Not Content With Gun Safety Bill, Democrats Push for an Assault Weapons Ban – Opinion

One month later, President Joe Biden signed the bipartisan gun safety legislation. Congressional Democrats are reiterating their call for an assault weapons ban.

The Democrats argued Wednesday that Congress should take drastic measures to end mass shootings in hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Judiciary Committee.

Legislators debated the possibility of banning assault weapons during the House Judiciary Committee hearing. Legislators often refer to assault weapons as semi-automatic guns when referring to them.

David Cicilline (Rhode Island Democratic Congressman) stated:

“We all respect the Second Amendment, but it’s not without limits … Imagine how much we could get accomplished if we clung to the desire to protect our children and communities as tightly as some of my colleagues cling to their rifles.”

Republican lawmakers claimed that the bill was nearly impossible to implement properly.

Jim Jordan (R, Ohio) stated the following:

“If this legislation becomes law, millions of firearms that Americans legally own today will be illegal … Under this bill, if you get one of those legally owned firearms to a family member, or a friend, or a neighbor, you could end up in federal prison for five years.”

Democrats want the 1994 assault weapon ban to be reinstituted. The original ban was in effect between 1994 and 2004 as part of former President Bill Clinton’s crime bill, authored by then-Senator Joe Biden.

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Speaker, stated:

“Driven by the courage of survivors and advocates around the country, House Democrats have proudly led the charge for life-saving action to combat gun violence.”

The problem with Pelosi’s statement is that there are strict gun laws and restrictions in her state — California — however, the rules are not being enforced. Criminals are still able to get their hands on weapons, and there is little repercussion, as they don’t serve their full sentences due to soft-on-crime district attorneys like George Gascon.

Republicans say that it is wrong to touch the Second Amendment.

Steve Chabot (R OH), said:

“We ought to be looking to find ways to harden … places of worship and other public spaces like shopping malls and movie theaters and those kinds of places … We did it for schools. This should also be done for other things. Not further eroding the constitutional rights of hard-working, law-abiding citizens.”

As RedState’s Nick Arama reported, a good guy with a gun took out the shooter during the Indiana mall shooting.

For any gun law that works, district attorneys and politicians must use a hard-on-crime approach to arrest and hold criminals and then release them before they are sentenced. The Democrats prefer to focus on guns rather than criminals.

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