House Dems Introduce ‘Assault Weapons Ban of 2015’

Joined by 123-co-sponsors in the House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI) introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 to prohibit the sale, transfer, production and importation of many widely popular and commonly owned rifles, shotguns and handguns.

Despite the fact that these weapons are rarely used in the commission of crimes, Cicilline, and his Democratic cohorts believe that the ban is a key component to reducing gun-related violence.

Support for banning so-called "assault weapons is waning, according to an ABC News/Washington Post polls. (Photo: ABC News)

Support for banning so-called “assault weapons is waning, according to an ABC News/Washington Post polls. (Photo: ABC News)

“The sole purpose of these types of weapons is to kill as many people as quickly as possible,” said Cicilline in a press release.

“It is unconscionable that we continue to allow military-style weapons to be bought and sold while mass shootings are growing more common,” he added. “This bill is an important first step that will restore some sanity to the way we treat guns in the United States.”

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 will prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of:

  • Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine;
  • Semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a fixed magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds;
  • Semi-automatic shotguns with a military-style feature;
  • Any ammunition feeding device that can hold more than 10 rounds;
  • And 157 specifically-named and listed firearms.

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2015 will also attempt to close what gun-grabbers refer to as the “Charleston Loophole,” the existing law that allows a sale or transfer to proceed if a buyer’s background check is not completed within three days. According to the language of the bill, the background check period would be extended to 14 days.

Additionally, if it is determined that a gun was sold to a prohibited individual, the FBI will notify federal, state, and local law enforcement so that the firearm can be confiscated and the buyer can be prosecuted for violating the law.

“I would like to commend my friend, Congressman David Cicilline, for leading this effort and introducing this life-saving legislation,” said Congresswoman Janice Hahn.

Looks like people are finally catching on!  (Photo: ABC News)

Looks like people are finally catching on! (Photo: ABC News)

“The guns we are talking about today are not for hunting nor for target practice—they are weapons of war,” continued Hahn. “These assault weapons are designed to inflict the maximum amount of death and injury and have no place on our streets. Frankly, we should be ashamed that Congress allowed the original Assault Weapons Ban to expire in the first place.”

Last week, I wrote a pretty good piece on why banning black guns makes no sense. You should check it out.

What I found while putting together this piece that I think is really interesting is that public support for banning black weapons is waning (as you see in the charts illustrated above). People are beginning to understand that an AWB is a red herring, a distraction from the real causes of not just gun violence but all violence: gangs, drugs, radical ideologies/religions and mental health.

To repeat a common analogy, we didn’t ban cars when we wanted to reduce vehicular fatalities. We targeted drunk drivers. Likewise, we shouldn’t ban popular firearms to reduce gun-related violence. We ought to use our available resources to target gangsters, drug dealers, terrorists and the mentally deranged. Stop the bad people and you’ll stop the violence!

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  • Ron Michaels May 21, 2016, 2:40 am

    FBI/CDC GUN DEATH REPORT – The FBI reports that anyone using the term, “Assault Rifle” is using the wrong words. Present day rifles available are simply target and hunting rifles decorated with accessories to LOOK like military weapons. They have no military capabilities whatever. Military rifles are not commercially available to civilians.

    Only 2% of annual gun deaths involve rifles. “Mass shootings” are extremely rare. The FBI defines “mass shooting” as an event with a minimum of three people dead. If a weapon is accidentally discharged with no deaths, no injuries, and no damages, it still is listed by the government as a “mass shooting.”

    Of all causes of death in the U. S., Firearms are listed as #107. More people are killed by the flu than by all gun deaths combined.

    Three causes contribute more than 98% of all gun deaths – 59.8% are suicides; 36.7% are Gangs killing Gangs, 2.9% were attributed to Domestic Abuse (relatives killing relatives. THESE THREE ACCOUNT FOR 99.4% of ALL FIREARM DEATHS. The remains 0.6% is accidental discharge of a weapon and every other cause. 96.5% OF ALL GUN DEATHS ARE IN PRIVATE.

    Accidental and intentional death from firearms is not even on the government’s Top 10 lists. Death from falls kills more people than all firearm deaths combined.

    Why do some zealots wish to take 200,000,000 weapons away from their owners when 330 million law abiding citizens have killed nobody?

  • Troy Gun December 28, 2015, 5:14 pm

    Typical – spend 99.9% of their efforts on 0.1% of the problems.

  • Shannon December 26, 2015, 2:53 am

    This is the reason why Americans decide to leave. Or go and join terrorist groups.
    When you sacrifice Freedom for Security, you lose both.

  • Chuck Roast December 21, 2015, 8:19 pm

    Well, it could not even get on the calendar if our so called “Republican” Speaker of the House (Paul Ryan) would act like a grown man. Instead, it will wind up getting passed, due to us continuing to settle for RINO Representatives in office. Heck, my so called Republican Representative’s office told me that the Iran Treaty illegally entered into a few months ago (the one where the Dems seem to have no problem arming (with nuclear weapons no less) a crazy as#$# regime of nut cases) was (now get this) not really a treaty, it was an “agreement”. Instead of presenting Articles of Impeachment for announcing he is not going to submit the new “global tax” for “climate change” to the Congress for a vote to ratify the next illegal treaty, Speaker Ryan et al simply continue to stand around allowing this Administration to announce yet another “agreement”, one which violates Article 1 and Article 2 of the Constitution at the same time, without even uttering a word of protest, all justified by the need to “…go along to get things done.”
    I intend to not only vote against, but to financially support and volunteer for, anyone running in the primary who is NOT a current Senator or House Member in my district. I am fed up with the ridiculous notion that, although the Republicans hold the purse strings, (thus control 100 percent of our Government) they supposedly “can’t stop” all the unconstitutional, ridiculous nonsense which is referred to as “change”.

  • SuperG December 21, 2015, 2:56 pm

    These Congressional retards have no idea how many people they would put out of work if this goes thru, but I guess they care more about pointless legislation than their constituents.

  • Jeffery Vogan December 21, 2015, 7:15 am

    And once again the right panics over something that has zero chance of passing. Keep at it chicken little.


    An “assault rifle” owning gun rights supporting liberal.

  • Dean December 20, 2015, 2:15 pm

    Don’t these politicians take an oath to defend the constitution of the United States, which would include the right to bear arms. They should be impeached if they are not going to stand behind the constitution. They should learn the difference between a weapon of war(a full auto firing weapon) and an AR platform style rifle. The guns that the San Bernadino terrorists had were obtain through a “straw purchase” which is illegal. Why don’t they go after the illegal stuff and leave the law abiding citizens alone. They also need to do a little research, so when they start to talk about these guns they don’t make themselves look so STUPID. These gun rights grabbing Democrats are nothing more then socialist that won’t to be in control of peoples rights. Just like Hitler and Stalin took away guns from there people, so are our socialist Democrats with that Islamic Obama at the head of it all.

  • Colin Foy December 20, 2015, 10:55 am

    Took a quick look at the U.S. Constitution and by golly there it is in black and white, those wonderful words that should be taught in every tax payer funded American public school K -12: “The right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms SHALL NOT be INFRINGED.”
    Here’s what I didn’t find in the glorious U.S. Constitution… anything at all about democRats or republicans and what ever great purpose it is that they serve.

  • Daniel December 20, 2015, 10:13 am

    This legislation will do nothing to curtail “gun violence” as it is called by the leftist elites. What it will do is make my semi auto. 22 long rifle that I inherited from my grandfather illegal to ever sell or transfer by placing it on a list. So when I pass away i will not be able to leave it to my grandson, as my grandfather did for me.

  • Kevin December 20, 2015, 12:34 am

    These gun grabbers are also the same people going after law enforcement. Think about it. Disarm the good man and let the thugs illegals andb terrorists run rampant. This way the socialist party can come swoop in and look like the savior. Then they will exercise complete control. Hitler Stalin paul pot did it. We are too naive if we think it cant happen here here. Everyone needs to stand strong and use civil disobedience against disarmament. Do not comply. Move to a free state if needed and arm up now. Black lives matter. Black guns matter more than ever.

  • LHS December 19, 2015, 9:19 pm

    Yeah, and if the Republican MAJORITIES in both houses don’t stop this foolishness in its tracks I am done with them.
    Done.

  • SilverState December 19, 2015, 7:24 pm

    More LEO’s have weapons covered by the proposed legislation.
    “The sole purpose of these types of weapons is to kill as many people as quickly as possible,” said Cicilline in a press release.
    Is law enforcement’s possession and use of these weapons to kill as many people as quickly as possible? Or perhaps the weapon isn’t the problem.
    Maybe they should rename this bill “The Revolution Starter Kit of 2015.”

  • David W. Stephenson December 19, 2015, 4:55 am

    I have been around awhile(62) and I’m a retired police officer back in the 80s and 90s when you actually had to enforce the laws of the land and constitution. Hell even back the people were talking about banning weapons,but that did’nt stop the shooting and killing that I had to investigate. so these dumbass’s that were elected want to disarm the civilian population and only the military and the police of today will have weapons. what these morons don’t seem to realize is that WE the people will not stand by and watch terroists and crazy people kill innocent people. Do the so called know it all’s realize that anything can be an assault weapon(club,knife,) Hell anything. Like all of the previous commentors I BELIEVE in the constitution and the 2nd ammendment,I have carried a firearm everyday of my life since I was 26 when I joined my dept. and I still carry for all of the reasons that are listed. If some crazy terroist or mad man starts shooting in my direction, I will be the one walking toward the assh*l#s and firing to save the others, why because I took an oath,and it never expires until I do. I’m a product of the 50s and 60s and this country has gone down hill before that for the simple fact that our elected officials have given their power away to others in gov. and now they are trying like hell to make up for that MISTAKE, even the current resident of the White House (OBUMASS) has no clue, he thinks that talking will stop all of this violence. to paraphase”these people that want to ban all weapons,someday someone will try to break into your house and they will either try to rob or kill you and you will do two things, (1)pray to GOD, and (2) hope that the person that is coming to help will be armed with a gun to save them. These people have no life experence and expect WE the people to follow them blindly because they think they know what they are doing, WRONG ANSWER,because they have no clue as to how this world works,well other that the fantasy world they live in. People want to kill US, hell they are already here, WE need to grow a Pair because our forefathers and even my father who fought to keep our freedoms are spinning in their graves at whats going on in this country.Thats my 2 cents

  • Scott Syverson December 19, 2015, 12:10 am

    The choice of words to ban “military-style features” shows a clear indication of what g-strippers want – they do not want an armed citizenry able to effectively resist military rule by force by being undergunned to the military, sic government.. They want to ensure that the population can be subdued by the military. Why else would language comparing firearm attributes be labelled “militarty” be used? Has any violence of citizen upon citizen been compared combat? Described as combat-like? Never. So again why should combat designed features be stripped from a gun? Combat denotes that someone is shooting at you. This makes the use of firearms as a defensive act. The purpose of the second amendment is to provide firearms for the populace for their defense. Military designs improve the defensive capabilities of firearms. There is no logic in making firearms less defensive as a way of solving a social problem. Defeating the defensive purpose of guns is in no way related to societal problems of mental health issues. Someone draw me a picture of how that works – Please!

  • jay Warren Clark December 18, 2015, 11:26 pm

    Well S. H., those figures of 71% and 22% don’t look encouraging at all, not to me. Besides we live in a nation where consistency or the need for such in intellectual work is a complete mystery for most. People will stand with you today, and tomorrow vote for you to be lynched. Sorry, but it’s got to be said.
    P. S. This was also true in the time of Plato where old Socrates said of “the many,” “they will kill you one day, and bring you back to life the next, with equal indifference to reason.”
    Like you S. H. I keep talking, OK, but at the same time I am convinced that the reason we need to keep these “military pattern” weapons is the obvious one–we are going to need them. Things politically are very very bad and they are getting worse and more frightening by the day.
    And while these people may be morons, with no grasp of history or the significance of the Constitution, they are serious and purpose driven morons. Meanwhile, the vast majority of so-called “Constitutionalists” are bickering among themselves about who should be elected next, Frank or Ernst! Jesus! It would be funny if it weren’t so damnable heart breaking. JWC

  • WillB December 18, 2015, 9:03 pm

    If this scares you, that’s why it was written. As Sean Hannity said frequently on his radio show, “If I can scare you, you will do whatever I tell you to do.”
    If this does not scare you, you are like most gun owners.

  • Raymond Adams December 18, 2015, 8:13 pm

    look at the facts… OH, THEY DON”T MATTER….

    400,000 deaths a year (approx) directly attributable to CIGARETTES…

    130,00 deaths directly attributable to ALCOHOL…

    AND you a-holes are concerned about guns. you are disgusting. go after cigarettes and alcohol and REDUCE the deaths each year.

    And on top of everything else you want to Federally legalize another drug, marijuana.

    Do your job for the people of this country or do the right thing and RESIGN your political office…

  • Ditpook December 18, 2015, 6:59 pm

    So let me get this straight, you want to ban guns but open our borders to any terrorist that wants to enter? How are these people not recalled for violations of the constitution?
    Bloomberg must have pretty deep pockets to be able to buy off all these people at once.

  • AsgardBeast December 18, 2015, 4:37 pm

    I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

  • john December 18, 2015, 2:56 pm

    I believe the info in the charts is rigged! There is no way that basically 80% of people are for banning “assault” weapons! Not with these weapons are flying off the shelves.

    Anybody that believes Sandy Hook should be sent to a deserted island for their own safety.

  • Larry December 18, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Were there ANY Repubics who joined in this BS or was it ALL Democrats? Stop electing Dems & you will stop having to deal with this left wing crapola.

  • hey December 18, 2015, 2:02 pm

    If the polls where actually true that goes to show how absolutely stupid 70 percent of the country is, after considering the mass terrorist shooting event that just happened in Paris where the civil population are not allow to own military, assault, or handguns. However it did not stop the terrorists from obtaining real full automatic weapons and I am not suprised the the terrorist shooting here happened in no assault weapon and no gun carry California. This is exactly why our country is falling apart from every aspect because people do not have any judgement skills only to follow the person dominating the conversation, being a politician or reporter!

  • Mike P December 18, 2015, 1:53 pm

    What a joke Ban the imported terrorist Obama seems to think we need in this country. Same Stupide Ideology Bann the liberal Demorats and every thing will get better.

  • John December 18, 2015, 12:58 pm

    I wish these damned know it all fools would grow a functioning brain! First of all an AR, M4 clone, semi AK or any other weapons that look threatening to these idealistic idiots “ARE NOT ASSAULT WEAPONS”! I wish these highly educated superior beings would grasp and admit that fact. I was issued a full-auto capable M16A2 at Basic and beyond. Those were assault weapons.

    I wish they would stop lying every time they open their mouths. But oh, that wouldn’t further their agenda. We start getting true terrorist attacks on American soil and the leadership wants to disarm law abiding American citizens across the board. That is the craziest 2 mile long load of horse crap I’ve ever heard of. He’ll it took the government 6 months to finally rule the attach on military personnel in Chattanooga TN what it really was. It’s a sad damned state of affairs in our Country.

  • Kalashnikov Dude December 18, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Whatever they ban, whoever they ban from owning whatever. I’m keeping mine. Further, I will defend my right to keep whatever with bloody vengeance. Simply put, try it and I will kill you and whoever you brought with you. I pledge to kill a minimum of four. If everybody did this, we wouldn’t have these stupid conversations and we could move on to important things like defending our borders and interests around the world. Look it up……..

  • Perry Jones December 18, 2015, 12:02 pm

    These anti gunner politicians don’t want to stop the criminals, this gives them there case for gun control,

  • Perry Jones December 18, 2015, 11:53 am

    Support the NRA And vote!

  • Alan Hill December 18, 2015, 11:32 am

    Ah we see the ruling class at it again… security for me but not for thee… I guess it makes it hard for the implementation of communism when the population is an armed population…

  • Jerry December 18, 2015, 11:31 am

    Well this includes almost every weapon I own, including the .22 rifle my Father left me. It is a semi-auto rifle with a tubular magazine that holds 16 rounds. I do have a S&W revolver that I think I will be allowed to keep.
    What a bunch of Hypocrits

  • joe K December 18, 2015, 11:09 am

    I would like to see the list of specific guns they generated. anyone have a link?

  • Gary December 18, 2015, 10:34 am

    I say ban Democraps, the world the US would be better off. Or maybe they would like go live the Muslims in Saudi Arabia since they are such a peaceful group.

  • Chris December 18, 2015, 10:32 am

    These dumbass people have no clue about history. Muskets were the first assault weapons. And the Germans weren’t the first. Idiots! Gatling then Maxim guns. To bad we couldn’t ban full of shit politicians.

  • JJB December 18, 2015, 10:08 am

    Pu$$ies.

  • L Cavendish December 18, 2015, 9:59 am

    But they said they did not want to ban guns…were not out to take our guns away…that there would be “common sense” laws…
    I don’t see a lot of that here. Looks a lot like the old ban…that just increased prices for “pre-ban” items.
    Thankfully…this has about 0% chance of passage.
    I am more worried about what EO Obama has up his sleeve.
    Won’t last past his presidency, but he really wants to stick it to gun owners if he can.
    Hope it affects his black/brown brothers as much as everyone else…they have many of the illegal guns and do a lot of the killing in the cities.

  • Jim December 18, 2015, 9:40 am

    These elected fools and non-elected bureaucratic idiots, and other government employees are a bunch of control freaks. They are more concerned about controlling the masses than being of service to their fellow man. Government employees that feel their jobs are to help people, are a thing of the past. It’s all about CONTROL with arrogance. Ever noticed the attitudes of these ass-holes when you go, or should I say, “forced to go,” to a government office for assistance? How about DMV, maybe the IRS, or Driver’s License Bureau, possibly the US Post Office? Boy, you better watch out there, somebody might just go ‘postal!” The are all a bunch of jerks. You’re intruding on their BS time or break time or something else they’ve conjured up to be less than helpful, and get more time off. Nearly all of these people wouldn’t know the difference between an AR15 and a Remington model 700, or a Winchester model 70 with beautiful walnut stocks. There are certainly more powerful rifles out there, that will cause more havoc or damage, than the “assault style” .223 cal or a 7.62×51, or a 7.62×39. What exactly is an Assault Weapon? BLACK, I guess??

  • PupEdog December 18, 2015, 9:38 am

    I continue to get more and more dismayed with our government. These elected folks (mostly democrats) ignore our constitution and are not really interested in fixing anything. They just want power.
    When I hear this kind of talk, it really makes me assess my inventory of arms and ammo to be sure I have what I think I may need in the future and to get more if I don’t. And guess what? That’s what every one else is doing too.
    If guns are banned, the lawlessness will increase. And with it harder and harder for cops to do a job without any room for error, I believe fewer people will want to be cops. With fewer cops, response times will increase. So, I arm myself.
    The really dismaying thing, however, is how many people support the giving up of their rights. More and more, it seems, want government to be there for them to solve their problems. They want a handout. I’m scared of this trend, because the govt will be happy to step in and take that power and we will never get it back.

  • Bobby Kobito December 18, 2015, 9:36 am

    So if you Anti-Gunners what to come for our Guns, I say BRING IT, I dare you to! For anyone who Dares to come for our Guns PLEASE make sure your “Insurance” and “Last Will & Testament” are updated ! Why, because your Wife & Children are going to need them when you come home in a Body Bag….
    Also, look to reason of HOW the Revolution was started, which was when the ELITIST SCUM, like yourselves, thought it was a good idea to Confiscate the Guns of the Colonist! Remember that We the People are the Employer’s and you Low Life Mooching Politicians are our Employees, we are NOT your Slave but we are FREE MEN!
    Long Live the Republic!!!

  • Pontificant December 18, 2015, 8:57 am

    Please write down the names of the people associated with this bill; we will need it later…

  • burns December 18, 2015, 8:56 am

    Guns will save lives in the hands of legaly vetted Americans, Just stop letting Fucking Muslims in the Country

  • jon dee December 18, 2015, 8:30 am

    These politicians are so stupid and dump, they are crooks with armed guards thinking they will control people by disarming them yet criminals will still get hold of guns legal or illegal. Wake up sociaLists!!! We are standing behind 2nd amendment. Democrats voting to ban guns, don’t forget elections is coming up.

  • Abad Don December 18, 2015, 8:29 am

    “The sole purpose of these types of weapons is to kill as many people as quickly as possible,” said Rep. Cicilline in a press release.

    Which is why the government has them…which is why WE have them…

    As for the “Charleston loophole” It’s no loophole. Gun purchases are intentionally allowed to proceed after three days on a conditional non-approval to prevent a bureaucrat from allowing a gun approval to languish indefinitely, a de facto denial of one’s Second Amendment rights on the whim of a petty tyrant.

  • Jay December 18, 2015, 8:14 am

    Folks, this has Never been about gun’s and Never will be! It is all about Control! The democrats/communist want to control every aspect of your life to add to the list of what these elitist control! They don’t even have the common sense reasoning to understand that most people know the truth! The Constitution starts out “We The People” for a damn good reason! In many of the amendments it presses this point like in the 1st, 3rd, 9th etc…. “the people” is written and all believe that it is an individuals right and everyone takes it to heart that it is an individual right. These idiots can push the fact that these amendments are an individuals right’s but when it comes to the 2nd they want to make up a totally different scenario for what “the people” mean,s as it has to do with the one thing that can stop them from full unadulterated control, armed citizens! We The The Peopl,e have put up with assaults on our rights and watched them dwindle, when are we actually going to do something to get our full rights back?

  • Rick December 18, 2015, 7:52 am

    This is the reason I change my party to Republican.
    The more people that change to a Republican the more pro gun we will have.
    SPREAD THE WORD…..

    • SGT-N December 20, 2015, 10:16 am

      Same here.

  • Glenn Rymshaw December 18, 2015, 7:18 am

    As always, the anti-gunners are blinded ( by their own stupidity ). I don’t hunt. I didn’t like how it felt to kill an animal. But, until they show me absolute proof the no bad person can find, buy, steel, or make their own guns, and use them against my family, I WILL keep my weapons for protection. And I always pass the back ground check.
    LEGITIMATE info regarding any one on a LEGITIMATE terror watch list, a mentally ill list, a convict list , ETC., should be banned, and any parent, family member, doctor, lawyer, etc., who allow in ANY WAY for this to be circumvented, should be held fully accountable. Notice I said a LEGITIMATE” list. ( remember the anti-conservative” abuse by the I.R.S. )
    As for assault weapons…I never wanted one for myself. But as long as the “bad guys” can get one them, I want the right to own one legally. If the guy who invades my home can throw 25 or 30 shots per minute at me, I want the ability AND THE RIGHT, to respond in kind.
    And prohibition has NEVER worked. But the existing laws and do and will, IF they are enforced diligently.
    Try reversing the culture that allows kids to run the streets without parenting, allows judges to ignore prescribed punishments for crimes, allows, the government to sell guns to known bad guys, so that they may be used against our own border guards, allows doctors to “release” or “fail to report” patients with “mental issues”, with no accountability when that patient kills some one, allows known illegal aliens to be deported, and repeatedly return, and actually be protected in “sanctuary cities”, until they kill someone. Or allow an administration to publically “understand” the anger, when a young hoodlum is shot after trying to take a cop’s gun from him, which in leads to rioting and looting, and sets race relations in this country back by 20 years.
    And when will they realize that if there had been one, legally licensed gun owner in the audience at the theater in Colorado, there would probably be fewer dead from that event, and many others like it.
    How long must these lists grow before these fools realize that the problem isn’t guns, It’s the culture. Fix that!

    It’s simple…punish the bad people. NOT the good guys.
    Or…when you take guns from the good guys, only bad guys will have guns. That has always been true, but they never see it.

  • Roger December 18, 2015, 7:10 am

    Al those attorneys who want to pass more laws are full of crap and simply insane if they think we believe their back-door attempts to control everything. Do not let those that do not know about guns tell those of us who know about guns, about guns. Because it is not about guns, it is about them. They are unhappy people, and they want us all to be unhappy. Guns are not the problem, people are the problem, and more specifically, attorneys are a big problem.

    • Thomas Monroe December 19, 2015, 10:51 am

      Hey, Roger,
      I think there`s a possibility that we may be twins who were separated at birth a long time ago. Everything you said hits the nail right on the head! I just can`t understand how bone heads of the Democratic party can assemble a bill based on zero knowledge of the items they are trying to ban. At one time in our history, a muzzle loading musket was the “assault” rifle of the day. It doesn`t occur to them that often the firearms created for civilian use are the pattern for military weapons, and not the other way around. Aside from this, however, your point about the lawyers in this country was most chillingly accurate. We Americans, even those of us who believe in the second amendment, do not realize how badly these blood sucking leeches are screwing up the nation we love. They are one of the main driving forces behind the mess that has become of our health care system. One of the main causes of expensive health care is do to the high cost of insurance that providers must carry to protect themselves from the lawsuits these vultures. You are the first person I have seen here on this blog, that has mentioned attorneys at all, and it`s nice to see that there is one other person out there that has recognized a threat few people seem to notice. Of all the idiots who run this country, the lawyers are the ones who stand to gain the most by disarming the American people. I wonder if anyone has noticed that a large percentage of the parasites we have elected to represent us in Washington are lawyers? To me, this is a disturbing realization, and I`m happy that you took the time in your comments to point it out. I`m with you one hundred percent, my long lost brother!

  • MB December 18, 2015, 7:01 am

    Idiot politicians like Cicilline only speak on who to remove guns from law abiding citizens, but never have a plan to remove them from illegal aliens, criminals and terrorists. Their myopic view of utopia is so far from reality that no matter how much you explain the 2nd Amendment, show them crime statistics, none of it penetrates. They are riding a monorail to confiscation because that is their ultimate goal, a disarmed, subservient, controlled hive of worker bees for the elite to rule over. Once they have your guns, then they will take the rest of your property, the process has already begun in Rhode Island to take homes, businesses and farms out of private ownership. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X59l7lYgMuo

  • Steve Holsten December 18, 2015, 5:28 am

    This Fuctard knows nothing recreational rifles. Screw him!!!!

  • Bill Tilghman December 18, 2015, 5:10 am

    These days any fear is good enough for the fear mongering democrats. This current administration is ramping up it’s anti gun and unconstitutional activities because they know they have messed up this country so much that they will never be in power again after their man in the White House leaves office. The democrats – especially the left most leaning ones are working to ultimately deny the our most basic Constitutional rights. They treat the Constitution as an out dated relic, and anyone who wants to exercise their rights – especially that of self defense is viewed much the same. I am okay with that, they can think what they want to, I am admittedly old school, but they do not have the right to deprive others theirs because of their need to control the behavior of others. What those of us must do who believe in self determination and liberty under The Constitution is get out and be politically active, and never let anything get between you and your right to vote.

    If we fail to support our rights, these people will end them; once that occurs we will not see them again.

  • RDD December 18, 2015, 5:06 am

    If Republicans stand up against this the way they did on the budget bill, gun ownership has about seen its last days.

    • D December 18, 2015, 10:07 am

      If you don’t believe in the 2A your not an American

    • Chief December 18, 2015, 11:33 am

      Folks, Rod makes a perfect point and a distressing one at that .The Republicans gave obama everything he wanted and fought for nothing . PLEASE call your Congressman and put them on notice ,this cannot be allowed to continue .If they wont do the job we elected them to do we will vote against them for the Republican in their next primary .These milk toast Rino’s needs to be voted out .

  • jimonthebeach December 18, 2015, 4:43 am

    It’s time for someone to kick Harry Reid’s butt again. How does someone from Nevada support banning any firearm? He can lead the rest of the Democrat lemmings over the cliff. The Democrats have no chance of passing this bill and they know it. I guess they think the uproar over this bill will take our attention away from Hillary Clinton’s email server lies. Guess again, Democrats!

  • George Staples December 18, 2015, 3:58 am

    They don’t even know what an assault weapon is. Without being able to accurately describe or categorize a gun/weapon, there’s no way to ban them.

    An AR-15 is not an assault weapon.

    It is not a weapon of war. It is nothing more than a semi automatic rifle that has all kinds of attachments you can put on it.

    An ar-15 shoots an extremely small ammunition round at less than 9 millimeters in diameter. So actually would be far more of an assault weapon than an AR-15.

    The more the Democrats talk about banning weapons, the more weapons are sold.

    You will never ever be able to ban weapons. Not only is it an integral part of the Second Amendment but you would end up with a civil war before anybody gave up their weapons.

  • Will Drider December 17, 2015, 5:58 pm

    These elected servants fail once more to understand the issues that drive their gun banning efforts. They don’t push to reduce crime, they push for more immigrants from the south and overseas (furure voters who love handouts), they don’t push for enforcement of existing gun laws. They are anti-gun bigots once again trying to strip the Constution and 2A. They keep pushing for a War on guns and one day they will get what they ask for.

    • Bernie Lounds December 18, 2015, 5:47 am

      I think they should ban all guns and everyone can wear flowers in their hair and smoke pot all day.I also think they should start the ban with ISIS and Muslims and the rest of the sick assholes in this country like the Democratic party people.

    • Mark Lord December 18, 2015, 5:54 am

      Well said, and so true.

    • Michael December 18, 2015, 6:58 am

      Oh, these politicians understand the issues very well. They just don’t care about the Constitution or common law-abiding people.

    • Robin Grimm December 18, 2015, 10:17 am

      We the people need to do away with the Democratic Party all together. They are the most dumbest party going and replace them with a monkey.

      • chuck December 18, 2015, 9:24 pm

        we the people should band together and stand up for the right no one ever talks about. and that is to over throw the govermment if we find them to be corrupt . and plz correct me if im wrong but i think were about 20to25 years late. i guess what im saying is the heck with the demorats and keep the guns

      • Eric P December 19, 2015, 8:46 pm

        A Nut-Less Monkey. Seriously. A Nut-Less Monkey could do a better job.

  • Glennon December 17, 2015, 4:07 pm

    What do all of these “people” have in common? They are all elitist left wing politicians with armed guards that do not have to be concerned about thugs, gangsters, and meth freaks attacking them or their families because they have armed guards. These people live in a world and gather with people that the rest of us “commoners” are only allowed to see on TV or read about online. A good place to start is with any inner city in their jurisdiction full of unlawfully owned guns carried by gangerster drug dealers and thugs. There is a reason why the police are called first responders. They can’t be every where and protect every body. I call myself a first defender. If any one thinks they can attack my wife and I or kick in our front door to steal our goods then they have made a bad choice because this we will defend!!!!

    • michael December 18, 2015, 2:46 pm

      how about a ban on these democrats. this bill won’t do anything to curb the mental or the terrorist extremists commiting violence that is behind most of the small to mass shootings taking place in the U. S. much less off the point even the mass murders taking place around the world.

      • Tony December 20, 2015, 7:07 pm

        This crap has nothing to do with your being able to protect yourself against criminals. It’s only there to keep you from fighting back against a corrupt government that would love nothing less than complete control over its population

    • Ron W December 18, 2015, 9:51 pm

      Wait! Let me guess! This proposed legislation will EXEMPT government officials and agents in VIOLATION of ” the equal protection of the laws” (14th Amendment), one of the two which ended SLAVERY. That’s what criminals and tyrants always do. They try to take from others what they keep for themselves. It’s an historical and self-evident truth: ONLY YOUR ENEMY WANTS YOU DISARMED

    • thomas gillen December 20, 2015, 5:14 pm

      You dumb asses are taking away the right of law abiding citizens to arm themselves against the crooks wake the fuck up America!!!!!

      • Larry December 21, 2015, 1:12 pm

        If you haven’t already, quit voting for ANYONE with a “D” behind their name!

        Merry Christmas, Tom.

    • rob December 26, 2015, 12:04 pm

      Not taking away guns! Taking away 10 rounds or more guns! If you can’t hit the criminal entering your house in 10 shots… Maybe you shouldn’t own any gun!

      • Troy Gun December 28, 2015, 5:12 pm

        Correction, Rob – If this bill goes through and you can’t hit all criminals coming through your door, and incapacitate them so they can no longer pose a threat with 11 rounds, you are dead.

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