s just no reason why these guns, which were designed to kill as many people as quickly as possible, are sold to the public,”said Senator Chris Murphy. “This past year, we’ve seen Americans rise up and demand Congress change our gun laws. Banning assault weapons would save lives, and I’m proud to join Senator Feinstein in introducing this bill.”

“Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are deadly and dangerous weapons of war that belong on battlefields—not our streets. They have no purpose for self-defense or hunting, and no business being in our schools, churches and malls,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal. “By passing this legislation, Congress can honor the memory of the beautiful lives cut short by military-style assault weapons in Newtown, Parkland, Las Vegas, San Bernardino and far too many other American cities. This is the year for my colleagues to turn our rhetoric into reality and finally end America’s gun violence epidemic.”

Since they are so dangerous, should they be in the hands of law enforcement, which isn’t military? How about the people who protect all these Senators when they are at their jobs? They aren’t military. Yet, they often carry weapons We The People cannot lawfully own without a very specific permit from the Bureau of Tobacco and Firearms, which is for a very specific reason, usually for demonstration.

The bill would specifically bad 2,200 firearms, and make it harder to get many others. It would make those that are grandfathered almost useless due to “safe storage” rules. Here’s where it gets really interesting

Bans magazines and other ammunition feeding devices that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition, which allow shooters to quickly fire many rounds without needing to reload. Owners may keep existing magazines.

The bill itself is not up on the Congressional website yet, so we’ll have to wait to read what it says specifically, but it seems that Feinstein is saying all magazines for all weapons. Nowhere does she position this as applying to just rifles of any type. If we’re reading this correctly, this would apply to all semi-automatic firearms. So, they’re going after what law abiding citizens can have, but she mentions absolutely nothing about getting tough on the criminals who use firearms.

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6 Responses to “Feinstein Introduces “Assault Weapons” Ban That Will Never Pass”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    It’s too hard to predict what sort of weapons a criminal will choose. We should just make murder illegal. That would cover everyone. Include a law to punish attempted murder and assaults and I think you have everything covered. And since murder is hateful, declare all murder as automatically a hate crime with the same added penalties for other hate crimes.

  2. SoCal Pir8 says:

    If this was to pass how long would it be before the “non-scary .223” be added to the list?

    • dachs_dude says:

      It will most likely be included as most of the Gun Grabbing, “sensible”, liberals that I know, don’t want to ban ALL guns. Just All semi-automatic guns.
      When I point out the fact that such a ban on all semi-automatic weapons would, in fact, ban 99.9% of all modern guns and rifles their response is:

      “Oh well. That’s too bad.”

      Then they go and call themselves, “The Resistance” — Fine resistance they have that disarms itself.

  3. alanstorm says:

    The list of co-sponsors reads like a list of “Who’s Who of the Mentally Challenged”.

  4. Kye says:

    Fact: there is no law that can be passed including an all-out ban that can keep criminals from getting fire arms. Therefore, any laws passed currently are passed to deprive law abiding citizens from obtaining or keeping fire arms. Question: Why are the leftist politicians so interested in keeping fire arms from law abiding citizens? The answer should be obvious the closer people like Occasional-Cotex and Beto get to power.

    • Professor Hale says:

      FACT: Making guns is 14th century technology. A 7th grader can do it using materials he could find at Home depot for less than $10.

      FACT 2: If you live in a state where only the police have guns, you live in a police state. But that’s OK, because now you know where to go to get a gun if you need one.

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