Democrats Officially Introduce Bill Banning All ‘Assault Weapons’ (Details)

Everyone saw this coming.

Democrats have officially introduced legislation banning assault weapons.

Here’s the scoop…

From The Hill:

Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) formally introduced a bill on Monday to ban assault weapons.

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.”

Newsmax has more:

The bill 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.”

But “lawfully possessed” semi-automatics purchased before the measure took effect would be grandfathered in.

Police say Cruz used an AR-15 assault rifle, one of the many automatic firearms that would be banned under the bill, which also would require the attorney general to keep a record of semi-automatic assault weapons linked to crimes.

Considering Republicans own both Houses of Congress, this bill is likely dead in the water.

And yet, crazier things have happened.

Stay tuned…

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