Democrats Are Pushing Hard to Take Our Weapons
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ARIZONA: Bill introduced to Arizona State Senate would ban sale of assault weapon or large capacity magazine
PHOENIX – A bill introduced to the Arizona State Legislature aims to ban possession and sale of assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
Senate Bill 1625, introduced by Senator Rebecca Rios and co-sponsored by 11 other Democratic Senators, will, if approved, ban a person, corporation, or other entities from manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing, selling, or transferring any assault weapon or large capacity magazine.
SB 1625 contains detailed definitions of what constitutes an assault weapon, including, among other things, a “semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine.” It also defines what is a large capacity magazine, categorizing it as “any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds,” with certain exceptions.
If the bill passes and is signed into law, anyone in possession of an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be able to either remove it from the state, make it permanently inoperable, or surrender it to an appropriate law enforcement agency within 90 days after the law takes effect, without consequences.
S.66 – Assault Weapons Ban of 2019
Sponsor: Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Introduced 01/09/2019)
This bill makes it a crime to knowingly import, sell, manufacture, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or large capacity ammunition feeding device (LCAFD).
The prohibition does not apply to a firearm that is (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun specifically identified by make and model.
The bill permits continued possession, sale, or transfer of a grandfathered SAW, which must be securely stored. A licensed gun dealer must conduct a background check prior to the sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW between private parties.
The bill permits continued possession of, but prohibits sale or transfer of, a grandfathered LCAFD.
Newly manufactured LCAFDs must display serial number identification. Newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs must display the date of manufacture.
The bill also allows a state or local government to use Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program funds to compensate individuals who surrender a SAW or LCAFD under a buy-back program
UTAH: In the Utah Legislature left wing, anti-gun lawmakers are already introducing numerous gun control bills.
HISTORY / TIMELINE
Federal Assault Weapons Ban
President George H.W. Bush banned all imports of semi automatic rifles in March 1989, and made the ban permanent in July 1989.
The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act or Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) was a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The 10-year ban was passed by the US Congress on September 13, 1994, following a close 52–48 vote in the US Senate, and was signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day. The ban applied only to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban’s enactment. It expired on September 13, 2004, in accordance with its sunset provision. Several constitutional challenges were filed against provisions of the ban, but all were rejected by the courts. There were multiple attempts to renew the ban, but none succeeded.
Did Bill Clinton ban assault rifles?
On April 6, 1998 Clinton signed an order that permanently banned the importation of more than 50 types of semiautomatic “assault weapons”.
WASHINGTON EXAMINER: We’ve already tried the whole “ban assault weapons” fearmongering and policy fiasco, under President Bill Clinton. The Democrat president signed such a ban into law in 1994, and it expired in 2004. Experts almost universally agree that it was not effective and did not reduce gun violence.