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March 14, 2021

"Senate Dems introduce 'assault weapons' ban bill on 205 gun models"

Senate Dems introduce ‘assault weapons’ ban bill on 205 gun models
March 12, 2021 Liz George

Senate Democrats introduced legislation that would ban 205 “assault weapons” Thursday, just hours after the House passed two other gun control bills.

Introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the legislation called the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021” would also outlaw magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and is co-sponsored by 34 other Senate Democrats.

According to a press release from Feinstein, the bill “bans any assault weapon with the capacity to utilize a magazine that is not a fixed ammunition magazine and has one or more military characteristics including a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock.”

Some of the firearms listed in the proposed ban are “All AR types,” “All UZI types,” Beretta CX4, Sig Sauer P556 pistol, as well as belt-fed semi-autos.


The Department of Justice National Institute of Justice issued a report in 2004 stating that the “assault weapons” ban from 1994 did not actually reduce crime.



Well, there it is. I've been alerted on twice this year for saying that the Democrats are the party of gun control. Apparently, stating what's in the fucking party platform is seen as a smear on Democrats!

And yet, here it is. A bill on universal background checks, a bill on enhanced background checks, and now a new and even more restrictive Federal assault weapon ban.

The first two might not get the Republicans out en masse, but this will certainly boost their turnout. There goes the House and the Senate in 2022.

Goddamn it, we can see how much good we can do when we're running things! Why do we have to ruin it to "stick it to gun nuts"?

This will not affect either mass shootings or gun murders, but it will put do-nothing Republicans in control in less than two years. More divided government, more Congressional inaction, and probably an impeachment of Biden for made-up bullshit reasons.

And it's even possible we'll have Trump as president again in 2024!

This sounds much better than universal health care! This bill might save as many as 10 lives a year! No way that having Medicare for all can beat that!

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