Despite the fact that Democrats are losing hope of keeping power in 2022 owing to the unpopularity of their policies, gun control demands continue to be one of the most important uniting issues for the surviving members of the party.
“The worries of the Antoinette liberal elite—climate change, abortion on demand, transgenderism, strict gun-control—are not those that terrify the middle/ lower classes. The latter first want enough affordable food and energy and to be safe from criminals, ” Victor Davis Hanson said recently about the Democrat’s determined gun stand- and he is on to something.
Rep. David Cicilline’s (D-R.I.) assault weapons measure, H.R. 1808, which targets at least 45 unique AR-15 rifles and around 30 distinct AK-47s, will be considered by the House Judiciary Committee in 2021, according to recent reports.
The legislative text of HR 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021
This bill makes it illegal to import, sell, produce, transfer, or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) or a large capacity ammunition feeding mechanism with knowledge (LCAFD).
The restriction does not apply to firearms that are (1) manually operated by bolt, pump, lever, or slide action; (2) permanently inoperable; (3) an antique; or (4) a rifle or shotgun whose manufacture and model are expressly identifiable.
The law additionally exempts the following SAW or LCAFD features from the prohibition:
Importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession associated with specific law enforcement efforts or permitted tests or studies; Importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession associated with securing nuclear materials; and possession by a retired law enforcement officer.
The measure allows continuing ownership, sale, and transfer of grandfathered SAWs, which must be housed securely. A registered firearms dealer must complete a background check before to the private sale or transfer of a grandfathered SAW.
The measure allows the continuing ownership of a grandfathered LCAFD, but forbids its sale or transfer.
LCAFDs that are newly made must bear serial number identification. Date of production must be clearly displayed on all newly manufactured SAWs and LCAFDs.
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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.
A Punchbowl News report that said the bill will be marked up Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee and Democrat leadership aides indicated “the bill could come up for a floor vote as soon as the last week of July.” CONTINUE READING…