Another tragedy, another attempt by Democrats to use the opportunity to push their agenda, but unfortunately this bill seems to be gaining more traction that previous attempts. In the first step of a carefully planned attack to reverse the second amendment and de-arm the American people, Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and her Democratic colleagues introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2017 on Wednesday.
The bill would ban “the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.”
As Free Beacon reports they admit that it will not actually stop mass shootings, but there still is quite a bit of support for the bill.
“We’re introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote,” Feinstein said in a statement.
Feinstein, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, conceded that “this bill won’t stop every mass shooting,” but said “it will begin removing these weapons of war from our streets.”
The bill states that “owners may keep existing weapons and magazines” but bans the sale of “205 military-style assault weapons by name,” the press release noted.
Beyond Feinstein, the legislation currently has 22 co-sponsors, including Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) and 21 other Democratic senators from deep blue states.
Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) and Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D., Ill.) support the bill, as do multiple potential 2020 presidential contenders. Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), Al Franken (Minn.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Cory Booker (N.J.), and Kamala Harris (Calif.) are all co-sponsors and rumored to be considering White House runs.
Do you think this dangerous bill has any chance of passing?