The House of Representatives passed legislation on Friday that would ban most semi-automatic weapons currently in use in the U.S, including AR-15s.
The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 Act, first introduced by Democratic Rhode Island Rep. David Cicilline, would ban semi-automatic weapons that contain a magazine, a pistol or forward grip and a “folding, telescoping, or detachable stock.” Two-hundred and fifteen Democrats and two Republicans supported the legislation, while 208 out of 213 “no” votes came from Republicans. It is unlikely that the bill will pass the Senate.
These military-style weapons are designed to be used on the battlefield and provide maximum effectiveness for soldiers engaged in combat. Cicilline stated that the bill’s military features were added to these weapons to make them more precise, controllable and concealable. He also urged colleagues to vote for it. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Ndler from New York praised the bill as prohibiting weapons in “common usage” in the U.S
” The problem is that these weapons are common use,” Cicilline said in a floor speech to urge colleagues to support the regulation. (RELATED: Democratic Rep Promises To ‘Abolish’ The Filibuster And ‘Expand’ The Supreme Court If He Doesn’t Get His Way On Gun Control)
Democrats’ gun grabbing bill will ban weapons in common use, in open defiance of SCOTUS rulings – an act never done before in American history.
Chairman Nadler acknowledged that this was the purpose of the Dems bill. They are aware it is unconstitutional. They do not care. pic.twitter.com/ASAhBKBBdz
— Rep. Dan Bishop (@RepDanBishop) July 29, 2022
New York Rep. Chris Jacobs, one of two Republicans to support the bill, said shortly after the Buffalo, New York mass shooting he would support an assault weapons ban. One week later, he announced his retirement.
“For years the Democrats told us, we’re not coming for your guns. Yes, they are. The Second Amendment is as clear as possible. That’s their beef, the Second Amendment says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed but they don’t care,” Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said in a floor speech.
“They don’t care about that fundamental liberty law-abiding citizens in this country enjoy. And they’re coming for your firearms. “