The Democrats pushed out their first anti-gun bill last week, but now they are ramping up the anti-gun agenda with yet another attempt to ban so-called “assault weapons.”
Democrats in the House of Representatives already stared to push out their extreme, anti-Second Amendment agenda for the 2019 session with plans to stiffen background checks.
The bill was introduced in the first week of the new session. As the Washington Post Reported:
The proposal, headlined by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Chairman Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.), is a bipartisan measure, with Rep. Peter T. King (N.Y.) serving as the lead Republican co-sponsor.
But that was just step number one.
Now step number two has been introduced with another absurd gun ban.
As the Free Beacon reports:
Feinstein’s bill, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, would ban the sale, manufacture, transfer, and importation of certain semiautomatic firearms. The text of the bill has not yet been released, but Feinstein’s office said it would ban any firearm capable of accepting a detachable magazine and either a “pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.” Firearms fitting the description would become illegal to sell if the bill was passed but those already legally owned would remain legal but become subject to additional regulations. Transfers of so-called high capacity magazines would also be banned under the proposal, though the senator’s office didn’t specify what would constitute a “high capacity.”
“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,” Feinstein said in a statement. “Our youngest generation has grown up with active-shooter drills, hiding under their desks—and now they’re saying enough is enough. 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.”
Of course, Sen. Feinstein has introduced this same nonsense before — mostly to little success.
This is all just the beginning. The radical attacks on our rights are just beginning. Democrats are just getting started.
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