92 Democrats Ask Obama to Ban Import of ‘Assault Weapons’

By AWR Hawkins

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Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)-  Rep. Eliot Engel (D-Bronx) and 91 other Democrats sent a letter to Obama this week asking him to go even further with his executive actions and ban the import of “assault weapons.”

Engel wrote the letter, in which he claimed “a mass shooting on average each day this year in this country.” He described Obama’s executive action to expand background checks as “important,” then asked Obama to use the language of the Gun Control Act of 1968 to stop “assault weapons” from entering the country.

Engel wrote:

In accordance with the Gun Control Act of 1968, we respectfully ask that you also consider tightening significantly the rules that currently allow for the importation into the U.S. of military-style assault weapons.

The Gun Control Act prohibits the importation into the United States of any firearm that is not “generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has already said that this import ban includes “semiautomatic assault rifles” with “military configuration features.”

Engel claimed “nearly one in five weapons seized at crime scenes in Mexico are AK-47 variants trafficked into that country after being imported through the U.S.” He did not say how many of these AK-47 variants were smuggled into Mexico during the ATF/DOJ’s Operation Fast & Furious. Between 2,000 and 2,200 guns in total were smuggled into Mexico during that operation–while the ATF/DOJ looked the other way–and many of those have shown up at crime scenes in Mexico.

Most recently, a .50 caliber Fast & Furious rifle was recovered amid evidence gathered at drug kingpin El Chapo’s hideout.

But Engel and 91 of his fellow Democrats believe the import of “assault weapons” to sold to law-abiding citizens are retail outlets are the problem.

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Chuck

If these 92 democrats are up for re-election in 2016, most will be sent packing by pro-gun voters!!! No, it’s too late to change opinions now, we have them down as what you stand for.

Robert

Where’s a link showing the cosigners AWR Hawkins? You state 91 others have signed this letter, but who are they? Any time information like this is presented you must always link the who, what, where, about it. Otherwise, how are we to know if our representatives are adding their name to the list. This is MUST HAVE information, especially in an election year!!

Brad

Executive order from our “leader” has already banned saiga’s imported from Russia..

Mike Smith

Gee, and all this time I believed that George H.W. Bush banned the importation of “Assault Rifles” in 1990 by Executive Order. I guess the DemoMarxist want to double up on this.
Jungle Work

JC

This is exactly why when the SHTF, the Democrats become Enemy Number One! They have no guns, no ammo, no ability to survive when Walmart and others close their doors. They will be the ones trying to break into your homes because they are never prepared! Oh, you know what you have to do when they start breaking into your homes? I wonder if any of them know the answer to that question! What goes around, comes around.

Janek

With Democrats in office this $hit never ends!

5WarVeteran

WHO were the Demonrats? (misspelling intentional)

William

War is hell where ever it is even in the good old USA. Must stay ready for the worst.

Junk Bin

check #1 for ASSAULT WEApons is it a fully automatic??

JOE CHAMBERLAIN

If some of these so called experts will think; thru history all guns were assault weapons. if enough are collected at one place and fired in cadence it would stop assaults ( american revolution) So why don’t people get their heads out of the manure pile and start thinking?

Infidel7.62

Compromise – surrender on the installment plan.

studi30

First of all the BATF&E control the importation, manufacture and distribution of all weapons in the US. They license all gun dealers and inspect the dealers mercilessly. They have agents wondering the Isles of all gun shows. There are 15 million ARs and AKs in US citizens hands and all those guns have killed less people then Ted Kennedy’s car. A mass shooting happens every day in the Middle East, not in the US.

Jay S Leonard

Democrats are ALL a bunch of FU*&TARDS…..BAN THEM!!!!

Charles Records

Just another reason to see that Democrats are anti-American lunatics and regardless of how many lives guns save they still go after them, while at the same time support the inhuman murder of millions of babies
every year through abortion. The number of gun deaths when compared to the babies murdered is very small. This defies common sinse.

Eric

This is why there is no more compromise with Democrats.