H.R.1296 - To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the RTKBA is not unlimited (2019)

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  1. tmoore912

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    H.R.1296 - To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020)

    https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1296/actions?r=13&s=1

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    Sponsor:Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]

    (Introduced 02/15/2019)

    Committees:House - JudiciaryLatest Action:House -

    02/15/2019 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)

    NO TEXT yet 2-18-19
     
  2. tmoore912

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    HOUSE DEMS FILE ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN OF 2019’ AND THAT’S JUST FOR STARTERS


    https://www.guns.com/news/2019/02/1...apons-ban-of-2019-and-thats-just-for-starters

    "House Democrats have introduced a plan to bring back the long-expired federal ban on “assault weapons” with a host of new tweaks.

    The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019, introduced as H.R.1296 by U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, D-RI, and joined by 190 co-sponsors from his party, comes with strong endorsements from several national gun control groups.

    The bill, one of the most ambitious bans proposed in recent years, would bar the importation, production, or transfer of 205 firearms by name to include a myriad of semi-auto AR-15 and AK-47 variants. Going past that, any semi-auto rifle with a detachable magazine and any “military-style feature” such as a barrel shroud, pistol grip or threaded barrel, would be caught in the net. Even semi-auto rifles with a fixed magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds would be covered by the new ban. Its title as introduced was “To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.”

    A similar Senate bill, introduced by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in January, makes the same case in that chamber and includes a nationwide ban on adjustable stocks, Thordsen-style stocks such as used in “featureless rifles” marketed in states like California, “assault pistols” that weight more than 50 ounces when unloaded, and popular pistol stabilizing braces that have become widespread in recent years. It currently has 28 co-sponsors, none of whom are Republicans."
     

  3. Mrs_Esterhouse

    Mrs_Esterhouse Swollen Member

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    The Founding Fathers could have never envisioned instantaneous-mass-global-communication when they wrote the First Amendment. The First Amendment only applies to the mechanical printing press. To believe the First Amendment covers TV, radio and the internet is insanity.
     
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  4. moe mensale

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  5. tmoore912

    tmoore912 Just a Man

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  6. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Today on public radio I heard a female GOP "strategist" (as the program host described her) say that Republicans should go along with an "assault weapon" ban, but on only true assault weapons --not the AR-15 which is very popular indeed the most popular type of [centerfire] rifle in America, she said.

    This Republican strategist also said that extraordinarily high-capacity magazines and drums could be banned, but the GOP would not ban the normal capacity magazines that AR-15's use.
     
  7. atlsrt44

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    So what would they ban? Ak?
     
  8. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    Maybe they'd ban the UZI, any SKS with a detachable magazine, the Tavor, any bullpup carbine, any belt-fed firearm...

    And all those "pistols" that are really nothing more than short-barreled AR's and AK's.

    That's just my guess.
     
  9. Wegahe

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    Nothing should be banned. Just because you ban something doesn't magically make it disappear from the face of the earth. Even IF you did manage to do away with all of them something else would be used in it's place.
     
  10. moe mensale

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    All democrat & independent cosponsors. Just like it's senate companion bill S-66. And just like S-66 there is no transfer of grandfathered weapons to your heirs. Don't plan on passing anything on.

    And, of course, like S-66 retired cops get a carve out. Why do retired cops get these carve outs? Why can't that be one of the points of challenge when these bills, if passed, are met with lawsuits?
     
  11. RedDawnTheMusical

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    Anytime I read stupid regulation like this I think about how much damage someone could do with just two or three molotov cocktails and no matter what you do, you'll never get rid of glass bottles and cotton rags any more than you will the 300M+ firearms in this country. But I get it - it is just vote pandering....
     
  12. Malum Prohibitum

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    The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts and excises, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States; but all duties, imposts and excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

    To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

    To regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes;

    To establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States;

    To coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix the standard of weights and measures;

    To provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States;

    To establish post offices and post roads;

    To promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries;

    To constitute tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;

    To define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seas, and offenses against the law of nations;

    To declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules concerning captures on land and water;

    To raise and support armies, but no appropriation of money to that use shall be for a longer term than two years;

    To provide and maintain a navy;

    To make rules for the government and regulation of the land and naval forces;

    To provide for calling forth the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrections and repel invasions;

    To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively, the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

    To exercise exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular states, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States, and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the legislature of the state in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings;--And

    To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
     
  13. Malum Prohibitum

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    Oh, wait, I found it! There it is, right at the bottom. The Founders foresaw this and wrote it in at the last minute.

    To regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is not unlimited​
     
  14. moe mensale

    moe mensale Well-Known Member

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    Thank goodness! I was getting concerned. Very concerned. :righton:
     
  15. Baba Yaga

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    I have cleaning chemicals under my kitchen sink.
    I have access to the internet.
    Military shows you how to use these things for War.
    We should ban all cleaning products. They are dangerous.
     
  16. moe mensale

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    I haven't put much credence in what Napolitano says for years now. He's a part of Fox News that's taken a decidedly left bend in recent years. But I'll agree with him here.

    And every time the government does something we lose another small vestige of freedom.
     
  17. moe mensale

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    Guess we know who won that face off now.
     
  18. atlsrt44

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    Yeah their stories sound like they come off CNN lately
     
  19. Craftsman

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    The problem is that Congress uses those powers to circumvent the Bill of Rights instead of the Bill of Rights acting as a limitation on those powers.