The US Home of Representatives voted to ban many semi-automatic rifles, pistols, and shotguns, which they intentionally mislabel as “assault weapons” for purely political functions.
HR 1808, titled the “Assault Weapons Ban Act of 2021,” was handed over alongside get together strains by a vote of 217-213. The ban is harking back to the Federal Assault Weapons Ban that was enacted in 1994.
“Barely a month after the Supreme Court docket’s landmark resolution in NYSRPA v. Bruen, gun-control advocates in Congress are spearheading an assault upon the freedoms and civil liberties of law-abiding Individuals. The guarantees made in HR 1808 are nothing wanting a lie based mostly on willful ignorance of the disastrous 1994 Clinton Gun Ban, which didn’t produce any important drop in crime,” stated Jason Ouimet, govt director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Motion (ILA) ).
We have beforehand detailed—as has NRA-ILA—the issues with this invoice and the way it does nothing to handle precise issues in society, whereas as a substitute blaming law-abiding Individuals for the actions of some murderers. Although many politicians will tout the success of the 1994 ban that is modeled on, Division of Justice-funded research had been unable to point out that the measure diminished crime. Fortunately, that ban expired in 2004, however 18 years later, anti-gun lawmakers need to once more ban America’s rifle.
This resolution additionally flies within the face of DC v Heller’s (2008) “common-use” normal, as greater than 24 million of those rifles are presently in circulation, in accordance with latest statistics from the Nationwide Capturing Sports activities Basis.
“With greater than 24 million potentially-banned differents in frequent use, these draconian restrictions fall in blatant opposition to the Supreme Court docket’s rulings in Bruen, Caetano v. Massachusetts, and DC v. Heller. Their refusal to acknowledge this actuality locations everybody in danger. Any reliable try to handle our nation’s surge in violent crime can not start till anti-gun legislators step away from the radicals who defund our police departments, help prosecutors who refuse to prosecute harmful criminals, and promote no money bail insurance policies which have turned as soon as proud communities right into a playground of lawlessness and concern,” added Ouimet.
This egregious invoice will now head to the Senate. It’s essential for NRA members to make their voices heard by contacting their respective senators in order that we could proceed to struggle this overreaching and unconstitutional piece of laws.