Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Senate Democrats Unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019
Senate Democrats Unveil the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

Washington D.C.-( Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) have introduced the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2019.”

“Last year we saw tens of thousands of students nationwide take to the streets to demand action to stop mass shootings and stem the epidemic of gun violence that plagues our communities. Our youngest generation has grown up with active-shooter drills, hiding under their desks—and now they’re saying enough is enough,” said Senator Dianne Feinstein. “Americans across the nation are asking Congress to reinstate the federal ban on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. If we’re going to put a stop to mass shootings and protect our children, we need to get these weapons of war off our streets.”

The ban would prohibit the sale, manufacture, transfer or importation of 205 rifle models by name. The Senators refer to these firearms as “military-style assault weapons.” The bill does have a grandfather clause. Current owners of these guns would be able to keep them.

According to Senator Feinstein's twitter, this legislation considers any rifle that uses a detachable magazine and has a pistol grip, a forward grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping stock as an “assault weapon.”

Feinstein's clarifies her Assault Weapons Ban
Feinstein clarifies her Assault Weapons Ban

The bill would also ban any magazine that is capable of holding more than ten rounds. The law states that the magazine ban is due to the given ability to increase the rate at which a person can continue to fire their rifle/pistol. Like the now would-be banned firearms, owners would be able to keep the magazines that they currently own.

“Assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are deadly and dangerous weapons of war that belong on battlefields—not our streets. They have no purpose for self-defense or hunting, and no business being in our schools, churches and malls,” said Senator Richard Blumenthal. “By passing this legislation, Congress can honor the memory of the beautiful lives cut short by military-style assault weapons in Newtown, Parkland, Las Vegas, San Bernardino and far too many other American cities. This is the year for my colleagues to turn our rhetoric into reality and finally end America’s gun violence epidemic.”

Part of the bill would be universal background checks on all transfers of grandfathered guns. The requirement would also apply to firearms that are gifted to family members. It would be a felony to transfer a gun without a background check, even if it is to an immediate family member.

However, magazines that hold more than ten rounds would not be transferable after the law would go into effect. This prohibition on the transferring of the magazines would even include giving the magazines to immediate family members. Only the current owner of the magazines at the time that the ban goes into effect would be able to own them.

Owners of these guns would have to keep the now-banned firearms in a secure storage container or install a trigger lock. This requirement would apply to everyone, even those who live alone and have no reason to lock their firearms.

The Senators also want to ban foldable and telescoping stocks. They believe that an adjustable stock's purpose is to make it easier to conceal the firearm. This point is incorrect. Shooters use adjustable stocks to find the most comfortable position to fire their guns.

Pistols are not immune from this bill. It would ban any pistol that weighs over 50 ounces unloaded. This measurement is a little over 3 pounds and would ban almost all pistol ARs and AKs. Other guns like the CZ Scorpion would also be prohibited.

The legislation would also ban stabilizing braces such as the ones sold be SB Tactical. The Senators think that by adding a brace to a pistol it turns the pistol into an “assault rifle.”

“She needs to appeal to her base, but the reality of it is that she doesn't even know what a stabilizing brace is,” Alex Bosco, The CEO of SB Tactical, told AmmoLand. “I would be interested to understand why prohibiting a product that allows individuals who are disabled and have limited mobility to fire a weapon more accurately should be outlawed.”

Thordsen's featureless stocks are also not immune from this bill. Gun owners have used these stocks to be in compliance with state laws that currently ban pistol grips on rifles such as California, New York, and Maryland.

Gun rights advocates point out that the “assault weapons” ban of 1994 that was in effect until 2004 was infective at stopping gun violence. The Clinton era Justice Department found that the ban had little to no impact on crime or gun deaths. Other studies have found similar results since the law expired.

In a statement released by Michael Hammond, legal counsel for Gun Owners of America reads:

“Dianne Feinstein's new unconstitutional gun ban follows in the “Feinstein tradition” of blindly attacking guns for no particular rational purpose.

The 1994-2004 less-repressive predecessor to the Feinstein bill was found by the Department of Justice to have been totally ineffectual. As a result, in 2013, only 39 other senators voted to support her semi-automatic ban — in a Senate controlled by Democrats. And, finally, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just declared, as unconstitutional, California's magazine ban, which is similar to the one contained in Feinstein's bill.

So Feinstein's insistence of “doubling down on failure” may make her — and the loony Left — feel good. But no sane legislature is actually going to vote for her bill.”

Hammond points out that the magazine ban in the bill almost mirrors the prohibition that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declared unconstitutional. The court case was from Feinstein's home state of California.

The odds that the bill will make it to the floor of the Senate are long. Republicans control the Senate, and just like Feinstein's previous bills, The Senate leadership will probably table the bill and not let it come to the floor for debate.

Even if this bill makes it to the floor for a vote, it would need 60 votes to prevent a filibuster. That would mean that 13 Republicans would have to cross party lines which seems unlikely.

About John CrumpJohn Crump

John is a NRA instructor and a constitutional activist. He is the former CEO of Veritas Firearms, LLC and is the co-host of The Patriot News Podcast which can be found at John has written extensively on the patriot movement including 3%'ers, Oath Keepers, and Militias. In addition to the Patriot movement, John has written about firearms, interviewed people of all walks of life, and on the Constitution. John lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and sons and is currently working on a book on leftist deplatforming methods and can be followed on Twitter at @crumpyss, on Facebook at realjohncrump, or at

  • 121 thoughts on “Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

    1. I noticed right off that the ignorant B**ch has her finger on the trigger! Such tripe from any gun grabbing demorat is disgusting to say the least. Maybe she and her “ARMED” security need to have mandatory gun training before being allowed to even handle a firearm. ( And that striped jacket or whatever it is…….. ).

    2. So what happens when the next mass shooting is carried out with a pump shotgun? A weapon that can do far more damage in a school or office than any of these “Assault” weapons

    3. Didn’t she do this some 20 years ago. It was found that in the 10-yr ban on “assault rifles” that no more deaths were caused by these than any othe firearm. So they threw it out and the stats are still true. Just a bunch of Demoncrats with hate for our Constitution and American Patriots.

    4. I believe that Democratic politicians are having a competition
      to determine who could say the dumbest shit by the end of
      the year. Feinstein is holding a slim lead with this one.

    5. I want Term Limits so we can get rid of unconstitutional idiots like Senators Dianne Feinstein, (D-CA), Chris Murphy (D-Conn) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn)

    6. I’m so sick an tired of these liberal democrats and their gun control bullshit, It’s not the guns you jackass liberal retards, It’s lack of home training and wild kids that never had someone to discipline them growing up. And by the Diane when you’re on your soapbox about gun control it might make you look a bit more intelligent if you’re damn finger was’nt on the trigger you liberal buttlick !!!!!

      1. Good Eye! Didn’t notice about her finger and had to double back to the pic. Then I noticed that with the jacket she’s wearing, she looks like Al Capone(sorry Mr. Capone)!

        1. She did the exact same thing 20+ years ago. I actually thought for a minute it was an old picture. Stupid is, is what stupid does. Some things just never change.

    7. Gun’s Don’t shoot sick people shoot people no gun’s it will bombs knife’s Base ball bats car’s Rock’s ect.


    9. Students demanding assault weapons ban? Did students suddenly become adults?!
      Feinstein is one Californian senator, do the rest suddenly demand assault weapons banned?
      Getting tired of her bs…

    10. It’s are right to have fire arms i have an ak47 I love it people miss judge that type of gun i use my guns for hunting and sportsmanship gunrange target practice I think it wrong to go after people who have guns and wanting to be gun owners Congress and social media don’t tell you is that cars kill more people than guns it’s a proven fact that’s the weapon of choice for a terrorist it easy to get and faster to mow down people so Congress needs to stop with there bullshit that the honest truth

      1. We had this problem in 1775 and it didn’t fair well with politicians. This brought about our constitution and the 2nd amendment to protect us against politicians such as you Feinstein…….Be careful, Dianne…….

    11. A pencil is an assault weapon in the proper hands. This female is a born and bred criminal. Her and her hubby have made a fortune breaking laws and fleecing the taxpayers. Under her nose there have been containers of full auto AK’s coming into her ports. She refuses to fight crime and to take the guns away from her gang bangers and illegal aliens. She also refuses to ban the Machete Assault Weapons which are the favorite weapon of MS 13. If you ever wonder how China became so advanced so fast, ask Chi-Com Asset Feinstein. She also hates Christians and Catholic’s and has shown that disdain on the floor of the Capitol. Many of us back in Socialist controlled Kalifornia called her Miss NKVD. Miss NKVD still has her permit to carry and is really dumb when it comes to firearms safety. She gets what she wants only because of her big mouth.

    12. What is an assault weapon? That would be everything then, now. Am I correct? I can assault someone with a damn pencil. Paper, straw, knife, gun, dental floss, etc everything Is an assault weapon, when used in such manner. Jesus.

      1. John wick once killed a guy with a pencil, what kind of person does that?
        Just thought I’d bring that up. Mr. Wick is a bad ass!

    13. Do not be surprised by the Republicans ability to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, this Bill should not be considered dead until this Congress ends!

    14. Always picking on guns, not the person. Dems never pick on cars. There are more car accidents then forearms. Over 3000 a day compared to 3000 a year for fireams.

      1. It has nothing to do with guns, it’s about control of
        the population just exactly as the NAZIS did in
        in the 1930s.

    15. I have not read many comments about this ditzy sand goes so this may be redundant. Finger in the trigger guard dip stick?????

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