The Senate “assault weapons” ban outlaws 205 particular weapons, magazines holding 11 rounds or extra, and bump shares, that are already unlawful.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the invoice’s sponsor, cites alleged advantages from the 1994-2004 “assault weapons” ban in an effort to bolster the probabilities for passage of the brand new model. However, she ignores the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice report exhibiting that the 1994-2004 ban couldn’t take credit score for any discount in crime.
In addition to banning 205 completely different weapons, “high capacity” magazines, and bump shares, the Senate “assault weapons” ban features a common background examine requirement for any future switch of firearms lined by the ban.
Like the 1994-2004 ban, Feinstein’s invoice defines “assault weapons” based mostly on beauty options. Therefore, the legislation bans generally owned semiautomatic rifles that take removable magazines and “[have] a number of navy traits together with a pistol grip, a ahead grip, a barrel shroud, a threaded barrel or a folding or telescoping inventory.”
During the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate, Robert “Beto” O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15.”