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  • Connecticut: Democrat-Controlled House Votes to Add Grandfathered Guns to ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    05/26/2023 12:20:26 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/26/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Connecticut’s Democrat-run House voted Thursday to expand the state’s “assault weapons” ban to include firearms that were exempted when the ban was originally passed. The CT Mirror noted that Connecticut’s General Assembly has passed two “assault weapons” bans, and each time, the bans had a grandfather clause, allowing those who already owned the banned firearms to keep them. On December 11, 2022, Breitbart News reported that Gov. Ned Lamont (D) pushed an expansion of the current ban to eliminate the grandfather clause exempting firearms that Democrats defined as “assault weapons”
  • Supreme Court leaves Illinois assault weapons ban in place

    05/17/2023 8:32:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2023 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    The Supreme Court declined to immediately block Illinois’s assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans, leaving them in place, for now. A gun rights group and gun shop owner asked the justices to pause the law’s enforcement by intervening in the case ahead of an appeals court’s final ruling. The lawsuit also challenges an ordinance in Naperville, Ill., that bans the sale of assault rifles.
  • Biden knocks Republicans, calls for assault weapons ban after latest Texas mass shooting

    05/07/2023 11:37:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/07/2023 | Lauren Sforza
    President Biden took aim at Republicans for not taking action in the wake of the latest Texas mass shooting that left nine people dead and again called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban. “Too many families have empty chairs at their dinner tables. Republican Members of Congress cannot continue to meet this epidemic with a shrug. Tweeted thoughts and prayers are not enough,” Biden said in a statement Sunday.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Says Mass Shooters Would be ‘Most Affected’

    05/07/2023 10:07:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/07/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun control Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) tweeted Sunday that AR-15 rifles are not necessary for hunting or self-defense and suggested mass shooters would be those “most affected” by an “assault weapons” ban. He described the AR-15 as “the mass shooter’s best friend,” omitting any mention that the shooting at an Atlanta hospital earlier in the week was carried out with a handgun.
  • Kamala Harris Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Atlanta Handgun Attack

    05/04/2023 3:31:14 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/04/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Kamala Harris pushed an “assault weapons” ban the day after a 24-year-old former member of the Coast Guard killed one and wounded four with a handgun in Atlanta. Breitbart News reported that the shooting occurred Wednesday just after noon in Northside Hospital, which has a gun-free policy
  • Blue State Shoots Down Ban On So-Called ‘Assault Weapons’

    04/22/2023 6:03:49 AM PDT · by Twotone · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2023 | Jason Piccolo
    Colorado lawmakers narrowly voted down a state House bill calling for the ban of so-called ”assault weapons” on Wednesday, in a vote that included three Democrats joining with the Republicans to defeat the measure. The Colorado bill, HB23-1230, would have made it illegal to manufacture, import, purchase, sell, or transfer an “assault weapon” and prohibit a person from possessing a rapid-fire trigger activator. After hours of debate, the lawmakers voted down the bill in a 7-6 vote. A local gun rights organization, the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, organized hundreds of witnesses to testify against passing the proposed “assault weapons” ban....
  • Democrats Blame Crime On Guns, Not Criminals In Manhattan House Judiciary Hearing

    04/18/2023 12:27:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | APRIL 17, 2023 | Tristan Justice
    Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee spent Monday’s Manhattan field hearing blaming guns, not people, for crime. Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee spent Monday’s Manhattan field hearing blaming guns, not the criminals behind them, for the nation’s crime epidemic. The committee held a field hearing in Manhattan as New York City deteriorates from an American centerpiece of capital ingenuity into a treacherous urban jungle where far-left prosecutors allow criminals to control the streets. “Today’s hearing is about the administration of justice, and keeping communities safe, something that has always been a central focus of the House Judiciary Committee,” opened...
  • Biden's ATF Director Was Asked to Define 'Assault Weapon' and It Didn't Go Well

    04/18/2023 1:54:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 77 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 18, 2023 | Spencer Brown
    Steve Dettelbach, the man President Biden chose to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), followed in the footsteps of other Biden administration officials who have been stumped by seemingly straightforward questions from lawmakers, questions that deal with subjects within what is supposed to be their purview. On Tuesday, Director Dettelbach was asked by Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX) to give a brief, 15-second definition of the term "assault weapon," the thing President Biden and Democrats have demanded must be banned within the United States in order to reduce the frequency of crimes committed by individuals with guns....
  • Joe Biden Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Before Details on Alabama Shooting Known

    04/17/2023 7:35:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/17/2023 | AWR Hawkins
    President Joe Biden pushed for an “assault weapons” ban, a gun storage law, universal background checks, and the ability to sue gun manufacturers before details about Saturday’s Alabama birthday party shooting were known. Breitbart News reported that four people were killed and multiple people were injured after shots were fired inside the party venue in Dadeville Saturday night. The party’s DJ indicated the incident “sounded like an attack with multiple shooters,” NBC News noted. Police have yet to say how many people were shooting, nor have they indicated what kind of guns, how those guns were acquired, or whether any...
  • Nashville: VP Kamala Harris Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Red Flag Laws

    04/07/2023 6:14:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/07/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Vice President Kamala Harris spoke at Nashville’s Fisk University Friday evening and pushed for background checks, red flag laws, and an “assault weapons” ban. C-SPAN aired her comments in which she referenced the Christian school shooting numerous times but never mentioned that the shooter was a 28-year-old transgender person. Moreover, she never mentioned that the transgender shooter planned to “commit mass murder,” according to police. Harris also omitted any mention of the fact that the Christian school shooter got her guns legally, which entails passing background checks.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy: Not Enough Votes to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

    04/04/2023 6:40:39 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/04/2023 | AWR Hawkins
    An “assault weapons” ban lacks the votes to pass in the Senate, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) admitted during an appearance Sunday on CBS News’ Face the Nation. Murphy said, “I want to ban ‘assault weapons.’ I think it’s just absolutely unconscionable that we allow these ‘weapons of war’ to be in commercial circulation. But there’s not the votes to do that.” He continued, “But what are there the votes to do?
  • Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Says Gun Controllers Can Use ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ to Push ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    03/29/2023 7:40:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Mar 2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider okayed the use of the band’s music by gun control groups who are organizing a push to ban “assault weapons.” On Tuesday, Snider gave the okay in response to a Twitter user who is organizing the gun control push: He also gave the okay to a Twitter user who wants to use the song in conjunction with a Moms Demand Action gun control push: These tweets come one day after transgender shooter Aubrey Hale killed six people at a Christian school in Nashville. In other tweets, Snider noted that he keeps a .45 caliber pistol by...
  • Nancy Pelosi Pushes ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban After Denver Handgun Attack

    03/25/2023 12:36:27 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/25/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pushed an “assault weapons” ban in the wake of Wednesday’s handgun attack at Denver East High School. She was speaking at a gun control rally on Thursday when she called for the ban. Pelosi tweeted: NPR reported that the 17-year-old East High School attacker used a handgun. This means an “assault weapons” ban would not, in any way, have prevented the attack from occurring.
  • President Biden: ‘We’re Gonna Ban Assault Weapons Again Come Hell or High Water’

    03/03/2023 7:20:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03-03-2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Joe Biden pledged to ban “assault weapons” again during a Wednesday night address to the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference, saying he would secure the ban “come hell or high water.” FOX News quoted Biden saying, “I know it may make some of you uncomfortable, but that little state above me, Delaware is one of them, has the highest rate, one of the highest rates of gun ownership. But guess what? We’re going to ban assault weapons again come hell or high water. And high capacity magazines.” Last night Biden vowed to ban assault weapons 'come hell or high...
  • Amy Klobuchar Cites Two Pistol Attacks to Push ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    01/29/2023 12:04:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) posted a video to Twitter on Saturday in which she pushed an “assault weapons” ban in response to two shootings carried out with pistols. Klobuchar cited the January 21, 2023 Monterey Park shooting (11 killed) and the January 23, 2023 Half Moon Bay shooting (seven killed). She did not mention that both shootings occurred in stringently gun-controlled California, which has had an “assault weapons” ban since the 1990s. Nor did she mention that both shootings were carried out with pistols.
  • Biden’s Gun-Control Misdirection

    01/25/2023 9:50:15 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 24 jan2023
    In response to the news that there had been two mass shootings in the state of California in the space of only 48 hours, President Joe Biden did Tuesday morning what he often does when faced with a complex societal problem: He talked confidently about something else. In a hastily released statement on the topic, Biden urged “both chambers of Congress to act quickly” and send an “Assault Weapons Ban to my desk.” Tragedy, meet non sequitur. The notion that the ambitions of nihilist mass murderers are likely to be meaningfully constrained by arbitrary limitations on the way that certain...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein Introduces Bill to Ban 205 ‘Assault Weapons’

    01/24/2023 12:46:09 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-24-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced legislation Monday to ban “205 military-style assault weapons by name” and prohibit transfer of “high capacity” magazines. Feinstein cited the January 21, 2023, Monterey Park shooting as the impetus for the reintroduction of the “assault weapons” ban. She said, “We were tragically reminded this weekend of the deadly nature of assault weapons when a shooter used one to kill 11 people and injure 9 more at a Lunar New Year celebration in California.”
  • Democrat Gov. Ned Lamont: AR-15s ‘Should Not Be Allowed in the State of Connecticut’

    12/11/2022 6:08:01 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) is weighing a push to end or repeal a grandfathering clause in a gun control bill in order to force residents to hand over any AR-15s. The CT Mirror noted that Connecticut’s General Assembly has passed two “assault weapons” bans, and each time, the bans had a grandfather clause, allowing those who already owned the banned firearms to keep them.
  • Sen. Chris Murphy Admits Democrats ‘Probably’ Lack Votes to Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

    11/28/2022 6:39:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/28/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    Gun control advocate Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said Sunday that Democrats in the Senate “probably” do not have the votes to pass a ban on “assault weapons.” The Hill noted that CNN’s Dana Bash asked Murphy on State of the Union if Democrats have the votes to secure an “assault weapons” ban. Murphy responded, “Probably not. “But let’s see if we can try to get that number as close to 60 as possible,” he added. “If we don’t have the votes, then we’ll talk to Senator Schumer and maybe come back next year with maybe an additional senator and see...
  • CNN’s Kayyem: Males Under 25 Should Not Have Assault Weapons

    11/25/2022 11:02:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/25/2022 | Pam Key
    CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem said Friday on CNN’s “At This Hour” that no 18-to-25-year-old males should be allowed to have assault weapons. When asked about President Biden advocating for an assault weapons ban, Kayyem said, “OK, so you first keep trying to ban them. In other words, the political momentum is clearly showing that independents and generation lockdown, who came out in numbers this last election, may continue to come out on this issue. So, they are viewing gun legislation as seriously as pro-gun advocates have been viewing it. So that is what the politics is, and it...