I'm starting off my coverage of this event with a commentary.
The Democrats are taking aim at another weapons ban, this time under the auspices of US Senator Dianne Feinstein's Assault Weapons Ban of 2013. This is a bill that proposes to ban weapons and to force the registration of previously purchased weapons that meet the criteria for being banned and illegally forces these legal owners to undergo a background check. This, in my opinion, violates the ex post facto provisions in the US Constitution. [link] But, I don't expect Democrats to be people who would respect any provision of our constitution if it stands in the way of something they want.
The introduction of this bill should be the clarion call to awaken a movement so large that it will dwarf the Tea Party of 2009. What I think this new movement should do is to work tirelessly to oppose these members of Congress and to contribute to their defeat when they next come up for election. We should work to ensure that it would be political suicide for anyone to introduce a similar bill for the next generation.
Video and details are below.
C-SPAN Video of the entire event is available at C-SPAN.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and a group of Senate Democrats on Thursday introduced legislation to ban the sale and manufacture of more than 150 types of semi-automatic weapons with military-style features.
The legislation also bans magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition and requires people who already own assault rifles to use secure storage and safety devices and bars them from selling high-capacity clips.
“No weapon is taken from anyone,” said Feinstein. “The purpose is to dry up the supply of these weapons over time.”
Unlike the 1994 assault-weapons ban, there is no sunset provision in Feinstein’s newest gun-control bill.
Source: The Hill