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.-(Ammoland.com)- 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 www.blogtalkradio.com/patriotnews. 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 www.crumpy.com.

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    Shawn
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    Shawn

    Why don’t we just deport the democrats who’s with me Feinstein first

    R. G.
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    R. G.

    Hey, ease up guys, Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal should be respected, admired and looked up to, after all he knows about assault weapons being a Vietnam Veteran and all. Oh wait! That’s right, he lied about that. What the Eff is this slimy little cretin doing in a leadership position anyway.

    John Parrish
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    John Parrish

    Perhaps Diane Frankenstein should have had the vaccine for the severe case of stupid she has. But I guess you can’t treat congenital stupid.

    Dan
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    Dan

    People need to contact their U.S. Representatives to voice your opposition to this bill, and to educate them with actual facts, in order to keep this useless piece of legislation from seeing the light of day. You might want to mention that you are a voter and their vote for or against this will determine who you vote for in the next election. The more people who do this, the better our chances of defeating this nonsensical bill. The FBI UCR reports show that all categories of rifles (of which the AR-style semi-auto’s are only one of several categories) are… Read more »

    Dan
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    Dan

    People need to contact their U.S. Representatives to voice your opposition to this bill, and to educate them with actual facts, in order to keep this useless piece of legislation from seeing the light of day. You might want to mention that you are a voter and their vote for or against this will determine who you vote for in the next election. The more people who do this, the better our chances of defeating this nonsensical bill. The FBI UCR reports show that all categories of rifles (of which the AR-style semi-auto’s are only one of several categories) are… Read more »

    Gimme freedom
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    Gimme freedom

    That would be Trump.
    #wakeup

    french
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    french

    Happy Hanukka to Mrs Feinstein !

    Paul
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    Paul

    Okay lets look at this from a Liberal perspective. To stop drugs-legalize them, to stop crime keep criminals out of jail, to stop terrorism let them in the country-willy-nilly. So by that mind set to stop the gun problem they should issue every american an M16!!!

    Jame McCoy
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    Jame McCoy

    Look at were she has her finger and the gun not even pointed in a safe direction

    EStrong
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    EStrong

    This will never happen with the Republican Controlled Senate and Trump in the White House. By chance, if it does, a “Red Wave” will vote out the Liberals in the next election. All those that support the 2nd amendment or own guns, make up a very large “Silent Majority” that won’t stand for this. There are tons of gun owners (legal) who aren’t members of the NRA or other gun groups, and you would never know they even own guns. If the Democrats kick the hornet’s nest, they’ll see a swarm they never thought possible. Just more BS from the… Read more »

    Vic Tanny
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    Vic Tanny

    People like D. Feinstein, + J. Kasich + others (too numerous to mention), believe that their Pinocchio Nose cannot be scene. Some Americans are Waking up !

    Brad Taylor
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    Brad Taylor

    What part does she not understand about “shall not be infringed”. It’s nothing to do with hunting, it’s so we can defend ourselves against tyrannical government like her.

    Michael Schuette
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    Michael Schuette

    If she in the District of Columbia or in California in this picture she should be arrested now because that weapon is already banned in both places.

    IAN
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    IAN

    VERY GOOD POINT

    Brian
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    Brian

    I agree, but there are laws on the books already that “Infringe”. Being a felon, receiving a dishonorable discharge, banning automatic weapons from the public unless one has a class 2 or class 3 firearm license, regulations on short barreled rifles / silencers, left wing states regulate the hell out of assault weapons, I believe there is regulation in the works on bump stocks which honestly those are fairly worthless in most peoples worlds.

    john
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    john

    This bitch should retire and stay home baking cookies. She doesn’t know what the hell she is talking about. Hell she doesn’t even know how to handle the gun.
    Taking folks guns away is not going to stop the crazies out there that have bad intentions. While she is at it she needs to ban all kinds of explosives, vehicles, knifes, etc. Also put all the crazies (including herself) in an institution.

    Give me a brake

    Skip
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    Skip

    She does not know how to bake cookies.

    Daman
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    Daman

    She’ll have her Chinese spy AKA personal chauffeur driver do it for her.

    John G.
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    John G.

    She doesn’t have to, she has one of her illegal immigrants bake them for her.

    tallon64
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    tallon64

    So no-one remembers why the Japanese did not attempt to invade the U.S. after they attacked Pearl Harbor Adm. Yamamoto said “That their was a gun behind every blade of grass in the United States”

    tallon64
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    tallon64

    So is she going to disarm her security guards as they really need their guns as much as anybody elsr???????

    JOHN
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    JOHN

    THAT IS REALLY WHAT I WANT TO KNOW ALSO WHY CAN SHE HAVE ARMED SAECURITY BUT WE CANNOT DEFEND OURSELVES?????

    Michael
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    Michael

    Not to mention most law enforcement agencies have side arms that carry more than 7 rounds. So she is effectively disarming the government in the process.

    tallon
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    tallon

    I will only surrender my firearms 40, 55 grains and 1 1/4 ozs. at a time

    Tommy
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    Tommy

    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…….. ).

    Aaron Seach
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    Aaron Seach

    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

    Ed
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    Ed

    “Both Oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” ~ Aristotle

    Jeff Leist
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    Jeff Leist

    AMEM

    R Webb
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    R Webb

    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.

    Jim Yeakel
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    Jim Yeakel

    Once again, she tries to ban weapons with a pistol grip. Pistols have pistol grips (and if you don’t think some legal beagle will try to ban pistols with this, you are naive). She learned nothing from her last campaign to ban assault weapons. Her 2nd attempt at this. The magazine part of this, does she own stock in magazine manufacturers ? Start buying magazines for everyone in your family now, that way they can inherit your weapons without fear of having to find under 10 round magazines for your double stack pistols.

    Leonard Luba
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    Leonard Luba

    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.

    Mike Schnabel
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    Mike Schnabel

    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)

    John A. Yarbrough
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    John A. Yarbrough

    I’m with you on that !!

    Russman
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    Russman

    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 !!!!!

    Ronald Harral
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    Ronald Harral

    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)!

    Rich
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    Rich

    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.

    John
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    John

    She has a carry permit?
    She knows nothing about fun safety!
    Why the fuck is her finger on the trigger of that rifle?

    tallon64
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    tallon64

    And so do her “armed”security guards

    Warren r Chapin
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    Warren r Chapin

    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.

    REY GARZA
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    REY GARZA

    THE ANTI-GUN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND LIBERAL “SO” CALLED REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO CAUSE LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS TO START A SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

    IAN
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    IAN

    AND I SAY IT IS LONG OVERDUE

    Matthew Van Camp
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    Matthew Van Camp

    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…

    Rob Lowe
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    Rob Lowe

    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

    Alexander Marinesko
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    Alexander Marinesko

    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…….

    Tom
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    Tom

    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… Read more »

    Robert
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    Robert

    I’m sure these senators have security/bodyguards.Find out what weapons and magazines their security/bodyguards carry

    Justin
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    Justin

    Sooo….H.R.5087 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2018 wasn’t good enough? House.gov says it’s still in committee.

    Matt
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    Matt

    No cause her name wasn’t attached to the bill!

    Matt
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    Matt

    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.

    Tim L
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    Tim L

    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!

    tallon64
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    tallon64

    “Assault weapon” is a made up terk that has no real meaning as a sword can be used assault someone it is just a lot more personal!

    Dave
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    Dave

    Dems are UNAMERICAN !!!!!

    Mark Zanghetti
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    Mark Zanghetti

    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!

    David
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    David

    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.

    Charles Records
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    Charles Records

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

    TALLON
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    TALLON

    I am so glad someone other than myself brought up that VERY GOOD POINT

    Hoplite
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    Hoplite

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