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Democrats introduce bill banning assault weapons

(CitizensOutpost)  Here we go again.  Democrat Representatives David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) have introduced a bill on Monday to ban “assault” weapons.

Via The Hill:

The legislation, called the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018, was introduced less than two weeks after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead. The gunman used an AR-15 assault weapon during the shooting, one of the many firearms that would be banned under the bill.

The legislation would make it “unlawful for a person to import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, a semiautomatic assault weapon.”

However, the ban wouldn’t apply to semi-automatic weapons that were “lawfully possessed” when the measure went into effect.

The bill also requires the attorney general to create a public record of semiautomatic assault weapons that have been used in crimes.

The White House has already issued statements against such a move, a spokesman has said, “[Trump] campaigned for president and was opposed to the assault weapons ban, and his position hasn’t changed on that.”

The entire bill can be read here:


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