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Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:42 PM

One of the first steps of a Biden presidency should be to reinstate the assault weapons ban.

That should help derail the lawless gang movement substantially, I would think.

The morons are nothing without their guns.

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Reply One of the first steps of a Biden presidency should be to reinstate the assault weapons ban. (Original post)
jorgevlorgan Oct 2020 OP
poli-junkie Oct 2020 #1
Backseat Driver Oct 2020 #2
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #3
regnaD kciN Oct 2020 #4
Claustrum Oct 2020 #8
MyOwnPeace Oct 2020 #9
fierywoman Oct 2020 #5
Kaleva Oct 2020 #6
RainCaster Oct 2020 #7
former9thward Oct 2020 #10
PTWB Oct 2020 #11
uncle ray Oct 2020 #12
Marius25 Oct 2020 #13
Shermann Oct 2020 #14
Straw Man Oct 2020 #15

Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:43 PM

1. Hear hear!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:51 PM

2. I join in the applause!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:52 PM

3. That was legislation that had a 10-year sunset provision that was allowed to expire

and thus Congress would need to pass a new law.

Good luck with that.

As an alternate sidenote, it took James Brady, Raygun's Press Secretary, 13 years to get his "Brady Bill" passed - and this was after he had been shot and permanently disabled in the Raygun assassination attempt in 1981. This was in contrast to the ass Steve Scalise, who promptly forgot that it was a bullet that tore him up.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 06:54 PM

4. It SHOULD, but...

...such a move, seeming to confirm the far-right's paranoia about "jackbooted government thugs taking away our guns," might well set off civil war right at the point where we need to come together. I suspect that Joe wouldn't want to make such a hot-button issue his first agenda item.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:07 PM

8. I agree with you. That timing is just really bad.

Let their hatred and sadness dies down a bit before making such a move. They are already triggered when Trump loses. Taking their guns away at the same time is asking for trouble.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:07 PM

9. Holy Mother of us All - there is SO much to do

to clean up the mess if we can actually get rid of BunkerBoy and his RepubliCon bandits!

Where do you start?

This is a list that could keep DU busy for a month all by itself! As a matter of fact - I'm gonna' start a thread about that now!

With regards to the "weapons" ban - I'm with 'ya - let's work our way up to that. It NEEDS to be done - timing is critical.

GET OUT THE VOTE so that we can get started!!!!!

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:00 PM

5. I'd like to change "should be" to "will be."

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:01 PM

6. The AWB did not ban the ownership or sale of the millions of assault weapons already out there

The militias will still be able to keep their assault weapons and high capacity magazines and thousands of rounds of ammo.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:01 PM

7. Joe & Kamala will have a long list of shit to do on the first day...

I bet as much of it as possible will be prepared early.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:11 PM

10. The blowback from the first ban cost Democrats the House.

They will not make that mistake again.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:13 PM

11. To what end?

 

It seems like you’re paying a giant political price but continuing to play to RW talking points with nearly zero positive benefit.

The reality is there are already millions of “assault weapons” in circulation. I own one and I’d be happy to give it up if we could ever pass legislation banning ownership of existing weapons but that is almost certainly not politically achievable.

In the mean time, banning the sale of AR style weapons right now would do nothing to remove the millions that are in circulation.

Meaningful gun control is getting every gun out of this society save for heavily regulated hunting rifles and shotguns. Banning the sale of new ARs is not meaningful, effective or politically expedient.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:14 PM

12. jesus h christ.

no. not right fucking now.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:15 PM

13. No, that would be disastrous.

Focus on fixing Democracy and ending corruption first.

A gun ban is a way to immediately destroy everything Dems have worked for the past 4 years.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 07:41 PM

14. Big mistake!

Trump divided the country by (among other things) taking sore winner victory laps four years into his term.

Imagine if Trump were to aggressively go after Roe vs. Wade in his first 100 days? The AWB is a similar wedge issue.

We need to reunify the country again and put the damn wedge issues away for a while.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Original post)

Thu Oct 8, 2020, 10:00 PM

15. That would be a very bad move.

The weapons wouldn't magically disappear, and it would hand the far right the best rallying point it has ever had. It is the mother of all wedge issues, and would pretty much doom any efforts to move the country forward out of the divisive muck that we're mired in.

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