We’ve written before about Rhode Island’s Rep David Cicilline being a “rogue” Congressman that can’t be trusted because he rejected the results of his own poll on gun laws and did what he wanted anyway. On February 26, he introduced HR 5087, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. It has 173 co-sponsors, all Democrats, as of 3-2-2018, and has been referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
There are 435 members in the House of Representatives.
Government Creating Criminals (Again)
HR 5087 is a BAN on semi-automatic weapons and detachable, higher capacity magazines. If you own them prior to the ban, they are grandfathered into the bill, if after, it’s unlawful for you to buy or possess them. The bill will create criminals, not prevent them. Read the full list of banned weapons and magazine types at HR 5087.
The bill bans semi-automatic weapons, shotguns, pistols and rifles, anything that “requires a separate pull of the trigger to fire each cartridge,” and “utilizes a portion of the energy of a firing cartridge to extract the fired cartridge case and chamber the next round.” ALL AR and AK platforms are banned, as are all Thompson Rifles.