“In a nutshell, the measure would ban the manufacture, sale, transfer and importation of 205 firearms (AR-15s, AKs, SCAR-type rifles, pistol-caliber carbines, etc.) by name. Some of those include rimfire rifles like that Armalite M15 22LR and Smith & Wesson M&P 15-22.”
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein might lie about nearly everything related to firearms and gun control, but when she says she is going to introduce another gun ban she is generally telling the truth.
Such was the case on Thursday when Feinstein, along with fellow gun-ban advocate U.S. Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, introduced what they call the “Assault Weapons Ban.” It is, of course, not that at all—rather, a ban on most popular semi-automatic rifles used legally and safely by millions of Americans for sport shooting, competition, self-defense and hunting.
The 125-page bill, which it’s likely no lawmaker will read in its entirety before casting a vote, is similar to bills filed in the past. The main difference this time is that Democrats control both houses of Congress and the White House.
By Mark Chesnut