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Mon Aug 19, 2019, 04:42 PM

First House Republican backs bill banning assault weapons

Source: The Hill

Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) is the first House Republican to back a bill in the chamber seeking to ban assault weapons.

"They are weapons of mass slaughter," King told the New York Daily News on Monday shortly after his support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 as a co-sponsor became public on Congress's website.

I dont see any need for them in everyday society, he added.

The bill, rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), has 200 Democratic co-sponsors.

Read more: https://thehill.com/homenews/house/457993-new-york-republican-backs-assault-weapons-ban

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TreasonousBastard Aug 19 #1
HockeyMom Aug 19 #5
TreasonousBastard Aug 20 #8
procon Aug 19 #2
bucolic_frolic Aug 19 #3
NickB79 Aug 19 #4
Turbineguy Aug 19 #6
solara Aug 19 #7
madville Aug 20 #9
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 04:50 PM

1. Pete King has been around forever and is as moderate a Republican as you're going to find...

these days. His district is quite diverse, and has very little wingnut NRA support. This gives him a fair amount of freedom to buck the party.

Maybe this will spur a few of his cohorts to grow a pair.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 05:31 PM

5. He voted against Clinton's impeachment

My daughter and SIL live in his district and always vote against him. Broken clock right once sums him up.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 03:37 AM

8. His district is the next one over from mine, so he's on local news a lot...

I'd vote against him, too, but even when I think he's wrong (a lot of the time) he's not a jerk about it.



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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 05:03 PM

2. Good on him.

Might he be the harbinger of a new era? Wishful thinking...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 05:05 PM

3. OMFG THERE'S AN ELECTION NEXT YEAR I'D BETTER DO SOMETHING

Pete King knows the writings on the wall

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 05:06 PM

4. Details?

Would there be a multi-billion-dollar buyback, or would existing ones just be grandfathered in like last time?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 07:17 PM

6. He's what republicans would call

a traitor.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Aug 19, 2019, 08:40 PM

7. Wow.. This is kind of amazing

Why don't the Republicans set up a system state by state to buy back assault weapons and give each person who brings one in, a rifle. A regular old rifle as a bonus so they won't think they are being "Un-armed".

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 07:30 PM

9. Went and read the bill, oh boy

So under this "ban" everyone gets to keep what they have, can buy or sell existing weapons, and buy new ones that function the same minus a few cosmetic features.

Everyone gets to keep their high capacity magazines as well (which there are 100s of millions of in the US).

Trying to figure out what this actually bans?

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Response to madville (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 07:40 PM

10. That's literally what the 1994 AWB specified

And mostly what the California and New York AWB's currently specify (though I don't believe you can sell pre-ban grandfathered guns). Millions of AR's were sold in the 90's during the ban, just without flash hiders, bayonet lugs or 30-rd magazines.

And if the two most liberal states in the US can't do any better, what makes you think we could get the entire nation to do so?

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