House Democrats are making yet another push to restrict the rights of American citizens to purchase certain types of firearms.
— NRA (@NRA) December 16, 2015
Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) has introduced the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2015”. The bill would ban the manufacture and sale of AR-15 rifles and another semi automatic long guns.
“Assault weapons are designed for the sole purpose of killing as many people as quickly as possible,” Cicilline said in a statement to The Hill. “We need to do everything we can to reduce the toll of gun violence by keeping these weapons out of our communities.”
This bill would allow current owners of semi-auto rifles to keep their firearms. However, they would not be able to sell or transfer them.
— Mark Reed (@captgmreed) December 16, 2015
The bill will also deny firearms dealers from selling a firearm if the federal background check does not come back after three days. Under current law, if the background check system does not respond after three days, the dealer can proceed with the transaction.
@NRA how will they ban something that doesn’t exist? Your car is an assault weapon. Liberals are common sense assault weapons.
— Stan Boston (@Stan_BostonT) December 16, 2015
@NRA Now the government is trying to decide what can and cannot be manufactured for the marketplace? Gateway drug to socialism
— Gasaholic (@samriser) December 16, 2015
— Ray Gordon (@RgRockie99) December 16, 2015
@NRA I need to get me a couple more AR’s then
— ChipandHamhocks (@ChipandHamhocks) December 16, 2015
@NRA Lets watch the fun as they attempt to define the term, then attempt to craft a law that has any hope under legal scrutiny. Idiots.
— Colin Wallace (@ColinWallace4) December 16, 2015
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With a very strong Republican majority in Congress, the bill has little chance of passing. However, the bill could signal the Democrats intentions when it comes to gun control if they were to win control of Congress in the 2016 election.
Just think if they could actually get away with this legislation! How would that affect your family – your community – your business? We would love to read your story in our comment section below.
h/t – The Hill
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