Democrats Introduce Symbolic Assault Weapons Ban
Kevin Felts 02.19.18
There is an old saying gun grabbing Democrats use, “Never let a tragedy go to waste.” The community of Parkland, Florida, (and the nation), has not even begun to mourn, and gun grabbers have introduced a symbolic assault weapons ban.
Why is the bill called symbolic? Because it has no chance of passing. Republicans control both houses of congress, and President Trump declared himself a friend of gun owners. Democrats know their gun control bill has no chance of passing, but they have to do “something.”
When the 2018 mid-term elections roll around in November, gun grabbers can say they did something to stop the violence, but Republicans opposed the bill. The assault weapons ban is symbolic in that it allows Democrats to point the finger at someone besides themselves.
From the office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) – Senators Introduce Assault Weapons Ban.
“We’re introducing an updated Assault Weapons Ban for one reason: so that after every mass shooting with a military-style assault weapon, the American people will know that a tool to reduce these massacres is sitting in the Senate, ready for debate and a vote.
“This bill won’t stop every mass shooting, but it will begin removing these weapons of war from our streets. The first Assault Weapons Ban was just starting to show an effect when the NRA stymied its reauthorization in 2004. Yes, it will be a long process to reduce the massive supply of these assault weapons in our country, but we’ve got to start somewhere. […]
Let’s not mention how the Parkland, Florida shooter had been reported to the local police and the FBI, and neither agency took action to prevent Nikolas Cruz from buying a firearm. Not only was the FBI notified, but they were notified twice.
What will the gun grabbers do to make sure the FBI does not drop the ball again?
Chances are gun control will be a pivotal factor in the 2018 mid-term elections. Will emotion prevail in that we need more gun laws? Or will logic win, and force agencies such as the FBI to enforce the laws we already have?