Thomas Gallatin / February 27, 2018

Dems: Hey, Let’s Ban All Semi-Automatics

Their gun-grabbing efforts are nothing new, though this one goes pretty far for a campaign issue.

Democrats have always hated the Second Amendment. When they were the party of slavery and Jim Crow, they invented gun control to keep firearms out of the hands of blacks. Over the past few decades, as Democrats have increasingly moved hard left, the party’s position on the Second Amendment has become less about race than an ever-growing vitriolic anti-gun animosity. Once again, exploiting the recent Parkland atrocity, Democrats are going all-in by declaring themselves the party for “banning guns.”

On Monday, 156 House Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) introduced their latest anti-gun measure. The legislation, dressed up with the faulty language of “assault weapons” and “weapons of war,” was marketed as “sensible policy.” Of course, Democrat “common sense” is a non sequitur. In introducing the bill, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) insisted, “Assault weapons were made for one purpose. They are designed to kill as many people as possible in a short amount of time. They do not belong in our communities.”

While Democrats’ gun-grabbing efforts are nothing new, this bill, far from being “sensible,” would essentially ban all semi-automatic firearms. The Washington Examiner reports, “The bill prohibits the ‘sale, transfer, production, and importation’ of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds. Additionally, the legislation bans the sale, transfer, production, and importation of semi-automatic shotguns with features such as a pistol grip or detachable stock, and ammunition feeding devices that can hold more than 10 rounds.”

Democrats and their cohorts in the mainstream media seek to demonize firearms and individual gun ownership rights, banking on the further polarization of the issue helping their election chances come November. Democrats know their bill won’t see any vote, but they aim to make “sensible gun control” an election issue for their campaign. And should another mass attack occur at another school or similar “gun-free zone” before the November elections, Democrats will be quick to point out how they are the only ones serious about “solving” the problem. However, the issue is so polarizing that it may prove to backfire against Democrats, as many Americans see this for what it is — a direct attack on Americans’ constitutional rights. Needless to say, it appears that Democrats are eager to take the political gamble.

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