Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 is Introduced with Record 190 Original Co-Sponsors
House Democrats are in the process of resurrecting an assault weapons ban, including several tweaks.
Congressmen David Cicilline (D-RI), the one behind the bill, is being joined by 190 co-sponsors and has endorsements from several national gun control groups.
Just introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 with a record 190 original co-sponsors! Time to ban weapons of war from our communities!
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) February 15, 2019
The bill presently stands out as one of the most significant (and ambitious) ban proposals in recent memory. Upon viewing some of the bill’s details, it would bar the importation, production, or transfer of 205 firearms by name to include a plethora of semi-auto AR-15 and AK-47 variants. Beyond that, any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine and any “military-style feature” such as a barrel shroud, pistol grip or threaded barrel, would be caught in the net. In fact, it goes so far as to include semi-auto rifles with a fixed magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
The bill was introduced “To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”
Mass shootings are so commonplace in America that we sometimes forget when one happens. Former President Obama and Democrats tried their very best to introduce sensible gun measures in the wake of the gruesome Sandy Hook Elementary mass shooting, but they were stymied by NRA-backed Republicans. But given all the unbridled activism from all the Parkland School shooting survivors, now momentum for gun reform seems to be in the Democrats favor.
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