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Democrats lead by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday rolled out their most sweeping assault weapons ban proposal since 1994.

The planned Assault Weapon Ban of 2019 targets the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of “military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” as defined by the California Democrat and her co-sponsors, Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut.

“This past year, we’ve seen Americans rise up and demand Congress change our gun laws. Banning assault weapons would save lives,” said Murphy, who in the past has spoken out against what he termed “the imaginary 2nd Amendment.”

Besides outlawing 205 gun models by name — Feinstein’s original 1994 ban only listed around 20 specific models — the proposal would also define an “assault weapon” as a semi-automatic with a detachable magazine that included one of a list of cosmetic features that are deemed “military characteristics” such as a threaded barrel, pistol grip or folding stock. This is less lenient than the previous ban which allowed a “features test” that included two such characteristics.

In addition, the measure would expand federal law to ban adjustable stocks, Thordsen-style stocks such as used in “featureless rifles” marketed in states like California, “assault pistols” that weight more than 50-ounces when unloaded, and popular pistol stabilizing braces that have become widespread in recent years. Detachable magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds would be prohibited from transfer and guns grandfathered when the ban takes effect would be required to be locked up when not in use. A background check would be mandatory for future sale or gifting of grandfathered guns, even between two private parties.

Joining Feinstein in her effort to “get these weapons of war off our streets,” are at least 25 other Dems in the Senate who have promised to sign on to the legislation. However, with Republicans in charge of the chamber, it is unlikely the measure will make it out of committee without bipartisan support.

Meanwhile, in the now-Democrat controlled House, Rhode Island U.S. Rep. David Cicilline has been elevated to a leadership position in that body and has since 2011 backed a series of bans on semi-automatics similar to Feinstein’s latest attempt.


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Feinstein can munch my boybox, I'd wish her into the cornfield, but knowing California, they'd bring someone twice as nutty to replace her. Patty Murray too. That whole list of fuckheads can take a flying leap, but those two in particular, Feinstein for being a ringleader, and Murray because she's from here.

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I can not see any Assault Weapon ban having merit any longer. There are just too many out there. To my knowledge even in the liberal bastions of NY & CT where they have commanded the serfs to register said weapons compliance is less than 20%. It's not like the time of Clinton. There are just too many on the street now. Plus more people actually die by hammer than rife in the USA. Should we put the hammers behind gates at Home Depot and have a backround check?

Why are we encouraged not to judge all Muslims by the lunatics BUT are encouraged to judge all gun owners by the very few lunatics? Ironic?
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What gets me about coming to these forums and reading the comments is the general lack of supposed supporters of the 2nd to recognize the threat.
You can talk about it, post comments, and make snide remarks, but this is a very serious issue, for which I see just a handful of people willing to fight the legitimate fight. The 2nd Amend has 27 words in it, and to my knowledge all the so-called pro-2nd organizations focus on the last 14 words, and ignore the critical first 13 words.
According to those who debated and ratified the Constitution, the 2nd was placed to make sure that government could not disarm the People, or in their words Militia. Where is Militia? Well its something else we've allowed government to take from our authority without a change in the Constitution. Why? We've fallen for the tripe that we get from the NRA, and GOA whose only concern seems to be more donations.
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Well, this is interesting.

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